From local soccer legends to professional players returning to DFW in between their pro seasons to top local semi-pro players and teams to elite college players home for extended Winter Break; local soccer fans will have an opportunity to see top tier soccer this Winter in an intimate setting in Dallas, Denton & Fort Worth starting Saturday, November 28th through January 9th.
The Roja League Invierno will feature 8 teams including two teams made up of 100% College Players home for break, 3 NPSL Teams and 3 UPSL Teams. Every team will play seven games in a balanced schedule with the top four teams qualifying for TRL Invierno playoffs in early January. On January 9th, 2021 The Roja League Invierno will crown its Winter Champion.
The Roja League was formed as a safe return to play this past Summer. Once Governor Abbott approved Sporting Events with Spectators, TRL Co-Founders Michael (Hitch) Hitchcock and Damon Gochneaur launched The Roja League providing COVID-19 Testing for players, referees, coaches & staff with Supporters Gameday Protocol that includes Mandatory Masks, Socially Distanced Seating, Contactless Ticketing & Merchandise, Bring Your Own Food & Beverage and limited fan capacities at all venues while digitally broadcasting games for fans who did not feel comfortable attending a live sporting event. Similar protocols will be in place for The Roja League Invierno. Every venue will have different Food & Beverage protocols and limited capacities.
“The Roja League Invierno will be another celebration of arguably the best soccer community in the country. We’re looking forward to seeing great soccer supporters coming together to enjoy the best soccer in the metroplex in a fun, festive game day experience. Lots of past, current and future professionals will be playing the game they love this Winter for the love of the game while preparing for their 2021 Seasons. We’re proud to be able to provide that opportunity during a critical time!” shared TRL Co-Founder, Hitch.
In the Summer six team season, a passionate crowd enjoyed a great Championship Game at Vela Soccer Complex in Denton, where Denton Diablos of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) lost to their collegiate counterparts, Estudiantes, a team made up exclusively of college players within the Diablos organization.
The Roja League has expanded to 8 teams for the Winter Season, anchored by the Denton Diablos and Fort Worth Vaqueros, who will use the competition to start their preparations for the 2021 Lamar Hunt US OPEN CUP, newly announce NPSL side Irving FC to prepare for their Inaugural NPSL Season, UPSL teams’ Fort Worth Inocentes FC, Foro 360 PRO, FC Harrington, and two completely collegiate teams in Premier Legends and defending Roja League Champions, Denton Estudiantes; both teams are made up of returning college players who will use the Winter Season to prepare for the 2021 NCAA Spring Season.
Season Seats are available at the link below. For only $50, local soccer fans can attend all The Roja League games while supporting Local Soccer.
Soccer brings us together. It provides an opportunity for players and camaraderie for fans. This is our tribe. We celebrate together. The coronavirus took that all away. People have suffered and many have died. A return to sports is a celebration of life! We honor and remember the people we have lost during this pandemic.
The Roja League reminds us of our freedom and the celebration of life. Following the national anthem, there will be a moment of silence to honor those we have lost to the coronavirus. A safe return for players and fans is a symbol of triumph and liberation. It’s time to play!