Midland-Odessa Sockers FC ready for 2018 season

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC ready for 2018 season

(KWES) - The 2018 Midland-Odessa Sockers FC roster consists of twenty-nine players, with hometowns from all over the map.

"I counted the number of countries that I think we have represented this year on our roster. I believe the number is an all-time high which is fifteen," said Sockers General Manager, Jeff VonHolle.

A couple of the players have previously played for Head Coach Luis Rincon at Ohio Valley University.

I know how he likes to play. I know how he likes things to go, so I'm trying to help them. I'm trying to lead the guys," said Camilo Galindo, who played college soccer at Ohio Valley.

Considering they've only had a handful of practices together, they feel like they are becoming a team quickly.

"All the boys have welcomed each other. There are language barriers, but we still work together. Things are looking good," said Jack Chambers, Socker from the UK.

The 2018 Sockers are aware of the standard set by the team last season. As they took a trip to the NPSL national championship.

"Having that expectation up there it makes it easier to focus on what we need to do. We have good players we have good coaches and let's hope everyone does what they need to do and buys into the philosophy if the coach," said Nathan Regis, Socker from Trinidad. 

The Sockers first game in the U.S. Open Cup is tomorrow night at Grande at 7:30 p.m.

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