CD Aguiluchos USA

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CD Aguiluchos USA
CD Aguiluchos USA Logo.png
Full name Club Deportivo Aguiluchos USA
Founded 2012
Stadium Raimondi Park
Oakland, California
Ground Capacity ~2,000
Chairman Roger Amaya
Head Coach Francisco Juarez
League National Premier Soccer League
2015 4th, Golden Gate Conference
Playoffs: West Region Champions
Website Club home page
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 8–0–1 N/A Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

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

Team management[edit]

  • Francisco Juarez, Head Coach
  • David Lorenzana, Assistant Coach
  • Alex Rodas, Assistant Coach
  • Roger Amaya, General Manager

Stadium[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOUR MORE FOR NPSL". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. December 10, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
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  4. ^ [3]

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