Midland-Odessa Sockers FC
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC is an American soccer team based in Midland, Texas, United States. Founded in 2008, the team plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Lone Star Conference of the South Region.
|Full name||Midland-Odessa Football Club|
|Stadium||Grande Communications Stadium|
|Head Coach||Johnny Clifford|
|League||National Premier Soccer League|
|2018||3rd, Lone Star|
Playoffs: National Runner-Up
The team has played its home games at the Grande Communications Stadium since 2009. The team's colors are white and navy blue.
The team joined the USL as an expansion team in 2009, and opened its inaugural season Friday, April 10, 2009 with a 1–0 win over the Arizona Sahuaros in an exhibition match at Grande Stadium. The Sockers played their first official game on May 2, 2009, a 2–0 loss to the El Paso Patriots.
Originally known as the West Texas Sockers, they were renamed the Odessa/Midland Sockers on February 20, 2013. The club was again renamed, this time to "Midland-Odessa FC", upon their entry into NPSL on December 13, 2016. The team adopted Midland-Odessa Sockers FC as its branding for the 2018 NPSL season.
Notable former players
This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|2009||4||USL PDL||2nd, Mid South||Divisional Finals||Did not qualify|
|2010||4||USL PDL||4th, Mid South||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2011||4||USL PDL||5th, Mid South||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2012||4||USL PDL||6th, Mid South||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2013||4||USL PDL||4th, Mid South||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2014||4||USL PDL||3rd, Mid South||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2015||4||USL PDL||2nd, Mid South||Conference Semifinals||Second Round|
|2016||4||USL PDL||2nd, Mid South||National Semifinals||Did not qualify|
|2017||4||NPSL||3rd, Lone Star||National Runner-Up||Did not qualify|
|2018||4||NPSL||2nd, Lone Star||Conference Semifinals||Second Round|
|2019||4||NPSL||1st, Lone Star||Conference Finals||First Round|
Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20100105175057/http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.
- 2009: 2,782 (2nd in PDL)
- 2010: 2,501 (2nd in PDL)
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