Tuesday morning: What's in the news ...

1. San Antonio FC appointed Alen Marcina its new head coach. Marcina was a first-team assistant coach under Darren Powell, who left after four years on the job following the 2019 USL Championship season.  Marcina was with the San Antonio Scorpions in the NASL, starting as an assistant coach prior to being promoted to head coach during the 2013 season. In 2014, Marcina led the Scorpions to an NASL title.

2. Lev Kirshner will not return as San Diego State men’s coach after 23 years with the Aztecs, the last 20 as head coach. He leaves with an overall record of 142-179-57 after guiding SDSU to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2016. He was just the third head coach on the Mesa in 52 seasons after George Logan and Chuck Clegg.

3. The NISA's Oakland Roots have added a second team, Project 51O, that will compete in the NPSL, starting in the 2020 season. The Roots were slated to play in the NPSL Founders' Cup before moving to the NISA, where they drew sell-out crowds at Laney College for their short fall season of cup and friendly matches.
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