Texas Club Soccer League bolsters US Club Soccer competition opportunities in north Texas, becomes newest NPL member league
CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 21, 2023) – US Club Soccer is proud to launch the Texas Club Soccer League, consisting of nine clubs in the north Texas area, which will join the National Premier Leagues as a new member league for the 2023-24 season. The addition of this club-based league bolsters and complements US Club Soccer’s competition opportunities for members in the region, including the ECNL Regional League in north Texas.
These nine clubs now have an additional level of play available within the NPL for their U-13 through U-19 boys and girls teams:
- Avanti Soccer Academy
- BVB International Academy Texas
- Dallas Surf SC
- FC Dallas
- Kernow Storm FC
- North Texas Celtic FC
- Renegades SC
- Solar SC
- Sting SC
“We are very excited about the opportunity to serve the North Texas area soccer clubs with a club-based membership league,” said Aaron Gordon, Texas Club Soccer League director. “US Club Soccer’s NPL platform is the perfect complement to our current ECNL RL-NTX league and its members.”
Beginning in the fall season, these clubs will compete for qualification to the 2024 NPL Finals, which will be held in July in Denver, Colorado. Top teams will then compete against 17 other regional NPL member leagues throughout the country for championships.
The NPL’s vision is to serve youth soccer by forming and collaborating with leagues, adopting the Players First philosophy and supporting US Club Soccer’s mission to foster the development of clubs.
Quotes from Texas Club Soccer League member clubs:
- “Solar Soccer Club is elated to be a part of NPL North Texas division. This opportunity gives our teams another pathway to compete on the national platform.” -Matt Colvin, Solar Soccer Club
- “FC Dallas are excited to be joining NPL. With our expanding footprint in US Club Soccer and the ECNL this league will be a positive addition to our programming.” -Chris Ring, FC Dallas
- “BVB IA NT is excited to further our relationship with US Club Soccer and the NPL North Texas Division. It aligns perfectly with our already successful partnership with the ECNL RL-NTX. We look forward to having more of our teams experiencing this high-level platform in 2023-24.” -Nick Stavrou, BVB
- “We are excited for our club’s involvement in the NPL North Texas division for the 2023-24 season. This will provide more opportunities for our players to develop, compete and ultimately find success. This is a positive move for both our boys and girls programs.” -Tom Blencoe, Sting Soccer Club
- “Avanti Soccer Academy is excited to join the NPL for the upcoming season. We strive to provide a variety of high-level competition and structure for our players, and this platform is another avenue for players within our club.” -Francisco Molina, Avanti Soccer Academy
- “Dallas Surf is honored and excited to have both our boys and girls join NPL North Texas division for the upcoming year. We look for great platforms to give our players opportunities against strong competition, and we know this will provide exactly what we are looking for.” -Tony Cavalle, Dallas Surf
- “Storm FC is excited to be an inaugural member of the NPL North Texas division. Our commitment to the player and their development process is a standard we expect from our coaching staff and program. Offering our community, teams, and players to compete with like-minded clubs to provide meaningful competitive games continues the clubs goal of competing at the highest levels of youth soccer.” -Antony Pena, Kernow Storm FC
- “Renegades Soccer Club is excited to expand upon our support of Texas club soccer and US Club Soccer to be part of the new NPL North Texas division. The league will allow us to expand upon our player development pathways with US Club Soccer.” -Glen Waudby, Renegades Soccer Club
- “NTX Celtic FC is excited and looking forward to being a part of the up-and-coming NPL North Texas league this fall. We’re always looking to provide next level league opportunities for our players with programs that have proven to provide great competition for our teams. Being invited into NPL North Texas by US Club Soccer was a wonderful compliment, and NTX Celtic FC will provide competitive teams to showcase our talents, while competing against some of the best teams out there.” -Carrie Langford, North Texas Celtic
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