Aztex to Host MLS Pre-season Tourney

Major League Soccer is coming to Austin as the Austin Aztex present the inaugural ATX Pro Challenge, a four team competition bracket.

The tournament will be held Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15, 2015 at University of Texas at Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium and will feature three MLS teams. Continue reading

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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