The 2014 Austin Aztex Season

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  1. UnionFreak1

    UnionFreak1 Member+

    Oct 14, 2009
    Tucson, Baja AZ
    Club:
    FC Tucson
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The 2014 Schedule
    (home games in bold)
    Sat., May 10 Houston Dutch Lions
    Sat., May 17 @Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Sat., May 24 Mississippi Brilla
    Sat., May 31 Midland/Odessa Sockers

    Thu., June 5 @Mississippi Brilla
    Sat., June 7 @Mississippi Brilla
    Sat., June 14 Laredo Heat
    Sat., June 21 @ Houston Dutch Lions
    Sat., June 28 Laredo Heat
    Mon., July 1 @laredo heat
    Sat., July 5 @ Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Mon., July 8 @ Houston Dutch Lions
    Fri., July 11 Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Thu., July 17 Houston Dutch Lions

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/sports/2014-01-10/soccer-watch/
     
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  2. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm disappointed that I'm going to miss the entire 2014 season due to being out of the country until August or so. Who knows, maybe I can grab some post-season action, if the team is successful and the timing works out.
     
  3. mgrayscale

    mgrayscale Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Buda, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I look at this schedule, and assuming it will be the final schedule, it looks pretty straight forward to me. We know Houston, Laredo and Midland, and did very well against all 3 last season only dropping the aware Laredo match 1-0. Of the 3 times that we play Laredo, 2 are in Austin and 1 is away. Mississippi is a team we used to have in our PDL league years ago, and they were typically weren't a significant challenge for us. If you look at their performance last season. The Brilla were 6-7-1 last season and in the middle of the Southeast Division, although they dropped 3 or their final 4 matches of the season. It's disappointing that Midsouth continues to be small, and that there aren't more franchises in Texas. Think about it. There's nothing in DFW, Corpus Christi, Waco, San Antonio, or a number of metro areas, not including El Paso which is in real trouble.

    Another great point is this is the first season in the last 3 where our first game is a home game (against HOU on May 10th). Really looking forward to the season, as well as the answers soon to come around replacement for Dalglish as well as the roster.
     
  4. DrAnguish

    DrAnguish Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To me Mississippi makes sense being in your division. Having them be in the Southeast with 7 teams from Florida last season didn't make a whole lot of sense and make travel a bear. Not that they are any closer to Texas, but it does help even out the numerics a bit.

    From what I've seen of the Brilla over the past two seasons they are definitely a scrappy bunch. If they return with that same mentality it will make for some interesting contests.
     
  5. MAAS

    MAAS Red Card

    Jan 15, 2014
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ooh, a champions league for amateurs. I hadn't heard of this.

    Our USOC foes Rayados apparently won something, which is nice for them.
     
  8. mgrayscale

    mgrayscale Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Buda, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've not seen anything on the from the Aztex FO, and wouldn't be surprised if they don't participate. Not only is it a significant hit to travel budgets, but it conflicts with the home USLPDL match with the Brilla. I'll definitely keep my ears to the ground on this though. I really like the concept, but wonder if this year is the kick off or if they have to push it out.
     
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    my guess is that the details were ironed out for all the teams involved well in advance of the presser
     
  10. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rayados again? I guess the draw is sort of region-based at the lowest levels, to keep travel costs down?
     
  11. Alamo City Ultra

    May 15, 2012
    san antonio, tx
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Aztex, I hope your team does their part so that we may finally have an Austin vs. San Antonio match at Toyota Field.
     
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so sorry Violet, not sure why US Soccer took down the article...so I do apologize.
     
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh Dutch Lions. Always fun to play them. :)

    I'm missing this season due to being far away, but I hope to return in time for the postseason.
     
  17. TwoMeters

    TwoMeters Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
  20. Parrothead FC

    Parrothead FC Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn my extended absence. When and why did Rocha get loaned to Tulsa or any NPSL team?
     
  21. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    #23 USRufnex, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
    I don't think you missed much, maybe he's just visiting some college buddies over the summer... I was as surprised as anybody... a big block of our NPSL club's players are current and former TU people.
    http://www.tulsaathletics.com/club/players/

    But Ray Saari and Bradley Bourgeois, who played for Houston Dutch Lions last season, have been playing for us this season... and Matt Boultt has been working and playing for us as well...
     
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  22. Scooter Pete

    Scooter Pete Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My understanding is that Tony needed to be in Tulsa for the remainder of the summer for some personal and university commitments (he will be a senior at TU this year), hence the "loan" to Tulsa Athletics.
     
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  23. TwoMeters

    TwoMeters Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Aztex have clinched as Mid South Division champions again this year, and won the bid to host the Southern Conference finals here in Austin the weekend of July 26th: http://austinaztex.com/2014/07/11/aztex-to-host-conference-championships/

    As I understand it the two semifinal games will be held on Saturday, 7/26, the winners advancing to a final on Sunday, 7/27. That winner, of course, advances to national finals. Here's hoping our Aztex finish their final PDL season with another great run, and that we are not only in those national finals but host them here in Austin again!
     
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