Brown Uniforms a Matter of Identity for Padres

August 13, 2018

For the past decade, the Padres have become an afterthought outside of America’s Finest City. The Padres’ last winning season was in 2010, and the team’s last postseason appearance was the 2006 National League Division Series. The Friars’ farm system is arguably the best part of Padres baseball, and beyond the baseball side of the team, the Padres remain generally lackluster. Aside from the Western Metal Supply Co. building in…

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SD/TJ March Soccer Review: Sockers, Xolos Knocked Out

April 13, 2018

March was a tough month for soccer on the border. The San Diego Sockers came up just short in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) Western Conference Final, and Club Tijuana received a thumping from Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals. Club Tijuana After a four-game unbeaten run to end the month of February, Club Tijuana picked up right where they left off…

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SD/TJ Soccer February Review: Moving on Up

March 7, 2018

The last week of February gave soccer fans in San Diego plenty to celebrate. Club Tijuana defeated Honduran team Motagua to reach the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, the San Diego Sockers will begin their hunt for a fifteenth MASL title this month, and 1904 FC is in the process of joining the USL to begin playing in 2019. Club Tijuana The Aztec Canines ended an up-and-down February by…

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1904 FC to Debut in USL in 2019

February 27, 2018

Following an announcement from the North American Soccer League (NASL) that the league was cancelling its 2018 season, 1904 FC issued a statement on Tuesday that the club was “finalizing an agreement” with the United Soccer League (USL) to begin playing in the USL’s 2019 season. “The USL has grown tremendously over the past few years to become one of the most competitive leagues in our country”, 1904 FC said…

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How the NASL Decision Affects 1904 FC

February 25, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit upheld a decision denying the North American Soccer League’s (NASL) motion for a preliminary injunction against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) designating the NASL a third-division league on Friday. The decision means that the league’s challenge of the division change is thrown out. The NASL has not – at the time of writing – released a statement responding to today’s…

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For 1904 FC, No News Is Bad News

February 21, 2018

The last time 1904 FC was in the public eye was January 31st. The last time 1904 FC made a public move directly related to the team was in 2017. With the future of the North American Soccer League (NASL) still in limbo, the club’s silence does nothing to reassure nervous fans. 1904 FC set up their first “pop-up store” at the friendly match between Club Tijuana and Toronto FC…

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1904 FC Opening Day Delayed

January 7, 2018

Sources close to the North American Soccer League (NASL) claim that the league plans to open the 2018 season in August instead of March as they await the results of an appeal against US Soccer. The appeal, spearheaded by Miami FC, challenges US Soccer’s decision to revoke the NASL’s second-division status. The 2018 season is likely to follow the schedule of major leagues around the world, beginning in August and…

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1904 Monthly Review: Thanksgiving-Sized Helpings of Good and Bad in November

December 5, 2017

There is no one-word description of how November went for 1904 FC. Still yet to sign their first player, the club finds itself in the midst of drama that could determine the future of the North American Soccer League. November saw three teams depart the NASL, two of which – FC Edmonton and recently crowned champions San Francisco Deltas – ceased operations entirely. The third team, North Carolina FC, will…

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USD Football: Should the Toreros Consider a Move to the Big Sky Conference?

November 29, 2017

San Diego’s visit to Flagstaff to face Northern Arizona University on Saturday was the Toreros’ fourth FCS (Div. 1-AA) playoff game in program history. Three of the four games have been on the road against Big Sky Conference teams – Montana, Cal Poly, and Northern Arizona. The Toreros dominate their Pioneer Football League on a yearly basis, and have recently shown the ability to compete with Big Sky teams, so…

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1904 FC’s Community-First Approach Benefits US Soccer as a Whole

November 7, 2017

  On October 10th, the US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Fingers were pointed everywhere; players, coaches, US Soccer higher-ups – including President Sunil Gulati – and even player development academies. On October 16th, news broke of Columbus Crew FC, one of the founding members of Major League Soccer (MLS), possibly relocating to Austin, Texas. In comparison to major…

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1904 FC Co-Owners Update #1: Hazard’s Chelsea Dominant, Sow & Cabaye Subdued

November 5, 2017

1904 FC Co-owner Eden Hazard proved a handful for Manchester United, winning six free-kicks and forcing three saves as Chelsea defeated the visiting Red Devils 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Alvaro Morata put the hosts ahead in the 55th minute with a thumping header, and Chelsea controlled the match to remain in fourth place in the English Premier League. The hosts outshot United 18 (8 on target) to 10…

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