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Houston Hoedown for the week of 6/12

Recapping Houston local soccer action for 6/12-6/19

It was yet another packed week of soccer here in Houston. This week we saw Houston F.C. grabbing their first road points of the season. Also, in this week was another showdown between two of Houston women’s clubs.

USL PDL

(4th Tier of US Soccer Pyramid)

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.

(Houston Dynamo Affiliate)

It was a double match week for the Cavalry which saw them splitting the two. The first match of the week had the club taking on Texas United at AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas on Thursday. Brazos Valley got on the board first when Rimario Gordon scored his 4th of the season in the 27’. The Cavalry added another before the half when Emmanuel Usen netted his 3rd of the year in the 45’. It was smooth sailing the rest of the match until in the 89’ when Texas United’s Flavio Guzman put one in. The one goal from United wasn’t enough with Brazos Valley taking home three road points.

Match stats for Texas United vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.:
http://www.uslpdl.com/game/show/16863160?subseason=376352&referrer=3155357

After netting 3 points on the road, the Cavalry came back home Saturday and took on the first place OKC Energy U23. After a goal from OKC in the 20’, Brazos Valley fought back to tie it up quickly in the 23’ when Elochukwu Ozumba scored his first of the year. After that the wheels fell off for the Cavalry when the Energy scored 5 unanswered goal to a final score of 6-1. After that loss Brazos Valley sit 3rd in the Mid South Division with a record of 3-4-0 and 9 points with 2 matches in hand.

Match stats for Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. vs OKC Energy U23:
http://www.uslpdl.com/game/show/16863179?subseason=376352

Next Match:

2017 USL PDL Regular Season

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 7:30PM

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. vs. Houston F.C.

Nutrabolt Stadium, Bryan, TX

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:30PM

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. vs. Texas United

Nutrabolt Stadium, Bryan, TX

Houston F.C.

It was a tough stretch for Houston F.C. which had four matches in twelve days and I resulted in only one win. Last Thursday Houston took on the undefeated OKC Energy U23. After giving up 4 goals to OKC the club did manage to score one in the 83’ when Daltyn Knutson got his first of the year. The club ended up falling to OKC 4-1.

Match stats for Houston F.C. vs. OKC Energy U23
http://www.uslpdl.com/game/show/16863161?subseason=376352&referrer=3155461

Two days later Houston F.C. traveled up the Grand Prairie, Texas to take on Texas United where the club fell 3-0.

Match stats for Texas United vs. Houston F.C.
http://www.uslpdl.com/game/show/16863180?subseason=376352&referrer=3155461

After getting blanked Houston bounced back in a big way to get it’s first 3 points on the road this past Monday against F.C. Celburne. It was a back and forth battle for Houston. Houston jumped ahead in the 26’ when Christian Clarke scored his first of the year. The lead wouldn’t last very long when ten minutes later F.C. Celburne scored back to back goals to go up 2-1 before the half. Out of the half it was all Houston. The boys bounced back to score twice with one coming from Alex Reyes getting his first of the season. Houston wins 3-2.

After this string of matches Houston F.C. currently sits 5th in the Mid South Division with a record of 2-6-0 and 6 points and 1 match in hand.

Match stats for F.C. Celburne vs. Houston F.C.
http://www.uslpdl.com/game/show/16863204?subseason=376352&referrer=3155461

Next Match:

2017 USL PDL Regular Season

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 7:30PM

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. vs. Houston F.C.

Nutrabolt Stadium, Bryan, TX

NPSL

(4th Tier of US Soccer Pyramid)

Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

It was raining goals for the Dutch Lions in their double match week. The first match pinned the Lions against the first place Midland-Odessa F.C. last Thursday night. The club opened up the scoring early when Jerry Scholman scored in the 8’. The Lions managed to get another one before the half after Carlos Acevedo scored in the the 31’. Coming out of the break things were a little quite for both side. That changes when in the 85’ Jesus Cortes and the Lions struck again. The Dutch Lions take the three points winning 3-1.

