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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

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 fine out more about Penny Lane go to 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Penny Lane Appriciation Day
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.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Storm takes on Boca at Golden Valley High School


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