El Paso Patriots Moving to SAC
2013 Home Games to Be Played at the Socorro Independent School District Student Activities Complex
El Paso, TX, May 1, 2013: The El Paso Patriots soccer team of the Premier Development League (PDL) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) will play its 2013 home games at the Student Activities Complex (SAC) of the Socorro Independent School District, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd., El Paso, Texas, 79936.
The Patriots, representing the highest level of soccer played in El Paso, will open their 2013 home schedule at the SAC against the Oklahoma City FC at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013. That game will be followed up two days later with the Patriot’s second home game at 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2013 at the SAC, against the Texas Dutch Lions. Both Patriot opponents are fellow members of the Mid South Division of the Southern Conference of the Premier Development League in which the El Paso Patriots finished 2012 in 3rd place with a 7-2-7 record.
“The move to the SAC will provide a great soccer experience for our fans” said, Diana Cervantes, VP of the El Paso Patriots. “The SAC has been recently renovated and the playing surface is fantastic. We invite all of our fans to come enjoy a fun, family-oriented soccer experience with the Patriots on May 23rd and May 25th.”
The 2013 El Paso Patriots team will consist primarily of players from the El Paso/Las Cruces/Cd. Juarez area.
Tickets will be just $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12 and are now on sale at Dream Arena, 6969 Industrial Ave., El Paso, TX, 79915. For more information call (915) 771-6620 or go to the website http://elpasopatriots.com/ or the FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/chivaselpaso?fref=ts
In recognition of the move to the SAC, all SISD students and staff will be admitted free to the games on May 23rd and 25th with their student or employee ID card or school logo shirt.
The El Paso Patriots are very happy to announce that we will be holding tryouts for the 2013 season.
The tryouts will be held on April 6th.
The tryouts will be hosted at the Patriots Faculty, located at 6941 Industrial. The Try outs will begin at 10 AM. All Registration must be completed before 9:30 am on April 6th.There will be a $75.00 (Non-refundable fee) try out fee.
Click HERE for the registration form.
For more information please call 915-771-6620.
— U10 Have a Bye This week they will not play —
This Saturday starts the acadmey season.
We are counting down the hours till our first game.
The Patriots and all the staff are excited to cheer on all the young kids in the Academy as they start their season.
We at the Patriots would like to thank the parents for all of their support. This would not be possible with out you.
Good Luck on a great season.
The El Paso Patriots would like to invite the community to our 2012 Summer Soccer Camp. The camp will be held at Patriot Stadium (6941 Industrial). Register early to reserve your camp t-shirt.
Ages: U6 – U12
Date: June 25-28, 2012
Location: Patriot Stadium (6941 Industrial)
Cost: $75.00 per-player Team: $50.00 (10 or more per-player)
Includes – Camp T-Shirt, Snacks & Water
For more information call: 915.771.6620
(PATRIOT STADIUM, El Paso, TX) — The West Texas Sockers came in against the wind but kept their heads down, barreling forward for an impressive 2-0 win over the Patriots here Saturday night.
The home loss is the first for El Paso (3-3-2, 11 points, 2nd place) in Premier Development League play in nearly two years and couldn’t come at a worse time, as the Patriots head out on the road for the next month to play games at all five of their Mid-South Division rivals.
The loss also creates a logjam near the top of the division. Defending Mid-South champ Laredo (3-1-1, 10 pts, T-3rd) downed the division-leading Austin Aztex (4-2-2, 14 points, 1st), 2-0, Saturday, to tie the resurgent new kids on the block, the Texas Dutch Lions (3-5-1, 10 points, T-3rd), which beat the New Orleans Jesters (1-3-3, 6 points, 6th), 2-1, Saturday.
Had El Paso been able to hold serve at home, the Patriots would be tied with Austin atop the division. As it was, they had their hands full with a Sockers team that looked sharper in the triple-digit heat than their hosts.
