’03 ECNL – ECNL Phoenix Showcase 2017

The ’03 ECNL Girls recently returned from Phoenix, AZ after competing in the U14 ECNL Showcase, April 7-9.  The team played three games against quality competition from around the country.  The results were as follows:

Texas Rush 2 vs. Utah Avalanche 3 (L)
Texas Rush 0 vs. Santa Rosa United 0 (T)
Texas Rush 2 vs. FC Nova 1 (W)

Record:  1-1-1

“It was great to see the progress these young players have made this year. In particular, such a strong cohesiveness in the way they defend which has been a focus in training through the winter. Off the field, the girls exemplified our core values of accountability, humility and respect which is equally important when traveling out of state.”   Andrew Squire, Director of Coaching – Jnr. ECNL.


Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Rush vs. Sam Houston State University

The Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Boys played Sam Houston State University Men’s Club Team at Pritchett Field losing 1-2 on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Coach Jack Woolsey who currently coaches Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98B team is a former player / coach for the Sam Houston State University men’s team.

Team selected from:  Noble Lindsay, Alex Crafts, Hayden Sutherland, Nathan Christy, Karson Kincannon, Chase Kincannon, Luke Coleman, Enzo Oliveras, Clayton Payne, Cesar Flores, Elliot Sims, Dyson LeVasseur, Tyler Moore, Jackson Andrews and Walter Avila.

“This was a great chance for our seniors on the team to experience the
college level of play and be in that atmosphere.  For some of our younger
players that attended the game it was a great opportunity for them to see
the level of play they need to aspire to.”

Coach Jack Woolsey, Head Coach, Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Boys

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Spring Season Success – 9th Annual Copa Lonestar Tournament 2017

Teams competed in the 9th Annual Copa Lonestar Tournament during February 18-19, 2017 (San Antonio, TX).

 Texas Rush 06G Black – CHAMPIONS!
Coach Name: Chris Davis
Record: 3W – 1T – 0L

Texas Rush 05G Blue – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Andrew Squire
Record: 4W – 0T – 0L

Texas Rush 04G Blue – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Andrew Squire
Record: 4W – 0T – 0L

Texas Rush 03G – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Milton Arraez
Record: 4W – 0T – 0L

Texas Rush Kingwood 06B Blue – FINALISTS!
Coach: David Hubbard
Record: 1W-3T-0L

Texas Rush Kingwood 06B Black – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Trey Tesno
Record: 4W-0T-0L

Texas Rush Kingwood 03G – FINALISTS
Name: Dale Darling
Record: 2W-2T-0L

Texas Rush 03B Nero – FINALISTS!
Coach: Mike Czarnecki
Record: 1W-2T-1L

Texas Rush 06B Rush Black – FINALISTS!
Coach: Bogdan Onut
Record: 2W-1T-1L

Texas Rush 06B Rush Blue – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Mike Czarnecki
Record: 3W-1T-0L

Texas Rush 03B Rush – CHAMPIONS!
Coach: Radojica Ristic
Record: W4-T0-L0

Texas Rush 06G Rush Blue – FINALISTS!
Coach: Andrew Squire
Record: 2W – 0T– 2L

“The tournament was a very productive event as it gave the teams some valuable playing time prior to their regular Spring season. It was great to see the teams above doing exceptionally well and gaining success.”  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive.

Dynamos Puma Cup 2017

04G Nero Black Team – Champions!

Coach: Bryan Shipp

Record: 2-2-0

07 Girls Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Phil Ebner

Record: 2-2

07 Boys Nero Team – Finalists!

Coach: Chris Kidd

Record: 3-1

Kingwood 06B Blue – Champions!

Coach: David Hubbard

Record: 4-0

Texas Rush Kingwood 05G Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jamie Bell

Record: 3-1-0

Montgomery 05B Rush Blue – Finalists!

Coach: Jason Budd

Record: 3-1

04G Rush Black – Finalist!

Record: 1-2-1

Coach: Michael Openshaw

“We’re extremely proud of the efforts of our players, and must thank the parents for giving up an entire weekend to allow their children this opportunity to compete. It was a valuable learning experience for them.” Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

Club Events – January 2017


Texas Rush Soccer Club hosted the U11 Winter Festival, Houston Jr. ECNL Event and a College Showcase this past weekend utilizing two premier soccer facilities in The Woodlands, TX.

