Brendan Keyes

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Brendan Keyes
Personal information
Full name Brendan Keyes
Place of birth Ireland
Playing position Forward
1986–1993 Houston Eagles 80 (48)
1995 Houston Force 1 (0)
1996–1998 Houston Hurricanes 38 (14)
Teams managed
Years Team
2010–2012 Galveston Pirate SC
2013–present Houston Hurricanes FC
1992–present Celtic FC America

Brendan Keyes is an Irish football manager and former player who currently owns and coaches Celtic FC America. Keyes also founded and operates the Texas Premier Soccer League.[1][2]

Football career[edit]

Keyes began his playing career as a youth in Ireland with Stella Maris F.C. and Home Farm F.C. In 1996 Keyes moved to Houston and joined the Houston Eagles. He would later play with the original Houston Hurricanes (USISL) in the 1990s.[3]

Football management[edit]

In July 2010 Keyes became owner of the Galveston Pirate SC, where he was already head coach and general manager.[4] The team won the National Premier Soccer League South Central Division in 2012.

In 2013 he moved the team to Houston and renamed it Houston Hurricanes FC.

In January 2019 Keyes partnered with Alberto Escobar and Ricardo Alarcon to continue on in TPSL and grow the league throughout Texas. The TPSL is sanctioned by US Club soccer.

TPSL Announce C.F.C.A for upcoming 2019 season, source Houston Chronicle https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/sports/article/Soccer-Celtic-FC-America-looks-to-find-permanent-14083160.php

Season-by-season[edit]

Houston Hurricanes || TPSL || 2nd of 8 2018–19 Houston Hurricanes || TPSL || 1st of 6
Year Team League or cup Position US Open Cup
2010–11 Galveston Pirates SPSL 3rd of 6
2011–12 Galveston Pirates HFA n/a Qualifying Round
2012 Galveston Pirates NPSL South Central 1st of 7
2013 Houston Hurricanes NPSL South Central 4th of 4
2013–14 Houston Hurricanes TPSL 5th of 6
2014–15 Houston Hurricanes TPSL 1st of 6
2015–16 Houston Hurricanes TPSL 4th of 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Learning From Success and Failure: Brendan Keyes of the Texas Premier Soccer League". American Pyramid. 11 August 2016. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Kyle welcomes Central Texas Lobos soccer team to town". American Statesman. 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Keyes reboots Houston Hurricanes tradition in growing NPSL". Houston Chronicle. 19 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Brendan Keyes brings back Galveston Pirate SC as Houston Hurricanes to NPSL". SoccerWire. 27 December 2012.

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