California United Strikers FC is a professional soccer team based in Orange County, California. The club competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), the third division of American soccer.
Cal United Strikers FC Youth Development System
STRIKERS FC – Irvine (formerly the IRVINE STRIKERS) has received national recognition for being one of the top clubs in the country for producing collegiate, professional and national team players. Their unique training philosophy has a proven track record in producing elite players. In 2010, the U.S. Men’s National Team took the 23 best players in the country to represent the United State in the World Cup in South Africa. Of those 23 players, two of them, Jonathan Bornstein and Benny Feilhaber grew up playing in Irvine with the Strikers.
In 2007, the United States Soccer Federation offered Strikers FC membership as one of the inaugural 40 members to participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. As a member of the Development Academy, their players are evaluated over ten times a year by National Team coaches at practices and games, as well as offering exposure to hundreds of college coaches at national showcases. Starting at the U14 age group, the Development Academy is a platform for the best male players in the country to compete in an environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players.
In 2008, Strikers FC was invited by US Club Soccer to become a member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). ECNL is the nations premier league for girls U14 to U18 and gives the club’s female players the opportunity to compete at the highest level. Much like the Development Academy, ECNL offers unmatched exposure to U.S. National Team scouts and college coaches at national showcase events.
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STRIKERS CLUB CURRICULUM (B2004 – B2015)
Whether you’re just starting or looking to reach the next level, the Strikers club curriculum will provide the right tools and pathway for your son’s success. We have top level teams from 2003 to 2013 that use our philosophy throughout the year and Strikers training methods. Request a tryout by clicking here.
JUNIOR SOCCER SCHOOL (2011 – 2016 / BOYS AND GIRLS)
Our Junior Soccer School is our grassroots program that will build the foundations of success for future soccer stars. It takes Strikers techinical training methods and provides a fun and competitive environment for your son or daughter to grow. Request a tryout by clicking here.
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Cal United Strikers FC History
Bronwyn and Pete Capriotti, along with Michael Collins, were the original founders of the club. All three of these individuals have ties to the adult amateur United Premier Soccer League. The intention was for California United FC to become an expansion team in the North American Soccer League (NASL) beginning with the 2018 season.
However, because of the instability of the league, California United withdrew its franchise agreement from NASL in early 2018, and announced that it was looking into playing in other professional leagues for the 2019 season. This decision was made because of the lack of predictability within the league. It was announced that the club would be taking part in the 2019 NPSL Founders Cup on November 15, 2018, and that the team would also be a founding member of a new league that would begin play in 2020.
A tweet announcing the team’s intention to quit the NPSL and NPSL Founders Cup was sent out by the organization on March 2, 2019. After waiting another three months, on June 10, 2019, the team was informed that they had been accepted into the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) as a member for the inaugural season of the league. During the Fall 2019 season, the club competed in the NISA championship for the Western Conference. The team took first place in the NISA Western Conference tournament on November 10, 2019, and won the championship.
Cal United Strikers FC Stadium
Championship Soccer Stadium is a stadium in Irvine, California’s Orange County Great Park that is dedicated solely to the sport of soccer and has a capacity of 2,500 spectators. After spending the first several years of its existence playing at a number of different venues located throughout the county, Orange County SC, which competes in the USL Championship league’s second tier, now calls this stadium its permanent home.
It became a shared stadium in 2019 when the recently established California United Strikers FC, who play in the third division of the National Independent Soccer Association, moved into the location. The City of Irvine maintains ownership of Championship Soccer Stadium, although the Great Park is in charge of running the venue. The stadium is equipped with a box office, locker facilities, refreshment stalls, and an area dedicated to providing a unique spectator experience. It is believed that the institution has contributed to and sped up the process of juvenile development in Orange County, South Carolina.