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

Lower League Texas Derby Featured in Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup First Round

On Saturday afternoon Houston Dynamo defeated FC Dallas 2-1 at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium in the first iteration of the 2019 Texas Derby. Since this year’s version of the Derby is played over two matches, FC Dallas will get a second chance to return the favor and retain the coveted El Capitan cannon, awarded to the winner of the series each year, when the two MLS clubs meet in August. On a smaller scale, Tuesday night in Laredo will provide a fascinating amateur lower league version of the Texas Derby. But since this match is part of the Lamar Hunt … Continue reading Lower League Texas Derby Featured in Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup First Round

United States Men’s National Team Soccer History in Houston

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) returns to Houston for the first time since the summer of 2016 when they face Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th. This will be the seventh time the U.S. men have played in the Bayou City. The first came in 1988 when they lost 2-0 to Ecuador. The most recent match came in July of 2016 when they were soundly beaten by Argentina 4-0 in the semifinal of Copa America Centenario. Overall the USMNT are 1-2-3 in Houston, the only victory coming against Panama in the 2011 … Continue reading United States Men’s National Team Soccer History in Houston

History of United States Men’s National Soccer Team in Houston

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) returns to Houston for the first time since the summer of 2016 when they face Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th. This will be the seventh time the U.S. men have played in the Bayou City. The first came in 1988 when they lost 2-0 to Ecuador. The most recent match came in July of 2016 when they were soundly beaten by Argentina 4-0 in the semifinal of Copa America Centenario. Overall the USMNT are 1-2-3 in Houston, the only victory coming against Panama in the 2011 … Continue reading History of United States Men’s National Soccer Team in Houston

Top 5 Houston Dynamo CONCACAF Champions League Matches

After a four year absence from the competition, the Houston Dynamo return to the 2018-2019 version of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) Tuesday night (9 p.m CST) (Yahoo Sports, Univision Deportes). The club automatically qualified into this years version of the CCL Round of 16 knockout stage when they won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in Houston last September. The opening opponent for the Dynamo will be Guatemalan side CD Guastatoya, who qualified after winning a special two-legged playoff over Antigua GFC, scheduled when the suspension of the Guatemalan federation was lifted by FIFA. This will be the … Continue reading Top 5 Houston Dynamo CONCACAF Champions League Matches

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

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