Archive for February, 2008

Texas Pro Soccer Festival in two weeks

February 21, 2008

The Texas Pro Soccer Festival, benefiting the San Antonio Metropolitan Youth Soccer Institute (SAMYS), runs from March 3 – March 9. The inagural Texas Pro Festival brings four MLS Clubs to Cibolo, TX outside of San Antonio.

DC United

Houston Dynamo

Chivas USA

Toronto FC

You can read all about the festival by visiting their website, http://www.texasprosoccerfest.com.

Stay tuned for more developments.

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Dallas Cup XXIX Kicks Off March 16

February 21, 2008

Stay tuned. This is the third year in a row that AustinSoccer.com will be visiting the Dallas Cup. This year should be just as exciting as previous years as some of the top clubs in the world are sending their best youth teams to compete in one of the most respected youth soccer tournaments in the world.

The schedule of events for the opening day are below.
3:00pm- Super Group (U19) Game
Sao Paulo FC (Sao Paulo, Brazil) vs. Andromeda SC (Dallas, Texas USA)

5:00pm- Opening Ceremony

7:00pm- Super Group (U19) Game
Liverpool FC (Liverpool, England) vs. FK Slavija (Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina)

Please check back for photos, videos and more.

Austin Aztex announce coaching hire

February 21, 2008

Austin Aztex Soccer Club today announced the appointment of Adrian Heath as Head Coach.

Heath has an outstanding track record in the game both as a player and as a Coach. He played professionally in Europe for over eighteen years, beginning his career with his hometown club Stoke City before moving onto play for Everton, Espanyol, Aston Villa & Manchester City. At Everton, Heath won two League Championships, the F.A. Cup and European Cup Winners Cup in a six year span; his performances for the club earned him a place in the Everton Hall of Fame.

Heath played for two seasons in Spain with Espanyol before returning to English soccer with Aston Villa and then Manchester City. He finished his playing career with Burnley.

After an illustrious playing career Heath turned his skills and attention to Coaching. He has Coached and been an Assistant Coach for more than twelve years, working at the likes of Sunderland AFC, Leeds United, Everton & Coventry City. He currently holds the highest available Coaching qualification, the UEFA Pro License.

Click here to view the full press release.

AMSA Spring Season underway

February 15, 2008

The spring season for the Austin Men’s Soccer Association is under way. Games for the Austin Fall Cup and Presidents Cup are this weekend. All games are at the Onion Creek Soccer Complex.

If you are interested in playing but haven’t found a team yet, please feel free to contact me. I’ll work with you to find a team that is a good fit.

See you on the pitch!

Welcome the Austin Aztex

February 15, 2008

I have been meaning to blog about this for a while but just have not been able to find the time…

Please join me in welcoming the Austin Aztex to Austin. The Aztex will start play in 2009. However, they will be holding tryouts for their U23 team soon. I am very excited about the prospect of professional soccer in Austin. It should be a great fit for the city. Although I’m not completely jazzed about the name (were there Aztecs anywhere close to Austin…no.) the thought of being able to attend some professional games in the future is wonderful. Just think we may get to see some of the “big boys” down here in the hill country come US Open Cup time!

I have been in touch with the owner of the team and he is going to keep me in the loop with any upcoming press releases. Check AustinSoccer.com for more information in the future.