Texas Soccer Journal is intended to focus specifically on soccer in Texas…as there is not exactly a plethora of coverage of the sport (on any level) by the statewide general print or electronic media.
Those looking for the latest rumors, transfers or detailed game results will not find them on this site. Other “labor of love” Texas soccer sites and podcasts provide this type of news about professional teams in their markets. Instead my aim is to publicize under-the-radar soccer stories from all over the state (especially amateur leagues, colleges, high schools and high-level youth soccer). In addition, TSJ will occasionally publish original content about professional teams in the southern part of the state. I also have a passion for soccer history and will endeavor to uncover some of the legacy that makes up the rich history of the sport here.
My name is Jeff Organ. Now living in the Texas Hill Country, I have avidly followed soccer in the United States for almost 50 years. The first professional match I ever attended was on May 11, 1974 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, CA when the San Jose Earthquakes played (and won 4-3) their inaugural NASL home match against the Dallas Tornado. I am a season ticket holder for the Houston Dynamo and have been since the inaugural season in 2006. I now live closer to USL’s San Antonio FC and MLS’s Austin FC which begins play in 2021, so can also be found watching those clubs play at Toyota Field and next year at McKalla Place.
I welcome those who support other teams and leagues in Texas to contribute to this site. Feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments, thoughts or would like to join me in adding to the soccer discussion here. Also follow me on Twitter (@txsoccerjournal) and Facebook. I have recently begun to publish a monthly newsletter and would appreciate it if you would sign-up to receive it on my Home Page.
Clubs I have supported through the years:
1974-1984: San Jose Earthquakes (NASL-outdoor)
1976-1979: SV Waldhof Mannheim (local club supported when stationed with US Army in Germany)
1980-1984: San Diego Sockers (NASL-indoor)
1985-1995: A Truly Dark Period in American Club Soccer
1996-2005: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
2006-Current: Houston Dynamo (MLS) (plus current affiliated teams: Rio Grande Valley FC-2016, Brazos Valley Cavalry-2017)
2016-Current: San Antonio FC
1978-Current: United States National Soccer Teams
The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.