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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

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm Leaves Clean Sheet in 1-0 win over Brazil

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm Leaves Clean Sheet in 1-0 win over Brazil:  S torm Just Too Much for Brazil   Los Angeles, California November 10, 2012 - Defender David Duffy scored the winning and only goal ...

Storm Leaves Clean Sheet in 1-0 win over Brazil

 Storm Just Too Much for Brazil

 Los Angeles, California November 10, 2012 - Defender David Duffy scored the winning and only goal of the game in the 75th minute of play on Saturday.
       The Storm; who are participating in the Los Angeles Premier Soccer League in the off season, faced 'Brazil' Saturday night in Los Angeles at George Carver Middle School. Both teams found themselves in short supply of players with an equal amount of elven on both sides. The game was not only even in the number of players available, but also opportunities created by both teams on the field.    Although the Storm controlled about 70% of possession during the game, the score stayed even though out the first half of play. The Storm however created several scoring opportunities. In the 38th minute, forward Mauricio Harrie fired off a perfect  shot within the 18 yard line with help off a pass from Captain Matt Shaxton who was all the way out in midfield. Harrie managed to out maneuver the Brazil defense but the shot was right in the arms of the Brazil `keeper Regio Corona.
David Duffy-Center Defender
       The Second half did not change much with a little more possession from Brazil, the game remained even however until the 75th minute of play; when a set play created a may-lay in front of the Brazil goal allowing defender David Duffy to sink the ball into the back of the net to score what was the only goal of
the game. Even after a gantlet effort from Brazil who picked up the intensity and pressure to uncomfortable levels for the last 20 minutes of the game. Five minutes after the Storm took the lead Brazil created a break away and got a shot on target that Storm keeper
Steven Rodriguez stretched to the far post and got a palm on the ball to knock it out of play. Off of the following corner kick Brazil came right back with a shot that found itself just under the cross bar and looked to be the shot that would knot up the score, when Rodriguez came up big again with a vertical dive getting his figure tips on the ball and push it up and over the net. Again off of the corner Brazil found the ball just outside the 18 and managed another well placed shot on goal only to yet again be denied by Storm `keeper Rodriguez.

        The Storm had a couple more opportunities to put up a couple more goals from (typically) goalkeeper Miguel Lopez who was on the field due to the player shortage. In the 80th minute Lopez caught a cross with his head and got the header well on target but was denied by Corona. Lopez followed up with another
chance in the 85th minute assisted by teammate
Mauricio Harrie but was again denied. It was the one goal that would have held up to give the Storm the win.

The Storm will play again next Saturday in Los Angeles the time to be announced.  
     January 5th and 6th the Storm will be holding tryouts for the 2013 N.P.S.L season. The Storm is looking for talented players ages 18 - 30 years of age who have the desire to play at the next level. For more information navigate to the team page on this website or email FCSC@FCSCProSoccer.com       Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm is a Minor League Professional Soccer team that has been created and organized to provide an opportunities for athletes to play soccer at the professional level, providing a vehicle which will generate more accessible opportunities for players to enter the next level of professional soccer.
It's is also the intent to provide an avenue which will raise community awareness about the organization as well as other community entities, increase community spirit, and provide family entertainment for the entire Santa Clarita Valley.

       Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm is owned and operated by United Sports International Inc., a sports entrainment corporation.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NPSL KEEPS GROWING AND SO DOES THE GAME

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce the first round of expansion teams for the 2013 season. New members include FC Sparta Michigan and the Las Vegas Stallions. Additional clubs that have already been approved include Zanesville Athletic FC, the Cape Coral Hurricanes, Tampa Marauders FC, Miami United SC, Chesterfield United FC, Rock City Soccer Club, the New Orleans Jesters, Virginia FC, and RVA Football Club. 
FC Sparta and Zanesville will be joining the Midwest Great Lakes Conference and will be competing against the likes of AFC Cleveland, Detroit City FC, FC Buffalo, and the Erie Admirals.Zanesville will play their home matches at Foxfire Field, the former home of Maysville HS. “My goal is to build a strong fan base, build some strong regional rivalries, and win the Great Lakes Conference,” Chairman Scott A. White commented. White hopes the team will be instrumental in growing soccer in Southeast Ohio. 
The Stallions, led by Alfred Hoviss, appear to be one of the most ambitious clubs in recent memory. They have set high expectations for their inaugural season, including the goal of winning their conference and making to the NPSL’s championship round. They also have impressive plans to engage local communities including charitable projects, exhibition matches, and Hispanic outreach programs. 
Las Vegas’s squad will reflect the diversity of their city, a team that will include players from Switzerland, Serbia, Mexico and South America. A model club in the making, the Stallions plan to run their organization in a way that is family-friendly. “We want to send the right message,” Hoviss declared. “We want to infuse family values, strength, and discipline.”Their motto of “Never Run Alone” makes players Stallions for life, an exciting prospect as their players strive to make it to the next level.  The Cape Coral Hurricanes are one of several new Florida clubs. They will be playing their home matches at the beautiful Cape Coral High School, a stadium that holds over 2,400 fans. It also has many modern amenities, including an excellent pitch, two large concession stands, and an enclosed press box. The Hurricanes plan to be a visible part of their local youth soccer community, one of the largest in the state. JP Terrasi, the team’s majority  MORE>>>>

