Sporting 96G Green Team Crowned Finalist at District II Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 96 Girls Green Team for their second place overall finish at the 2009 District 2 Cup Tournament last weekend in Morgan Hill. The team won their three bracket games with a 1-0 victory over the MVLA Spirit Team...

Bret Simon/Stanford Coach Shares College Recruitment Process

Bret Simon, Stanford Mens Soccer Head Coach - Photo Rights: Stanford Mens Soccer

On November 4th, Santa Clara Sporting hosted a "College Soccer Recruitment" evening for all interested Sporting players, parents and coaches who were interested in playing college soccer. An overview of the college recruitment process was presented by Bret Simon who is the Head Coach for the Stanford Men’s Team. Bret explained the importance of maintaining academic excellence and soccer skills to the players and parents who attended the meeting. The club would like to thank Bret for making time to visit Santa Clara Sporting to share his insights into soccer beyond club.

Santa Clara Sporting College Recruits

The Santa Clara Sporting Club would like to congratulate the following Santa Clara Sporting student-athletes:

Class of 2009
Michael Walker, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - Tufts University
Jose Ramirez, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - Evergreen Valley College

Class of 2010 (verbal commitments)
Matt Taylor, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - Stanford University
Adrian Berg, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - Stanford University
David Cabiles, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - San Jose State University
Christopher Fisher, Santa Clara Sporting 91 Green Team - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Class of 2011(verbal commitment)
Alana Sooy, Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Green Team - UC Irvine

Sporting '97 Girls Green Win Ajax United Invitational

The Santa Clara Sporting ’97 Girls (U12) Green Team were looking to shake off some rust at the Modesto Ajax Winter Invitational after their three week break following the NorCal State Cup. The girls came out a little flat on Saturday morning and had to come back to win 2 -1 over the Cal Cougars.

West Ham United Announces Partnership with SC Sporting
Global Academy Program

The West Ham United International Academy has announced the launch of a North American Partner Club programme with partnerships agreed with some of the United States and Canada’s top youth football clubs, and Santa Clara Sporting was named to this elite program.

Remembering Jonathan Manzo Chavez

As the Quarter-finals of the  Under 11 NorCal State Cup(s) week-end approaches, many returning players and adults will remember the sad and tragic news last year - at about this time - concerning the accident that took the life of Jonathan - a young Santa Clara Sporting Under 10 player....

Sporting '99 Boys Green Win CYSA State Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’99 Boys Green Team for winning the 2009-10 CYSA Cal-North State Cup Championship last weekend on December 20th. The team finished the last event of the 2009 Season winning the boys U10 CYSA State Cup in Livermoore. The team went undefeated

Jonathan Salceda Selected to Disney Showcase All-Star Team

Congratulations to Jonathan Salcedo from the ’92 Sporting Boys Team for getting selected to the 2009 Disney Showcase All-Star Team. Jonathan will travel to London, England to train at the Chelsea Football Club Academy and compete against some top international academy teams in 2010.

Sporting '97 Girls Bring Home the Copa Real Nike Cup

The Santa Clara Sporting 97 Girls survived torrential rain storms and a superbe field of nationally ranked teams in Southern California to bring home the 2010 Copa Real Nike Cup trophy on Sunday, January 18th.  On Saturday, the U12 Sporting girls tied Slammers FC (ranked #10 in US) 0-0 in a tough battle, then pounded three goals into their opponents net and defeated the Irvine Strikers 3-0.  On Sunday, they tied the host team Real So Cal White Team

11 Sporting Players Selected to Cal-North State ODP Team

Congratulations to the following Santa Clara Sporting players who were selected to the 2009-10 Cal-North State ODP Teams last month. These players endured a two weekend tryout in Morgan Hill and Ripon, and competed against 100-125 other players to make the selection to the State Team roster.

  • 1997 Team - Fiona Sequeira
    1996 Team - Anthony Macias and Alec Prusa
  • 1995 Team - Lyndon Gooch and Ryan Foo
  • 1994 Team - James Pierce
  • 1993 Team - Sarah Benett, Ana Maria Sola, Haley Hughes, Madison Salom and Zarette Munoz
Sporting'98 Boys Green Win NorCal State Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’98 Boys Green Team for winning the 2009-10 NorCal Premier State Cup in the U11 Boys Platinum Division. The team started off the tournament with three bracket games; they tied the Bay Oaks RR ’98 Team 1-1, beat the Heat Team 3-2, and

Sporting '96 White Meet Luis "El Matador" Hernandez/Mexican National Team Striker

The Santa Clara Sporting ’96 White Team recently rubbed shoulders with Luis "El Matador" Hernandez, the third highest goal scoring striker for the Mexican National Team while they were playing indoor soccer this winter.

