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FC Westlake New Badge Reveal (1)

April 24th, 2024, Austin, TX -

FC Westlake proudly unveils its newest club badge, marking a bold step forward in the club's history. This new badge stands as a symbol of FC Westlake's enduring commitment to excellence, community, and the beautiful game of soccer.

At its core, the badge captures the essence of FC Westlake's identity, and connection to the city of Austin.


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May 1st 2023, Austin, TX - FC Westlake is thrilled to announce the appointment of Wayne Bartlett as the new Director of Coaching for the club. Wayne joins FC Westlake following his successful tenure as Executive Director and Director of Coaching at Boerne Soccer Club.

During his time at Boerne Soccer Club, Wayne oversaw tremendous growth, developing players and coaches at all levels of the organization, in addition to managing off-field operations. His experience and leadership abilities made him the ideal candidate to support FC Westlake's coaching staff and help build upon the continued success of the club.

Born and raised in London, England, prior to moving to the U.S. in 2013, Wayne earned his English FA Level 1 & 2 coaching qualifications after injuries as a player led him to a career in coaching.  He has since earned his NSCAA (now USC) National Diploma, National Youth License, USC Director of Coaching Diploma, and USSF A License. Wayne has developed players that have gone on to play at both collegiate and professional academies and has also served as a lead coach in the South Texas Olympic Development Program (ODP), which has included roles as a member of the ODP Regional coaching staff, as well as leading Texas teams to compete overseas in Dortmund, Germany, and Barcelona, Spain. Wayne is also an appointed member of the WDDOA Directors Council and STYSA Competitions Committee.

"I am honored and excited to be joining such a great organization,"; said Wayne Bartlett. "I look forward to working with the staff, leadership, players, and parents to build upon the club's strong foundation, to continue the development, and positively impact players and coaches at all levels of the club."

Wayne is relocating to Westlake with his wife, Patrice, and three children, Errol (7), Etta (5), and Bron (2).

FC Westlake is excited to welcome Wayne on board, and we look forward to the dedication, passion, and expertise that he will bring to the club.

Welcome, Wayne!


March 31st 2023, Austin, TX - FC Westlake are happy to announce acceptance into the ECNL Regional League for their Elite Girls Program for the 2023/2024 season. 
Acceptance into this Elite Platform will give the Girls Program an opportunity to compete against the best clubs in Texas and around the country.

“FC Westlake is honored and excited to be accepted into the ECNL Regional League. We have been working tremendously hard to establish an elite girl’s program in Austin and couldn’t be more proud of our players and staff. We are thrilled that our teams will now have the opportunity to compete in the nation’s top development league and join the ECNL family,”
Stephen Ferguson, FC Westlake Executive Director

“FC Westlake’s promotion to the ECNL Regional League – Texas is an outstanding example for the clubs in our league who are committed to the ECNL pathway. The ECNL Regional Leagues are a proving ground for clubs who demonstrate they are ready to move up based on merit. FC Westlake has earned the right to move into the ECNL Regional League – Texas, and we are excited for their players, coaches, and parents,”
ECNL Regional League – USC President Pat O’Toole. 

March. 27th, 2023 - Austin, TX: FC Westlake is delighted to announce the appointment of Daryuosh Yazdani to the club! Daryuosh will work primarily with our Elite Boys teams next season but will impact players on both the boy's and girls' sides at all levels with his vast experience and knowledge.

Executive Director of Coaching Stephen Ferguson has this to say "We are unbelievably excited to have someone with Daryuosh's pedigree on and off the field join FC Westlake, and it truly speaks volumes to how far we have come as a club and where we are heading!"

  • 17 year professional playing career
  • 53 International appearances for Iranian National Team
  • Played in the 1998 World Cup in France
  • Played in the UEFA Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen
  • USSF 'A' License
  • Coaching Education La Masia Barcelona
  • AFC 'A' License
  • 12 Years of coaching, including Men's professional teams, Belgium Federation, and Youth players across the US


Daryoush Yazdani
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June. 8th, 2022 - Austin, TX: We are extremely proud of the following teams who won the USYS State Cup and USC Regional and National Qualification tournaments.  We are excited that our teams will now move on to compete against the some fantastic opponents at their Regional or National events in Tulsa, OK & Nashville, TN.

  • 08G FDL - Won USYS State Cup - Qualified for Regionals in Nashville, TN
  • 05G FDL - Won USYS State Cup - Qualified for Regionals in Nashville, TN
  • 05B Central - Won USC Regional Cup - Qualified for Regionals in Tulsa, OK
  • 06B Central - Won USC State Cup - Qualified for Nationals in Denver, CO
  • 06B Elite - Finished in the top 2 in USYS National P.R.O - Qualified for USYS Nationals in Orlando, FL

Executive Director of Coaching Stephen Ferguson had this to say...