Santa Clarita "STORM": JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE

Santa Clarita "STORM": JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE: Don't miss your opportunity to become apart of the most exciting up coming Pro Soccer team in Santa Clarita. January 5th and 6th at Central ...

JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE

Don't miss your opportunity to become apart of the most exciting up coming Pro Soccer team in Santa Clarita. January 5th and 6th at Central Park in Santa Clarita is where it will all begin for 2013.
Do you "DARE TO DREAM, do you DARE TO TRY, do you,DARE TO FAIL,do you, DARE TO SUCCEED. Then be there January 5th and 6th more information on line at www.fcscprosoccer.com
Don't miss your chance to succeed at the next level.
FCSC THE SANTA CLARITA STORM  BE A PART OF IT JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storm Subsides to a 5 - 2 Loss

Prue-paring for the line before the game
Los Angeles,California - For the first time thus far, the Storm found themselves with an unbalanced roster traveling with eight forwards, eight midfielders, three defenders and only one keeper forcing some players to play out of position in an effort to fill in the missing positions. The game started with equal procession control
of the ball., until the 18th minute of play when Sporting FC cracked open the defense of the Storm earning themselves a breakaway and put their first goal into the back of net. However, no more than three minutes later Sporting FC came back into the Storms defensive third and off of a cross that was nicely placed to a
charging forward who volleyed the ball to collect the second goal of the game for Santa Monica.      
   It was the Storm's turn as no more than twelve minutes later on
a restart from a foul about twenty-two yards out of the Sporting F.C
defensive zone, captain Matt Shaxton took the kick and placed it nicely past the both the defensive wall and the keeper to put his team within one. That is how the first half ended with
Sporting F.C having a 2-1 lead.
   The Second half came out with the storm defense showing signs of fatigue. The Sporting FC took advantage of that in just the 53rd minute doing as they had all night putting together a series of crosses to quickly regain a two goal advantage.
The Storm made a great effort to stay in the game as Tyler Coombes dug deep and took possession of the ball about 25 yards out busting though two defenders creating a break away slotting the ball past the keeper at the far post and put the Storm with in one again in a 3-2 battle in L.A..   Unfortunately that seemed to be all that was left for the Storm's defense with only two defenders and two forwards holding the back line together, the fatigue really set in and the Sporting FC put forth an attack that the Storm could not weather as the Sporting FC put two more on the board before the final whistle that ended the game in a 5-2 loss for the Storm.

       keep checking back for next weeks schedule that should be out  soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Storm very excited about new found talent.

  Santa Clarita Storm comes up with a 0-0 draw in Friendly                exhibition with Pro Team 

