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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

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.