The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Coyotes FC (Temple,
TX) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in the South
Region’s Lone Star Conference in 2020.
“Coyotes FC has a strong and stable management team and will immediately make an impact on
the conference,” NPSL Managing Director Cindy Spera said. “We expect them to thrive in the
NPSL for years to come.”
Coyotes FC is led by Founder and General Manager Manuel Velasquez and Director of
Coaching Rolando Gonzalez.
Velasquez is originally from Bogota, Colombia. He moved to New York City in October 2010
and decided to join the U.S. Army in January 2013. After completing four years with the U.S.
Army he graduated with a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M University
– Central Texas in Spring 2017. Velasquez is a local entrepreneur that invest his time not only in
Coyotes FC but also with different ventures in the hospitality and software industries.
Gonzalez is originally from Cali, Colombia and had been in New York City Area for more than
25 years. He has over 20 years of coaching experience and holds the USSF B License, United
Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma, USYS National Youth Coaching License, and
the NSCAA National Diploma. Gonzalez is leading the launch of the club’s academy by
creating an exclusive curriculum that is linked to their philosophy and playing style.
“We believe the NPSL has participated in many successful club stories and beginnings,” Gonzalez said. “We also believe that this platform will give our local players a wonderful
opportunity to expand their talents in a higher level and may even open other doors for them.”
Home matches for Coyotes FC will be played at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Temple,
“Our team will bring good competition and experienced players to the conference,” Gonzalez
added. “We will also bring the community of Central Texas that supports local soccer.”
More information about the club can be found at www.coyotesfc.us or by following the club on
Facebook (@gocoyotesfc), Instagram (@gocoyotesfc), and Twitter (@gocoyotesfc).
“We are pleased that Coyotes FC have decided to join the NPSL,” NPSL Director of
Membership Development Dina Case concluded. “The NPSL has seen tremendous growth in the
state of Texas over the past few years. It was a goal of the league to continue its strategic growth
in the state of Texas by penetrating more centralized markets. Adding a strong ownership group
in Temple will help the league achieve this goal and we look forward to Coyotes FC
experiencing great success in the NPSL.”
More information about expansion opportunities in the NPSL can be found at