Downtown Soccer Club announced today that it has been admitted to, and will participate in, the Southern California Developmental Soccer League for the Fall 2013 Season. The move to the SCDSL, regarded as the premier gaming circuit in Southern California, provides further validation of the extraordinary efforts of the DSC board and staff to bring access to the highest levels of competition to all players in central Los Angeles. DSC will field 18 teams in the SCDSL Fall Season including several competing with many USSF Developmental Academies in SCDSL’s prestigious Flight 1.
The SCDSL was created in 2011 to serve the needs of clubs looking to have the ability to control player and team environments. The SCDSL platform and format were designed collectively by coaching directors from some of the most respected youth clubs in the country with an emphasis on providing a match day environment conducive to promoting player development. The principal mission of the SCDSL is to allow all participating clubs to have the freedom to make decisions that are in the best interest of all their players and to place the League’s priority first and foremost on true player development.
BU14 White -- CSL Bronze West Champions
On Sunday, Downtown Soccer Club BU14 White became the first DSC team to claim a medal for the Fall 2012 season and secure promotion to a higher division for next season. Only a draw was necessary to claim the championship and the team secured the result and one point against a tough PCSC team, 1-1, to make them 10 points clear with three matches to go. The team’s lone goal was scored on a 55-yard free kick by goalkeeper, Jonathan Cervantes. DSC BU14 White’s championship is especially remarkable because the team was formed just a few months ago. DSC BU14 White will compete in Coast Soccer League’s Silver Bracket next year. Players interested in trying out for the team should contact us
DSC BU13 -- 2012 Irvine World Cup Champions
Coach Russell Milton’s Downtown SC BU13 completed its pre-season by wining the championship trophy at the 2012 Irvine World Cup. Milton’s team went undefeated and did not concede a single goal over four games to win the trophy. Along the way, the team defeated teams from Pacific Soccer Club, Legends FC, Irvine Soccer Academy and Valley United. Downtown SC BU13 opens its fall season this weekend against Spartans FC.
DSC BU14 White -- Winners of 2012 Platinum Festival Kickoff Tournament
Downtown Soccer Club’s new BU14 Team, DSC BU14 White, led by Coaches Nelson Guzman and Javier Argueta, started the 2012 season by winning the Platinum Festival Kickoff Tournament in San Bernardino beating FC Golden State BU15 Gold in the final. The boys from DSC didn’t even wait to get their new uniforms before heading out and going undefeated through 4 games to win the tournament. DSC BU14 White will compete in the Bronze West bracket of Coast Soccer League in the 2012 Fall Season.
DSC's Juan Albizar
DSC BU15 Premier player, Juan Albizar, was recently called up to train with the United States Boys U14 National Team. Juan joined the team for their August camp and matches at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Ironically, one of the matches was against Juan’s club team, Downtown Soccer Club BU15 Premier. Juan scored against his club team as the national team bested DSC BU15 Premier 3-0. National coach, Hugo Perez, complimented the Downtown SC team in his most match remarks. Albizar is the fourth player from the highly decorated DSC BU15 Premier to play for the U.S. National BU15 Team. Downtown SC BU15 Premier is coached by Selvin Sandoval and former L.A. Galaxy and El Salvador National Team great, Mauricio Cienfuegos. Full Story.