The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Katy 1895 FC (Katy, TX) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will compete in the South Region’s Texas Conference.

“We are excited to see continued growth in Texas, one of the great hotbeds of American soccer,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. “The addition of Katy 1895 FC allows us to bring NPSL soccer to yet another community in the Lone Star State and we know that fans and supporters will be thrilled by this addition.”

The leadership of Katy 1895 FC includes Owners Michael and Noel Veith, Head Coach James Krueger, and Technical Director/Goalkeeper Coach Eddie Bloise.


Krueger, who played collegiately at Midwestern State University, has been the head coach at Seven Lakes High School for nine years, leading his varsity team to the UIL playoffs each year.


Bloise has over 15 years of coaching experience and is currently head boys’ soccer coach at Katy High School.  A former professional player, Bloise has United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United Soccer Coaches (USC), and La Liga Methodology coaching credentials.


“Katy is a strong soccer community within the fastest growing county in Texas,” Michael Veith added. “The soccer fan base here is vibrant and we believe that Katy 1895 FC games will be a great activity for families in Katy and the surrounding area. We believe that we can grow soccer even more by providing an exciting team of local talent that will connect with the community.  We love the fact that the NPSL has such a great reputation and their leadership is fantastic.”

Home matches will be played at Saint John XXIII High School.

“At Katy 1895 FC our focus will be on providing the best training and experience possible to help our players grow and improve so that they, in turn, help their college teams,” Michael Veith concluded. “We strive to be the team that players will come to for their summer training.”

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