AUSTIN (AP) It’s the final in a series of regional soccer championships for Texas.
The Southside Soccer Club, an independent Texas-based soccer team, won its bid for the 2019 edition of the regional tournament at the Houston Soccer Complex on Wednesday.
The winner of the 2019 Texas Soccer League Tournament, Texas Rangers FC, will be awarded the right to host the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft at their stadium in Houston, a club official told the AP.
It’s a win for Texas soccer, which was in a deep financial hole.
The 2018 championship went to the Western Texas Athletic Club, which is a soccer club that plays in the North Texas region.
The club’s players are from San Antonio.
The 2019 tournament will be the fourth in the region, after the Midland Independent League, Southside Regional and Texas Southern Conference.
The Midland Regional was the first in the area to get its bid approved, but the club had a tough time getting the ball rolling.
The other bids were submitted to the Texas Soccer Association, which had not approved any bids for the state’s 2018 tournament.
The Southside soccer team won’t be in Texas for the 2020 tournament.
It will be in the Midwest.
The team is led by the former Texas women’s soccer player and now Texas men’s coach, David Farrar.
Farrars was named head coach of the club in 2016 after a 15-year run with the Texas Women’s Soccer Association.
He was the coach of Texas A&M’s women’s program before that.
The Midland regional, which played at the University of Texas-Austin, has produced two national champions in the last two years.
The Southern Conference has also had a few notable victories, most recently winning the 2016 title.