Canadian Kevin Harmse scores historic goal for San Antonio

Kevin Harmse

Canadian Kevin Harmse has a piece of Texas soccer history that no one can ever take from him.

Harmse scored the only goal as the San Antonio Scorpions went on the road and beat the Carolina RailHawks 1-0 in NASL action on Saturday night. It’s the first win in Scorpions’ franchise history.

Harmse, who spent a few weeks last season with his hometown Vancouver Whitecaps and also was with Toronto FC for parts of 2008 and 2009, is looking to rebuild his injury plagued career with a solid NASL campaign.

He scored the winner with eight minutes left in the second half, after a give-and-go with teammate Esteban Bayona.

Harmse was the first player ever signed by the Scorpions and is the captain of the team.

Former Whitecaps Wes Knight, Blake Wagner and Greg Janicki are also with the Scorpions, as is ex-Toronto FC midfielder Matt Gold.

Wagner started in the historic win, while Gold came on as a second-half sub.

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About Steven Sandor

I'm currently the colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts on Sportsnet, and TEAM 1260. I've covered the Toronto FC beat for four years, worked for the Edmonton Aviators of the USL for a season, covered the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL and started covering Canadian World Cup qualifiers in 1996. I've covered the CONCACAF Champions League and the U-20 World Cup. I'm passionate about soccer in North America.