Eighteen (18) of the best teams from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas attended the U11 Winter Festival.  Over 650 players, coaches and parents enjoyed beautiful weather and first class playing facilities at Gosling Sports Park.
Just 1 mile away, thirty eight (38) teams competed at the Houston Jr. ECNL event hosted at Bear Branch Sports Fields in The Woodlands.  The top U12 and U13 teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Florida competed in three days of high-level competition.
Bear Branch Sports Fields also played host to the first Houston Winter Festival College Combine.  Fifty four (54) players, representing 3 Houston soccer clubs showcased their skills for 15 college coaches who were present.

“We always seek the highest level of competition for our players to aid their development as they prepare for the national competition platform. It is great to host the Houston Winter Festival which allows match-ups for each team outside of their regular local competition. I would like to thank all of the attending clubs, coaches, managers and parents for helping to create an environment that was favorable to the development and enjoyment of the players.”  Andrew Squire – Houston Winter Festival Event Director.

“Looking to get players more opportunities to play in front of college coaches is really important to our club. We are extremely proud of the Houston Winter Festival College Combine event in its first year, and could not be happier with the reviews we received from the college coaches and parents that attended.”  Darron Rush — College Combine Director.

“We enjoyed your tournament so much!  The facilities, the organization of the tournament, the competition and our stay in The Woodlands were great. Thanks!”  Ali Patterson – Dallas Sting (Team Manager).

“We are very proud of our ability to host events of such quality in The Woodlands.  It is a testament to our collaborative working relationship with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau that we can host these type of programs.  The club worked with twelve (12) local hotels that provided outstanding accommodation for our guests and we look forward to planning future programs and events which will bring in further economic impact to our local community.”  Simon Boddison – Director of Soccer Operations.

2018 SAVE THE DATE! Houston Winter Festival will be open to all of the top U10-U13 teams in Texas and beyond.

Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017

The club took multiple teams down to the Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017 to play some early Spring competition with our Youth Academy and competitive teams.

Youth Academy
09 Boys – Champions!
09 Girls – Champions!
08 Girls – Finalists
08 Boys – 3rd Place

Games Played – 15
Games Won – 11
Goal Scored – 74

Competitive Branch:

07 Girls Black – Champions!

Texas Rush Kingwood 03G – Champions!

Texas Rush Kingwood 05B – Runners Up

03 Boys Azul – Runners Up

“This was a tremendous weekend for our Youth Academy program. We’re proud of the efforts of all these young players, and must thank the parents; whose continued support and representation of our club is magnificent.”  Phil Ebner, Director of Coaching – Youth Academy.

NCAA Men’s College Cup Youth Showcase 2016

The following teams participated in the NCAA Men’s College Cup Youth Showcase, December 9-11 at Lindsay Lyons Park and Sports Complex, Houston.

The 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup Showcase was held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship weekend.  The 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup Showcase was open to all boys competitive premier and elite club teams ages U15 to U19. Top teams from across the country competed at the highest level in front of college coaches at the showcase. The showcase followed a three (3) game format with no finals or championship games.

Texas Rush 02B Nero – Coach Stuart Taylor

02 Boys Nero vs. KSA 2002 (Lost 3-1)

02 Boys Nero vs. SCFC 02B (Lost 1-3)

02 Boys Nero vs. Texans 02 Houston Elite (Won 2-1)

Record:  W1-T0-L2

“The Texas Rush 02 Boys Nero experienced 3 competitive games against teams who have played at a higher level than us this season. The boys performed great in all three games and the event was a good way to wrap up what has been a terrific season for the boys.”  Stuart Taylor, Head Coach 02 Boys Nero.

Texas Rush 98B Rush – Coach Michael Quinn

San Antonio Titans SA 98B vs. 98 Boys (Won 6-0)

VKM Fussball 98B vs.  98 Boys (Won 2-0)

98 Boys vs. Real Colorado Edge Select 98 (1-1 Tie)

Record: W2-T1-L0

“It was a great experience for the boys to play against a wide range of opponents from both in and out of state, as well as in front of the numerous college coaches in attendance.
The event also provided the opportunity for the boys to see the top end of the College Game live through the NCAA Final Four Event.”  Michael Quinn, Head Coach 98 Boys.

99/00B Rush – Coach Nigel Vaughan

99/00B vs.  Alamo City SC 98B Silver (Won 8-0)

99/00B  vs. RGV FC Academy U19 (Won 2-0)

Texas Spurs FC 98/99 1 vs. 99/00 Boys (Lost 1-0)

Record: W2-T0-L1

“Participating in the showcase was a great experience.  I noticed probably 20 college coaches watching at least part of our games over the weekend.  Plus, it was fun to play with my team one last weekend for the Fall, and the level of competition was good.  Thanks to Coach Nigel and Texas Rush for the opportunity.”  Max Mouer #21, 99/00 Boys.