October 6,2012

Los Angeles, California- In South Central Los Angeles on Saturday Oct. 6th, the F.C.S.C Storm played in a friendly match against the newest N.A.S.L Division II pro team; the Las Vegas High Rollers.
The two teams played to an even 0-0 draw as the Storm used this friendly game to showcase their returning players for the visiting High Rollers, as well as getting a look at some potential players to add to their own squad. The Storm with 10 retuning players and 13 prospects displayed very well the kind of talent they have in keeping even with the pro-team.  Both teams enjoyed equal possession throughout the game as well as having an equal number of scoring chances going both directions.
Storm forward Tyler Coombes, who lead the Storm last season in scoring with 16 goals in 12 games, had several good opportunities that could not be capitalized on. Newcomers Beto Sanchez and Ricky Cruz also took some quality shots on target that came away empty. Defender Derek Dodrill and Midfielder Jayor Martinez have recently been training with the High Rollers in efforts to earn a chance at making the team,. They also had good opportunites throughout the game;
showcasing well their talents as well as the talent the Storm maintain in front of the pro team as they played against them for this friendly game.
However, the Storm had plenty of chances themselves to see  the new talent that were showcasing for them and how they would compete in a highly competitive, professional level game. The results were excellent for the Storm as they saw many trial players that will prove to be outstanding additions to the team.
Specific names as David Duffy; a center back from Newcastle England earned himself the opportunity to be one of the newest additions to the defense for the Storm. David has years of experience in England playing with and captaining the U-18 England Schoolboy National Team. In addition David has College experience here in the States playing for and co-captaining for Columbia University; a NCAA Division 1 school.  He also has experience with the Manhattan Celtic, of the NY Cosmopolitan Soccer League and the New York Athletic Club.Another bright potential that the Storm had the opportunity to see was a young 19-year-old by the name of Ricky Cruz.  He is primarily a  midfielder but has earned a good amount of experience in  the defense as well playing with the U-17 Mexican National team, Pachuca’s U-17 Professional Development in Mexico and played with Chivas USA’s academy team. This 5’7” midfielder will be another great addition for the Storm.
21 year old Eric Flores looks to be another excellent addition to the Storms attacking front line as he is adapted to both the midfield and the forward positions.
Returning to the team is Mathayo Huma; a forward who played with the Storm in 2009 under it’s previously known title: The Lancaster Rattlers who played in the P.D.L of the U.S.L. Mathayo spent time in Mexico with Tecos first Division playing in eight (8) games with the club in both the reserve and first teams.  Huma returned to the Rattlers from 2010 until 2012 before spending a year with the Ventura Fusion of the P.D.L. For 2013 he will be returning to the Storm for the
team’s much anticipated 2nd season in The Santa Clarita Valley. Mathayo was born in Kenya, Africa and has been in the U.S. for the majority of his playing career.Another new yet returning player is Beto Sanchez who also played with The Lancaster Rattlers when they played in the U.S.L, with both the Super 20 team and the P.D.L team before he was sidelined with an injury for two years. Back to playing fitness he now returns looking to add the same speed, agility, ball control, and aggressiveness he brought to the team in the past.

The Storm will now train to prepare for an up coming match with the L.A. Blues of the U.S.L Pro Leagues.

January 5th and 6th, the Storm will hold tryouts for the new season and is expecting an excellent turnout of talent. For more information on the tryouts go the www.fcscprosoccer.com

Monday, October 1, 2012

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm vs L A Blues in a Friendly

Santa Clarita "STORM": Storm vs L A Blues in a Friendly: Storm gives players the Stage.  Santa Clarita Storm to taken on USL Pro team the LA Blues  October 27th Saturday                         ...

Storm vs L A Blues in a Friendly

Storm gives players the Stage. 
Santa Clarita Storm to taken on USL Pro team the LA Blues October 27th Saturday                                                                                                       
                                                          
Santa Clarita Storm will take on US Soccer Div. II pro team of the United Soccer Leagues the Los Angels Blues . The Blues began their play in the USL on November 7th 2010. The team is associated with the United Soccer Leagues W-League team Pali Blues, and is part of the larger LA Blues organization, which has competed in Los Angele-area amateur leagues since 1998.
This their 2nd year in the USL  finished with a record of 9-12-3 out of 24 games. The Santa Clarita Storm will taken on the Blues on October 27th Saturday at 10am at Fullerton College Stadium  Everyone is invited.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Santa Clarita "STORM": SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers SC

Santa Clarita "STORM": SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers SC:     SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers The Santa Clarita Storm will take on the Las Vegas Highrollers in a friendly m...

SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers SC




   
SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers

The Santa Clarita Storm will take on the Las Vegas Highrollers in a friendly match on October 6th at Carver Middle School in Los Angeles, CA. at 4:00p.m.
The Highrollers is the newest NASL Division II pro team that will make its season debut in 2013. The club has been playing for several years in Los Angles, CA and has now emerged as a pro team with a board of directors that consists of such names in Futbol as Franz Beckenbauer, regarded as one of the most famous German footballers of all time. He was voted third behind Johan Cruyff and Pele for the European player of the century by IFFHS. Mario Zagallo, a Brazilian that started his footballer career in America in 1948 was the first footballer to win the World Cup as a player in 1958,1962, and as a manager in 1970. He won again as an assistant coach in the1994 World Cup with the Brazilian national team. Zagallo also coached his country to a 4th place finish in the 1974 World Cup and to a 2nd place finish in the 1998 Cup.
In addition, on the board of directors for the Highrollers is PELE, a name that needs no explanation or introduction. Yes, the very same PELE, a National hero of Brazilian soccer scoring over 760 goals. He scored in 541 in-league championships making him the top scorer of all time. In total, PELE scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. He will be forever known worldwide for his accomplishments.
Also with the Highrollers is Carlos Alberto Torres, another Brazilian World Cup hero named by PELE as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in 2004. Torres not only played in Brazil but also came to the US in 1977 and played in New York City for the Cosmos where he was reunited with his friend PELE. He won three National titles in the NASL in 1977,1978, and 1982. Torres was a five-time all-star in the NASL.

