Futbol Club Santa Clarita’s Men’s Premier Soccer team has signed four more players to their 2012 roster pending
USASA, and NPSL approvals.
Cedrique Nguimzon 22 years old - Forward - Bapaussam, Cameroon Alan Benauente 31 years old - Defender - Chatsworth, California
Jorge Hernandez 23 years old - Forward - Los Angeles, California
Roman Ramero 26 years old – Forward - Van Nuys, California
Cedrique Nguimzon is a 22 year old forward who originates from Cameroon, came to the United States in 2008 along with his mother and siblings to live with their father Jean-Claude Nguimzon (Who he has lived for the past five years in Palmdale, California). Cedrique started his career in soccer at a very young age in Cameroon playing in the Centre Sportif for five years then transferred to CapeFoot (a third division Futbol Club) and helped his team to a championship in 2006. In 2007 he transferred again to Barsseries Du Cameroun a preparation Futbol Club, which is where the majority of the Cameroon Mens International team comes from.
Jorge Hernandez is a forward but can also double as a right side midfielder.Hernandez is very versatile player, not only being able to play multiple positions, but also Hernandez also having the ability to play with both right
and left feet. Jorge brings several personal accomplishments to the team with a Golden Boot award leading in scoring for his high school team in 06 and 07, he also receiving player of the year. Hernandez has had the honor of playing against several competitive teams in several leagues such as the Coast Soccer League with the Santa Monica United and playing in the Blboa League playing for Pumas. Hernandez also helped F.C. Kaiser to a Division Championship in the Mustang League.
Alan Benavente is a 6 foot 1 inch center defender who at the age of 31brings the experience The Storm needs in the back line. Benavente has experience with Hollywood Way soccer club, as well as semi-professional team Makina. Alan helped his team to two three-league championships from 2007 to 2010 & looks to bring a solid addition to the Storm’s defense pairing up with new comer Mathew Shaxton.
Roman Ramiro, a local Van Nuys player who will be joining the Storm has a defender and stands 5'8" and will be playing left back. he comes to the Storm with O.D.P. (Olympic Development Program) experience at the age of 15 and played at Victor Valley college.
In total, The Storm have also signed three defenders; Mathew Shaxton, Alan Benauente, and Roman Ramero,
three forwards; Martin Galvan, Cedrique Nguimzon, and Jorge Hernandez; and two midfielders; Richard Galvan and
Tyler Coomes so far this year.
Santa Clarita Storm will now prepare for the Five Star Winter Classic tournament to be held February 25th and 26th in Santa Clarita’s Central Park.The following weekend; March 3, the Storm will travel to University of California Irvine to take on the Anteaters in a friendly match. This will be the finial tune up before beginning The U.S. Open Cup Qualifying on March 10. The Cup Qualifier is a set of games spanning over the month of March in a single elimination for the opportunity to compete in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup. One of the biggest and oldest tournaments in the United States including teams from almost every adult league in the country, There are teams from the USASA, NPSL, USL as well as pro leagues like the USL Pro, NASL, and MLS.
This will be followed April 7th by the opening of the NPSL Season. Keep checking the Web site for complete
schedule for 2012 that is set to be released soon. www.fcscprosoccer.com
|Alan Benavente- Defender|
|Jorge Hernandez -Forward|