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

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

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   The Santa Clarita Storm will be holding tryouts January 5 & 6th in Santa Clarita. For more information contact the team at or go to our web site at

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       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


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: 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 ...


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
Don't miss your chance to succeed at the next level.