The Highrollers consists mainly of International players and as one might guess a lot of Brazilians. The Storms players Jayro Martines and Derek Dodrill are presently training with the team for a possible spot. This looks to be an exciting team and the friendly match should prove to be interesting, and the Storm will be looking for an Affiliation to start here.

Come catch the action on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 4p.m. at the George Carver Middle School in Los Angeles, CA.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

City of Santa Clarita and the Storm renew for 2013


F.C.S.C (Futbol Club Santa Clarita) Storm and the City of Santa Clarita have come to an agreement to continue their partnership though the 2013 season. The City of Santa Clarita and the Storm will continue their support of each other in the coming year. The Storm will show its appreciation by wearing the city logo this year on the right sleeve of the Storm  uniforms & will proudly display the City's seal & other emblems on their display banners at every home game.
 "The City has been a breath of fresh air for us." said Gerald Brunner; CEO & President of United Sports International Inc. (the parent Corporation that operates F.C.S.C.). "Russell Sypowicz and the rest of the City staff  have been a great support in our first year in Santa Clarita." Brunner went on to say; "It makes a real difference when the City that you wish to represent welcomes you and works with you. That is something we have not been use to. It's tough
enough trying to build a program of this type, but when the City you are working in does not support you it becomes an almost impossible task."
 "We are dedicated to bringing a professional sports organization that is successful both on and off the  field." The parent corporation United Sports International Inc. (U.S.I) intends to bring the community of the Santa Clarita Valley together through sports and  through supporting the community by bringing family entertainment and  professional influence to the youth groups with in the community."  
"We hope to bring more friendly matches with teams from different professional  levels in an effort to bring more awareness to the City and the sport of soccer in  general." said Brunner. "The Storm are looking to have another excellent season and will enjoy building a successful professional soccer program with the City of Santa
Clarita". 
Footnote:
The Storm will l
ook to secure a home stadium for the 2013 season. Last season we enjoyed the hospitality of four
stadiums, Canyon High School (4 games), Hart High School (1 game), Valencia High School (1 league game & 1 international game), Golden Valley High School (1 game).ll were great facilities and the help from the school employees was unsurpassed. However, the Storm would like one location to call home, and will make an effort to secure the one stadium as soon as possible.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

National Premier Soccer League Finial Four is Set


National Premier Soccer Leagues National Finials      
 Finial Four have been decided, the 2012 finials to compete in San Diego beginning Friday July 27th  at  Del Norte High School in San Diego with the Semi finals. representing the East Coast F.C. Sonic's of Lehigh Valley, from the South Chattanooga F.C., in the Midwest the Madison 56ERS and in representing the Western Region the Bay Area Ambassadors. The Semi- Finials will begin on Friday night with a double header, kick off for the first game will be at 5:00pm with the second game following. On Saturday the two teams that lost will play for 3rd place at 7pm on Saturday July 28th. On Sunday the two winners from Friday night will face each other for the National Championship title with game time set for 3:00pm.
The Teams:
The Sonic's finished the season with the best record in the NPSL of  12-1-1
The Madison 56ERS  won their place with a 8-0-3 record
The Chattanooga FC finished with a 4-1-1 record
The Bay Area Ambassadors is representing the Western Region with a 8-3-3 record.
Good Luck to all the teams representing the NPSL .

Note: Sonic (12-1-1), the nation's top-ranked team among NSPL and PDL teams, according to U.S. Soccer Report,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Storm Settles in First Round 3-2

