Intramural soccer tournament has got the ball rolling

February 23, 2016

Hector Gonzalez/ Tejano Tribune

Soccer tournaments are held every Tuesday in the Valle Verde gymnasium starting at 6 p.m.


The soccer tournament at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde gym started on Feb. 18, 2016. 

With many goals, moves, and tricks; the teams Los Mexicanos, Manchester United, and Los Veteranos earned their first three points in the Indoor Soccer League for Intramural Sports.

The inaugural game was between Los Angeles Azules against Los Mexicanos. Los Mexicanos played their game, and they showed their opponent that they have a different way to play soccer. 

The angels had complications for this game because they did not have a complete team. 

This was a huge problem for them because they were in need of a comeback before the first half ends.

Depletion produced that Los Angeles Azules received nine goals, and scored three in the Los Mexicanos nets.

Manchester United and La Monumental showed potential of becoming champions of this tournament.


Both teams keep a tempo that had not been seen in the first and third game. 

After a strike hit a player of La Monumental and stay with fewer players on the pitch, Manchester United attempted to score more times until the clock ran out. 

The final score for this game was 7-2 in favor of Manchester United. The last game of Los Gatos league was Veteranos against Joga Bonito. 

Veteranos won the match without play because Joga Bonito players did not show up. 

After the referee whistled the end of the tolerance time to start the game, some players from Manchester United played a friendly match against Veteranos. 

This match ended 6 – 1 in favor of Manchester United.  Enrique Banuelos, Veteranos’ player said, “Manchester guys just won because they played with more players this time.


They are two or three more than us. Also they got lucky because they injured the girl from La Monumental.”

The Indoor Soccer League had a recess for the Pope’s visit, but on Tuesday Feb. 23 they return with the Tuesday League. 

The first game will be between Atletico San Pancho against Betel at 6 p.m. 

After this, Chile, one of the oldest teams in this league, will face Holanda at 7 p.m. 

Puro Culto al Chivo F.C. are going to play with Chihuahuitas F.C. at 8 p.m.

On Thursday Feb. 25. Los Angeles Azules needs to win this game against Joga Bonito if they want their first three points. 

After this game Manchester United will face Veteranos again, and finally La Monumental will have their chance against Los Mexicanos.

The matches are free for the public.

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