The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Irving FC (Irving, TX)
has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in the South Region
“For the NPSL, the Lone Star Conference represents strength and business stability, coupled
with a high level of competition on the field,” NPSL Managing Director Cindy Spera said. “The
new Irving FC organization emulates those same traits. Their owners have years of experience
managing teams in local and regional leagues, and are well prepared and ready to rise to the
NPSL level, joining a group of seasoned teams and owners.”
The club is led by CEO Eduardo Rodriguez, COO David Alvarez, and CFO/Sporting Director
Rodriguez spent time at General Motors and then started an investment company in 2018.
Alvarez spent twelve years in the automotive industry, including over four years of service at
GM Financial. His current role is Area Sales Manager for Global Lending Services. Mendoza
has worked in both public and corporate accounting and is currently the Accounting Manager at
TechPro Power Group Inc., overseeing the accounting and financial functions of the
“We want to win the conference and advance far into the playoffs,” Rodriguez said. “We hope to
grow the league by creating an exciting atmosphere and providing a high level of play.
The club was founded in early 2018 by Luis Bonilla and Brady Alvarez. The pair started the
club so that local Irving players had an opportunity to be part of something special. The club
initially played under the name Irving City FC. In December 2018, the organization was
acquired by Eduardo Rodriguez who pledged to take it to new heights. The club adopted a new
identity and went through a complete rebranding shortly after the acquisition. The club now
plays under the name Irving FC. In late 2018 the club settled into their new headquarters located
in Irving-Las Colinas.
The club’s short-term goals are to build a base and a model that provides an opportunity for
young Irving players to develop under a professional sport setting and to be proud of playing for
the City of Irving. Irving FC’s long-term goal is to build a youth team, providing an affordable
program for residents to be involved in youth athletics.
“We chose the NPSL because of its professionalism and their goals to grow the game the right
way,” Rodriguez said.
More information can be found by visiting www.irving-fc.com or by following the club on
Facebook (@IrvingFCTX), Instagram (@irvingfctx), and Twitter (@irvingfctx).
“The league is excited to announce that Irving FC will be joining the NPSL,”NPSL Director of
Membership Development Dina Case said. “Irving FC has already established strong ties to their
community and their model aligns well with the NPSL's grassroots model. They already have
experience playing NPSL teams and have done well both on and off the field in that regard.
They have a good understanding of what it takes to run a team at this level and we look forward
to them being a very successful team from the start.”
More information about expansion opportunities in the NPSL can be found at http://www.npsl.com/expansion-application.