Alex Burkevics Storm keeper
Abel Hindjosa- defender
   Oakland, California- The Game was a typical playoff game with hard aggressive play on both sides, with each side waiting on one mistake in play so they can take advantage of it. It was the Storm striking first in the 15th minute as they had done for much of this season. Martin Galvan brought the ball down the middle of the pitch, seeing midfielder Andes Bueno on the left side, Galvan made a pass to Bueno while he was on the run.
Bueno received the ball at his feet and scored to put the team up by one. However just five minutes later the Ambassadors wanted to show why they were the Northern Conference winners and in the 21st minute Ambassador midfielder picked off a loose ball in midfield and from 25 yards out tied the score with a shot that went by Storm keeper Alex Burkevics.
The Storm responded to the goal with an attack of there own the lead to a foul and a restart 20 yards to the left of the Bay Area goal. The ball went around the wall and was picked up by Martin Galvan who fed the feet of defender and player of                                                    
the game Abel Hindjosa who put his team up by one. That was the second goal for the Storm in the first half and the first 45 ended with a 2-1 lead for the visitors over the Ambassadors.
The Second half is what the Ambassadors needed to regroup. The second half was more intense as time was running out for the Ambassadors and they continued to apply pressure, until the 66th minute of play while defending in the box a foul was called against Storm's midfielder Matt Shaxton that lead to a penalty kick for the Bay Area Ambassadors and that was enough to get the lead and what ended up the wining goal.  The

Ambassadors ended up knocking the Storm out of the 2012 playoffs in the first round of the Western Regional Playoffs. The Ambassadors will go on to face the Sonoma County SOL next week as the Sol knocked off the Southern Conference Champions; the San Diego Flash in a 4-3 win in Penalty kicks. .
 The Santa Clarita Storm ends the season with a 9-3-3 record, 2nd in the South West Conference to the Flash
and is listed by ESPN LA (Scott French) as Sixth in all of Southern California Soccer.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEN'S TOP SOCCER RANKINGS:
1. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7-10-2
2. Chivas USA (MLS) 5-7-5
3. Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 10-2-2
4. Los Angeles Blues (USL Pro) 5-8-2
5. San Diego Flash (NPSL) 11-1-2
 

6. FC Santa Clarita Storm (NPSL) 8-3-3 
7. Fullerton Rangers (NPSL) 8-4-2
8. Los Angeles Missioners (PDL) 4-4-7
9. Orange County Blue Star (PDL) 3-6-5
10. Southern California Seahorses (PDL) 3-8-3
11. San Diego Boca (NPSL) 5-6-3
12. FC Hasental (NPSL) 4-8-2
13. Pali Blues (PDL) 2-9-3

Sunday, July 8, 2012

San Diego Flash Record Washed Out in Storms Victory

                                        


4-3
Storm washes out San Diego in a Flash

 Santa Clarita, Ca. - If you looked at the game on paper it's understandable why some made predictions
 For One : Its was a do or die match for the Storm who with a 7-3-3 record
Opponent:: San Diego Flash  with an undefeated record of 11-2-0 best record in the National Premier Soccer league,
Record facing the Flash:.  2011 lost both times facing them one score was 8-1 2012 lost 3-0 in San Diego
 I know where I would of put my money, but everyone must play the 90 minute game before anything is finial.
Things change and change they did, for the Storm it was a couple of different factors, one a new keeper in the net with college experience. Steven Rodriguez has done an excellent job for the storm and got them this far. However with the pressure increasing in a match such as this, Head Coach Jose Meza  choose to go with our number 2 keeper Alex Burkevics  who has college experience and has playoff experience as well.
Martin Galvan Forward
Second change was a healthy Tyler Coombes back and healthy after receiving an injury in the match with the Rangers that has sideline him. Also the return of Jose Ruesga and Robert Hill who both where sitting out because of red card violations. And to secure the midfield Matt Shaxton was healthy after a heel injury suffered in the match two weeks ago with the San Diego Boca.  the return of a few key players brought an unexpected and confidante Flash team a fight. It was in the 26th minute of play when the Storms Midfielder Richard Galvan had possession of the ball and seen an open forward his brother Martin Galvan and slipped a nice little short pass to his feet and Martin  put his foot to it and  kick a through ball shot right passed the keeper to put the Storm on top. Fired up the Storm kept building until 11 minutes later in the 37th minute
Martin Galvan with the ball again but this time seen his counter part on top Tyler Coombes coming up the side and with a pass Coombes took it on the run and with no one but the keeper to stop him on a one on one Coombes made a quick move and shot it pass Nick Harpel the Flash Keeper.
Now with a two goal lead on the division leaders the Storm just kept building and then just 11 minutes later again in the 48th minute of play thunder struck and lightening in the name of Alex Harley  was on the receiving end of yet another pass from Martin Galvan playing out wide Harlley found himself all alone when he received the pass and like the wind took off and again keeper Harpel was alone and facing yet another one on  one that ended the same way and now three goals up at the end of the first half.
    Second half the Storm knew what happen the week before when the Rangers where up on the Flash by one the Flash came back and in a Flash picked up 5 unanswered goals for the comeback win.
Alex Burkevics  player of the match
Well they came out with a purpose the Flash did as they put on more pressure on the Storms midfield and defense. The Storm held solid until seven minutes in the half a foul on the Flash and in the box so a plenty kick was awarded and the lead was cut to only two. For the next 32minutes the Flash has multiple opportunities but to this point all where turned away on some beautiful saves performed by Storms keeper Alex Burkevics. Then in the 84th minute Flash's Ortiz  delivering a corner kick and  midfielder off the bench Jon Sawyer picked it up and sent it pass Burkevics to put his team back in the game and with in only one. the Flash really put the pressure on with over 20 shots in the game most in the second half kept the Storm backed up and defending and in the 88th minute the pressure paid off and Flash's Ortiz already with an assist, took the gall in midfield and  tied the game for the flash.
Tyler Coombes point leader
No heads down in the Storm camp, even with losing a three goal advantage they fought back with pressure of there own. With only a minute to play the Storm knew a tie was not good enough when forward Wayne Lampart, who came in off the bench for Martin Galvan laid a pas to Coombes who found him self alone again and on a breakaway for the third time that night keeper Harpel found himself on the wrong end of  a one on one and Coombes the point leader for the Storm carried his team to the finial minute as he beat Harpel and applied the game winner to the back of the net. the Flash  had a few last minute shots on target but Player of the game keeper Alex Burkevics was not allowing any more pass him, and they didn't.   With the 4-3 win the Storm will now travel to face the First place team in the North the Bay Area Ambassadors in a single game elimination game to play the winners in the south for the Western Regional Championship and will represent the West in the National Championship to be held July 26-29th in San Diego, California.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Soccer Show Down

