California United Strikers FC

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California United Strikers FC
California United FC logo.svg
Full nameCalifornia United Strikers Football Club
FoundedMay 10, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-05-10)
StadiumChampionship Stadium
Irvine, California
Capacity5,000
OwnerPete and Bronwyn Capriotti
PresidentMichael Collins
Head CoachDon Ebert
LeagueNational Independent Soccer Association
WebsiteClub website

California United Strikers FC is a proposed American professional soccer team based in Orange County, California.

History[edit]

The club was founded by Pete and Bronwyn Capriotti and Michael Collins, who have had connections to the adult amateur United Premier Soccer League.

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.[1]

On March 2, 2019 the team tweeted out their intention to withdraw from the NPSL and NPSL Founders Cup.[2] 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.[3]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of August 12, 2019[4]
No. Position Player Nation
0 Goalkeeper Steven Barrera  United States
1 Goalkeeper Kifi Cabrera  United States
3 Defender Beto Navarro  United States
4 Defender James McGhee  United States
5 Defender Xavier Fuerte  United States
6 Defender Gonzalo Salguero  United States
7 Forward Omar Nuño  United States
8 Midfielder Kyle O'Brien  United States
9 Forward Cristian Gordillo  Mexico
10 Forward Miguel Sánchez Rincón  Mexico
11 Forward Gustavo Villalobos  United States
12 Forward Andy Contreras  United States
14 Forward Jackson Jellah  United States
15 Midfielder Evan Waldrep  United States
16 Midfielder Christian Thierjung  United States
18 Midfielder Kevin Jeon  United States
20 Defender Cashion London  Guyana
21 Defender Juan Pablo Ocegueda  United States
22 Midfielder Duncan Capriotti  United States
23 Midfielder Abraham Villon  United States
24 Defender Chris Klute  United States
25 Midfielder Michael Sullivan  United States
Midfielder Adan Coronado  United States

California United FC II[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eleven Founding Members To Launch A New League In Association With The National Premier Soccer League". npsl.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Out of Their League: California United Strikers drop out of NPSL, Founders Cup". www.frontrowsoccer.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Roster". Retrieved August 15, 2019.

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