Southern Oregon Starphire FC

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Southern Oregon Starphire FC
Full name Southern Oregon Starphire FC
Founded 2016
Stadium US Cellular Community Park
Medford, Oregon
Ground Capacity 1,700
Owner Garin Coster
League Pacific Premier League

Southern Oregon Starphire FC is an American soccer team based in Medford, Oregon, United States. The team plays in Pacific Premier League (PPL), a regional amateur league based in Northern California.

The team plays its home games at US Cellular Community Park, where they have played since 2009.


Born in 2000 as Southern Oregon Fuego, the club existing as an exhibition team for approximately ten years before joining the NPSL in 2009. Southern Oregon regularly hosted exhibition matches against teams such as the Cascade Surge of the USL PDL, local college teams or collections of area all-stars.

In 2009 it was announced that the Fuego would be playing as a member of the National Premier Soccer League in the Western Division.[1]

In their first NPSL season Southern Oregon Fuego made the divisional playoffs while posting a 4-7-1 record and finishing fourth in the Western Division. Fuego were eliminated in the semifinal losing to eventual NPSL champion Sonoma County Sol 4-1.[2]

The club left NPSL after two seasons, competing in non-league matches.[3][4]


Year League W-D-L Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 NPSL 4-7-1 4th, Western Divisional Semifinals Did not enter
2010 NPSL 0-9-0 6th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not enter

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Dave Kaufman (2009–2012)
  • United States Caleb Peterson (2013-2014)
  • United States Eisa Tiaa Tutu (2016-Present)



  1. ^ "Fuego excited about new challenges". Mail Tribune. 16 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Another home win, then Sol will hit the road". Press Democrat Preps. 13 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fueled by passion". Mail Tribune. 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "NPSL: A league history in the Northwest". 21 September 2016. 

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