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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Storm to face Chivas USA

 Chivas USA vs Santa Clarita Storm 
 Wednesday January 30th 11:00 AM
Open to the public . Game will be on field 6 behind the tennis courts parking  in lower lot 15.

Don't miss this free opportunity to see your local team compete in MLS 
friendly.
 Please be on time for this one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm roles over Fut-Mex in 6-0 win

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm roles over Fut-Mex in 6-0 win: Saturday, December 8, 2012 Los Angeles, California. : The Storm moved in to Los Angele's looking for their fourth win in a row, and w...

Storm roles over Fut-Mex in 6-0 win


Saturday, December 8, 2012
Los Angeles, California. : The Storm moved in to Los Angele's looking for their fourth win in a row, and without their leading score Tyler Coombes who is at a Pro Try out in Phoenix Arizona. With that spot open Coach  Jose Mesa moved center midfielder Jesus Lopez to the forward position  alongside Mauricio Harrie. Zayd Flores Filled in the midfield and backed up the defense with new comer Delmer Borjas filling in for David Duffy who is off with a medical reason.
 It was the 25th minute of play  the Storm had control and playing an exciting game of passing and a build up from one side of the field to the other. Displaying the team they are, a wining team. Then after several off sides calls on the Storm realized the Fut-Mex where playing the off side trap and defender Robert Hill laid a high pass over the defending challengers , then from the back wall Mauricio Harrie who collected the ball out maneuvered the keeper and simply walked the ball in for a 1-0 lead.

Then just 13 minutes later the Storm unloaded again this time midfielder Ricky Cruz who took the ball down the right side of the net and laid a cross right at the feet of Harrie who quickly shot a drive pass a frozen keeper the his second of the game, that give the Storm a 2-0 lead at half time.
 
Team shot December 8th 2012
The next 45 minutes began with Fut-Mex showing they intended to get back in too this game. The defending midfielder for Fut-Mex picked the pocket of Midfielder Zayd Flores and with three one touch passing launched a shot on target the was just below the cross bar of the Storms net. Steven Rodriguez the Storms keeper was not going to blemish his clean sheet and figure saved it by pushing the ball over the top and behind the net. The Fux –Mex on a corner came right back with a pass at the feet of there midfielder slapped a shot headed to put them on the score board., was spoiled by Rodriguez as he collected the ball and made it look routine.. It was just minutes in to the half when the Storm once again threatening from the outside. Laid a cross that found the side of Captain Matt Shaxton’s  right foot Shaxton  neatly lofted it in for the Storm third goal of the night.
 But is was Mauricio Harrie who tonight made it seem the Tyler Coombes was never missing as he took control up top with two goals in by the start of the second half found himself once again spiriting to the net to fine the ball crossing over perfecting from defender Navid Mahadabi and that assist gave Harrie a hat trick with his third goal of the campaign.
Now in the 75th minute of the game new comer Zayd Flores found himself on the end of passed by to the midfield and carrying the ball Flores fired a excellent shot to put the Storm up by five. Then before the game was over, Harrie decided that there was plenty of time to add another point to the game and gave his team another goal making it a total of six and Harrie's fifth of the night.
Storm now sits on a four game win streak and a playoff spot in the LA Premier League, 

Storm will he holding tryouts for it's NPSL National Premier Soccer League season January 5th and 6th 
for more details go to the web site at www.fcscprosoccer.com 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Storm collects third win in a row. 4-1 over Trigueros

 
Storm came from behind to capture their third win in as many games with a 4-1 win over Trigueros Saturday night at George Carver Middle School in Los Angeles.  It was suitable weather for the Storm with a steady drizzle of rain though out the night. The Trigueros started strong with pressure right from the start and keeping the Storm in their own Offensive zone. Then in the 12th minute of play, the Trigueros got past the Storm defense with a ball through the legs of a Storm defender, it was picked up by the Trigueros forward who got the first goal of the night past Storms keeper Steven Rodriguez. But just Seven minutes later it was the Storms turn as Tyler Coombes battling in front of the Trigueros net managed a pass to Jesus Lopez who Volleyed the ball and then chest trapped it and loft it in to tie up the score.
 In the second half with the score tied at one it was Lopez again with the ball except this time it was he who set up Mauricio Harrie in the 65th minute with a cross that found the feet of Harrie and with a quick shot passed the keeper two now take the lead. The Storm was just beginning to build as in the 75th minute it was Lopez again with a pass up field and it was a through ball to forward Tyler Coombes.  After missing an opportunity in the first half of play Coombes made sure this one counted has, he beat the keeper and gave the Storm a more comfortable lead of two goals. The Storm was clicking now and with the biggest percentage of possession they were looking like the team that was coming together with a series of passes and build ups, and it was only a short time then in the 83rd minute when Tyler Coombes received the ball midfield and carried it through the defense and creating a break away. But a Trigueros defense caught up with
Coombes and forced him to the side of the net and before going out Coombes made a nice neat pass along the goal line to the feet of the attacking Mauricio Harrie who collected his second goal of the night. That was enough to lead the Storm to their third victory in a row with a 4-1 win. The Storm now has a record of 3-0-3 in the LA Premier Soccer League with 9 points. 

