CD Aguiluchos USA

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CD Aguiluchos USA
CD Aguiluchos USA Logo.png
Full nameClub Deportivo Aguiluchos USA
Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
StadiumRaimondi Park
Oakland, California
Capacity~2,000
ChairmanRoger Amaya
Head CoachFrancisco Juarez
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
20171st, Golden Gate Conference
Playoffs: West Region Champions, National Semifinalist
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Deportivo Aguiluchos USA is an American soccer club, founded in 2012 and based in Oakland, California, that competes in the West Region, Golden Gate Conference of the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth division of the American soccer pyramid.

The club plays its home games at Raimondi Park. Its colors are orange and black, drawing inspiration from Águila of El Salvador, with a secondary kit of all blue, taking after the El Salvador flag and national team.

History[edit]

CD Aguiluchos USA was founded in 2012 as a tribute to Águila of El Salvador and as a community club for many players of Salvadoran descent in Northern California. In December 2012, the team announced that it would be joining the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League (PDL). The club would be coached by Argentine and notable former Águila player and manager, Hugo Coria, who led the Salvadoran club to three major titles.[1]

The team played its first match on March 30, 2013; a 2–0 loss to Real San Jose.[2] The team won its first competitive game on April 13, 4–0 at home over San Francisco Stompers FC, with a hat-trick by Jorge Ruiz and a lone goal by William Colocho.[3]

On March 2014, Aguiluchos USA defeated Spartans Futbol Club 2–1, thanks to goals by Jorge Ruiz and former El Salvador international Rudis Corrales, which helped them qualify to the US Open Cup for the first time in the club history.[4]

Colors and crest[edit]

Aguiluchos USA home uniform mirrors that of the club it is named after, Águila of El Salvador, with an orange shirt, black shorts, and orange socks. Aguiluchos USA has worn a variation of this kit since its inception, with slight variations in trim, stripe width, number of stripes, and other minor details. The club usually complements this with a white and orange away uniform, with an additional away kit that mirrors the El Salvador national football team, with a blue shirt with white stripes, blue shorts, and blue socks.

The club badge features an eagle with two flags representing El Salvador and United States of America.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular season W-L-D Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 4th, Northern Division 3–6–3 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 3rd, Golden Gate Conference 5–2–5 Did not qualify 1st Round
2015 4 NPSL 3rd, Golden Gate Conference 7–1–4 National Semi Final Did not qualify
2016 4 NPSL 2nd, Golden Gate Conference 7–3–4 West Regional 1st Round 2nd Round
2017 4 NPSL 1st, Golden Gate Conference 8–3–1 National Semi Final Did not qualify
2018 4 NPSL 2nd, Golden Gate Conference 8-3-3 West Regional 1st Round 1st Round

Honors[edit]

  • Western Regional Champs (Playoff NPSL):
    • Winners (2): 2015, 2017
  • Golden Gate Conference (NPSL):
    • Winners (1): 2017

Current Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Adrian Topete
3 Peru DF Victor Ramirez
4 United States DF Anthony De Souza
5 United States DF Jose Cabeza
6 United States MF Ahmad Arash Hatifie
7 El Salvador MF Jorge Morán
8 United States MF Arnol Arceta
9 England FW Simon Rawnsley
10 El Salvador FW Carlos Aparicio
11 United States FW Ross Middlemiss
0 United States GK Kevin Gonzalez
No. Position Player
13 Honduras DF Mario Torres
14 United States DF Bengy Ruiz
15 Afghanistan DF Navid Sharifi
17 United States MF Nissa Hatifie
18 Mexico MF Ricardo Guerra
19 United States FW Marco Villa
20 United States MF Christian Valdez
21 United States GK Kevin Esquivel
22 United States MF Miguel Santiago
23 Mexico MF Jesus Maldonado
25 Brazil MF Matheus Freire

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
El Salvador FW Carlos Aparicio (From FAS)
No. Position Player
El Salvador MF Jorge Morán (From FAS)

Out[edit]

[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States MF TBA (To TBA)
No. Position Player
United States FW TBA (To TBA)

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Mexico Francisco Juarez
Assistant Managers United States David Lorenzana
Sports Director El Salvador Roger Amaya
Fitness Coach United States Jose Mena
Team Doctor
Kinesologisr
Physiotherapist

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Asociacion De Salvadoreños en USA
President United States Roger Amaya
Vice President
Honorary President
Administrative Manager
Secretary
Club Scout

Stadium[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

  • Hugo Coria (2013-2016)
  • Francisco Juarez (Aug 2017-)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOUR MORE FOR NPSL". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. December 10, 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2014-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2014 US Open Cup qualifying: NPSL's San Diego Flash back after 13 years; CD Aguiluchos USA to debut in 2014 - TheCup.us - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer". thecup.us.
  5. ^ ""Polaco" Marroquín: "En FAS no habían condiciones" - elsalvador.com". elsalvador.com. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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