Since I was a little boy I’ve always been a fan of soccer. I Come from a family of soccer players and soccer fans, so it was easy to fall in love with the game and develop a passion for the sport. The lessons and experiences I’ve learned on the field follow me into everything I do from school and work to helping others. Before Alta California Sol, I had never been on a soccer team because of money troubles my family had. I also never had the time to commit to a soccer team before now. Being in a soccer team was a dream of mine, I always had a blast playing with friends and family in the parks of Los Angeles and that has taught me the style of play in which I display to this day.
Now that I am blessed to be a part of Alta California Sol I am ready to show what a kid with no prior team experience can show in the big stages and help #Solrising
About Alta California Sol
Alta California Sol is a soccer team based in Santa Barbara, California, and a member of the United Premier Soccer League. Founded in 2018, our MISSION is to establish high-level men's and women's soccer teams built with local talent that: YOUTH look up to, brings COMMUNITY together in celebration, PLAYERS, COACHES AND STAFF are proud of, and SPONSORS seek for long-term partnerships. Alta California Sol is operating as a non-profit via fiscal sponsorship under Sol Soccer Club a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We began our first season playing in the Western Conference - UPSL Championship - SOCAL North Division. We finsihed the season as division champions with a record of 11-1-1, never losing a home game. Starting in the fall of 2019 we will be promoted to Division 1 to play in the UPSL’s top flight.
Alta California Sol is eligible to compete in the 2019 qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
About Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was first held in 1914, making it the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. What makes the U.S. Open Cup special is that it is a competition open to all affiliated professional and amateur teams in the United States. Alta California Sol men’s team will be competing in the 106th edition starting with qualifying round games in the fall 2019. Fun fact, 8 California teams have won the Cup. Alta Cal Sol intends to compete to be California’s 9th team.
With your help, our road to the U.S. Open Cup begins now. Thank you for your generous support of local soccer.