In 1937 the first international soccer tournament in Texas was played at the Cotton Bowl as part of the Greater Texas & Pan American Exposition. Continue reading The First International Soccer Tournament in Texas
When Ward Lay and the San Antonio Thunder were awarded a North American Soccer League franchise in 1974, they found a local youth soccer community that barely existed. A handful of neighborhoods had organized youth soccer programs, most notably the … Continue reading San Antonio Youth Soccer Early Days
For a short period of time in the 1970’s the North American Soccer League (NASL) gathered an extraordinary collection of some of the world’s most famous soccer players. Pele, Beckenbauer, Cruyff, Eusebio, Best, etc. are examples of world class talent … Continue reading Bobby Moore-Best Ever Texas Pro Soccer Player?
This is the first 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. Tatu Named Head Coach of Expansion MASL Team Major Arena Indoor Soccer (MASL) is the first division of indoor/arena soccer in North America. The league featured 17 teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico in its 2018/19 season that concluded in the spring. Tatu, who was … Continue reading Texas Soccer Roundup-August 1, 2019
Inocentes FC (IFC), a Ft. Worth based team in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), has already had a dream first year. Two UPSL Central Conference Championships (Spring and Fall seasons) were followed by recognition as Club of the Year by Protagonist Soccer, a media organization that covers lower tier soccer in North America. The inaugural year’s work is not done for IFC, however, because the club has a chance to cap off this dream year with another trophy this weekend. The UPSL Fall National Champion will be crowned this Saturday evening when IFC travels to Southern California to meet … Continue reading Inocentes FC Plays for the UPSL Fall Championship Saturday