00B Rush – Coach Nigel Vaughan

00 Boys vs. Texans East (Won 1-0)

00 Boys vs. Lonestar 00B Red (Tied)

00 Boys vs. Texans 00 Houston Elite (Won 4-0)

Record:  W2-T1-L0

“It was great experience for all the players, playing in such a massive NCCA tournament with plenty of College Coaches watching the 00B team.”  Alex Gomez #56, 00 Boys.

01B Rush – Coach Mike Czarnecki

01B Rush v EPSC 01B (MN) (Tied 2-2)

01B Rush v Texans 01 Premier (Won 4-1)

01B Rush v SA United 01B (Won 4-1)

Record: W2-T1-L0


“The 2016 College Cup Showcase was a good end-of-season event that was well organized and well run. It provided an opportunity for the players to be seen by college coaches, and the opportunity for us to play against teams we normally wouldn’t play, including a team from Minnesota. Overall, it was a very positive experience and a great way to finish the fall season.” Head Coach Mike Czarnecki.

College Showcase Events – Fall 2016

The DA Boys competed at the Development Academy Winter Showcase – Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch, FL, December 1-5.

The ECNL Girls competed at the ECNL Composite NC Showcase – Greensboro, NC, December 2-4.


U18 Texas Rush vs Carolina Rapids 1-2 Lost (Kevin Flores)
U18 Texas Rush vs. Santa Cruz Breakers 4-1 Won (Kevin Flores 1, Koby Carr 3)
U18 Texas Rush vs. Boca United 1-0 Won (Dadwin Hernandez)

U16 Texas Rush vs. Carolina Rapids 3 – 3 Tie (Cameron Phillips 1, Colton Stanley 2)
U16 Texas Rush vs. Bethesda SC 1 – 2 Lost (Cameron Phillips)
U16 Texas Rush vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy 0 – 2 Lost

Showcase Record:

U18:  W2-L1-T0

U16: W0-L2-T1


’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 Boca United Composite 0-0 Tie
’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 West Florida Flames Composite 6-1 Won
’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Composite 5-0 Won

’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 Minnesota Thunder ECNL Composite 0-2 Lost
’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 FC Boston ECNL Composite 1-0 Win
’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 West Florida Flames Composite 4-0 Win

Showcase Record:

’02 ECNL: W2-L0-T1

’98/99 Composite: W2-L1-T0

ECNL Phoenix Showcase 2016

Three ECNL teams traveled to Phoenix, AZ to play in the Phoenix Showcase (Reach Complex), November 11-13, 2016.  Over 200+ college coaching staff were present watching games throughout the event and the club came away with an overall record of 4-3-2.

00 ECNL Girls

Won 2-1 vs. Birmingham United

Lost 1-2 vs. Heat FC

Lost 1-4 vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy


01 ECNL Girls

Won 2-1 vs. Utah Avalanche

Tied 1-1 vs. Atlanta Fire

Tied 0-0 vs. Boca United


98/99 ECNL Girls

Lost 0-4 vs. Real Colorado

Won 2-1 vs. Eclipse Select

Won 3-2 So Cal Blues


“The trip was extremely positive for the ECNL Program.  The complex and playing surfaces were superb, we encountered great competition outside of our regular conference and the teams had many opportunities to play in front of college coaches from around the country.  All three teams performed very well and there was interest for a couple of our players from their respective national team programs.  The club looks forward in continuing to work with the ladies in terms of the college recruiting process.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.


U14 DA Boys Compete In Regional Showcase 2016




The U14 DA Boys traveled north to Westfield, IN to compete in the Development Academy Regional Showcase during October 14-16 with a final record of 2-1.

vs. Indiana Fire (Won 5-0)

Scorers: Adam Cerna (3), Jesus Morin & Erick Lopez

vs. Colorado Pride (Won 5-0)

Scorers: Adam Cerna (2), Julian Perez (2), OG

vs. Chicago Fire (Lost 1-2)

Scorer: Steven Hernandez

“Being part of the DA Program, it enables our young boys to travel and experience playing teams outside of our own Texas conference in other parts of the country.  Facing teams on the road and going away for a weekend of extensive travel is all part of the opportunities that the DA program provides within the club.  Overall, a very satisfying weekend for the boys and a great learning experience which will help the team mature and move forward in a positive fashion.”  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive / U14 DA Head Coach.