Riding into El Paso battling a 40mph headwind on a 101-degree day didn’t promise the best start, but West Texas didn’t take long to dispense with the foreshadowing. In the 14th minute, Joe Muñoz found himself with the ball in the Patriots area and chipped goalie Victor Rodriguez for the goal.
The Patriots’ possession game looked sluggish all night. Passes were missed, clear shots were off the mark and frustration was growing.
Things came to a head in the 79th minute as referee Paul Nothman was forced to show straight red to El Paso’s leading scorer, Sergio Villaseñor, for a studs-up tackle in midfield. Villaseñor will now be forced to miss at least the first of next weekend’s key road games, Friday at Laredo and Saturday at Austin.
And the Sockers were ready to pounce on the counter-attack. Stretching the ball up the left wing, Uli Guillen raced ahead as Rodriguez came off his line to reduce the angle. Guillen’s shot from the left corner of the box was low and slow, but beat Rodriguez, rolling in ahead of some desperate Patriots defenders to ice the game in the 81st minute.
West Texas (2-2-3, 9 points, 5th) isn’t that far out of the Mid-South mix, either, nabbing its second win of the season and its first in three tries against El Paso.
Former CD Indios goalkeeper and Cd. Juarez native, Alonso Jimenez, earned his first clean sheet, as El Paso had a number of opportunities but could not make the most of them.
The Patriots next home game is Sunday, July 8th. A long way off.
El Paso Patriots vs. West Texas Sockers
Saturday, June 9th, 8 p.m. MDT
- Adults $5.00
- Children 3-12 $4.00
- Children Under 3 FREE
- For tickets and group packages please call (915)771-6620
The El Paso Patriots (3-2-2, 11 points) look to solidify their second place standing in the Mid-South Division, if not challenge for the lead, as they take on the West Texas Sockers (1-2-3, 6 points, T-5th) Saturday night at Patriot Stadium. It will be the last home game before a five-game road trip. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. MDT.
FLYING HIGHER: The Patriots are coming off their first three-goal performance of the Premier Development League season after a 3-0 win over the Texas Dutch Lions May 31st. After scoring only once in each of the team’s first five matches, head coach Hugo Samano’s 3-4-3 formation is finally paying off as a number of newcomers have settled into the PDL’s more physical style of play.
A three-man backline can be challenging defensively, but yields increased possession in the middle and up top, especially for a team like El Paso with more technical players capable of holding the ball.
Add in the solid goalkeeping supplied by the University of New Mexico tandem of Las Cruces native Victor Rodriguez and Javier Lane, and the Patriots believe they’re putting things together to challenge for the division. Lane has two shutouts while Rodriguez earned his first clean sheet in the 3-0 win.
SOCKERS BACK FOR ROUND 3: The Patriots will play West Texas for the third time this season Saturday night. The teams started the season against one another in Midland – a 1-1 draw May 5th – while El Paso’s Ernesto Bolivar scored deep into stoppage time to foil the Sockers’ designs on getting a road point, giving the Patriots a 1-0 win in El Paso May 25th.
MULTI-GOAL MEN: In the midst of its goal-scoring drought, five different Patriots shared top-honors for goals scored – Sergio Villaseñor, Enrique Cervantes, Naoyas Aizawa, Michael Griego and Ernesto Bolivar each had one.
Bolivar was first to score more than once, earning his second goal in a 2-2 draw with New Orleans, followed by Villaseñor in the same game. Bolivar and Villaseñor scored their third, while Cervantes notched his second on a beautiful curving free kick in the 3-0 win over the Texas Dutch Lions.
ONE BEFORE THE ROAD: This will be the Patriots’ final game before a critical five-game road trip that will see El Paso visit every other team in the Mid-South Division, including a huge two-game series next weekend, Friday, June 15th, at division-leading Austin (4-1-2, 14 pts.) and Saturday, June 16th, at defending Mid-South champion and PDL runner-up, the Laredo Heat.
For game updates and scores, including in-game match reports from Saturday night’s home game, follow the El Paso Patriots on Twitter (http://twitter.com/elpasopatriots).