The Mesquite Outlaws Welcome Back Defender J.J. Oteze

by McKayla Malloy

The Mesquite Outlaws would like to welcome back, defender, Josemaria “J.J.” Oteze for the 2022-2023 season. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The 2022-2023 season will be Oteze’s second season with the Outlaws, previously playing during the 2019-2020 season. During his first season with the Outlaws, he scored 5 goals and had 4 assists.

Oteze came to the Outlaws from Benin, Nigeria. His previous professional experience includes playing mid-field/defense for Racing De Cordoba in Argentina. Career highlights include representing Nigeria U23 team in 2015 and coming in second in the African Super 6 tournament.

When asked about being back at Mesquite, Oteze said, “ I am really excited to come back home to the organization that gave me my first opportunity in the MASL and to come back to such a great coaching staff who believed in me from day one."

"To keep learning under the legendary Tatu, Sagu, and Nick Stavrou, who are not only amazing coaches, but were also great players who understand what a player needs to excel."

"I cannot wait to get back on the field to give my all. I have missed the fans and playing at home in the Mesquite Arena. LET'S GO OUTLAW NATION!"

The Mesquite Outlaws kick off the 2022-2023 season on December 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm at the Mesquite Arena against the Monterrey Flash. Individual, including home opener, and season tickets are on sale NOW! For more information email Harris Partain at or call (214) 396-0923.


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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