About the Laredo Heat Soccer Club
The Laredo Heat Soccer Club is Laredo’s Premier Development League Franchise
Established in 2004, the Laredo Heat Soccer Club just celebrated 10 Years in the Premier Development League (PDL) and in 2015, it is entering its 11th Season of Competition.
Since its founding, the Heat has been one of the more successful PDL Franchises and has never missed the PDL... Playoffs and that is a source of great pride within the organization.
The Heat have played in a total of four PDL Championship Games (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011), winning the PDL Title in 2007 versus the Michigan Bucks.
The vision of the Laredo Heat is to bring an exciting brand of soccer to the Gateway City that features elite local, national and international players that have the potential to move on to the highest levels of soccer in the country and the world, all the while, providing our fans affordable family entertainment and a soccer team that they can call their own.
While the Heat will always field a team that can compete for championships, it is also very important to the club, from the youngest Under 5 player to the oldest PDL player, to provide all the members of our teams the opportunity to develop properly under the guidance of experienced coaches and provide all of them a professional environment in which their talents can be showcased.
The Laredo Heat franchise is owned and operated by A Vaswani Soccer Venture, LLC, which is chaired by Owner and President Shashi Vaswani and his wife, Vice-President Priya Vaswani.
- General Manager: Juan J. Vela
- Marketing Coordinator: Edith Ortiz
- Webmaster: Vanessa Guajardo
Laredo Heat Mission Statement:
The Laredo Heat Soccer Club is committed to providing its community and loyal fans with a winning soccer team that has an entertaining style of play. The Heat will always represent the City of Laredo in a positive manner. We will always build strong community relationships with our business partners and local schools, develop local talent within our youth teams to our PDL Club by providing high level competition and be the best resource for soccer for our cultural and bi-national border city, Yo Si Le Voy, Le Voy a Laredo.
Laredo Heat History:
2005 (Inaugural Season): Mid-South Division 2nd Place, won first franchise playoff game
2006: Mid-South Division Champions, Southern Conference Champions, USL PDL Finalist
2007: Mid-South Division Champions, Southern Conference Champions, USL PDL Champions
2008: Mid-South Division 2nd Place, Southern Conference Champions, USL PDL Finalist
2009: Mid-South Division Champions
2010: Mid-South Division Champions
2011: Mid-South Division Champions, Southern Conference Champions, USL PDL Finalist
2012: Mid-South Division Champions
2013: Mid-South Division 2nd Place, Southern Conference Finalist
2014: Mid-South Division 2nd Place, Advanced to U.S. Open Cup 4th Round, lost to the MLS’ Houston Dynamo by a score of 1 - 0
• The Heat have not missed the PDL Playoffs in all Ten Seasons in the PDL