Penny Lane Night Saturday July 7th 5:00pm, Canyon High 
19300 Nadal St. Canyon Country, Gate open at 4:00pm 
 All proceeds from the game will go to our Foundation Penny Lane. 
Santa Clarita Storm vs San Diego Flash in a must win game to take the last playoff spot in the South West Conference. 
Don't miss the exciting action and with every ticket purchase you are entered in a drawing to win a sign game jersey. 
 Don't miss this one it is the last regular season game and it will be the most exciting to watch. 

 Come be a part of it and help us help the Penny Lane Foundation 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Santa Clarita "STORM": STORM BACK IN THE PLAYOFF RACE WITH 4-2 WIN

Santa Clarita "STORM": STORM BACK IN THE PLAYOFF RACE WITH 4-2 WIN: Santa Clarita, California-  It was the chance to get back in the playoff hunt with 2 games left in the regular season, and only one point se...

STORM BACK IN THE PLAYOFF RACE WITH 4-2 WIN

Santa Clarita, California-  It was the chance to get back in the playoff hunt with 2 games left in the regular season, and only one point separating the Storm from the second place Rangers. Only the top too teams will travel to the playoffs and the Rangers will face the UN-defeated Flash Sunday July 1, Storm took the field knowing this and knowing that the Rangers where the underdog in there game, it was a must win situation to maintain their chance to make the play-offs and regain second place.                                
 The intensity showed as it only took 25 secs for the Storm to put the first goal on the board. with assist from Stephen Martines and Alex Harlley Hany Helmy put his first goal of the season in the net.
Martin Galvan-Forward
The visitors  waiting until the 41st minute and got the opportunity on a penalty kick that was called on the Storm and the Hasental collected the point and even the score. But in the 48th minutes Hasental took the lead with a goal two take the lead. The visitors held that lead until the 59th minute of play when Storms Andres Bueno took advantage of a rebound that came off the keeper and knotted up the score.
Then just two minutes later, Martin Galvan on a run up the left side of the pitch received a pass from Alex Harrley that was an pass from the opposite side of the field and pulled in down on a 1 on 1 with the keeper Galvan beat the keeper and put the Storm up by one. the Insurance goal came in the 75th minute as newly signed Mauricio  Harrie caught a rebound from a shot of Martin Galvan and found the back of the net to insure the win. Martin Galvan was named "Player of the Game" with the game winner in the 61st minute of play.  The Storm will wrap up the regular season next week at Canyon High School as they will take on the San Diego flash who are undefeated at game time today.  The playoff race will come down to the last game of the season, do not miss it you will see exciting soccer and the opportunity for the Storm to make it in to the play offs the first year in Santa Clarita. Game time Saturday is 5pm at Canyon High School
this is also the Storm's Penny Lane night all proceeds will go to the Penny Lane Foundation.
Don't miss it.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Storm Sign 5 before Roster Freeze

Familiar Faces Hope to Help The Storm...Storm Through 2012 Post Season.
  Santa Clarita, California June 22nd 2012-As the Santa Clarita Storm are thundering into the NPSL Western Regional playoffs & are reinforcing their roster, finalizing several last minute signings before the roster freeze deadline that quickly approaches.

