Former Johnson High School Player Headed To Mexico For Pro Tryouts.

Courtesy Johnson Jaguars Men’s Soccer Facebook Media Relations

San Antonio, Texas. – Jonathan (Gordinho) Rexroat, a three year varsity player and a 2013 graduate of Johnson High School., will head to Mexico for tryouts with professional teams, UNAM Pumas, and Club Leon. Leon is currently the Mexican league champions of the Jornada Primera of Clausura 2014.

In November of 2013 two pro Mexican scouts were in San Antonio and saw Rexroat playing with his semipro team at Star Soccer Complex. The scouts were impressed with his talents and invited him to Mexico and tryout with their respective reserve pro teams. A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Rexroat, is the first Johnson player ever to be invited for a professional soccer tryout abroad. Continue reading

10 Rules for Soccer Mom Survival

From the ForumThis  guest post is one of the best posts to the forum in a long time.  We share it on the blog for all of you!

10 Rules for Soccer Mom Survival
(A Survival Guide for Navigating Youth Club Soccer in AMERICA)

I offer guide below in the hope of some semblance of reason can be restored the culture of apathy which has engulfed American parents especially those of female players with the astonishing explosive popularity of women’s youth soccer in the US. I hope it can be seen as a voice of reason and roadmap for others given what our family has learned over the course of 10 faithful years in the sport.

It is a set of rules or lessons we have gleaned amidst a sport that has become drastically over-professionalized, over paid, and over-hyped. Fundamentally, America is a competitive country and we should all strive to be our best. As parents who pays $3,000 – $5,000 per year per kid when you include all ancillary costs; we are by our nature A type personalities and generally the more successful and driven in the pack. As are our children!
Most players will tell you they play club to hopefully advance to a “D1 college program and/or scholarship”. The good news is any kid who plays soccer for any amount of time in any organized fashion can find a college program to suit their interest. This is still America you may not be headed to Chapel Hill but if you can kick a ball you can play somewhere.
The rules that are below are empirically tested and may seem counter intuitive to your protective nature you have with your child. Trust me they are constant, time tested and you player will benefit emotionally and psychologically. Continue reading

Aztex Announce First Four 2014 Signees

Courtesy Austin Aztex Media Relations

The Austin Aztex announced today the first four additions to the 2014 USL PDL roster. Joining the Aztex for the summer season are returning players Tony Rocha and Devin Cook along with former Oklahoma City FC players Adam Black and Danny Frid.

Rocha and Cook, both of whom were recognized on the 2013 Southern All-Conference team, have played for the Aztex since the inaugural 2012 season. Rocha and Cook will be part of a core of returning players from the championship-winning 2013 Austin Aztex squad.

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Vista Ridge Girls Upset St. Stephens Academy 2-1

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Level Of Play: Varsity
Gender: Girls
Date of Match: Jan 29, 2014
Type of Competition: Non-District
Home Team: Vista Ridge
Home Score: 2
Away Team: St. Stephens Academy
Away Score: 1
Home Scorers (Assists): McKenzie Oliver 2 goals

Erynn Johns 2 assists

Away Scorers (Assists): Arianna Owens 1 goal

Erin Mikaska 1 Assist

Summary/Story: Vista Ridge resumed non-district play laden with injuries Wednesday night against a heavily favored St. Stephens Academy squad.  In the opening minutes the Vista Ridge back line was challenged numerous times whereby St. Stephens was moving the ball almost at will.

Vista’s mid-field then met the challenge and stepped up their play with a strong defensive effort led by Vista holding mid-fielder Maddie Hoskins and by center back Brook Owen.

Vista took an early lead at the 19 minute mark via a breakaway down the left flank by freshman winger Erynn Johns who found the junior Vista striker McKenzie Oliver wide open on the back post to take a 1-0 lead.  St. Stephens immediately stepped up their passing attack and countered with the equalizing goal minutes later via a well-placed shot by St. Stephens’ striker Arianna Owens with Quinn Murphy assisting, tying it at 1-1.

St. Stephens challenged the Ranger goal consistently throughout the second half only to be denied by the senior Vista Ridge Keeper time after time.  Vista rallied a counter attack mid-way through the second half when a thru-ball from Johns resulted in an Oliver one on one with the St Stephens keeper who calmly scored a second time to seal the 2-1 win.  St Stephens mounted several late challenges which were dispatched handily by the Vista defense.

Standouts for St. Stephens included strong play from Quinn Murphy, Erin Mikaska and Arianna Owens.  Vista Ridge heads into district play boasting 7-3-1 record.

Round Rock 0 Vista Ridge 5 (Varsity Girls)

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Round Rock downed Cedar Park 6-2 last week and came into Tuesday night's
contest as the team to beat for inter-district play.  As they were the
home team they made it a point to leave the Cedar Park (Saturday game)
score of 6-2 up on the scoreboard for warm-ups.

In the early minutes it appeared as if Round Rock was the team to beat
with several early challenges on the Ranger goal.  The Vista backline
settled down and then commanded the night handily.

At the 25 minute mark Freshman defender Tiffany..... made a backline
overlap challenge and topped the Round Rock Goalie to take a 1-0 lead.
 Vista went into half time 2-0 by way of another Vista goal provided
by.....

In the second half the Vista backline continued to dominate play with
few challenges on goal, which provided opportunities for the front
line to advance on the Round Rock goal almost at will.  Vista went up
3-0 off a redirected corner which found Freshman winger Erynn Johns on
the back post for a header goal.  Vista then sent their game into high
gear and added two late goals on a breakaway from Johns and well a
placed distance shot from .....

Vista Ridge Defenders Sophie Taylor and Brooke.....were key in posting
the shutout.  While Katerine Fannous and Samantha Mayock were
standouts for Round Rock.

Play resumes today for Round Rock vs Vandegrift and Vista Ridge vs
Westlake.

Box Score After Break
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