Founded: March 19th, 2017
Benji Mendoza is owner and founder of Soy_SAF. Benji is a US Navy veteran having deployed several times overseas with the Fleet Marine Force as a Corpsman. The dream for Soy_SAF started on a trip to Frisco to watch a friendly between SAFC and FC Dallas in March of 2017. His first interview was with Coach Powell. He is passionate about bringing soccer to the San Antonio Community with English and Spanish content. Benji’s love for soccer might be only eclipsed by his love for his two rotties, Leonidas and Mia.
Miguel Padilla is the operations guru for Soy_SAF. Miguel is also a veteran, having served in the US Navy and Texas Army National Guard. A New Jersey native, he learned about the beautiful game watching the 1994 World Cup as a teen. Miguel has lived in Texas for over ten years, spending time in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and Dallas. He was also part of the FC Dallas event staff on game day from 2016-2018. Fun fact: is a master of useless knowledge.
Danielle Gawronski is a writer for Soy_SAF and is not a veteran, but has dated them. Danielle fell in love with soccer when she began playing at the age of 8. Danielle played as a defender in college at Roberts Wesleyan in her hometown of Rochester, NY. She has dabbled in coaching and now is a ref. Danielle has lived in, and played soccer in: Rochester, NY, San Juan, PR, Lynchburg, VA, and now in San Antonio, TX. She looks forward to covering all the soccer teams we have in the area.