      Futbol Club Santa Clarita announces the signing of forward Artie Lawson of Valencia, Defender Allen Gutierrez, and Rafael Fuentes a Midfielder from Canyon Country. Three local players that will fill in and help strengthen the Storm’s already dense bench. “They are good players and they will help us to finish strong” said Coach Meza; who is a first year coach with the Storm and thus far has lead his team to second place in the NPSL
South West Conference with a 6-3-2 record. The Storm has also added two more familiar faces to the organization as these two have played with the club in the Antelope Valley since 2007; before the club relocating to Santa Clarita and re-branding itself.



Jesus Lopez Midfielder

Mauricio Harrie Forward
 Jesus Lopez; a defensive midfielder - played and started for the Antelope Valley team for three years logging in over 3,500 minutes and playing in over 37 games within those three years. Lopez became a mainstay to the team’s midfield.  

 Mauricio Harrie has also been with the club since the beginning in 2007 until 2010. Harrie also logged in over 3,500 minutes in the three season and gathering over 36 points.

 Coach Meza is looking beyond the season end, we must be ready for the playoffs, and anything can happen. That is why we need more good players heading into the playoff race. Adding these five extra players at this point in the race, we are sure we can stay strong and be a serious presence this post season. “It’s always good to have a strong
bench, because you never know when you are going to need it” said Meza.


 The Storm will play the Rangers Sunday in a 5pm match that will be a playoff level game. The game will be in Santa Ana at the Santa Ana Stadium at 5p.m. The Rangers have a record of 6-2-3 & only sit one point behind the Storm with three games left in the regular season -  a possible 9 points to be earned you can guarantee it’s going to be a game you don’t want to miss this Sunday night. The Rangers must win to take second place away     from the Storm, as the Storm must at least tie to maintain their second place position.  


The Storm will return home on June 30 to face off with F.C. Hasental at 5pm at Canyon High School. This game has been marked as a Penny Lane night. A night earmarked to donate all proceeds to the team’s sole foundation & lead sponsor. The Storm invite all fans to participate in the event, there will be raffles for the winner’s favorite player’s
jersey right off their back! Come enjoy family entertainment, exciting professional soccer and help a good cause.

For more information on Penny lane or the Storm’s up coming schedule go to www.fcscprosoccer.com

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Youth camp to benefit Penny Lane Foundation

    Professional Soccer Camp July 7th and 8th

Youth Soccer Camp to be Held to Benefit the    Penny Lane Foundation   

 The Santa Clarita Storm Soccer team will hold a Youth Camp July 7th and 8th in Central Park from 10 am until 2pm both day. Ages 5 to 17 welcomed $135.00 per player. All proceeds will go the the Penny Lane Foundation .                                    For more information go to www.fcscprosoccer.com fine out more about Penny Lane go to www.pennylane.org. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Penny Lane Appriciation Day

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June 30th and July 7th 5pm Canyon High School come help support a good cause.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boca Narrowly Escape The Storm

Santa Clarita, California, June 9, 2012. - After a unexpected change in venue to Golden Valley High School from Hart High this week, the game was a typical rematch from opening day of the 2012 season when the Storm jumped to a quick lead in the first half 2-0 only to see it disappear and the game end in a tie. This game wasn't much different except the totals at the end where 1-1 left each team with a point a piece.Storm expected a tough match with Boca coming in with a record of 3-2-1 for the season and the Storm sitting in secondteam pic june 2012 place in the Southern Conference with a record of 5-2-2 and the playoffs in site. The match saw many one vs one battles with a lot of incomplete passes and turnovers, as both teams were fighting to get on the board first.

It only took the Storm 23 minutes to take that lead and it was Alex Harlley who put his team up by one. In the 23rd minute of play; defender Robbie Gouk spotted Harlley open on the right side of the keeper, with a long pass from the defensive third of the field, Gouk launched a pass right to Harlley who brought the pass down to his feet, took a move or too around a defender and sent a rocket right past the flat footed 'keeper and put the Storm up 1 - 0 in the half.

