Texas Cup 2017 Scheduled For January 28-29

UPDATED:

Texas Cup 2017 is the fourth edition of the competition This year features five clubs of the Texas Premier Soccer League as well as Fort Hood FC. Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC are the two-time defending cup holder.

FC Knights Killeen will host the two-day tournament. All matches will be played at Summit Soccer Complex in Harker Heights. Admission is open to the public and is FREE!

Group A

  • CenTex Lobos FC
  • Fort Hood FC
  • Houston Hurricanes FC

Group B

  • Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC
  • FC Knights Killeen
  • Twin Cities FC

Saturday, January 28

  • 10 AM: CenTex Lobos FC vs Fort Hood FC
  • 10 AM: Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC vs FC Knights
  • 1 PM: Fort Hood FC vs Houston Hurricanes FC
  • 1 PM: Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC vs Twin Cities FC
  • 4 PM: CenTex Lobos FC vs Houston Hurricanes FC
  • 4 PM: FC Knights vs Twin Cities FC

Sunday, January 29

  • 10 AM: Group A #1 vs Group B #2
  • 10 AM: Group B #1 vs Group A #2
  • 1 PM: Texas Cup Final

texascup2013Texas Cup winners

2014 – Houston Dutch Lions

2015 – Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC

2016 – Austin Real Cuauhtemoc FC

Newest Addition to TPSL Franchise Unveiled

 June 14, 2016

KYLE, Texas

Zuzeca AffiliCentral Texas Lobosated Soccer Clubs announced today the results of the fan vote, and revealed that the Club will be known as the “Central Texas Lobos”. The Texas Premier Soccer League club will represent Hays County and the South Austin region beginning in August, 2016. In connection with the official name, the club has released the newly designed team crest, with “Central Texas Lobos Kyle TX” prominently displayed, along with the Lobo image and lone star. Simultaneously, the Lobos announced its partnership with the Pedernales Brewing Company, of Fredericksburg, Texas, as a name sponsor for home matches. The partnership with Pedernales Brewing Company gave rise to the Lobo mascot, with its Lobo line of beer (such as Lobo Texas Lager, Lobo Negro, Lobo Hefe, Lobo Kristall Weizen, and LoboLito). The announcement of the partnership was delayed so as not to unduly influence the fan vote. “We at Pedernales Brewing are delighted to join forces with the Central Texas Lobos in this new and exciting venture!” said Lee Hereford, Founder and President of Pedernales Brewing Company. “We look forward to enjoying their victories and sharing some cold beer; Lobos for Lobos!” “Some concern had been expressed to us about the similarities with the Lehman High School mascot,” Zuzeca’s David Walding said. “So we wanted to ensure fan input during the naming process. However, the reference to the Kyle, Texas high school was not seen as a negative by the fans. In the final tally, the ‘Central Texas Lobos’ option was the clear favorite, garnering 46% of the vote.” The next closest option – “Hill Country Wolfpack” – received 23% of the vote. No other name surpassed 9% from the fans. “We have a simple philosophy – this is the fan’s team… on-and-off the field,” said Walding. “And we want to keep a local focus, so the partnership with Pedernales Brewing Company from Fredericksburg, and a name reflective of the Kyle community, are both in line with that vision.” Walding added that the inclusive nature of the name “Central Texas Lobos” just showed the positive reaction by the fan-base to what is being built. “We will continue to listen to our fans, and hope to grow our support in the community throughout the coming season.”

The TPSL is a men’s outdoor soccer league featuring teams from across the state. The league season runs from September to March. All clubs registered to play with TPSL have an opportunity to qualify for the following season’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup due to the sanctioning by US Club Soccer, of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). For more information about the Central Texas Lobos, visit www.zuzeca.com; for TPSL visit www.txpremiersoccerleague.com.

TPSL Newest Franchise Hays County

SMFC TPSL Photo

San Marcos, Texas

May 6, 2016

The Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL) awarded its latest franchise to Zuzeca Affiliated Soccer Clubs. The franchise will initially operate as SMFC, Inc. under the Zuzeca A.S.C. umbrella, and hopes to choose a name in the coming months based on fan input. The team plans to base its operations in the Kyle/Buda area, and will represent San Marcos and the South Austin region.  SMFC is slated to kick off in August, 2016.

“The TPSL is proud and excited to welcome our newest franchise to the league,” TPSL owner Brendan Keyes said. “We have great confidence in David Walding, who has a proven track record in soccer in the Central Texas area. We have great expectations from the San Marcos community in welcoming and expanding our league.”

The TPSL is a men’s outdoor soccer league featuring 10 club sides from across the state. The league season runs from September to March. All clubs registered to play with TPSL have an opportunity to qualify for the following season’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup due to the sanctioning by US Club Soccer, of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

“Today is an exciting day for our organization. Our ownership is proud to bring a Texas Premier Soccer League franchise to Hays County. There is no other sports franchise that represents the dynamic San Marcos and South Austin region,” Zuzeca’s David Walding said. “We are also excited about working toward a home soccer facility in Hays County, and forming lasting partnerships with the local business community.”

For more information about SMFC, visit www.zuzeca.com; for TPSL visit www.txpremiersoccerleague.com.