2013–14 Texas Strikers season

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Texas Strikers
2013–14 PASL season
Head Coach Chris "Topper" Cogan
Arena Ford Arena
5115 IH-10 South
Beaumont, Texas 77705
US Open Cup Round of 16
Highest home attendance 422 (November 23 vs. Monterrey Flash)
Lowest home attendance 239 (December 7 vs. Hidalgo La Fiera)
Average home league attendance 321 (8 games)[1]

The 2013–14 Texas Strikers season was the second season of the Texas Strikers professional indoor soccer club. The Texas Strikers, a Central Division team in the Professional Arena Soccer League, played their home games at Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas. The team was led by general manager and head coach Chris "Topper" Cogan.[2]

Season summary[edit]

The Texas Strikers stumbled from the start of the season, dropping 15 consecutive matches. Only a home win over the Tulsa Revolution in their final match allowed them to earn a 1–15 record. The team did not qualify for post-season play.

The Strikers participated in the 2013–14 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer starting with a bye in the Round of 32 and a Round of 16 game against Austin FC of the Premier Arena Soccer League on January 3, 2014. The Strikers lost that match 4–6, ending their tournament run.

History[edit]

The 2012–13 Texas season was the first for the Strikers, Beaumont's first professional soccer team. The team struggled early on but split its final six regular season matches, finishing with a 3–13 record.[3] While they failed to advance to the postseason, the franchise fared better at the box office, placing seventh in the 19-team league for average home attendance in their first year.


Roster moves[edit]

The team held a pair of open tryouts in September 2013. One was held in Houston on September 7 at the Southwest Indoor Soccer Center while the other was held September 21 in Beaumont at the Quinn Indoor Soccer Complex.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

  Win   Loss

Regular season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[6] Attendance
Score Record
1 Sunday November 10 4:35pm at Hidalgo La Fiera L 1–13[7][8] 0–1 State Farm Arena 1,025[9]
2 Saturday November 16 7:05pm Saltillo Rancho Seco L 4–5[10][11] 0–2 Ford Arena[3][12][13][14] 391[15]
3 Saturday November 23 7:05pm Monterrey Flash L 4–13[16] 0–3 Ford Arena 422[17]
4 Saturday December 7 7:05pm Hidalgo La Fiera L 3–14[18] 0–4 Ford Arena 239[19]
5 Friday December 13 7:05pm Monterrey Flash L 2–7[20] 0–5 Ford Arena[2] 377[21]
6 Friday December 20 7:05pm at Saltillo Rancho Seco L 3–10[22][23] 0–6 Deportivo Rancho-Seco Saltillo[24] 652[25]
7 Saturday December 21 7:05pm at Monterrey Flash L 1–12[26] 0–7 Monterrey Arena 4,788[27]
8 Saturday December 28 6:05pm at Tulsa Revolution L 8–13 0–8 Cox Business Center[28] 1,007[29]
9 Saturday January 4 7:05pm Hidalgo La Fiera L 4–15[30][31] 0–9 Ford Arena[32] 214[33]
10 Saturday January 11 7:05pm Dallas Sidekicks L 1–15[34] 0–10 Ford Arena[35] 266[36]
11 Saturday January 18 7:05pm at Saltillo Rancho Seco L 4–11[37][38] 0–11 Deportivo Rancho-Seco Saltillo[39][40] 298[41]
12 Sunday January 19 5:05pm at Monterrey Flash L 5–15[42] 0–12 Arena Monterrey 4,789[43]
13 Saturday January 25 7:05pm at Dallas Sidekicks L 3–15[44] 0–13 Allen Event Center 4,238[45]
14 Thursday February 6 11:05am at Hidalgo La Fiera L 3–26[46] 0–14 State Farm Arena 135[47]
15 Saturday February 8 7:05pm Saltillo Rancho Seco L 5–8[48] 0–15 Ford Arena 389[49]
16 Saturday February 15 7:05pm Tulsa Revolution W 11–3 1–15 Ford Arena 277[50]

U.S. Open Cup for Arena Soccer[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[6] Attendance
Score Record
Round of 32 BYE
Round of 16 Friday January 3♥ 8:00pm Austin FC
(PASL-Premier)
L 4–6 0–1 Cris Quinn Indoor Soccer Complex

♥ Postponed from December 14, 2013

References[edit]

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