Need More Reasons to Come to the Texas High School Soccer Games? Here Are Some Soccer Facts:
Townsquare Media in Temple is hosting a one-of-a-kind sporting event, featuring some of the state’s best young athletes. The Texas All Star Soccer Games are a unique event, offering you a one-time chance to check out the next David Beckham! Need more reasons to get excited about soccer? We've got you covered!
- Texas has nearly one million soccer households making it the third highest population of soccer participants in the U.S.
- There are 817 high schools in Texas with a boys’ soccer program and 676 with a girls program.
- Created in 1964, the STYSA and NTYSA have 100,712 and 195,000 youth members respectively. STYSA also has 9,750 adult members.
- In a recent ESPN poll, soccer ranked 2nd behind football as the most popular professional sports for kids ages 12-24. Soccer was THE most popular professional sport among Hispanics.
- Statistically, the MLS is poised to take over the NHL as the 4th most popular sport in the U.S. in the coming years. This is based on game attendance and TV ratings. The first NHL game was played in 1917, while the first MLS game was played in just 1996.
- "Based on the way it is trending, I believe global soccer will soon be four or five times bigger than it is today, and MLS's fanbase will triple or quadruple," – Rick Luker- Social Scientist who developed the ESPN sports poll, the Complex Database
- According to Soccer Times, Baylor University has consistently been ranked in the top ten for Women’s College Soccer Programs. Texas A&M is consistently ranked in the top 25.
- Texas High School Soccer is governed by UIL- University Interscholastic League. All players on the All-Star teams have completed their UIL eligibility, which allows them to play outside of their scheduled season.
What: Texas All Star Soccer Cup
When: Saturday, June 14th
Where: Wilson Kerzee Field, Belton
Time: 11:00AM and 1:30PM
Tickets will be on-sale Friday May 16th online!.
Don’t miss your chance to see 88 of the best soccer players in Texas!