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”

Climbing The Mountain: Overcoming The Challenge Of Soccer In Big Bear With Coach Diaz Of BBHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team

Situated in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains, the city of Big Bear and surrounding areas are home to many attractions. From Big Bear Lake to the various ski resorts to the beautiful hiking trails with gorgeous views. One thing, however, that isn’t very situated in the mountains is the game of soccer. Among the manyContinue reading “Climbing The Mountain: Overcoming The Challenge Of Soccer In Big Bear With Coach Diaz Of BBHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team”

Together As One: Michael Zamora’s Involvement With HDFC And The Team’s Mission In The High Desert

The High Desert is home to roughly 400,000 residents that live north of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountain ranges. It is the gateway to the Mojave desert on your way to Las Vegas, the last glimpse of civilization before going to the open beautiful arid region of California. For such a unique communityContinue reading “Together As One: Michael Zamora’s Involvement With HDFC And The Team’s Mission In The High Desert”

Giving them a chance: a chat with owner of SoCal Union FC

Soccer in the United States is often looked as a recreational activity, something to do for fun and nothing much more than that. On a professional level on the mens side, the MLS (the professional league of soccer in the US with some Canadian teams) and the national team, known as United States Mens NationalContinue reading “Giving them a chance: a chat with owner of SoCal Union FC”

One Hit Wonder: The Short-Lived Story of Moreno Valley FC

Since 2000, the Inland Empire portion of southern California has not had a team representative in the US Open Cup. That year, Riverside County Elite was placed in the 2nd round of the tournament for being a D-3 pro team but lost to San Diego Flash by a score of 2-1. In the same year,Continue reading “One Hit Wonder: The Short-Lived Story of Moreno Valley FC”