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TOPS Summer Camp 2016

The club is very excited to announce it annual summer soccer camp for TOPS (special needs) sponsored by the Bradbury family companies (Heating & Air Conditioning, Painting & Plumbing Services).  The company is family owned and is located in The Woodlands, TX and service Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah, Spring, Tomball, and all surrounding areas.

The TOPS Soccer Camp will give the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4 and up, who has a mental or physical disability. TOPS purpose is to foster physical, mental, emotional growth and development for children with mental and physical challenges through the game of soccer. The camp is modified to fit the needs of the players; everyone plays at his/her level.

Fore more camp information, please contact Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps at jbell@texasrush.com

“We are very excited to be able to offer a very unique camp for our TOPS players again this Summer.  This is the second year we have organized the camp and the club is very much looking forward to the week of soccer activities.  I would like to personally thank the Bradbury family for partnering with the club on this event and also to John Cooper High School for hosting the event in their gymnasium.  Finally, a big thank you to Wesley and Sophia DeMarco for the help in organizing the camp and leading the program throughout the year.”  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Camps.

“The Bradbury family (Bradbury Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services, and Bradbury & Sons Painting) is proud to serve as the title sponsor for the TOPS Soccer Camp. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Texas Rush in making a positive contribution to our local community. Soccer has played a major role in our family’s life and should be enjoyed by everyone, including those with physical or mental limitations.” Michael Bradbury, Owner.

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Texas Rush – Montgomery

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Texas Rush – Montgomery 04/05 Boys Pool Group

Record:  W6-T1-L1

Runners – Up in Bracket G

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Texas Rush – Montgomery 03/04 Boys Blue Pool Group

Record:  W9-T1-L1

1st Place – Bracket I

“Texas Rush – Montgomery has shown tremendous passion and tenacity on the field this past season.  The 03/04 and 04/05 Boys pool groups highlight these values. These players have worked extremely hard this past year and their work has paid off in the way of results during the weekends.  I am very proud of both these groups and I look forward to what they will accomplish in the future.”  Jason Budd, Director of Coaching – Montgomery.

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Season Ending Success – Spring 2016

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The teams below have finished their spring season competition in a very convincing fashion in their respective age groups.

Team Name:  U12B Rush Pool
Coaching Staff:  Steven Grave, Diego Lopez Videla, Krisztian Mikoczi
Record:  W9 D1 L1
League Affiliation:  USC ‘A’ Bracket

“The U12 Boys Rush Pool wrapped up an unbeaten season with a dominating 2-0 win over the Texans ’04 Pre-Academy.  I could not be more proud of the boys attitude, work rate, and the quality of play they have shown in training and games. The future is bright for these players as they look ahead to the U12 Boys DA Program next season.”  Steven Grave – Head Team Coach.

Team Name: 03/04 Boys Azul Blue
Team Coach: Michael Openshaw
Record: W6 T2 L2
League Affiliation: USC ‘D’ Bracket Runners-Up

“After winning promotion from the E bracket in the Fall season, the boys have done extremely well to finish in 2nd place in this higher division. I am very pleased with the development of this group of players and I have no doubt that they will continue to improve and have further success in the future.”  Mike Openshaw – Head Team Coach.

Team Name: 01/02 Girls Nero
Team Coach: Michael Openshaw
Record: W5 T4 L0
League Affiliation: USC ‘C’ Bracket Runners-Up (undefeated)

“The girls have had a tremendous Spring season.  After winning the COPA San Antonio Tournament back in February, the U14 Girls Nero have gone from strength to strength by remaining undefeated in the USC ‘C’ bracket. The team has shown great unity on and off the field and the improvement of the soccer played has been huge. They now go to State Cup this weekend where we will have to raise those standards even higher!”  Mike Openshaw – Head Team Coach.

Team Name: 03/04 Girls Nero Blue
Team Coach: Michael Openshaw
Record: W6 T4 L0
League Affiliation: USC ‘B’ Bracket Runners Up – Undefeated

“I am delighted for the girls to finish the Spring season undefeated! They had a very tough Fall season but have shown incredible character, work rate and improvement to gain this achievement. They have been an absolute pleasure to coach this year!”  Michael Openshaw, Team Head Coach.

