We are also tremendously excited to have a strong representation of the Latino community in our squad.
Beaumont, Texas (PRWEB) October 08, 2014
Oxford City Football Club, Inc. CEO Thomas Anthony Guerriero and Coaching staff held open tryouts on the weekend of September 20th. The trial brought in players from a very diverse background and reflects the ethnicity of the Golden Triangle.
One player, Pedro Montes, was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the USA at the age of 13. He put ink to paper and signed his contract after the trial. “With this opportunity in my hands, I hope it can turn into bigger things for my soccer future.” Montes currently attends Lone Star College and played for the Venezuelan Under 12 national team before moving to the states.
Another player signed after showing his attacking prowess at the trial was Jeminson Mejia. Mejia was born in Tela, Honduras and moved to Houston at the age of 11. He currently plays for Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Mejia played professionally for the Austin Capitals of the former Professional Arena Soccer League.
Oxford City also strengthened their roster with the signing of Angelo Sanchez. Angelo was born in Bogota, Colombia until relocating to Houston, Texas at the age of 13. He played high school soccer and Division 1 College Soccer at Houston Baptist University. Also a staff member and licensed trainer for the Dynamo soccer club, Angel aspires to continue to play at the highest level while simultaneously strengthening his administrative and coaching curriculum.
Oxford City owner Thomas Guerriero stated, “ We are excited to have such gifted individual players who not only come from different cities in Texas but from entirely diverse backgrounds. I envision Oxford City as a melting pot for talented soccer players from all walks of life. We are also tremendously excited to have a strong representation of the Latino community in our squad.”
About Oxford City FC (OXFC)
Oxford City is a diversified holding company, which controls five portfolios.
The First Portfolio (OXFC Sports Portfolio)
The OXFC Sports Portfolio has a controlling interest is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. Oxford City's portfolio contains a 132-year-old professional football club Oxford City FC, which plays in the Conference North Division of the English Football Association. They also own Oxford City Nomads, which plays in the Hellenic League Premier Division of the English Football Association. Oxford City owns Oxford City Futsal, which plays at the highest level of Futsal in England and has one of the best teams in the UK. The company has also acquired Oxford City Basketball, which plays their games in the EBL, English Basketball League. Most recently, Oxford City acquired two professional indoor soccer teams within the U.S., expanding the company's reach to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and South Florida. Oxford City now owns the MASL team The Texas Strikers in Beaumont, Texas. Becoming part of the MASL will leverage the Oxford City sports portfolio to maximize its sponsorship and advertising opportunities to a global level. Oxford City now owns a total of 7 professional sports teams around the world.
The Second Portfolio (OXFC Academic Portfolio)
The OXFC Academic Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of academic institutions. OXFC owns Oxford City Sports College in Oxford and CIT University in the United States, which expects to have its first brick and mortar campus in the United States in South Florida in the near future to strategically put the University in a tremendous position for the future. CIT University's curriculum is designed by Ivy League scholars and developers providing a state of the art educational platform and is unique to any ever seen.
The Third Portfolio (OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio)
The OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of media & entertainment companies. OXFC owns Oxford City Broadcasting Network (http://www.oxfordcitybroadcasting.com), which is broadcasted online globally. OXFC has acquired 1882.tv, which will become the global television platform for the company and their interests. Oxford City's 24 hour television programming which will broadcasted around the world.
The Fourth Portfolio (OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio)
The OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio controls a diversified portfolio of real estate including Oxford City Stadium, Oxford City Indoor Arena, and the Oxford City 3G Training Facility. OXFC benefits from these facilities both in usage and in rental income.
The Fifth Portfolio (OXFC Mergers & Acquisitions Portfolio)
The Mergers and Acquisitions Portfolio consists of the most experienced value specialists who implement proprietary methodology to identify and acquire equity positions in private and public companies with unlimited growth potential to bring tremendous synergies and value to Oxford City.
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