San Diego Soccer Club

San Diego Soccer Club

Location: San Diego, CA

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San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) is a non-profit, 501(c) 3, youth soccer organization that operates both recreational and competitive leagues. Based in the North County Inland area of San Diego in the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, and 4S Ranch. San Diego Soccer Club is the consolidation of two great area soccer programs: The Penasquitos Youth Soccer Association and F.C. San Diego. These clubs have been an integral part of the community for over 30 years sharing a legacy of successful player development, stable operations and a commitment to the community.
By 2009, the popularity of youth soccer in San Diego County had increased significantly. The number of soccer clubs in North County had grown considerably, and resources were spread thin. The Directors of Coaching at San Diego Soccer Club and Penasquitos Premier, Brian Quinn (Former US National Team Member and World Champion San Diego Sockers Player and Coach), Seamus McFadden (Head Coach of the USD Division 1 Men’s soccer program and former All-American), Raffi Ruotolo (Former World Champion San Diego Sockers Player), and Peter Stogsdill (highly successful High School and Premier level coach) realized they had a common philosophy and were challenged by the same issues. They concluded that a merger of their two clubs would create improved development opportunities for the soccer players in the San Diego community and the clubs would gain efficiency by combining operations. In September 2010, San Diego Soccer Club was created from these two organizations, keeping the best of both clubs and benefiting from nearly three decades of youth soccer in the North County area.