The Alliance of American Football has awarded San Antonio its eighth franchise.

The team will be coached by former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley. Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston is the general manager.

San Antonio joins Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Salt Lake, Phoenix, San Diego and Birmingham as cities for The Alliance's inaugural season.

The Alliance will kick off its season the week after the Super Bowl and has a TV contract with CBS.