Mesquite Native Erik Macias Signs with Mesquite Outlaws

by McKayla Malloy

Erik Macias signs with the Mesquite Outlaws for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Macias is a midfielder from Mesquite, Texas. He grew up playing soccer for teams in the Dallas area, such as Barcelona 97.

Macias attended Mesquite Horn High School and then attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler. At UT Tyler, Macias played a total of 46 games, 7 goals, and had a total of 57 shots in three seasons from 2016 to 2018. At UT Tyler, Macias received First Team All-Conference, 3rd Team All Region, and ACC Tournament Team Best 11.

Macias has also played for teams such as D’Feeters Kicks Soccer Club in the United Premier Soccer League.

The 2022-2023 season will be Macias’s second season in the Major Arena Soccer League, and his first with the Mesquite Outlaws. During the 2021-2022 season, Macias played in 13 regular season games. In those regular season games, he scored 3 goals, had 5 assists, and had 15 shots.

When asked about signing, Macias commented, “I am blessed to sign for Mesquite Outlaws and represent the team from my hometown.”

“The goal is to make history and bring a championship to Mesquite.”

Get a first look at Macias and the rest of the Mesquite Outlaws on November 26th, when they play the Amarillo Bombers in two preseason matches at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas. Parking and entry to the matches are free and open to the public.

The Mesquite Outlaws begin their regular season on December 3rd against the Monterrey Flash at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas. Individual, including home opener, and season tickets are on sale NOW! For more information email Harris Partain at or call (214) 396-0924.


The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.


Founded in 2019, the Mesquite Outlaws are a proud member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, the Outlaws play in the legendary Mesquite Arena, home to the famed Mesquite Rodeo, where they bring excitement, entertainment, and energy to soccer fans across North Texas and beyond. For more information, visit