SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens announced today that Adrian Medina has re-signed with the club for the 2023 USL League Two season, pending league approval.
The San Francisco native earned the captaincy in 2022 and his leadership on and off the field was invaluable in steering the Glens to their first ever appearance in the League Two national playoffs. However, a midseason injury sustained after scoring in the team’s resounding 4-1 win over SF City FC in the San Francisco Derby sidelined him for the rest of the campaign.
After a lengthy rehab period, however, he has fully recovered, and the Stuart Hall graduate is eager to return to his hometown after an eventful spring season with Cal State Bakersfield.
“I'm super excited to be coming back home and playing for the club,” said Medina. “Unfortunately, last year my time was cut short due to my injury. But the job's not finished, so I can't wait to come back home and play for my city. Up The Glens!”
The playmaker’s time in Bakersfield with the Roadrunners was preceded by a stint at San Francisco State where he earned All-CCAA Honorable Mention in 2021 after scoring four goals and notching two assists.
Medina also played club soccer for his father, Antonio, at Bay City FC, where he has excelled on the futsal court and was even named to the U.S. National Futsal Team for the World Cup.
“I've known Adrian since he was a kid and I'm so excited we get to announce him as our captain again,” said Glens head coach Gabe Saucedo. “He's committed, hard-working, and he's motivated. He's going to make everyone around him better, and that's how we define leadership. He has some unfinished business dealing with injuries and has persevered to get back to where he is now. I'm looking forward to watching him have a great season with us.”
The San Francisco Glens are entering the 2023 USL League Two campaign in the newly minted NorCal Division, with their season opener on Sunday, May 7 vs. Academica SC at Skyline College. Tickets will go on sale soon.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC
With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at sfglens.com and sfglensacademy.com.
ABOUT USL LEAGUE TWO
USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in North America. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally. Throughout the United States and Canada, League Two franchises continue to provide top pre-professional players the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. With ownership of teams coming from the likes of MLS and USL franchises as well as leading business and sports individuals, League Two serves as the leading development platform for the game both on and off the field. Visit uslleaguetwo.com to learn more.