Straight Outta I.E. part 2

Around 2 years ago, I and my other lower league soccer enthusiast friend Steven were volunteering for local NPSL side Riverside Coras (now rebranded as Club Xolos USA) and had the idea of writing this list of pro players born/from the Inland Empire. Here is part 1. Fast forward to now I decided to update the list because there is no justice claiming only 19 pro players came from the I.E. and yet as I’m typing this I’m sure someone will comment that I missed someone, which is not to discourage anyone as within time the list will only grow. The criteria for this list is not very formal and is subjective to opinion in some cases. In the effort of time, I didn’t add players from the last article. The minimum requirement for the list goes as follows…

  • Must have 1 appearance in a professional team as a starter or substitute.
  • In the USA, a pro team plays in the following leagues: MLS, USL C (including second teams like LA Galaxy II), USL 1, NASL (original and modern), and NISA. For women it is the NWSL
  • Made 1 appearance for their national team (If they didn’t play at a pro club)

Jalil Anibaba Fontana

Teams:

  • Chicago Fire (MLS)
  • Seattle Sounders (MLS)
  • Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
  • Houston Dynamo (MLS)
  • New England Revolution (MLS)
  • Nashville SC (USL C)

Aidan Apodaca Upland

Teams:

  • Bethleham Steel (USL C)
  • Reno 1868 (USL C)

*Kevin Ara Upland

Teams:

  • DC United (MLS)

Brandon Beresford Loma Linda

Teams:

  • Rochester Rhinos (USL C)
  • Guyana National Team

Miles Byass Loma Linda

Teams:

  • JIPPO (Finnish D2)

Caleb Calvert Wrightwood

Teams:

  • Chivas USA (MLS)
  • Colorado Rapids (MLS)
  • Charlotte Independence (USL C)
  • Saint Louis FC (USL C)

Aaron Cervantes Chino Hills

Teams:

  • Orange County SC (USL C)

*Chuckwudi Chijindu Upland/Fontana

Teams:

  • Chivas USA (MLS)
  • Miami FC (USA D2)
  • LA Blues (USA D2)
  • Þór Akureyri (Iceland D2)
  • Knattspyrnudeild Keflavík (Iceland D2)

*Joey DiGiamarino  Corona

Teams:

  • Colorado Rapids (MLS)
  • Colorado Foxes (APSL)
  • Metro Stars (MLS)

Makenzy Doniak Chino Hills

Teams:

  • NC Courage (NWSL)
  • Adelaide United (Australia D1)
  • Utah Royals (NWSL)

*Cameron Dunn Alta Loma

Teams:

  • California Victory (USL D1)
  • Portland Timbers (MLS)
  • LA Blues (USL Pro)

*Brian Dunseth Upland

Teams:

  • New England Revolution (MLS)
  • Miami Fusion (MLS)
  • Columbus Crew (MLS)
  • Dallas Burn (MLS)
  • Bodens BK (Sweden Tier 4)
  • Real Salt Lake (MLS)

Jamia Fields Alta Loma

Teams:

  • Orlando Pride (NWSL)
  • Arna-Bjørnar (Norway D1)
  • Avaldsnes IL (Norway D1)
  • Houston Dash (NWSL)

Marco Franco Chino Hills

Teams:

  • Orange County Blues (USL Pro)
  • Indy Eleven (NASL/USL C)
  • Penn FC (USL C)
  • Miami FC (NISA)

Eric Gonzalez Corona

Teams:

  • Las Vegas Lights (USL C)
  • Oakland Roots (NISA)

Iván Gutiérrez Riverside

Teams:

  • C.D. Guadalajara Premier (Mexico D3)
  • LA Galaxy II (USL C)

*Anthony Hamilton Redlands

Teams:

  • Chivas USA (MLS)
  • Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)
  • NSC Minnesota Stars (NASL)

Wade Hamilton Redlands/ Murrieta

Teams:

  • Portland Timbers 2 (USL C)
  • LA Galaxy 2 (USL C)

Harold Hanson Ontraio

Teams:

  • Portland Timbers 2 (USL C)
  • Portland Timbers (MLS)

Jorge Hernandez Riverside

Teams:

  • LA Galaxy 2 (USL C)

