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Shinde Out of Texas Cup Final

Pratik Shinde will miss out on the TPSL’s showcase game tomorrow as an injury will keep him from playing in the Admiral Texas Cup Final. Shinde suffered a groin strain in training last night and will miss the match.

“He is devastated,” Houston Hurricanes FC head coach Brendan Keyes stated. “I feel so bad for him as he just earned his starting position back by playing some really good football.”

Jorge Vela will also miss the game with a pulled hamstring.

“That’s football, but you do feel for both players,” Keyes concluded.

The Hurricanes will play the Houston Dutch Lions Saturday November 30th in the Admiral Texas Cup Final. The match kicks off at 7:45 pm at the HDLFC Soccer Complex, 14562 Interstate 45 South, Conroe, TX 77384.

ISN and TPSL Come to Terms on Media Partnership

International Soccer Network, LLC (ISN) is proud to announce that it has entered into a media partnership agreement with the Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL).

ISN will offer exclusive news and content for the new Texas-based league, which is an affiliate of U.S. Club Soccer.  ISN will also lead an extensive awards program that will include weekly and end of season honors, while providing media and public relations services to the TPSL.

“We are excited to work with such an exciting new league,” ISN Editor Gary Moody stated. “The TPSL captures what Texas soccer is all about: great teams, intriguing matchups, and quality players and coaches.  And the league is led by one of the best soccer men in the country in former Irish pro Brendan Keyes.”

The TPSL has a strong stable of teams despite being in just its first year of existence.  Houston Leones FC, Houston Hurricanes FC, Houston Regals SCA, Houston Dutch Lions FC, Galveston Pirate SC, and BCS Bearkatz FC are all set to compete in the TPSL in 2013.

“ISN will help bring the TPSL much-needed exposure and publicity,” TPSL President Brendan Keyes commented. “They are leaders in the soccer industry and we are excited with our partnership moving forward.”

The TPSL season will consist of regular season games, a mid-season Texas Cup, and the playoffs.  TPSL teams will even have an opportunity to qualify for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the oldest national soccer competition in the United States.

ISN will be acknowledged as an official media partner, offering specific content on their blog and social media.  ISN can be accessed at, while more information about the TPSL can be found at

ISN Stars of Coaching Presented by Korrio – June/July 2013

“It’s been a honor to play for a coach like Brendan Keyes. He helped me achieve my dreams and always supported me.”

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Keyes

Those words came from Indian football phenom Pratik Shinde, who became the youngest Indian footballer in history to play abroad when he signed with the NPSL’s Galveston Pirate in 2012.

“I would say Coach Keyes truly loves the game,” Shinde added. “He has been a great player in the past and continues his legacy through coaching and creating great players. He has an ability to unify his team and make them committed to the game. He inspires them to get the most out of their performance.”

The most telling comment from the Indian youth star was when he called Keyes “a man with a beautiful heart.”

It shows you the impact that Brendan Keyes has made on the beautiful game over the years. His impact is not just here or in his home country of Ireland, but all the way across the world in an emerging market like India.

Bringing the talented Shinde to the States was big news in India and rightfully so.  The youngster was first scouted by Keyes at the Gothia Cup in Sweden, one of the largest youth tournaments in the world.  Keyes was impressed and the rest is history.

“America is a land of opportunities,” Shinde added. “I’ve learned to work hard, be a better person, and not to quit on my dreams.”

Helping players reach their dreams has been a lifelong mission for Keyes.  Why? Because people helped him achieve his dreams.  Keyes is simply returning the favor. He helps players on and off the field, opening his home and his wallet to help them achieve their dreams.  He helped raise thousands of dollars to bring Shinde to America so that he could continue his education in America and follow his dreams in American soccer.

Keyes himself went from a top youth player at Ireland’s Home Farm FC to a pro in America with the Houston Hurricanes (USL) and Houston Force (APSL).  He is simply passing the torch to a new generation, sharing his own success and his achievements with young players across the world.

Keyes has done a bit of everything to grow the beautiful game.  The biggest is his soccer camps, which have been a hit all across the country.  Keyes couldn’t recall an exact number of camps he was involved with, but admitted it was in the hundreds.

