Midland-Odessa Sockers FC

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Midland-Odessa Sockers FC
Midland-Odessa FC.PNG
Full nameMidland-Odessa Football Club
Nickname(s)Sockers
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
StadiumGrande Communications Stadium
Midland, Texas
Capacity18,000
OwnersMiles Prentice
Bob Richmond
Monty Hoppel
Jeff VonHolle
Jimmy Young
Raul Ruiz
Bob Collier
Jimmy Roark
Lee Roark
Javier Almodova
Head CoachJohnny Clifford
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
20183rd, Lone Star
Playoffs: National Runner-Up
WebsiteClub website

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC is an American soccer team based in Midland, Texas, United States. Founded in 2008, the team plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Lone Star Conference of the South Region.

The team has played its home games at the Grande Communications Stadium since 2009. The team's colors are white and navy blue.

Two of the team's co-owners, Miles Prentice and Bob Richmond, are also the owners of the Midland RockHounds Double-A Minor League Baseball team. They have won three titles.

History[edit]

The team joined the USL as an expansion team in 2009,[1][2] and opened its inaugural season Friday, April 10, 2009 with a 1–0 win over the Arizona Sahuaros in an exhibition match at Grande Stadium. The Sockers played their first official game on May 2, 2009, a 2–0 loss to the El Paso Patriots.[3]

Originally known as the West Texas Sockers, they were renamed the Odessa/Midland Sockers on February 20, 2013.[4] The club was again renamed, this time to "Midland-Odessa FC", upon their entry into NPSL on December 13, 2016.[5] The team adopted Midland-Odessa Sockers FC as its branding for the 2018 NPSL season.

Players[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid South Divisional Finals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid South Conference Semifinals Second Round
2016 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid South National Semifinals Did not qualify
2017 4 NPSL 3rd, Lone Star National Runner-Up Did not qualify
2018 4 NPSL 2nd, Lone Star Conference Semifinals Second Round

Head coaches[edit]

  • Mexico Jesus Enriquez (2009–2010)
  • United States Warren Cottle (2010–2013)
  • United States Matt Barnes (2014–2017)
  • Colombia Luis Rincon (2018)
  • Scotland Johnny Clifford (2019–present)

Stadium[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20100105175057/http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2009: 2,782 (2nd in PDL)
  • 2010: 2,501 (2nd in PDL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2008-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "A New Era of Socker Dawns in West Texas – West Texas Sockers". West Texas Sockers. July 30, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  5. ^ [1]

http://www.goeasternathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=10666&path=msoc

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