Tyler FC Kings secured 2nd place this past weekend after defeating Foot Factory 6-4 in Tyler. It was TFC’s first home game this fall season and also the first time TFC wins 2 games during the regular season. The Kings managed to score 6 goals, 3 of which came from the Man of the Match Javier Leonor giving Leonor his first “hat trick” for the Kings. Only one other player has scored a hat trick for Tyler FC, Brazilian #7 Emanuel Santos vs Houston Regals on June 10, 2017. The other goals were scored by #3 Jimmy Sandoval (26’), #14 Carlos Romero (82’) , and #18 Asiel Palomares (84’).
Tyler FC’s next match will be on the road and played in Dallas to face FF Premier once again. Footy Factory will host The Kings on October 12 at 12 noon to try and redeem themselves. After having a 6-2 lead at some point in the game Tyler Kings feel confident that they can keep up their good form and defeat them once again.
Get used to hearing the name Javier Leonor, the number 9, because he is on fire! And its no surprise to the staff and coaches at Tyler FC. This 2019 UPSL Fall Season, Leonor has taken the role of Center Forward and has scored 3 goals in the opening 2 games of the season, and scored 5 goals in 3 games during pre-season. Leonor made his debut for Tyler FC on May 5, 2019 vs Dallas City FC during the NPSL Summer Season. It only took the Kings #9 15 minutes to score the opening goal of the game and to score his first goal on his debut for Tyler. But getting Javier Leonor to become a King was no easy task.
Javier Leonor was born in Sonsonate, El Salvador and is now 20 years of age. He arrived to Palestine, Texas and began to attend Palestine ISD in the 2016-2017 school year. In April 2018 Tyler FC staff and scouts had been following the Palestine ISD soccer super star around the state of Texas. Javier Leonor had been scoring an insane amount of goals throughout his junior year in the high school soccer season. After being approached multiple times Leonor denied the opportunity to play in the 2018 NPSL Summer Season. The staff became frustrated but didn't give up on him and insisted that he would player for Tyler FC.
The following year TFC kept an eye on Palestine High School and on Javier Leonor in his senior year. Leonor almost didn’t qualify to play high school soccer because of his age, and missed 1/3 of the season and was still able to score 58 goals, and get 29 assists in 22 games. In high school overall Javier played 85 games racking up 157 goals and 103 assists, averaging 1.8 goals per game and 1.2 assists per game.
As you can see Javier Leonor is a scoring machine and a special player for Tyler FC. With his eye for goal and his killer instinct Tyler Kings look to dominate the UPSL Fall Season. Come out and support Javier Leonor and all the Kings at Tyler FC in our first home game vs FF Premier Saturday, October 5.
Tyler FC traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma Sunday September, 29 to face Tulsa Athletic U-23 for their second game of the UPSL season. TFC started the game off with an early goal from #9 Javier Leonor. Tulsa defender Nathan Ross failed to clear a ball and landed at the feet of the Kings leading goal scorer #9 Javier Leonor, he was able to dribble past defenders and goalkeeper for a simple finish putting Tyler up 1-0 in the 5th minute.
Shortly after Tyler left back Diego Deluna was caught in possession of the ball and Tulsa were able to steal and score equalizing the game 1-1 in the 17th minute.
In the 25th minute #10 Karl Pierre was fouled inside the box and Center Midfielder Ivan Jacovljevic took the penalty putting Tyler Kings up 2-1. The next goal wouldn’t come until the second half, when in the 66th minute #7 Ivan Jacovljevic scored receiving a brilliant pass after a great run from Jimmy Sandoval. Giving Ivan Jacovljevic his second goal of the game in his first game of the UPSL season. Also putting Jimmy Sandoval at his 3rd assist in 2 games.
Though it may have seemed that the Kings were in full control of the game, in the last 15 minutes of the game Tulsa Athletic scored 3 goals! (75th, 86th, 90+) and defeating the Tyler Kings 4-3 and continuing their undefeated run at 3-0.
Though loss for Tyler, however the Kings next game will be the first home game of the UPSL season vs FF Premier out of Dallas, Texas.
Brandon Zavala (19) Has been playing with Tyler Kings since December 2016 in the Tyler Premier League (Tyler Kings Reserve Team) . Brandon has been a top prospect and in the eyes of Tyler FC’s recruits and coaches for some time now. He was first spotted playing high school soccer for Chapel Hill. (Graduating Class of 2018)
Since the Kings made contact with the young player he was immediately interested in the possibility of playing for Tyler’s new semi-professional soccer club. However, although Zavala was playing well at the time, the coaching staff wasn’t completely convinced Brandon was ready for the task of playing soccer at the next level and he was placed on TFC’s Reserve Team.