He is also credited with training, coaching, and developing hundreds of players that have made it to the collegiate and professional levels.

Keyes has even brought storied franchises in Texas back to life, including the Galveston Pirate and the Houston Hurricanes.  The Pirate, founded in 1916, was a huge success, winning the NPSL’s South Central Conference in 2012. It was their first season in the NPSL.

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Keyes

The Hurricanes, which saw success in both the NASL and USL, were a big hit in the NPSL this season.  Bringing back the Hurricanes name was something true to Keyes’ heart.  He brought back the legendary Texas club in a big way, bringing on major sponsors like MundoFOX and Admiral.

Now Keyes has turned his attention to creating a new league for young players to develop and grow their game. The Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL) is one of the newest affiliates of U.S. Club Soccer and already has some incredible members like the Houston Dutch Lions and BCS Bearkatz FC.

Yet another trendsetting move from Keyes, who has made a career of setting trends.  We don’t expect this to change anytime soon and it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear another big announcement involving Keyes.

Growing the beautiful game here and abroad… that is the name of the game for Brendan Keyes.

Korrio understands it is your passion for coaching kids that drives you. We also know that the less time you spend dealing with administrative, communication and automation hassles, and the more time you spend on the field, the happier you’ll be. And because you play a crucial role in our children’s lives, we want you spending as much time as possible coaching our kids. Korrio offers a modern approach to coaching by allowing new ways to communicate and develop a community on and off the field. Congratulations to the ISN Star of Coaching this month.

Hurricanes and MUNDOFOX Houston Announce Major Partnership

Houston Hurricanes FC is proud to announce a strategic partnership with MUNDOFOX Houston.

“I have been involved in soccer in Houston for over 25 years and this is the biggest deal I have ever done in futbol and with the Hurricanes,” Hurricanes President Brendan Keyes stated. “It’s a great way to start our first season with such a prestigious TV network as MUNDOFOX Houston.”

The MUNDOFOX Houston logo will be featured on the front of the Hurricanes’ home jerseys, while the network will promote matches with highlights, commercials, and player profiles.

“This synergy will be a great opportunity for both parties to work together and unite the thousands of soccer fans to an even more intimate and personal setting while playing at Lutheran South Academy,” MUNDOFOX Houston General Sales Manager Javier Chavez commented.

“MUNDOFOX Houston is also new to the marketplace and we have a lot to prove similarly to the Hurricanes, to this great Houston community of fans and viewers,” Chavez added. “In partnering with community leaders, together we will bring positive energy into our homes.”

MUNDOFOX was launched across the United States in August 2012 and is part of the FOX family of networks.

MUNDOFOX Houston and the Hurricanes were brought together by the hard work of Houston sports guru Danny Gonzalez, who has appeared on various networks as a play-by-play announcer and news anchor for over 20 years. His talent and knowledge of the Houston market brought Keyes and Chavez together to both make a positive impact to fans and viewers in Houston.

Garner Makes History with Hurricanes

The Houston Hurricanes FC announced today the signing of 15-year-old goalkeeper Tyler Garner. In doing so Garner made history as the youngest Houston Hurricanes FC player ever signed.  He also becomes the youngest player to ever sign with an NPSL side.

“Tyler is a great goalie, I have been working with him for a few months now and he is improving everyday,” Head Coach Thiago Reis commented.  ”I can’t believe he is only fifteen years old and so mature as a player and person.”

“First off, I couldn’t believe this kid was fifteen,” Owner Brendan Keyes added. “He looked like a big man and played like one.  We already had two goalkeepers and we wanted to add one more, but I never thought it would be a young lad at fifteen years old.”

“It’s an honor to be on this team,” Garner stated. “It feels great to be the youngest player in the history of the Houston Hurricanes FC.  I’d like to thank Mr. Keyes and Coach Reis for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to proving that age is not a factor.”

“It’s an amazing achievement for the young lad,” Reis concluded. “He goes into the history books as the youngest ever player in Hurricanes history.”