Welcome back Tyler Kings fans! we are ECSTATIC to announce our newest player signing Alfonso "Ponchito" Ochoa! Alfonso was born December 3, 1996 in Tyler, Texas. He is the son of Alfonso and Irma Ochoa and is a brother to 3 siblings. Ponchito is a graduate of Robert E Lee High School, and played for club Chelsea/Solar in Dallas, Texas. After High School Alfonso attended the University of Georgia Southern a NCAA D1 University in Statesboro, GA. For his second year in college he returned to Tyler, Texas to be a student-athlete at Tyler Junior College (TJC) a NJCAA D1 program. During his short time there Ponchito helped TJC win there 5th NJCAA National Championship title (photo above).
Alfonso attended the Tyler FC tryout back in January where our lead coaches and scouts spotted his talent immediately! He was asked to come to the office and speak with TFC President Christopher Avila who had much to say about the 20 year old "Alfonso is yet another hidden talent within East Texas... I believe this is only a stepping stone for what this young man can actually accomplish in his career as an athlete and as a student... I think he is the ideal role model for all the young soccer players in Tyler"
Everyone please help us welcome this local star and National Champion Alfonso "Ponchito" Ochoa! the newest King of Tyler FC!