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Houston Hoedown: Recapping the local action from 5/15-5/22

A few heart breakers and feisty home opener

2016 NWSL Soccer Ball
2016 NWSL Soccer Ball
Trask Smith

Another week of local soccer is in the books for the Houston area. We saw a young new club bouncing back and winning their home opener, then we saw three heart breakers.

Houston F.C.

Our focus this week is on Houston FC of the USL PDL. The club kicked off their inaugural season on the road in Oklahoma City to take on the OKC Energy U23 this past Saturday. The match started well with Houston netting two goals early from Frederico Mattioli in the 25’ and Thomas Menke in the 31’. OKC moved to make the match a little harder going into the half scoring in added time bringing the the match within one goal in the 45’. Coming out of halftime things started to move into the hands of OKC scoring two more unanswered goals, the last coming in the 93’ to seal the game. Houston dropping the game 3-2.

Houston’s USL PDL
Houston F.C.
Justin Finger

With a quick turn around Houston F.C. had to bounce back for their home opener yesterday versus FC Cleburne. With three days to prepare, the club looked to give the crowd at Holloway Field located on Rice University’s campus something to go home happy. Houston F.C. did just that. The club came out looking for the win. The scoring was started early when Jordan Simon scored in the 5’ to put the home side up 1-0. 16’ minutes later Houston would put another one in thanks to Joshua Bronstorph making in 2-0. Things started to get a little dicey before the half yet again when Ross Fitzpatrick in the 33’ to pull F.C. Cleburne within one goal. Coming out of the half it was more of the same for Houston giving up the equalizer in the 52’ to make the score 2-2. Things started to chance in favor for Houston when Bronstorph scored his second of the night in the 84’ with a beauty in the upper 90. At this point FC Cleburne had nothing left. It showed when in the 89’ Luis Sanchez scored to close out the match and get 3 points at home. With this win the club is 3rd on the table in the Mid South Division.

Coach Bruce Talbot on the match:

Next Match:

2017 USL PDL Regular Season

Friday, May 26 @ 7:00 PM

Houston F.C. vs. Texas United

Holloway Field, Rice University, Houston, TX

Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

Hoping to ride the momentum from their US Open Cup first round win the Dutch Lions looked to further that against San Antonio F.C. of the USL this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. The club fall out of the tournament losing 2-1. The club fought hard and at no point looked over matched.

The club kicked off their 2017 NPSL campaign on the road versus the Fort Worth Vaqueros on the Saturday. This match was all Fort Worth. The Dutch Lions fall 3-0. The Lions will look to bounce back this weekend against Tyler F.C.

Next Match:

2017 NPSL Regular Season

Saturday, May 27 @ 7:30 PM

Tyler F.C. vs. Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

Brookhill Stadium, Bullard, TX

Houston Regals SCA

With two matches in a week the Regals looked to pick up some road points after winning their season opener. Midland-Odessa F.C. had other plans. Houston was blanked after the 90’ affair last Thursday.

With a double match week the Regals were out for a win versus Tyler F.C. Although it wasn't what the team wanted they did walk away with a road point. This has the club sitting 3rd in the Lonestar Conference with 4 points. Their next match will be a local derby as they take on the Dutch Lions from Conroe.

Next Match:

2017 NPSL Regular Season

Saturday, June 3rd @ 7:00 PM

Houston Dutch Lions F.C. vs Houston Regals SCA

Dutch Lions Soccer Facility, Conroe, TX

Houston South Select

Out of all the local clubs playing this week end, this one may be the most painful. The ladies of the South Select were hoping for a better result to start their 2017 WPSL season. The club lost 8-0 to San Antonio Athenians SC on Saturday. The team will look bounce back at home this Saturday when they take on F.C. Austin Elite.

Next Match:

2017 WPSL Regular Season

Saturday, May 27 @ 6:30 PM

Houston South Select vs. F.C. Austin Elite

San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX.

Also kicking off this week:

Brazos Valley Calvary F.C.

2017 USL PDL Regular Season

Thursday, May 25, @ 7:00 PM

Mississippi Brilla F.C. vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.

Clinton High School, Clinton, MS

Saturday, May 27, @ 7:00 PM

Mississippi Brilla F.C. vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.

Clinton High School, Clinton, MS

Texas Titans

2017 WPSL Regular Season

Saturday May 27, @ 7:00 PM

Texas Titans vs. San Antonio Atheanians FC

The British School, Katy, TX

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