California United Strikers FC
|Full name||California United Strikers Football Club|
|Founded||May 10, 2017|
|Owner||Pete and Bronwyn Capriotti|
|Head Coach||Don Ebert|
|League||National Independent Soccer Association|
California United FC intended to join the North American Soccer League (NASL) as an expansion franchise for the 2018 season. However, due to the instability of the league, California United withdrew its franchise agreement from NASL in early 2018 and announced that it was exploring all professional league options for the 2019 season. On November 15, 2018, the club was announced as a participant in the 2019 NPSL Founders Cup and as a founding member of a new league to being in 2020.
On March 2, 2019 the team tweeted out their intention to withdraw from the NPSL and NPSL Founders Cup. Three months later, on June 10, 2019, the team was accepted into the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) as a member for the league's inaugural season.
Players and staff
- As of August 12, 2019
California United FC II
California United maintains a second Team which participates in the Pro Premier division of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). The team played as the L.A. Wolves FC in the 2017 UPSL Spring Season, then as OC Invicta in the 2017 UPSL Fall Season. Both teams were coached by Eric Wynalda and both were crowned UPSL National Champions in each season. Additionally, as L.A. Wolves FC the team placed third in the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) 2017 National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- "Eleven Founding Members To Launch A New League In Association With The National Premier Soccer League". npsl.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- "Out of Their League: California United Strikers drop out of NPSL, Founders Cup". www.frontrowsoccer.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
- Kivlehan, Chris (June 11, 2019). "Miami FC, Cal United Accepted Into NISA, Pro Soccer For Baton Rouge & Other News From NISA Board of Governors Meeting". Midfield Press. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- "Roster". Retrieved August 15, 2019.
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