Match stats for Houston Dutch Lions F.C. vs. Midland-Odessa F.C.
http://npsl.bonzidev.com/sam/standings/ss/view_game_report.php?eventId=4035589&teamId=3430940

After a quick two day turn around the Dutch Lions stepped on the pitch again against Tyler F.C. This was a high scoring affair for both club. Ultimately, the Lions walked away with the win. The 8th minute seems to be the time to score for the Lions because for the second straight time the Lions scored at that mark. The goal coming from Jesus Cortes. Two minutes later the Lions strike again when Yinka Lawal scores making it 2-0 Lions. Tyler F.C. would get one back in the 21’ after the goal from Alan Arroyo. The Lions would let that stop them when in the 39’ Jerry Scholman scored put see the Lions go up 3-1. That wasn’t enough for them. Before the half the Dutch Lions would score again to make it 4-1 at the halftime whistle. After halftime Tyler F.C. looked to come out strong, scoring in the 50’ from Nijee Cooper. Momentum went back to the Lions side when Yinka Lawal scored his second of the night in the 60’. Two more goals where scored in the match for a final of 6-3 for a Lions victory. After this win the Dutch Lions move to second place of the Lonestar Conference with a record of 4-1-1 and 13 points and 2 games in hand.

Match stats for Houston Dutch Lions F.C. vs. Tyler F.C.
http://npsl.bonzidev.com/sam/standings/ss/view_game_report.php?eventId=4035592&teamId=3426240

Next Match:

2017 NPSL Regular Season

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Houston Regals SCA vs. Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

Kipp High School, Houston, TX

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:30PM

Midland-Odessa F.C. vs. Houston Reglas SCA

Grand Communication Stadium, Midland, TX

Houston Regals SCA

The Regals took on Midland-Odessa F.C. this past Saturday night at Kipp High School. It was a tough one for the guys losing the match late in the second half. The Regals held Midland-Odessa close until the 65’ when Maliq Cooper scored for the away side. It didn't get any easier when they scored again in the 74’ to drop the Regals 2-0. After the match the Regals sit in 4th of the with a record of 2-3-1 and 7 points and 2 matches in hand.

Match stats for Houston Regals SCA vs. Midland-Odessa F.C.
http://npsl.bonzidev.com/sam/standings/ss/view_game_report.php?eventId=4035590&teamId=3427360

Next Match:

2017 NPSL Regular Season

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Houston Regals SCA vs. Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

Kipp High School, Houston, TX

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Shreveport Rafters F.C. vs. Houston Regals F.C.

Messmer Stadium

UWS

(2nd Tier of US Soccer Women’s pyramid)

Houston Aces

The Houston Aces took a road trip out to the west coast for two matches on back to back days last week. One win, one loss, not bad for a road trip. The first match had the Aces taking on the Santa Clarita Blue Heat Saturday night. The ladies were looking to take on a draw until in the 89’ Deyna Castellanos scored to put the Blue Heat up one. Ultimately, the Aces lose 1-0.

Match stats for Santa Clarita Blue Heat vs. Houston Aces
http://www.uwssoccer.com/game/show/17485631

The following night the Aces took on the So Cal Crush. This match was all Aces. Houston opened up the scoring in the 20’ when Gisela Arrieta Betancourt scored. This was the first of three in the first half with the others coming from Tatiana Ariza and Stephanie Garcia. After halftime the Aces scored again when Diandra Aliaga to put the match out of reach for So Cal. The Aces grab their first road points and their first win of the year winning 4-0. The Houston Aces currently sit 4th in the UWS West Conference with a record of 1-3-0 and 3 points.

With the win over So Cal, Houston’s Natalia Ariza received Team of the Week honors with her sister Tatiana Ariza getting an honorable mention.

Match stats for So Cal Crush vs. Houston Aces
http://www.uwssoccer.com/game/show/17485632?subseason=380347&referrer=3208048

Next Match:

2017 UWS Regular Season

Saturday, July 1 2017 @ 7:30PM

Real Salt Lake Women vs. Houston Aces

Houston Sports Park, Houston, TX

WPSL

(2nd Tier of US Soccer Women’s pyramid)

Texas Titans

It was a tough week for the Texas Titans dropping both matches this past weekend. The first loss came from the hands of the first place Lonestar SC 5-0. A day later Houston South Select won their first of the year against the Titans losing 2-0. After these two tough fixtures the Titans sit 5th in the Southwest-South Division with a record of 2-7-0 and 6 points.

Next Match:

2017 WPSL Regular Season

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Texas Titans vs. Lonestar SC

The British School, Katy, TX

Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 1:00PM

F.C. Austin Elite vs. Texas Titans

Elite Field, Austin, TX

Houston South Select

The South Select played two fixtures this week. Thursday had the Select taking on the Shreveport Lady Rafter on the road at Messmer Stadium. Unfortunately, the club fell 1-0. Three days later the South Select took on their cross town rivals the Texas Titans grabbing their first win on the season winning 4-1. The Houston South Select currently sit in 6th place of the Southwest-South Division with a record of 1-6-1 with 4 points.

Next Match:

2017 WPSL Regular Season

Friday, June 24, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Houston South Select vs. San Antonio Athenians SC

San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX

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