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 media.
Those looking for the latest rumors, transfers or detailed game results will not find them on this blog. Much of that can be found at my Twitter Feeds (@TXsoccerjournal) and for TX Amateur Soccer (@TXamateursoccer) There are also other outstanding Texas sites that provide this type of time-sensitive news about our professional teams. Instead my aims are to establish a consolidated one-stop site for news and opinion on our State’s soccer teams and players (especially the amateur leagues and colleges), to provide a Texas perspective on national and international soccer stories and to uncover some of the legacy that makes up the rich history of this sport here. I will also write about professional games I attend.
TSJ will also occasionally cover soccer stories from the rest of the Americas. Because of our location, Texas has a close connection to the Mexican and many other leagues in the Americas that may not be shared by other parts of the country. These regional stories are typically lightly covered by the largely Northeast based and European focused national media.
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. Since I am currently a season ticket holder for the Houston Dynamo and live close to USL’s San Antonio FC and new expansion franchise, Austin Bold, there will be a larger number of posts involving these teams and the leagues they play in.
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.
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: Both Austin Bold and San Antonio FC (if that is possible)
1978-Current: United States National Soccer Teams
The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.