The NPSL Lone Star Conference launched this week with a group of five Texas clubs and one Louisiana side. The Houston Dutch Lions FC, Fort Worth Vaqueros, Houston Regals, Midland/Odessa FC, Shreveport Rafters FC and Tyler FC comprise the newly formed National Premier Soccer League Conference. The former South Central Conference expanded all three of the past seasons and would have featured a cumbersome 12 teams across six states. Therefore, the former conference was split in half to form the Lone Star Conference and the Heartland Conference.
The Tyler FC Kings are excited to be participating in the Lone Star Conference. Tyler, Texas seems to be very conveniently located within the conference as we are in the middle our competition of the Shreveport Rafters, Fort Worth Vaqueros, and both teams from Houston. Although Liverpool (from Dallas, Texas) are not in the Lone Star Conference we hope to be able to see some action against this team as Dallas would make a great rival!
What team do YOU think should be Tyler FC's biggest rival?
1. Shreveport Rafters
3. Houston Regals
4. Fort Worth Vaqueros
5. Houston Dutch Lions
6. Liverpool Warriors
All six clubs will face each other once as visitors and once at home, plus an additional two matches to round out the 12-match Lone Star Conference schedule. The top four teams will compete for the conference title. The No. 1 seed will face the No. 4 seed while the second and third seeds play on July 12. The two winners face off in the Lone Star Conference Final on Saturday, July 15. Although its still a few months away we are looking forward to playing our first season in the NPSL in May!