Sporting Raises $20,000 in 2009 Goals for a Cure Campaign

The Santa Clara Sporting Club is proud to announce that the club raised $20,000 last October during their 2009 Goals-for-a-Cure Campaign. Special recognition goes out to the Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Girls White Team led by Jim Goularte and Cynthia Bates-Brown which raised $3,516 to fight breast cancer.

Lleget May Debut for West Ham United in 2010

Santa Clara Sporting’s own Sebastian Lleget who now plays in the West Ham United Academy Team has been progressing so quickly, that he may get pulled into the first team and play in the English Premier League before the year ends. Read the story at ESPN Sports.

Vote for Sporting & Help Us Donate $500 to the American Cancer Society
Deadline to vote is 5/14

Santa Clara Sporting's "Goals for a Cure campaign" is 1 of 5 finalists in the "Support Through Sport Contest" - please vote for Santa Clara Sporting so we can win and donate $500 to the American Cancer Society!  The contest is held by Demosphere International, our awesome web hosting provider! Please vote today! Deadline to vote is 5/14

David Silva Called-Up to U17 Mexican National Team
Sporting 93 Goalkeeper Heads to Mexico City for Training Camp

The Dallas Cup Tournament was a launching pad for the ’93 Sporting Boys Team in gaining exposure to National Team scouts, as well as various Professional Club Team Scouts from around the world. David Silva, the Sporting 93 goalkeeper has been called-up by the U17 Mexican National Team for a training camp coming-up this week in Mexico City.

Mammo Marathon at El Camino Hospital - April 9th-10th
Goals for a Cure Helps Fund Community Service

 El Camino Hospital announced their Two-Day Mammo Marathon to be held April 9th-10th at their new Los Gatos location. El Camino Hospital Los Gatos is offering mammograms at no charge, and the Santa Clara Sporting Club helped raise over $46,000 during the last two years during their Goals for a Cure Campaign to provide funds for the community service activity.

Julio Morales-2010 SJ Mercury Soccer Player-of-the-Year
Santa Clara Sporting 93 Girls Haul-in High School Awards

Santa Clara Sporting ’93 striker Julio Morales and sophomore at Willow Glen High School was named the 2010 San Jose Mercury Soccer Player of the Year today. Julio led his Willow Glen Rams Soccer Team to the CCS Finals and scored 8 or 9 goals during the playoffs, and 17 goals throughout the season. The Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Girls Green Team players gathered many awards as well.

SCYSL Scholar Athlete Awards Night


Every season, the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League highlights the importance of education within our soccer community, and celebrates the success of our student athletes off the field through the SCYSL Scholar Athlete Award. Improving one’s soccer game is fun and rewarding...

Demitri Cacoyannis Named 2010 CYSA District II Coach-of-the-Year

Congratulations to Demitri Cacoyannis, who received the 2010 CYSA District II "Coach of the Year Award" last weekend at the Annual CYSA Expo.  Demitri is one extremely busy "Soccer Dad" who coaches the Santa Clara Sporting 95 (U14) Boys Team, the Santa Clara Sporting 99 (U10) Girls Green Team, and the Santa Clara Sporting 99 (U10) White Team.  Last year was a banner year 

CYSA Approves New CAL Soccer League for 2010

 March 17, 2010 - The CYSA Board of Directors announce the formation of the CYSA-CAL Soccer League (CCSL). This new state wide playing league will provide Division 1 and Division 3 teams the ability to seek higher levels of competition. This will result in improved player and team development. The league is open to all Division 1 and Division 3 soccer teams aged U9 – U19. CYSA wants to provide an environment for all levels and accommodate teams as best as we can. We realize it is important to place teams within a competitive league and this is vitally important to the integrity of the league. CYSA will offer a fall, spring and winter league to accommodate the needs of Northern California.

Depending upon their standings in the past year, Division 1 teams should apply for the State Premier, the State Gold, the Regional level, or the Gold/Silver levels of the District playing league division. Division 3 teams should apply for the Bronze or Copper levels of the District playing league division. Teams may choose to register in a Region or District Division that is different from their designated region or district. Once all applications have been received, the CYSA Cal Soccer League will make a determination as to the initial playing level for each team. 

