Oxford City FC of Texas

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Oxford City Football Club of Texas
Oxford City F.C. logo.png
Founded 2012 (as Texas Strikers)
Stadium Ford Arena
Beaumont, Texas
Ground Capacity 6,500
Coach Mariano Bollella
League Major Arena Soccer League
2014–15 3rd, Southern Division
Playoffs: Division semifinals
Website Club home page

Oxford City FC of Texas was an American professional indoor soccer team based in Beaumont, Texas. The team joined the Professional Arena Soccer League on September 26, 2012, as the Texas Strikers.[1] Play in the team's inaugural season began in November 2012.[2][3][4] In May 2014, the league changed its name to Major Arena Soccer League. The team played at Ford Arena.[5]

Original Texas Strikers Logo

Oxford City Football Club, Inc. purchased the Texas Strikers on July 23, 2014, and the team was renamed after the parent club as "Oxford City FC of Texas".[6]

On December 15, 2014, team owner Oxford City Football Club, Inc. announced that it had "successfully come to terms to sell" Oxford City FC of Texas to an unspecified "Latin American group", pending league approval. CEO Thomas Anthony Guerriero said that their "complete focus as an organization needs to be" on Oxford City F.C. which plays in Conference North, a division of Football Conference at Step 2 of the National League System and the sixth overall tier of the English football league system. The new owners have licensed the rights to use the "Oxford City FC of Texas" name through the end of the current MASL season.[7]

On January 1, 2015, former Hidalgo La Fiera head coach Mariano Bollella replaced Chris "Topper" Cogan as the head coach of the Beaumont franchise. In June 2015, the team ceased business operations.


League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Reg. Season GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2012–13 PASL 3-13 76 192 5th, Central Did Not Qualify 422
2013–14 PASL 1–15 62 195 7th, Central Did Not Qualify 321
2014–15 MASL 12–8 151 134 3rd, Southern Lost Division Semi-Final 947

Player roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 England FW Thomas Shenton
3 Spain DF Jese Rama
4 United States MF Rico Keeling
5 England DF David Malloy
6 Colombia FW Angelo Sanchez
7 Portugal MF David Parente
8 England DF Alfie Robbens
9 Spain MF Gonzalo Muñoz
10 Brazil FW Lucas Totti
No. Position Player
11 Spain MF Emilio Jimenez
12 Brazil MF Miqueias Souza
14 United States MF Geoffrey Pezon
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Kambale Clovis Malekani
17 United States FW Inez Caldera
19 Spain MF Francisco Nievas
20 Portugal FW Bernardo Rosa
21 Honduras FW Michael Olabarrieta
23 United States FW Chris Bradford
25 Brazil GK Thiago Fonseca


  1. ^ Krieger, Dan (October 2, 2012). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Nolan, Heather (September 26, 2012). "New soccer team officials optimistic". The Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, TX: Hearst Corporation). Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mann, Tommy Jr. (September 26, 2012). "Professional soccer headed to Southeast Texas". The Orange Leader (Orange, TX). Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Garfias, Agustin (October 9, 2012). "Many want Strikers to succeed". Beaumont, TX: KBMT-TV. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Oxford City FC Acquires the Texas Strikers in the MASL". Oxford City FC of Texas. July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Zaleon, Avi (July 31, 2014). "Beaumont's indoor soccer team has a new owner". The Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, TX: Hearst Corporation). Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Lovera, Diana (December 18, 2014). "Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) Confirms That They Have Come To Terms To Sell Their Major Arena Soccer Team In Beaumont, Texas To A Latin American Group" (Press release). Beaumont, TX: Oxford City FC of Texas. Retrieved December 19, 2014 – via PRWeb. 

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