Santa Clarita Storm is a member of the National Premier Soccer League and will be holding tryouts January 5th and 6th in Santa Clarita, California. The Storm is looking for players with the desire to play at the professional level. Males 18-30 years of age that beleave they have what it takes get more information on line at www.fcscprosoccer.com or email the Storm at fcsc@fcscprosoccer.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friend of the Storm gets Pro Coaching Assignment

Matt Weston takes Head Coaching job at
VSI-Tampa Bay FC - USL Pro team in Tampa
Florida.

Santa Clarita Storm would like to congratulate Matt Weston on his appointment to head up the new U.S.L Pro League team out of Tampa Florida. Matt is a good friend of Gerald Brunner - Owner & CEO of United Sports Int & Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm. The two
met through Doug Peterson who owned New York FC -  a team that operated out of Garden City, NY and had an affiliation with N.Y.F.C to develop players for the pro level. Brunner & Weston struck a relationship that continued after Weston had left N.Y.F.C.  Brunner
learned through social media of the promotion of Weston to take the helm of the Tampa Pro team .

Matt Weston -VSI- Tampa F.C
Weston, a former professional player in the UK with Ipswich Town, moved to the U.S. in 2006 to pursue a player/coaching career and has quickly established himself as one of the brightest, young, up-and-coming coaches. Last season Weston led the Ocala Stampede to the PDL Southeast Division title in the club’s inaugural season, and impressed the VSI management with his team performances and entertaining style of play.
“Matt was an obvious choice for us as he best reflected the values we wish to achieve with our newly formed USL PRO team,” said John Mitchell, VSI Head of Operations for North America. “We saw him coach firsthand last season when our PDL team played against Ocala Stampede who, without a doubt, were the standout team in the division.”
“I am excited by the challenge and wonderful opportunity of being named head coach of the VSI Tampa Bay FC USL PRO team for its inaugural season in 2013,” said Weston, 36. “Once I met the ownership group and discussed the long-term vision of VSI, it felt right and I was delighted to accept the position.
“After spending some time in USL PRO in 2011 with FC New York and a very successful season with new PDL franchise the Ocala Stampede this past summer, I was champing at the bit to get back into the pro game. VSI are looking to build for the future, they are forward-thinking with their approach and mirror my philosophy for long-term player development. We will be looking to play a brand of soccer that will excite as well as entertain, and hope that the fans here in Tampa come out to support their new professional team."
story acquired from USL website 

Jayro Martinez Signs Pro Contract with Anaheim Bolt

Jayro Martinez in the middle vs San Diego flash 2012
Santa Clarita, California - Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm announces the transfer signing of a Storm player to a professional contract to play with the Anaheim Blot of the P.A.S.L (Professional Arena Soccer League).
  Jayro Martinez, one of the Storms starting midfielders in F.C.S.C's very successful 2012 season, signed to play this season with the professional indoor team based out of Anaheim & will play in a season that runs in between the N.P.S.L. season.
Martinez is one of three players from the United Sports International Organization to sign professional contracts; Carlos Aguilar was the first player when the team played in the P.D.L. of the U.S.L under the Lancaster Rattlers brand. Aguilar signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the U.S.L Pro League. Miguel Ibarra who in 2012 was drafted in the M.L.S draft second round to the Portland Timbers. However, signed
with the Minnesota Stars of the N.A.S.L Pro Leagues, a second division of U.S. Soccer .

  Martinez started playing at the youth level with some of the most competitive club teams in his local
area of the San Fernando Valley, California. Club teams such as Samba, Strikers, and C.V.U, as well
as participating in top tournaments like the Surf Cup, the Dallas Cup, Nomads and the National Cup.
      Martinez went on to a successful college career; first with L.A Mission College,  where he won M.V.P honors as well as First Team All Conference and helped lead  his team to a Western Conference title in the W.S.C.  Martinez completed his final two years of his college career with both Kansas Wesleyan University (where he helped his team to a conference title) and with California State University of Los Angeles.

     From College Martinez continued his pursuit of a career in soccer as he spent time with the Southern California Seahorses and the Ventura County Fusion of the P.D.L. He spent some time in El Salvador playing with the U-21 National Team before once again returning to the P.D.L with the Lancaster Rattlers who have now rebranded and relocated to Santa Clarita and play in the National Premier Soccer League under the new brand of Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm.  Martinez spent the 2012 season with the Storm and helped his team to a successful inaugural year in Santa Clarita.
     Jayor; with his good sense of the game both on and off the field and ability to execute quick and efficient play should be an excellent addition to the Bolt. We wish him the best in his first season with the team and look forward to his return to the Storm in 2013. You can follow Jayor and the Bolt on KDC TV, for a

complete schedule of their games go to http://boltsoccer.com.  
   The Santa Clarita Storm will be holding tryouts January 5 & 6th in Santa Clarita. For more information contact the team at fcsc@fcscprosoccer.com or go to our web site at www.fcscprosoccer.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012