El Farolito Soccer Club

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El Farolito
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Full nameEl Farolito Soccer Club
Nickname(s)Faro
Founded1985
StadiumBoxer Stadium
Capacity3,500
OwnersSalvador Lopez
Head CoachSantiago Lopez
LeagueNPSL
San Francisco Soccer Football League
2018Inaugural Season

El Farolito is an amateur soccer club based out of San Francisco, California.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1985 and was first known as El Farolito, named after the owner's chain of restaurants. 'El Faro' was a new force in the SFSFL that was rising to challenge the dominance of teams like the Greek Americans. The team gained successive promotions to the top division in the space of five years. By 1991-92, the club was SFSFL champions and had reached the final of the Amateur Cup. The following season, El Faro retained the title as 'Club Deportivo Mexico'. In 1993, San Francisco C.D. Mexico won the prestigious Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup which is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way up to the top professional clubs of Major League Soccer. Major League Soccer had not yet been created in 1993, thus did not participate in the tournament. When the California Premier Soccer Association (CSPA) was formed CD Mexico was one of the SFSFL representatives along with Greek Americans, SF United, and Concordia. The CPSA was developed as a 'super league' composed of teams from the SFSFL, PSL (Peninsula Soccer League), and the SJVSL (San Joaquin Valley Soccer League). The team, returning to their original name, El Farolito won titles in 1995-96, 1999, and 2001 and now new league champs in 2012 winning league and defeating Olympic Club in the championship.

On November 20, 2017, El Farolito announced it would field a team in the National Premier Soccer League for the 2018 season.[1]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season
2000 Premier A SFSFL 3rd
2001 Premier SFSFL 1st
2002 Premier SFSFL 2nd
2003 Premier SFSFL 1st
2004 Premier SFSFL 12th
2005 1 CPSA 3rd
2006 1 CPSA 2nd
2007 1 CPSA
2008 1 CPSA 2nd
2012 Premier SFSFL 1st
2015 Premier SFSFL 1st
2016 Premier SFSFL 2nd
2017 Premier SFSFL 1st
2018 Golden Gate NPSL 1st Conference, Playoffs TBA

Honors[edit]

San Francisco Soccer Football League

  • Champions (9) 1991-92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2015, 2017

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championship: 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Farolito Joins The NPSL". National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). November 20, 2017. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.

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