California Kickers

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California Kickers were a soccer club based in Hollywood, California. They joined the Western Soccer Alliance in 1986. They initially played as Hollywood Kickers before changing their name for the following season. In 1990 the team name was changed again, becoming the California Emperors when they joined the American Professional Soccer League. After the 1991 season, the team left the league to become an amateur club.


Jaime Legaspi and Dean Foley ( 1990-2004 )

President and General Manager

Jaime Legaspi

Director of Operations

Dean Foley

Media Director

David Bolton

Head Coach[edit]

Rildo Menezes, Head Coach Osama Kahlil, Asst Coach Octavio Zambrano, asst Coach and Youth Development Director

Octvio Zambrano, Legends-Emperors U 19 Head Coach Jaime Legaspi U 16 Blasters- Emperors Head Coach


Year Team Name League Reg. Season Playoffs
1986 Hollywood Kickers WSA 1st Champion (no playoffs)
1987 California Kickers WSA 6th Did not qualify
1988 WSA 5th Did not qualify
1989 WSL 5th, South Did not qualify
1990 California Emperors APSL 1st, WSL South WSL Semifinals