Team Name: 00/01 Girls Rush
Team Coach: Michael Openshaw
Record: (Since Fall 2015) W10 T2 L0
League Affiliation: USC ‘A’ Bracket First Place – Undefeated

“This group have had a phenomenal run since the beginning of the Fall 2015 season. They have remained undefeated and have played some fantastic soccer which has been enjoyable to watch. I am very proud to have coached this team and look forward to the challenge ahead at Regional Cup.”  Mike Openshaw, Head Team Coach.

Team Name: 04/05 Girls Nero Blue
Team Coach:
David Peplinski
Record:
W8 T0 L2
League Affiliation:
USC Bracket ‘C/B’ 

“The 04/05 Girls Nero Blue finished 1st in Bracket ‘C’ and were then promoted.  Promotion was also gained in Bracket ‘B’ immediately in the next season.  This allowed the team to move into Bracket ‘A’ along with the Rush Blue and Rush Black teams.  This is the only USC team in our age group to accomplish this.  I am very proud of progress of the group and it’s a fantastic achievement.”  David Peplinksi, Head Team Coach.

TOPS 2016 – Spring Season

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TOPS (special needs program) completed their Spring season on Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.  TOPS is a program designed to give the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4 and up, who has a mental or physical disability. TOPS purpose is to foster physical, mental, emotional growth and development for children with mental and physical challenges through the game of soccer. The game is modified to fit the needs of the players; everyone plays at his/her level. The ‘rules of the game’ are loosely applied, and the game is played for pure enjoyment.

“We had a great season. TOPS soccer was my favorite part of my weekends and I’m going to miss it when I go off to college this year!” Sophia DeMarco, TOPS Coordinator.

Recreational Soccer Program Completes Spring 2016 Season With Party Atmosphere

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The club’s Recreational Soccer Program brought to you by Wings ‘n More completed it’s Spring season 2016 in fine style with a full day of soccer actives for the 1,700 players and families at Bear Branch Soccer Complex and West Montgomery Park in Montgomery.  Rush Rhino and the ECNL Girls were on site to help with all the soccer games, team pictures, medal pick-up, face and nail painting, hair coloring, dancing, live DJ and other fun soccer related activities that happened throughout the day.  Thank you to all involved making this a great end of season party!

“I’ve been with Rush for 9 seasons and it’s one of the best leagues. The club and coaches are always very positive and here to help us out. I look forward to continue volunteer coaching with Rush for as long as I can.”  Ruben Garza, U6B and U10B Recreational Volunteer Coach.

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“I would like to recognize and thank all the volunteer coaches, players and families for making the Spring season of Recreational Soccer the best ever!  The commitment by our volunteer group of coaching staff is first class and it’s the foundation of what this club is built upon.  They do a marvelous job each season and they deserve the credit of helping the club move forward in a very progressive fashion.  I look forward to working with everybody next fall.  I would encourage everybody to sign up soon to take advantage of the early registration discount.”  Michael Quinn, Director of Coaching – Recreational Soccer Program.

Texas Rush DA Score Hat-trick Over Houston Texans Soccer Club 3-0

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The DA Program had an outstanding day vs. local rival Houston Texans on ‘Senior Day’ winning all three games and not conceding a goal in all three contests.  The following three goalkeepers all had clean sheets – Jorge Cabrera (U18), Oliver Padilla (U16) and Oscar Bravo (U14).

Won 3-0

Texas Rush U18 DA (17-5-2) vs. Houston Texans U18 DA (2-14-9)

Scorer(s): Brandon Guhl, Dadwin Hernadez, Andrew Canales

Conference Standings – ranked #3

Playoffs – ranked #9

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Texas Rush U16 DA (10-8-6) vs. Houston Texans U16 DA (7-13-5)

Scorer(s): Jake Bates, Koby Carr, Jorge Mandujano

Conference Standings – ranked #4

Wildcard Pool – ranked #11

 

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Texas Rush U14 DA vs. Houston Texans U14 DA

Scorer: Jesus Frias

“A very positive day of results right across the DA Program with some very impressive team and individual performances.  It was also ‘Senior Day’ for some of the U18 boys so a very special occasion.   To go out on top in such a convincing fashion against a local rival was a perfect way to end the home season league play.  The recognition that the teams are now getting on a national basis is very well deserved.”  Dave Dengerink, Director of Coaching – DA

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Spring Community Outreach Program (3) – Montgomery Intermediate School

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The club took it’s Community Outreach Program brought to you by Marble Slab Ice Cream – Cochran’s Cross along with ‘Rush Rhino’ on the road again, this time to Montgomery Intermediate School, Montgomery, TX.

