Expedite Precision joins as Front Jersey Sponsor

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Expedite Precision Works has signed on as the Men's team front of jersey sponsor. Expedite has signed a one year deal to sponsor the Men's home and away jerseys.


Expedite Precision Works is a precision machining manufacturer that supplies a wide range of industries, including medical devices, national defense, aerospace, and semi-conductor industries. Expedite is family owned business run by Orlando Teixeira and his wife Fatima. Their son's Martin and Brandon are also involved in the running of the company.

Orlando was born in Topo, Sao Jorge Azores in 1957. Orlando suited up and played for Academica from 1976-1984. He started Expedite in his garage in 1994 in San Jose, CA. In the years since, the company has grown to include over 35 employees.

The club is excited to begin this partnership with such a successful club alumni. You can purchase your AC Jersey's that will have our sponsor logos on them from our online shop here.


Spring Break Soccer Camp

Come join us for our Spring Break Soccer Camp for Boys/Girls ages 4-13 on April 10-13th from 9am-11am each day. This camp is great for all levels of players as they will learn individual skills and team concepts while being coached by Academica SC Staff and Players. The cost for the camp is $75 for all 4 sessions or $25 each session. Balls and water will be provided for players.

The camp will be located at Academica Soccer Field at 1343 W. Greenway Ave Turlock CA 95324. You can email with any questions.

Sign up for the camp here:


AC Dinner on April 28th

We're proud to announce our 2023 Academica Tri-Tip, Shrimp, and Chicken Drive-thru Dinner will be held on April 28th from 4:30-7:30 pm . This dinner helps support the club's Men's and Women's teams as well as our youth programs. Tickets are $30 each and include Tri-tip, shrimp, chicken leg, baked potato, salad, dinner roll, and rice pudding. Academica Jrs players selling tickets will receive a portion back to help lower their cost of playing. We thank you for your support.


You can get your tickets here:


Burns Announced as new USL W Coach


The club would like to announce James Burns has been selected as the new USL W Head Coach. James is a Manteca native with deep ties to the soccer community in the 209. He currently coaches two boys teams at Manteca FC, MFC 04/05 Rebels Red and Rebels White (2006s). James serves as Youth Technical Director for theclub as well. In addition, Burns runs FirsTouch Futbol, a soccer personal training group.  Outside of coaching, he is the owner/editor of Front Row Preps, a HS sports journalism site.  He's also been a Sports Editor at The ModBee, The Merced Sun-Star, and the Manteca Bulletin as as a former assistant coach at Sierra HS Girls Soccer.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join a club with a rich history in the valley", said James. "Competing in the USL W League is going to be a tremendous challenge for our second-year program, but I can promise you this: We're going to train hard, challenge the players every step of the way, and do our part to raise the standard for women's soccer in this part of the valley."

"I want to thank the board of directors for the opportunity to guide the women's team. They've created a platform for the region's top talent, and I hope that our efforts this season continue to strengthen that pipeline. Our reward won't be wins alone, but the number of young girls who aspire to wear the gold and black."

"My ultimate goal is to build a roster that will compete and showcase well against teams from larger markets and with longer ledgers. I want our team to be a reflection of our communities -- hard working and talented, passionate and fiercely together."

Our USL W League season kicks off May 7th, make sure to get your season tickets to not miss a minute of the action. You can get your tickets at our shop right here.

Players interested in joining the squad can reach Coach James at




Dias Mgmt signs on as Club Sponsor

Dias Mgmt Inc. Logo
Dias Mgmt Inc. Logo

Academica is proud to announce Dias Mgmt Inc as the club's official sleeve sponsor. Dias Mgmt is owned by Paul Dias, a former Academica player now living in Arizona. Dias Mgmt owns and operates 22 McDonalds restaurants in Southern Arizona. Dias Mgmt will be the official sleeve sponsor for Academica's Mens and Women's teams.

Paul and his wife Nelie were both born in Terceira, Azores Islands in Portugal before immigrating with their families in the mid 1970's. Paul played soccer since a child and played for Academica for several years after high school.

Paul played as a GK in his younger years.
Paul played as a GK in his younger years.

Paul's career at McDonalds started as a crew member at the McDonalds on West Main St. in Turlock, right down the road from Academica Field. After working there for 16 years and making his way up the ladder, Paul and his wife purchased their first McDonalds in Colorado. Two and a half years later, the family moved to Tucson, Arizona to purchase 5 restaurants and have now grown to 22 sites throughout southern Arizona.

Paul dedicates this sponsorship in memory of his father, Alberto Dias. Alberto was an avid fan of Academica, following the team to away games throughout the state. "My dad attended every single game AND practice my entire soccer career. To say he loved and was passionate about soccer would be an understatement. From his club team (Benfica) to the Portugal National Team - he NEVER missed a game. There were times that he would let his passion get in the way of politeness - there are many great stories of him being asked to leave the side lines of a few games. All just a reflection of his passion to want to win," stated Paul.


Paul and his father Alberto at the 1994 World Cup.
Paul and his father Alberto at the 1994 World Cup.

Paul had this to say about the sponsorship between the two parties, "This sponsorship is very personal for me and my family. As we have gotten older and have been blessed with so much success We have recognized how important it is to give back to our communities and the organizations that have ties to the communities we love. I grew up playing soccer in the Turlock area and as a tribute to my father and his love for soccer it’s an honor and a privilege to help make the Academica soccer program successful."

Paul, his wife Nelie, and his two daughters, Megan and Lindsey.
Paul, his wife Nelie, and his two daughters, Megan and Lindsey.

For more information about Dias Mgmt and the great work Paul is doing in Arizona, head to


Make sure to head over to our shop to get your season tickets to catch the Black and Gold in action this season!