The second half started out exactly as the first ended, except midfielder Matt Shaxton for the Storm was substituted because of a bruise on his heel. And the Storm seem off a bit at the start of
the second half, the Boca came out very aggressive and continued to pressure &again a bit of the back and fourth play went on. In the57th minute of play Boca broke lose and took advantage of a
miscue in was is normally a very solid defense of the Storm and Boca's Jammel Wallace took advantage of that and tied the score. The Storm starting pressuring and had a number of
opportunities but could not capitalize on them. Tyler Coombes hit a bullet from 20 yards out the rocket pass everyone on and looked like a for sure game winner, to have it only hit the side post & bounced back in to the field of play, Newly signed Mauricio Harrie had three shots on goal with one just saved by the Boca 'keeper to dine Harrie.
 Game Summary
Shots -Storm 15, Boca 9
Goals - Storm 1, Boca 1
Fouls- Storm 10-, Boca 15
Saves -Storm Steven Rodriguez 9, Boca Ortiz 4, Morehead 4

The Storm will now go on the road for the next two weeks as they travel to Arizona to take on the Monsoons (0-0-10) on the 16th of  June and then will go to Fullerton where they will take on the Rangers (4-2-3) with 15 points and presently in third place in the Western Conference.
The Storm returns home on June 30th at Canyon High School and will host F.C. Hasental in a 5pm match. Followed on July 7th in the last game of the season that could be a real thriller as the Storm will take on the First place Flash in another 5pm match.

 Notice:
ALL THE PROCEEDS FROM BOTH OF THE NEXT TWO HOME GAMES WILL BE DONATED TO PENNY LANE  FOUNDATION - F.C.S.C. STORM'S OFFICIAL FOUNDATION OF THE SANTA CLARITA STORM. Penny Lane
 PENNY LANE IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS THOUSANDS OF KIDS YEARLY

READ MORE ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION go to   www.pennylane.org  WE NEED YOUR HELP
COME TO THE GAMES JUNE 30TH AND JULY 7TH CATCH SOME EXCITING SOCCER ACTION AND HELP THOSE THAT REALLY NEED IT.  
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FANS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPOR

Friday, June 8, 2012

Storm takes on Boca at Golden Valley High School

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Saturday night the Santa Clarita Storm will be looking to add more points to the win column as they will take on the San Diego Boca at Golden Valley High School. The Storm faced Boca on April 7th opening day of the season. The Storm had jumped a head with a 2-0 lead the first half only to settle for a tie as Boca rebound and added two of their own. 
The Storm will be looking to finish the game with a win this time as they are in the hunt for the Western Conference playoffs.  the Game was moved from Hart High School to Golden Valley High School due to scheduling problem at Hart.  Game time remains at 5pm gates will open at 4pm .
 Tickets are $10.00 for adults $5.00 for kids 14 and under and free for kids under 5 years of age. 

 the Storm is offering a free ticket to every youth player that comes in uniform. (14 and under only) 
Come catch the excitement of the Storm players and join in on the fun.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Storm Stronger than The Tsunami

Player of the game with a goal and an assist.
Eureka, California June 2, 2012- The Storm displayed the depth of it's roster well this weekend as newly signed Jorge Serrano and Rafael Funtes got on the board, along with Alex Harrley in a 3-1 win over the Tsunami on Saturday afternoon.

North Coast Tsunami were overshadowed by a Storm that moved in from the south late Friday night .... The Santa Clarita Storm, rolled in for a 1:00pm game Saturday afternoon that only took 1:14 into the game to get on the score board. Martin Glavan worked the ball down field to the 18 yard line, and just as it got away from Martin his brother Richard Galvan was supporting and slid a pass to Jorge Serrano who quickly slipped it passed the Tsunami goalkeeper Sergio Guerrero to take the lead 1 - 0. The storm completely controlled the first half with 2/3 possession from whistle to whistle. However in the 22nd minute on a miscue in the Storm defense, the Tsunami took advantage and evened the score with there only opportunity of the half.


The next 45 minutes began with some of the same, with the Storm in control. As the second half progressed the game started to get chippy. The in the 70th minute Rafael Funetes entered the game and just eight minutes later it was Serrano again, who had the ball on in the six yard line handed it to Funetes who volleyed the ball and notched his first goal for his new team. But it wasn't more then 9 minutes later (87th minute) when the Tsunami fouled midfielder Hany Helmy inside the 18 yard box rewarding the Storm with a penalty kick. Alex Harlley took the kick and put the last goal of the game in for a 3-1 win


The storm will play back at Home Saturday June 9th in a match with the San Diego