Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend region has cultivated a rich soccer tradition. With over 75 youth soccer teams and academy and a Men’s Sunday Soccer League that has been active for close to 20 years comprising over 70 amateur soccer teams divided into 3 divisions. The Coastal Bend Youth Soccer association boasts over 10,000 members. Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders women soccer team have for many years been leaders in women’s collegiate soccer. Multiple exhibition matches have been played in Corpus Christi over the years including the two-time MLS Cup champion Houston Dynamo playing former PDL team the Laredo Heat in a pulsating and exciting Match up here in Corpus Christi that attracted over 7,000 fans.
Despite our rich soccer history and our love for the beautiful game of soccer, Corpus Christi has never had a Soccer expansion team neither have we had a team participate in a nationally recognized soccer league.