"We are unbelievably proud of this extremely talented group of young men and women on winning their respective tournaments, and qualifying for the Regional and National stage.  The club wishes to send their best wishes to them continuing their journey throughout the summer...Great Job!"

Boys RL New Club-FC Westlake

May. 5th, 2022 - Austin, TX:

We are extremely excited to announce that we have been accepted into the ECNL Regional League for our Boys Program.  The ECNL Regional League will provide a fantastic level of competition for our Elite players and will give us access to the prestigious ECNL platform at the Regional League level.  We cannot wait to get started!

Feb. 21st, 2022 - San Antonio, TX:

Congratulations to the the following teams that competed in the COPA San Antonio Tournament this past weekend. The tournament is a great way to start off the season and give the teams a springboard for a fantastic Spring.

We are excited that many of our teams were crowned Champions or were Finalists in their respective brackets!

Champions: 12G Elite, 08G Blue, 08B Lobitos

Finalists: 10G Blue, 10B White

08G Blue
06B Elite

Feb. 15th, 2022 - Tampa, FL:

This past weekend, our Elite Boys & Girls teams competed in the USYS National P.R.O. league in Tampa, FL.

We are excited to announce that our 06B Elite team have become the first team from FC Westlake to qualify for the National stage of the event! USYS Nationals will be held in Orlando, FL in July.

This is a fantastic achievement for the boys as they now look to showcase their talent on the National stage.

Director of Elite Program & 06B Elite Head Coach Marco Gutierrez had this to say...

“This accomplishment is a statement to what the Elite Programs is building. This group of players and families have trusted the process all season and now we are reaping the rewards as a group. It’s an amazing achievement for the boys to put FC Westlake on the National Stage”

Dec. 5th, 2021 - Austin, TX: 14B Mbappe Win Bat City Tournament in Austin! Congratulations to Coach Adam Huff & Tomas Garcia-Olano on winning the tournament!

Coach Adam had this to say on the teams fantastic achievement....

"We are so proud that this team could produce a fantastic showing in their first tournament ever! The energy, effort and enthusiasm shown by the boys was second to none, and they got their rewards in the end!"

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Nov. 15, 2021 - Austin, TX: 06B Elite Win Frontier! Congratulations to Coach Marco Gutierrez and the 06B Elite team on winning Frontier Conference.

The team finished 8-1-2 on the Fall season and have qualified automatically for Frontier Conference next year.

Coach Marco had this to say on the teams fantastic achievement....

"The FC Westlake 06B Elite team's success in clinching the Frontier Conference title this season represents the work effort, perseverance and focus of the boys. I am grateful the club, players and parents have trusted me to lead this team over the last 4 years and seeing the boys and parents celebrate after their final Frontier season game knowing they accomplished their goal was a memory I will cherish forever."

The team now looks forward to their first appearance at the National P.R.O Event in Florida in December 2021.

Nov. 15, 2021 - Austin, TX: 07G Elite with the perfect season winning all games to clinch Frontier Conference!

Congratulations to Coach Simon Sanchez and the 07G Elite team on winning Frontier Conference with a perfect 7-0-0 record! This fantastic achievement means that the team will automatically qualify for Frontier conference for next year.

Coach Simon had this to say on the teams fantastic achievement....

“The girls have a great understanding of one another,” said Sanchez. “Because of this chemistry, it has allowed us to rattle off four wins. The win this past weekend counting toward our first win in National League P.R.O. is a great start to the year. The game is 50 percent mental, 50 percent physical. We regularly play older teams in order to test our mental fortitude. Playing under that pressure is one reason we don’t break much against our peers.”

The team now looks forward to their first appearance at the National P.R.O Event in Florida in December 2021.

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Nov. 15, 2021 - Austin, TX: 05B Elite stay undefeated to win State Classic League and qualify for Frontier Play-offs in December.

Congratulations to Coach Marco Gutierrez and the 05B Elite team on continuing their post season success from last season and Coach Marco had this to say on the teams fantastic achievement....

“I'm extremely proud of this group. Last year they finished 1st in Champions League USC and Traveled to Nationals in Denver. And this year to have the same character to come back this year and go undefeated in SCL to finish Champions shows what the Elite Program at FC Westlake is providing."

The team now looks forward to attempting to qualify for Frontier Conference via play-offs this coming December.