The inception behind High Desert Elite with Fidel Gonzalez

The story behind one of the High Deserts adult amateur teams is an interesting look into the soccer culture that transpires north of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains. Soccer, historically around the world, is more than a sport for fans who follow it. It is a social construct that is a platform ofContinue reading “The inception behind High Desert Elite with Fidel Gonzalez”

A casual conversation with Juan Ocegueda

For this third installment of a casual conversation, a segment where I freely talk to current or former professional players from the Inland Empire, I reached out to Juan Ocegueda. Back in December, Juan made an Instagram story post hinting his playing time is done. He later clarified that he is only 5 months awayContinue reading “A casual conversation with Juan Ocegueda”

Coaches Corner: Smart Simple Soccer with AVHS Coach Miguel Alatorre

For a simple fluid game like soccer, there are many ways to coach it. Some take a philological approach and break it down into details, while others are less verbal and explain it in universal terms. In contemporary times, anyone in the capacity of the sport from team staff to media, have access to anContinue reading “Coaches Corner: Smart Simple Soccer with AVHS Coach Miguel Alatorre”

End of season review (Riverside Coras archive 2018)

So the NPSL Southwestern Conference season is over and the results have been tallied up: On Saturday, June 30th, Orange County FC hosted FC Arizona, in a play-in round for the final playoff spot allocated to the Southwestern Conference. Orange County would end up winning 3-0 against fourth place FC Arizona. Watching the competition playContinue reading “End of season review (Riverside Coras archive 2018)”

Where you at! (Riverside Coras archive 2018)

Ambition. For players in the game, reaching the highest level is the ultimate dream. It starts in steps, but you continuously improve yourself always striving for the highest level, the ultimate goal. Paths are different for each individual, but if they wish to achieve that desired success they will need ambition. A few Coras haveContinue reading “Where you at! (Riverside Coras archive 2018)”

IE Pro Players Report 2020

It’s rather not of importance to consider stats and numbers besides assists, goals and clean sheets (for goalkeepers) to determine a player’s competitiveness. However, I decided to do a small number report along with some personal comments on what I observed from these IE pro players during this crazy 2020 season. I have to admit,Continue reading “IE Pro Players Report 2020”