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
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
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
Another class of inductees was announced by the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) last week. For the 23rd consecutive year, no soccer players were inducted and it certainly asks questions about how and why, in a city the size of San Antonio, this is even possible. San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) Background: According to its website, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, a partnership of San Antonio Sports, the San Antonio Express-News, and the City of San Antonio, was founded in 1995 and recognizes those who have made an impact in the world of sports, … Continue reading Why are no Soccer players in the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame?
Other news of interest in Texas Soccer this week: National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL): The Houston Dash lost to Sky Blue FC in New Jersey last Saturday afternoon, falling 2-1 on a goal just minutes from the end of the game. Midfielder Andressinha scored the Dash goal, converting a rebound after her initial shot hit the post in the 40th minute. The Dash are now 2-4-0 and sit in 9th place (in a 10 team league), 6 points behind league leaders North Carolina. The Dash return home to face Seattle today at BBVA Compass Stadium at 3 pm. (houstondynamo.com) Four Dash … Continue reading Weekly Soccer Notes-Saturday, May 27