HTX Soccer, C.F. Monterrey Rayados Announce Talent Identification Partnership

By: Simon Boddison
| Published 08/14/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- HTX Soccer and C.F. Monterrey Rayados announced today a groundbreaking talent identification partnership to expand international playing opportunities for players in Houston’s No. 1 youth soccer club with one of Mexico’s leading clubs for both men and women.

HTX Soccer and C.F. Monterrey Rayados will partner in player ID activities to identify elite athletes in the Houston area to take part in games, training sessions and other development initiatives with the top-tier Liga MX club. HTX Soccer teams will have increased opportunities to take part in Rayados elite tournaments in the U.S., as well as annual events in Monterrey consisting of training, games, and cultural experiences for select teams.

This landmark partnership also includes additional coach education and development opportunities for HTX Soccer’s 170+ U.S. Soccer and UEFA licensed coaches. The first player identification sessions will be conducted on Monday, September 25 at Gosling Sports Park, The Woodlands.

“This is an extremely exciting partnership that will provide unique opportunities to elevate our club on multiple levels while enhancing our player’s overall experience and developmental journey,” said Alex Cardenas, HTX Boys Academy Director. “Collaborating with C.F. Monterrey Rayados, Mexico’s most prestigious and recognized professional club, directly supports our vision of creating both team and player opportunities for our elite program. We look forward to rolling out new and innovative player initiatives that are exclusive to our club members through this dynamic partnership.”

'We are really excited for this new partnership between CF Monterrey Rayados and HTX Soccer. This collaboration will help both clubs further our youth development efforts in the US and position our brands in the Houston Metropolitan Area,” said Nicolas Martellotto, Rayados Academy Director. “The key components of the partnership are international competition, exchange of best practices in training methodology and youth development, as well as trips to Monterrey for HTX teams to play against our academy teams. We look forward to starting this partnership with HTX as a key piece for our club’s 2030 vision and US strategy.”

The partnership demonstrates HTX Soccer’s commitment to continue providing its members the gold standard for youth soccer clubs. HTX Soccer’s experienced and professional coaching staff is here to guide players through our exceptional and inclusive player development journey, from recreational play all the way to the collegiate and professional ranks, with a focus on personal development in our five core values of courage, humility, trust, service, and accountability.

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