“Even though we may not be that old, we’ve taken to the tradition of being able to travel pretty well,” said Crocketteers’ vice president Steve Arters, whose group has partied in true soccer style aboard the double-decker bus owned by The Lion & Rose, a franchise of English-style restaurant and pubs in San Antonio and Austin.

“Our goal is to come down and watch a great exhibition between FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo and help with the game atmosphere as much as we can,” Arters continued. “Who knows? Maybe there are people in Corpus who want to join the Crocketteers and maybe we’ll open up a new market.”

The Crocketteers are currently around 500 members strong, and Arters said their goal is to be over 1,000 by the end of the year. He continues to line up Crocketteers to travel down to the coast this weekend and hopes to have 100 in attendance Saturday when Whataburger Field is once again transformed into a soccer pitch for a match between two-time MLS champion Houston and last year’s finalist FC Dallas.

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Story to be published in Friday’s (2/11/2011) edition of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

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Michael Macias