Aztex Vex Dutch Lions, 4-0

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AUSTIN, Texas (Saturday, June 29, 2013) — The Austin Aztex (8-0-1) remained undefeated on the season and inched closer to a playoff spot when they defeated the Houston Dutch Lions (2-7-1) 4-0 Saturday night at House Park.

The win allowed for the Aztex to sweep the Dutch Lions after four matches and extend their defensive shutout streak to 409 minutes, not having allowed a goal since June 8. Continue reading

Aztex Drop Visiting Dutch Lions, 2-1

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AUSTIN, Texas (Saturday, June 8, 2013) — The Austin Aztex needed two goals at the closing minutes of the game to keep their undefeated record intact as they dispatched the Houston Dutch Lions 2-1 in Houston.

Both teams fought hard throughout the entire match, as players from both squads worked tirelessly to get to the ball. The Aztex tested the Dutch Lions by maintaining possession for long periods of the game.

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Dynamo Run Home Unbeaten Streak to 35 Games, Down Fire 2-1

HOUSTON – With his club looking for a second half spark, Brad Davis provided the necessary magic to clinch another home victory for the Houston Dynamo, this time against the Chicago Fire, and the club’s name in the history books in the process.

The Eastern Conference battle looked destined to finish even, with neither team able to gain a foothold on the second half, but in the 81st minute Davis took a Kofi Sarkodie pass and clipped in a cross that went untouched and nestled in the far-side netting.

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Scorpions Stadium a Success, Even in 2-0 Defeat

The San Antonio Scorpions inaugurated their new stadium, Toyota Field, last night before

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an enthusiastic crowd of 8,177 fans.  Though the stadium itself is a true gem, the team assembled on the field left quite a bit to be desired.  Owner Gordon Hartman has overseen a masterful construction job to give San Antonio one of the premier soccer venues in the nation.  Now, the onus is on coach Tim Hankinson to construct a team worthy of its venue.

Let’s start with the highlights of the evening, which would be the stadium experience.  Toyota Field is simply amazing, and the Scorpions organization is to be highly commended, not just for creating this intimate and engaging stadium, but for pulling off what has to be one of the smoothest openings of a venue in recent memory.   Traffic to Toyota Field was amazingly manageable, even though we arrived from Austin just 30 minutes before game time.  Directions to parking were clear, and the parking at the NEISD stadium complex was free! Continue reading