The Houston Aces are an amateur North American women'ssoccer team founded in 2012. The Aces participate in the South Division of the Big Sky Conference of the WPSL, one of two leagues on the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. They play in three different stadia in west-central Houston, and also field several academy and youth teams.
In 2013, the Aces were part of a group of seven teams slated to play in the second season of the WPSL Elite, which was to be a set of games played in addition to regular WPSL games (unlike the 2012 WPSL Elite that was truly its own league), but organization ultimately fell through.
The Aces' greatest accomplishment to date is winning the 2013 National Women's Open, defeating all three other teams by a combined scoreline of 8-1; their academy team also qualified for the 2013 National Women's U23 competition, but failed to qualify for the final with a 1-2 record and a combined score of 4-8. This was accomplished as part of a 2013 season so far undefeated in all competitions, winning sixteen straight games from friendlies in May through mid-July - a far change from their 2012 season.
They followed these Open Cup and regular seasons successes with a deep run into the 2013 WPSL Playoffs, falling just short of the title in a 1-2 loss to the San Diego WFC SeaLions. During that time, it was reported that the Aces have ambitions to join the National Women's Soccer League, potentially as early as 2014.