*David Johnson  Riverside

Teams:

  • Puerto Rico Islanders (NASL)

Malcolm Jones Chino Hills

Teams:

  • LA Galaxy 2 (USL C)

*Cle Kooiman Ontraio

Teams:

  • C.F. Cobras de Ciudad Juarez (Ascenso MX)
  • Cruz Azul (Liga MX)
  • Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS)
  • Miami Fusion (MLS)
  • USA National Team

Lo’eau Labonta Rancho Cucamonga

Teams:

  • Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
  • FC Kansas City (NWSL)
  • Western Sydney Wanderers FC (Australia D1)
  • Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

Diego Lopez Chino

Teams:

  • Atlanta United 2 (USL C)

Stephanie Malherbe Temecula

Teams:

  • Djurgårdens IF Fotboll (Sweden D1)
  • South Africa National Team

Trey Mitchell Upland

Teams:

  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL C)

Lee Nishanian Rancho Cucamonga

Teams:

  • LA Galaxy II (USL C)
  • Harrisburg City Islanders (USL C)

Juan Pablo Ocegueda Riverside

Teams:

  • Alebrijes de Oaxaca (Ascenso MX)
  • Orange County SC (USL C)
  • California United Strikers FC (NISA)

Ifeoma Onumonu Rancho Cucamonga

Teams:

  • Boston Breakers (NWSL)
  • Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)
  • OL Reign (NWSL)
  • Sky Blue FC

Calvonis Prentice Riverside

Teams:

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis National Team

Ally Prisock Fontana

Teams:

  • Houston Dash (NWSL)

Adrián Ruelas Fontana

Teams:

  • Santos Laguna (Liga MX)
  • Chiapas F.C. (Liga MX)

Leonardo Sepulveda Corona

Teams:

  • LA Galaxy II (USL C)
  • Salamanca CF UDS (Segunda Division B Spain)

Josué Soto Perris

Teams:

  • Cimarrones de Sonora (Ascenso MX)
  • Austin Bold FC (USL C)

*Darren Spicer Upland

Teams:

  • Brinkumer SV (German 5th Tier)
  • Minnesota Thunder (USL D1)
  • Charleston Battery (USL C)
  • Rochester Rhinos (USL C)

Nathan Verela Moreno Valley

Teams:

  • LA Galaxy II (USL C)

Kwame Watson-Siriboe Chino Hills

Teams:

  • Chicago Fire (MLS)
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
  • Real Salt Lake (MLS)
  • Orange County Blues (USL Pro)
  • New York City FC (MLS)
  • Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
  • Indy Eleven (NASL)
  • Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat (Finnish D2)

Tyler Wilson Chino Hills

Teams:

  • Puerto Rico Islanders (NASL)
  • Puerto Rico National Team

*Beverly Yanez Moreno Valley

Teams:

  • Washington Freedom (WPS)
  • Western New York Flash (WPS)
  • PK-35 Vantaa (Finnish D1)
  • INAC Kobe Leonessa (Japan D1)
  • OL Reign (France D1)
  • Melbourne City FC (Australia D1)

*Veronica Zepeda Cashman  Corona/ Jurupa Valley

Teams:

  • United States National Team
  • Mexican National Team

Jonathan Suarez Fontana

Teams:

  • Querétaro F.C. (Liga MX)
  • Cimarrones de Sonora (Ascenso MX)
  • Pumas UNAM/ Pumas UNAM Tabasco (Liga MX)

Conor Brandt Temecula

Teams:

  • NYCFC (MLS)

Mike Randolph Chino Hills

Teams:

  • Portland Timbers (USL D1)
  • LA Galaxy (MLS)
  • Cal Victory (USL D1)
  • Miami FC (USL D1)
  • LA Blues (USL Pro)
  • Atlanta Silverbacks FC (NASL)

*Erasmo Solorzano Riverside

Teams:

  • Chivas USA (MLS)

Julio Rabadan Corona/Riverside

Teams:

  • Real Sports Clube (Brazil state league)

Adrien Perez Ontario

Teams:

  • LAFC (MLS)

Christian Torres Fontana

Teams:

  • LAFC (MLS)

*Player retired or no longer playing at professional level.

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