FC Dallas Travels to face San Antonio FC- Match Preview

Since their founding in 2016, San Antonio FC (SAFC) has made three trips to Frisco during the preseason to play matches against Major League Soccer’s (MLS) FC Dallas (FCD). Tomorrow night the script is flipped as FCD makes its way to Toyota Field to play in the Alamo City at 7:30 p.m SAFC coach Alen Marcina talked about the benefits of this match for both sides after training this morning. SAFC is looking forward to the opportunity to test itself midway through its preseason against a very good MLS team. Marcina commented on how the trip also benefits FCD because … Continue reading FC Dallas Travels to face San Antonio FC- Match Preview

Texas Soccer Journal 2019 Favorite Stories, Memories and Appreciation

For the last two years, TSJ has published a year-end wrap up of my favorite soccer events, stories and top players, clubs, coaches and media from throughout the state. Previously I have broken this list up into multiple articles, but … Continue reading Texas Soccer Journal 2019 Favorite Stories, Memories and Appreciation

Texas Soccer Journal Newsletter – October 2019

Texas Soccer Journal now has a monthly newsletter. The October edition of the newsletter is featured below, and if you’d like to sign up to receive future updates, you can sign up on our newsletter page. An archive of all … Continue reading Texas Soccer Journal Newsletter – October 2019

Texas Soccer Journal Newsletter – September 2019

Texas Soccer Journal now has a monthly newsletter. The inaugural newsletter is featured below, and if you’d like to sign up to receive future updates, you can sign up on our newsletter page. An archive of all of our newsletters … Continue reading Texas Soccer Journal Newsletter – September 2019

Texas Soccer Roundup-September 1, 2019

This is the second of what are planned to be monthly summaries of under-the-radar soccer stories from around Texas. The focus of this series will be on players, teams and leagues that don’t receive much coverage outside of their local communities. Stories from non-metropolitan areas of the state will also be a regular focus. Two Houston Amateur Teams Advance to Finals of National Competitions Horizon FC and ASC New Stars, amateur soccer teams in Houston, both advanced through regional playoffs to the finals of two prestigious National Cups. Unfortunately, neither was able to bring a championship back home. Horizon FC … Continue reading Texas Soccer Roundup-September 1, 2019

Top 10 2018 Texas Soccer Stories # 5-1

Link to Top 10 2018 Stories #10-6: #5: UPSL Builds Significant Momentum in Inaugural Season It is hard not to be impressed with the start-up of the United Professional Soccer League (UPSL) in Texas during 2018. This high level amateur league, since the first Texas teams were announced late in 2017, has rapidly expanded into a full fledged competition today. Successful Spring and Fall seasons were played during 2018 and the Conference is already planning to implement a promotion/relegation system in part of their Central Conference in 2019. A team in El Paso also began play in the Southwest Conference … Continue reading Top 10 2018 Texas Soccer Stories # 5-1

Top 10 2018 Texas Soccer Stories: # 10-6

First, Clint Dempsey announced his retirement from soccer on August 29. The Nacogdoches native is certainly the best male player ever to come from Texas and, arguably, also the best male player in U.S. Soccer history. During his career in MLS and England, Dempsey scored 129 goals. He also finished with 57 goals for the U.S. Mens National Team, tied for first all-time, and is the only American to score goals in three FIFA World Cups. Second, the 2026 FIFA World Cup was awarded to the joint bid from the U.S., Mexico and Canada in June. 17 finalist cities in … Continue reading Top 10 2018 Texas Soccer Stories: # 10-6

2018 Favorite Texas Soccer Media

Over the course of the year I watch, read and consume a lot of soccer related information. This post will attempt to highlight some of my favorite Texas soccer related media of all varieties from 2018. I obviously can’t read or watch everything and make no assertions that the media I highlight in this article are the “Best” of anything….because they are only my opinions and reflect my own taste. There will also invariably be a southern part of Texas slant because that it where I typically watch live soccer. Nevertheless, here goes and if I missed anything that readers … Continue reading 2018 Favorite Texas Soccer Media