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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Storm resign Captains Martines and Coombes for 2012

Santa Clarita, California - Last Year's captains Tyler Coombes and Stephen Martines have re-signed with the
Storm for the 2012 season. Both senior players were captains last season and both bring leadership, guidance, knowledge and experience to the team. Stephen Martines came to the Storm last year at pne of their first tryouts of the year where he quickly drew the attention of the staff with his knowledge of the game and leadership skills. Martines, besides an accomplished soccer player, is also a television actor, recording, artist and owns his own filming company - D.T.E. Films - which will be proudly worn on the back of the players jersey's this season.
Stephen Martines

Tyler Coombes
Martines has played along side such players as Chris Klein (formerly of the LA Galaxy), Coby Jones (formerly of the La Galaxy), Brian McBride (Fulham of the E.P.L, & Chicago Fire of the M.L.S) and Daryl Dorn (St. Louis Storm). Martines' family has a background in the foundation of soccer in St. Louis, Missouri, where his father; Stephen Martines Sr and Pat McBride (the father of Brian McBride) together established the foundation for youth soccer in St. Louis. They together developed teams that lead to the longest running youth organization in St. Louis, the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (S.L.Y.S.A). As a youth Martines had 7 championships and 6 M.V.P's with the White Star SC. He was recognized as one of the "elite" youth players in the state at the age of 14. Martines was a member of the ODP program and raked #1 striker in the Nation. He also went on to have a
successful high school career with a record of 71 goals 32 assist totaling 182 points, two National Finals and a Championship. Martines went on to have a very successful college career as well before the sudden death of his farther, that took Stephen out of school to take care of his family. Eventually Martines returned to college for one year where he captured the M.V.P award once again.
      Finally Martines got his opportunity to play at the next level in the M.L.S, joining the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting K.C) but again adversity would strike, this time it was a career ending injury to his knee. After that Martines had moved to California only to fine another vocation in television and music, as he has been enjoying a successful career in both. Appearing in several television shows with the latest Vampire Diaries as his part as returned to the series. Martines as just cut a new signal record that should be released soon & will serve as assistant coach to Jarrod Cline this season.
      Tyler Coombes will be returning to the Storm as captain along side of Martines for the second year.. Coombes soccer background started at a very early age, with the ability to play several positions he became very valuable to the team. As a youngster Coombes played for youth club teams at the age of 12 through 17 playing with a Palmdale Thunder. Three years from the age of 15 to 17 Tyler was voted most valuable player and was the team captain for all three years with the club. Coombes accelerated in high school as well, where as a Sophomore & a Junior Coombes was named once again most M.V.P. Tyler did not stop there, making First Team All League as a junior, Defensive player of the year & Captain (again). As a varsity player and captain Coombes also captured the Golden Boot award and as a Senior was M.V.P once again, and again was selected for the First Team All League and was also selected M.V.P of the Senior All Star game. As a freshmen in college he didn't slow down at all as he was
once again appointed to the First Team All League & started all the games his team played. In 2009 at Cal State 
LA Coombes received the Goal of the Year Award. Coombes and Martines look to be the leaders this season for the Storm as the look to capture a title the first year in the Santa Clarita Valley.
      The Storm's season begins April 7th in the N.P.S.L on the road in San Diego to face off with the San Diego Boca, and will open at Home April 14th at Canyon High School with a 6:00pm game. Come and watch these and the other exciting players ... Come be a part of it!

      About United Sports International Inc. / Futbol Club Santa Clarita / the Santa Clarita Storm
It is the purpose and intent of United Sports International, Inc. to provide the highest level of professional soccer training, development and entertainment for the young players and loyal fans of Thge Santa Clarita Valley. Our aim is to be a leading soccer organization for advancement of young players in Santa Clarita & surrounding areas. United Sports International Inc. Operates the soccer club Futbol Club Santa Clarita, which is the first Mens Pro Team to come to Santa Clarita. The Santa Clarita Storm will play in the National Premier Soccer Leagues (N.P.S.L). With further growth and establishment in the Santa Clarita Valley; we will also be providing clinics with programs to fit the needs of the individual player, along with Continuing Education Clinics for the coach’s and trainers themselves so they too can reach their highest potential. It is also our commitment to develop a unification of fans, players, parents, coach’s and the entire community, laying down a foundation of growth for the youth and the communities
of the Santa Clarita Valley! for more information and follow the team though the 2012 season.

      About the National Premier Soccer League (N.P.S.L): The N.P.S.L was founded in 2003 and is a Men’s Pro-Am league with over 35 teams in four conferences, and is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (U.S.A.S.A). As an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (U.S.S.F). Both U.S.S.F and F.I.F.A recognized, the N.P.S.L is a Division IV league behind Major League Soccer (M.L.S), the North American Soccer League (N.A.S.L) and the United Soccer League (U.S.L) Pro. Through the U.S.A.S.A, N.P.S.L clubs are able to qualify for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the oldest running soccer tournament in the country and one of the oldest soccer tournaments in the world. For more information, visit our official website at http://www.npslsoccer. net or send us an e-mail at

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