Pali Blues was an American women's soccer team, which played from 2008 to 2014. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. The team played in the Western Conference against Colorado Force, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Seattle Sounders Women, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (women) and Victoria Highlanders Women.
The team played its home games in the "
Stadium-by-the-Sea" at Palisades High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, California. The club's colors were pale blue, orange and white and was a sister club to the Los Angeles Blues of the USL Pro league.
The club enjoyed robust fan support from the
Tony Danza Army, their official supporters group. The "Stadium By The Sea" was widely considered one of the toughest places to play in the W-League, confirmed by Blues manager Charlie Naimo, who called the Tony Danza Army's support the best he has seen in the United Soccer Leagues.
The Blues won their first W-League title in their debut season, beating
FC Indiana 2–1 in the W-League Championship game in Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 2, 2008. They would repeat as champions by defeating the Washington Freedom Reserves 2–1 in Germantown, Maryland on August 7, 2009.
In November 2014, the Blues announced that they would no longer compete in the W-League so the owners could focus their efforts on their USL franchise.
Players [ edit ]
2014 roster [ edit ]
Current at end of 2014.
[2 ] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Coaching Staff [ edit ]
Notable former players [ edit ]
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The following former Blues have played at the professional and/or international level:
Year-by-year [ edit ]
Did Not Qualify
USL W-League Champions 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 USL W-League Regular Season Champions 2008, 2012, 2014
USL W-League Western Conference Champions 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
References [ edit ]
^ Johal, Harjeet (November 25, 2014). "Four-time USL W-League champs LA Blues fold]". EqualizerSoccer.com. The Equalizer.
^ Blues soccer roster.
External links [ edit ]