The following year during the 2017-2018 NPSL season Brandon was often on the Tyler Kings roster, however coach Demetrio Hernandez thought he was still too young and too small for heavy playing time. Despite Brandon’s size he was able to play 2 out of 10 games and was coming off of the bench to play a maximum of 20 minutes per game.
Today Brandon Zavala finds himself as a key player for the Tyler FC Kings 1st team. During the Kings match vs the Wolves this past weekend; Brandon found himself on the starting line-up. Zavala made his debut as a starter for the first time since 2016. All of Brandons focus and hard work finally paid off. Brandon Zavala also contributed to TFCs victory by scoring Tylers 3 goal to put the Kings up 3-1 over the Arkansas Wolves.
We wish Brandon Zavala and all Tyler FC Kings a successful season!
#Lets Go Kings #LGK
Tyler Kings travel to Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow Saturday, September 21, at 6pm.
This is the Kings first game of the 2019 inaugural fall season with the UPSL will be vs Arkansas Wolves.
The Wolves recently lost their first game vs Tulsa Athletic U-20 team. Joe Adkins scored a Penalty Kick late in the first half for the Wolves. However Tulsa Athletic were able to score 4 besting the wolves for the opening game of the season.
Tyler FC will be playing primarily with a local Tyler team, however TFC have picked up a few new players since the end of the NPSL season in the summer. We can expect to see some key players returning such as Karl Pierre who scored 3 goals in the NPSL season. The Kings also expect a strong UPSL season from veteran player Jimmy Sandoval (27) who has been with Tyler FC since the first season and recently has had an incredibly strong pre-season.
Hopes and expectations are high for the Tyler Kings this 2019 Fall UPSL season!
#Lets Go Kings #LGK
Tyler FC’s begin the first fall season ever in less than 1 week! For the first time in Tyler Kings history there will be year round soccer with the Summer and Fall seasons. The Kings begin their season on the road with back to back away games. For the first game, the Kings will be facing Arkansas Wolves based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Then the following week TFC travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to face fellow National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) member Tulsa Athletic. However for the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Tulsa Athletic will be playing with their U-20 Program.
Tyler FC first home game wont be until October, 5. The Kings host Footy Factory Premier (FF Premier) a Pro-development program based out of Dallas, Texas. TFC’s Pre-Season was successful with an overall record of 3 wins and 0 losses, defeating 2 local teams from Tyler and also defeating Terrell FC of the UPSL.
The United Premier Soccer League officially announced earlier today that the Tyler Kings will be joining the UPSL for the 2019 Fall season. Its no secret that the Tyler Kings have been needing more official games throughout the year. The past three seasons TFC have been playing during the summer in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The summer season is usually 2-3 months long then are dormant for 8-9 months, which keeps the fans wanting more games and the players out of form.
Chris Avila stated that “With the 2019 UPSL fall season we will be more successful come the NPSL summer season because we will have been playing year round.” “More games for our players and fans, and more opportunities for our sponsors to get noticed on a new platform and different cities and areas that the UPSL offers. “
The UPSL schedule has not yet come out, however the teams are aiming to begin early in September. Schedule and conference teams should be announced within the next couple of weeks.
Lets Go Kings!
Tyler FC will be hosting tryouts for their first Fall Season ever. The Tyler FC staff agreed that it would be in the best interest of the players, fans, and club to take on a Fall Season, and not just have games during the summer as the Kings have been doing.
Although the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) do not offer a Fall Season, Tyler FC are exploring their options to have a year round competitive team. The UPSL and the nearby league GCPL are good options and both offer a competitive league during the Fall. This will ensure the TFC players and fans games year round.
The coach is keeping the same base of players that participated during the NPSL season. However will be replacing the college players that returned to school, and other players that have been released from the team.
Hello Tyler FC Kings fans! after our long break we bring you news of some more Fall Season action going on Saturday November 4, 2017. Tyler FC will host Dallas City FC for a 100% free game for the city and fans to come out and enjoy. This game will be played at 3pm on field 12 at the Lindsey Park soccer complex.
We would like to invite everyone to attend the match and also join us at the Health Fair hosted at the Fresh by Brookshires from 10am-2pm. Tyler FC will have small soccer games and drills there for kids ages 5-11 to enjoy. This is also a great opportunity to get yourself and/or loved ones to get checked out for diabetes at no cost at all.