L.A. Wolves FC

L.A. Wolves FC is an American amateur soccer club based in Torrance, California. They are named after the Los Angeles Wolves who played in the United Soccer Association in 1967 and in the North American Soccer League in 1968.

L.A. Wolves FC
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Full nameL.A. Wolves FC
Nickname(s)Wolves, Lobos
Founded2014
GroundSeahawk Stadium, Wilmington, California
ChairmanYan Skwara
ManagerFelipe Bernal
LeagueUnited Premier Soccer League

The club features its Men's Pro Development first team, L.A. Wolves FC (United Premier Soccer League), and its Youth Academy.

HistoryEdit

Club owner and UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara re-launched L.A. Wolves FC in 2014, after taking a number of names for a club into consideration. The club was founded with the aspirations of turning professional in mind.[1][2] L.A. Wolves play their home games at Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance and are a current member of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), a USASA Premier league.

On August 30, 2014 the L.A. Wolves played their first match, a 6–0 victory in a friendly over the Orange County Crew SC at Toyota Sports Complex.

On 18 December 2018, the Wolves announced a player development affiliation with Orange County SC of the USL Championship.[3]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open CupEdit

L.A. Wolves FC is a four-time participant in Open Qualifying for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and has twice advanced to the tournament's Third Round (2016–17).

During the club's opening USOC qualification effort in 2016, Wolves FC defeated Del Rey City SC (UPSL) and Cal FC (UPSL) to advance to the tournament proper. In the First Round, Wolves FC walked over Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League by way of protest and disqualification, due to VC Fusion fielding of an ineligible player. Wolves FC followed with a 4–2 shootout victory in the Second Round over Orange County Blues FC of the United Soccer League before falling to La Máquina FC (UPSL), 2–0, in the Third Round. La Maquina FC went on to lose, 4–2 in overtime, to L.A. Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

October 24, 2016
First Qualifying Round
L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) 3–1 Del Rey City SC (UPSL) Torrance, CA
8:00 PMPDT 3 Report 1 Stadium: Toyota Sports Complex
November 21, 2016
Second Qualifying Round
L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) 2–1 Cal FC (Simi Valley Soccer League / UPSL) Torrance, CA
7:30 PMPDT 2 Report 1 Stadium: Toyota Sports Complex
May 11, 2016
First Round
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) Forfeit L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) Ventura, CA
7:00 PMPDT Report Stadium: Ventura College Sportsplex
May 18, 2016
Second Round
L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Orange County Blues FC (USL) Wilmington, CA
8:00 PMPDT 1 Report 1 Stadium: Ventura College Sportsplex
Referee: Vincent Apple-Chiarella
June 1, 2016
Third Round
La Máquina FC (UPSL) 2–0 L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) Westminster, CA
8:00 PMPDT 2 Report 0 Stadium: Westminster High School
Referee: Timothy Ford

International resultsEdit

L.A. Wolves FC vs Monarcas Morelia U-20Edit

The Wolves played Liga MX's Monarcas Morelia U-20 squad to a 4–4 draw on November 13, 2014, in a friendly in Inglewood, CA.

L.A. Wolves FC vs Club America U-20Edit

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, the Wolves lost 5–0 to Club América U-20 squad in a friendly at Mira Costa High School Soccer Stadium in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Historic 2017 Spring SeasonEdit

League or Cup Name GP W L GF GA DIF
UPSL Spring Season 12 11 1 50 8 +42
US Open Cup 3 2 1 5 3 +2
National Amateur Cup 6 5 1 30 2 +28
SoCal State Cup 5 5 0 30 10 +20
Total Games 26 23 3 115 23 +92

Head coachesEdit

  • Yan Skwara (Spring/Fall 2014, Spring/Fall 2016 & Fall 2017)
  • Costa Skouras (Spring/Fall 2015)
  • Eric Wynalda (Spring 2017)
  • Felipe Bernal (Spring 2018–current)

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bringing Back The Wolves". LA Soccer News. 13 August 2014. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ "LA Wolves FC are Focused on Qualifying for US Open Cup and Possibly Becoming a Professional Club one day". Soccer Nation. Soccer Nation. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Orange County SC of the USL Championship League Announces Agreement with L.A. Wolves FC". LAWolves.com. LA Wolves FC. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  4. ^ "L.A. Wolves FC Midfielder Cameron Marlow Transfers To Scottish Football League Club Queens Park". PR Log. 17 June 2015.

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