Other Key Texas Soccer stories of 2017

Next week I will roll out my choices for the Top 10 Texas soccer stories of 2017.  In compiling this list, it became apparent that there were far more than ten stories, both positive and adverse, that should be recognized.  This “other stories” list is certainly not comprehensive.  In a state as big as Texas it is hard to stay on top of everything that happens in the soccer landscape.  If there is anything I have missed after the Top 10 next week, please let me know and I will correct any obvious misses. Positive stories (in no particular order) … Continue reading Other Key Texas Soccer stories of 2017

United Soccer Coaches Final Rankings and All American Selections-Texas teams and players

The United Soccer Coaches (https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/) has announced its final college rankings and the All American teams for the just completed 2017 season. Listed below are Texas universities or junior colleges ranked in the final polls.  Teams that win the various championships are ranked number 1 in all polls. Tournament results have a disproportionate impact on the rankings.  Teams can go on a run in the playoffs and end up higher ranked than teams with much better regular season records. The All American players listed here either play at Texas universities/JC’s or are from Texas and play outside of the state. … Continue reading United Soccer Coaches Final Rankings and All American Selections-Texas teams and players

Texas College Soccer Overview

By Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography (Athletics-Soccer vs TWU-4689.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Now that the non-conference schedule has come to an end for most Texas College Soccer programs, it is a good time to discuss the state of college soccer in the state before conference play becomes the focus. College soccer has a history in Texas that extends much further back than any professional league.  In his 2011 book Distant Corners, David Wangerin wrote about early attempts to establish the sport in Texas universities and others around the country.  SMU, Baylor and the University of … Continue reading Texas College Soccer Overview