Visit the CYSA to read FAQs or visit the CYSA website for more details about the league

Traveling with the Regional ODP Team in Europe
Sporting Alumni Shares Experience Playing in Europe

Santa Clara Sporting alumni, Kelsey Foo recently returned from Europe after traveling with the ’93 Region IV ODP Team. The U17 girls team was led by head coach Jerry Smith, who is also the head coach of the womens soccer program at Santa Clara University. They spent a week from February 27th to March 7th on the road playing international soccer games in Portugal and Spain, and got the chance to watch three games at the 2010 Algarve Cup. Here is a short interview with Kelsey.

Goals for a Cure Donation Ceremony

The Santa Clara Sporting Club donated $20,000 tonight to the El Camino Hospital Foundation to provide free mammograms to women who need financial support to receive breast screening exams. Lindsay Greensweig, Interim President of the El Camino Hospital Foundation attended the event to receive the check from Santa Clara Sporting.

Goals for a Cure in Santa Clara Weekly News


The Santa Clara Weekly Newspaper wrote a nice article about our Goals for a Cure Campaign. Check it out!

Sporting '97 White Girls Win 2010 Cool Summer Cup
Team Returns from SoCal with Championship Hardware

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 97 White girls team who won the 2010 Cool Summer Cup Tournament in Santa Maria, CA., on June 25, 2010. The team went undefeated in four games to bring home the Champion’s Gold Cup...

Sporting 95 Girls Win District 2 Spring Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 95 Girls who won the 2010 District II Spring Cup Tournament last weekend in Morgan Hill. The team went undefeated in four games to bring home the championship cup.  Sporting won their first...

Sporting 96 Boys Green Team are Finalists at San Francisco Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’96 Boys Green Team for taking 2nd place at the 2010 San Francisco Cup Tournament over the Memorial weekend. The U13 Sporting Team won their bracket over the...

Sporting Teams Sweep at NorCal Premier State Cup Finals
'95, '94, '93 & '91 Teams Win State Championship

The Santa Clara Sporting 95 (U14), 94 (U15), 93 (U16), 91 Green (U18) all competed in the 2010 NorCal Premier State Cup Finals on Saturday, May 8th in Turlock, and all four teams came home as State Champions!

Sporting '97 Girls Win Cal-North State Cup!
First Santa Clara Sporting Girls Team to Win in Club History

The Santa Clara Sporting ’97 Girls Green Team wrote themselves into the club’s history books today by winning the 2010 CYSA State Cup Championship, and becoming the first girls team to ever win the Cal-North title for Santa Clara Sporting!  The Sporting ’97 Girls won the U12 Girls State title with a 5-0 victory over the Modesto Ajax United Team. The girls dominated 

Sporting '97G White Team Win Stanford Cup!

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ‘97 Girls White Team for winning the 2010 Stanford Spring Classic Cup in the U12 Girls Gold Division on March 14, 2010. The team went undefeated with a 4-0 record during the tournament, scoring 11 goals and allowing only 1 all weekend. Congratulations to the players and coaches for a great tournament, and thanks to the Sporting Club and all parents for the support!

Goals-for-a-Cure Covered by KGO-TV

KGO-TV Channel 7 News covered the El Camino Hospital Mammogram Marathon event and the Goals-for-a-Cure fundraiser effort by Santa Clara Sporting. 

7 Teams Compete for CYSA State Cup Championship
Santa Clara Places Boys Teams in Every Final from U14-U19!

Santa Clara Sporting has seven teams that progressed through the 2010 CYSA State Cup Tournament and will play in the State Cup Finals this coming weekend. Please go out and cheer them on if you have time! All games played at the Morgan Hill Soccer Complex and parking is $5.

Sporting Claim 6 Championship & 4 Finalist Titles at CYSA State Cup

The Santa Clara Sporting Club had a very successful run in the 2009-2010 CYSA Cal-North State Cup Tournament and finished with 6  State Champions and 4 Finalists.  Highlights include....

Sporting '98G Green Win Stanford Winter Turf Cup

The Santa Clara Sporting ’98 Green team celebrated victory last weekend to become champions of the U12 Gold Division in the 2nd annual Stanford Winter Turf Tournament. The girls kicked-off the tournament last Saturday with a big 4-1 win over the Orchard Valley Rampage Gold team, then followed-up that game with a 2-0 victory over the Mustang Strikers. On Sunday, the team beat the Mill Valley Rockers 3-0 to place Sporting into the championship game...


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