FC West Texas names head coach & releases 2019 schedule

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ODESSA - FC West Texas, a member of the US Arena Pro Soccer League, has named Danny Lopez as Head Coach of the Pro Soccer team. FC West Texas is thrilled to have Coach Danny on board, and looks forward to the 2019 season with him leading the way for the team.

A native of Odessa, Danny Lopez grew into the game at an early age, coming from a family of soccer. Lopez came of age when the competitive landscape of West Texas soccer was in it's developing stage, being a member of the Odessa Flames soccer club. Danny Lopez is the co-owner and Director of Coaching for Revolution Futbol Club. Lopez revitalized the club brand, that his father founded, in 2012 as a reaction to what he saw in the area as a much needed alternative to what was being offered by other competitive organizations. Lopez' coaching philosophy is built on the foundation of "respect for the game", developing the player IQ and skill set to develop the team and ultimately the community culture at large. He is greatly honored to have been given the opportunity and challenge to take his coaching skill set into this format of professional soccer with the US Arena Pro Soccer League and highlight the talent that West Texas has to offer. Lopez is married to Maria Costilla-Lopez, and the two have three children, Zaida, Noah, and Anai -all of whom have grown up around and continue playing soccer with a deep love of the game.

“Part of my motivation as a coach is to ensure that I prepare my players, as much as possible, for the obstacles that await them. My desire is to see my players continue to enjoy the game and take advantage of the opportunities that it will provide for them.” – Danny Lopez, FC West Texas Head Coach

FC West Texas will begin its inaugural season with the US Arena Pro Soccer League in April 2019. FC West Texas will play at 6:00pm at Ector County Coliseum, and doors will open at 5:00pm. The home game schedule is as follows:

April 27: West Texas vs. Lubbock
May 18: West Texas vs. Lubbock
June 15: West Texas vs. Wichita Falls
June 29: West Texas vs. Amarillo
July 20: Playoff Game

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, February 14th, 2019, and Season Tickets will be available for as low as $25. Be sure to like and follow FC West Texas on Facebook and Instagram for event announcements, giveaways, game night promotions, and more for the upcoming season! For further questions about tickets or the upcoming season, please contact our office at 432-634-5369 or visit the official website at www.fcwesttexas.com.