They recently ran an article about the Battery's first round opponents, Regals F.C. Here is a snippet from the article.
“This is our opportunity to show America what Houston soccer is all about, and this is my opportunity to show the Battery staff that I have what it takes to play professional soccer,” said Sanchez.
Hernandez added, “I feel very confident that we will do well. We are not traveling 18 hours to come back home without a win.”
The Battery’s league and tournament credentials of repeated success do not seem to intimidate Regals.
“We are not any more afraid of the Battery than we were of Puebla FC, FC Dallas or the New Orleans Jesters,” Landaverde said, referring to previous friendlies. “We feel that we can play with anybody. I have a lot of faith in this group and most importantly, they have a lot of faith in each other. Playing upper division teams is how we gauge our progress. This match is entirely different. This match has meaning.”
Read the rest of the article here.