The four Texas teams in the United Soccer League now have something else to play for: the Copa Tejas.
Results from head-to-head, regular-season matchups between San Antonio FC, Austin Bold FC, Rio Grande Valley Toros and El Paso Locomotive FC will be tabulated for a trophy to be awarded in October, according to a news release.
“Now the so-called state champion receives a trophy to signify a great accomplishment, and that team’s supporters can celebrate with bragging rights,” said organizer and SAFC fan Danielle Gawronski, who added that she’s excited to see how rivalries develop.
SAFC fans, who are spearheading the state championship, said they invite supporters of the visiting Texas team “to party with them prior to home games in San Antonio and … (would) be looking to join other supporters’ tailgates.”
2019 Copa Tejas Matchups
3/23/2019 RGVFC at El Paso Locomotive
3/30/2019 SAFC at Austin Bold
4/21/2019 El Paso Locomotive at Austin Bold
5/23/2019 RGVFC at El Paso Locomotive
5/25/2019 SAFC at RGV
6/22/2019 Austin Bold at RGV
6/26/2019 El Paso Locomotive at SAFC
7/3/2019 Austin Bold at SAFC
7/17/2019 SAFC at El Paso Locomotive
8/17/2019 RGVFC at SAFC
8/24/2019 Austin Bold at RGVFC
9/1/2019 RGVFC at Austin Bold
10/10/2019 Austin Bold at El Paso Locomotive