A great start from some lower division soccer here in the city of Houston. This week we had the Houston Dutch Lions F.C. and the Houston Regals SCA. both from the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League).
Houston Dutch Lions F.C.
Kicking off the week we had the Houston Dutch Lions F.C. taking on the NTX Rayados from the NTPSA (North Texas Premier Soccer Association) in the first round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The first half saw both teams feeling each other out with the Dutch Lions looking like the more threatening side before the halftime whistle. It didn’t take more than 9’ into the second half for the Lions to put the first goal on the board from Lawal Olayimika in the 54’. From that point on the Lions kept the pressure up with Jose Pablo Covarrubias scoring a minute later in the 54’. Things did get a little dicey in the 56’ with an own goal from Remy Broekmans. Houston did recover from the OG in the 89’ with a goal from Jerry Scholman. The at the whistle the Dutch Lion take the win 3-1
With this win the Houston Dutch Lions F.C. will take against the USL’s Western Conference 1st place team San Antonio F.C. in the second round of the US Open Cup Wednesday, May 17th at the Dutch Lions F.C. Soccer Facility in Conroe.
After the Lions second round match they will kick off their 2017 NPSL campaign on the road against the Fort Worth Vaqueros this Saturday, May 20th in Fort Worth .
2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, May 17 @7:00 PM
Houston Dutch Lions F.C. vs. San Antonio F.C.
Dutch Lions F.C. Soccer Facility in Conroe, Texas
2017 NPSL Regular Season
Saturday, May 20 @7:30 PM
Fort Worth Vaqueros vs. Houston Dutch Lions FC
Martin Field, Fort Worth, Texas
Houston Regals SCA
Houston Regals SCA kicked off their NPSL season with a 3-2 win over the Shreveport Rafters F.C. All goal for both clubs came in the second half. Things weren’t looking to good with the first 2 goals coming from the Rafters in the 49’ and 55’ by Jackson Darnell. The Regals fought back scoring 3 unanswered goals. Brayan Gomez in the 64’, Jorge Encinas Sicre in the 82’, and Ricardo Caliman in the 71’.
2017 NPSL Regular Season
Thursday, May 18 @7:30 PM
Midland-Odessa F.C vs Houston Regals SCA
Grand Communications Stadium, Midland, Texas
Houston teams staring this week:
This week two Houston clubs will kick off their seasons.
Houston F.C. (USL PDL)
2017 USL PDL Regular Season
Saturday, May 20 @11:00 AM
OKC Energy U23 vs. Houston F.C.
Norman High School, Norman, Oklahoma
Houston South Select (WPSL)
2017 WPSL Regular Season
Saturday, May 20 @6:00 PM
San Antonio Atheanians FC vs. Houston South Select
Blossom Athletic Center, San Antonio, Texas