Over 650 grade 5 children (2004/05 birth years) were involved in two days of fun and exciting soccer activities in their own school environment.  The Community Outreach Program works with youth groups in providing a fun, age appropriate soccer curriculum in the local communities throughout Houston.

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4747 Research Forest Drive, Suite 165 (Cochran’s Crossing Shopping Center)

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Tel: (281) 362-9111

“It’s been a great two days of fun games and activities.  The kids have had a blast and I look forward to seeing the players at our soccer camps this summer or in the club next season in Montgomery.”  Rush Rhino – Club Mascot.  

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Community Outreach Information – contact Stuart Taylor at staylor@texasrush.com

“Texas Rush Soccer Club provided a fantastic soccer program for our students. The staff were professional, engaging and ensured that every student enjoyed a variety of highly active and fun soccer activities. I look forward to inviting them back next year, and highly recommend any school inviting Rush Soccer onto their campus.” Tim Rader, MIS Physical Education Teacher.

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Spring Community Outreach Program (2) – Armstrong Elementary In Conroe

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The club’s Community Outreach Program brought to you by Marble Slab Creamery – Cochran’s Crossing along with ‘Rush Rhino’ recently visited with over 700 pupils (10 sessions) at the Armstrong Elementary School in Conroe from May 2-3, 2016.  The Community Outreach Program works with youth groups in providing a fun, age appropriate soccer curriculum in the local communities throughout Houston.

Marble Slab Creamery

4747 Research Forest Drive, Suite 165 (Cochran’s Crossing Shopping Center)

The Woodlands, TX

Tel: (281) 362-9111

“It’s been absolutely fantastic to have the opportunity to work with all students over the two day period. We have provided lots of fun games and activities for the children which helps to connect them to the game of soccer. I would like to thank the school and our coaching staff for their efforts throughout the visit and we look forward in possibly coming back in the near future.” Stuart Taylor, Community Outreach Program Director.

Community Outreach Information – contact Stuart Taylor at staylor@texasrush.com

U18 Boys DA Dominate MLS Houston Dynamo To Win 3-0

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The U18 Boys DA (16-5-2, nationally ranked #9 ) continued their outstanding season with a very convincing win vs. Houston Dynamo U18 Boys DA (16-3-4, nationally ranked #5 ) 3-0 on Saturday, April 30 at Houston Dynamo.  The team has already qualified for the play-offs and with this result it now extends the team to a nine game unbeaten streak.

Scorer(s): Brandon Guhl (2), Jorge Zamarron (1)

** Brandon Guhl ranked 9th in the country with 15 goals from 22 games (U18 DA Boys)

** Kevin Flores ranked 9th in the country with 16 goals from 23 games (U16 DA Boys)

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“This team continues to compete at high levels and find ways of getting results which a great sign at this time of the year.  They are a very focused group and continue to be very disciplined in their approach on game day.  To beat another MLS academy team away from home is an outstanding result and is a great reflection on the continued progress this team continues to make.”  Alex Cardenas, U18 DA Head Coach.

U18 ECNL Season Finishes Strong With Hard Fought 1-0 Victory

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The U18 ECNL finished their youth soccer club careers off in convincing style with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Lonestar Soccer Club at Bear Branch Soccer Complex.  The winning goal was scored by Grace Piper.

“It was great to see these young ladies close out the season with a very positive result.  I would like to personally thank them for their commitment and sacrifice in completing their final season.  It was an honor to coach them this year and the club very much looks forward to following them in their academic and soccer endevours at the collegiate level.  We wish them all the very best for the future.”  Darron Rush, U18 ECNL Head Coach.