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AC to Join WPSL

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TURLOCK, CA - Women's semi pro soccer is coming to Turlock! The club announced that it had been accepted as the newest member of the highly competitive WPSL. The WPSL is a national women's league that contains some of the best semi professional teams in the country. The league has been a home to a plethora of professional and national team players. With over 130 teams slated for the 2022 season, the league featured 17 players that were selected in the 2020 NWSL College Draft, including 3 in the top 10.

The WPSL season runs from May-July and will most likely feature the continuing rivalries with FC Davis and Napa Valley as both are also members of the league.

Club President Simon Bettencourt was ecstatic about starting a women's team in the area, “We’re excited to be able to celebrate our 50th year anniversary by launching a women’s team in the highly competitive WPSL. We believe this will prove to be the valley’s premier developmental team and a
great showcase for local players.”

More information regarding the women's team will be announced as the season approaches. 2022 season tickets will apply to all men's and women's home matches. Season tickets can be purchased at the online shop here.

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Oakland Roots Friendly

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TURLOCK, CA - The club will kick off its 2022 preseason schedule hosting USL Championship side Oakland Roots SC. The Roots will travel to Academica Field on February 5th for a 4pm match.

This will be the 2nd time the Black and Gold faced Oakland, the first encounter finished with a 3-1 victory for AC back in 2020. Academica is coming off its best season yet in the NPSL as it finished as the Golden Gate Conference champions after defeating El Farolito in the "Festa Final" back in August. After selecting his squad from a largely successful open tryouts, Head Coach Sergio Sousa will be looking to repeat results from the club's recent successes.

Oakland is also coming off a successful season after making it to the Conference Semi-final playoffs in its first season of the Championship. This will be the first look of the team under newly announced Head Coach Juan Guerra.

Tickets for this match and season tickets can be found here.

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The Next 50 Years

TURLOCK, CA - 50 years ago we started with an idea. Bringing people together to enjoy the beautiful game but more importantly, enjoy each other. We wanted to build something for the community, something for the youth, something for the future.

Fast forward 50 years and we've come a long way. We've had many ups and downs, losses and successes, trophies and heartbreaks. The one thing that has stayed consistent through all this time is our love of the game and our will to want to improve our community. We wanted to lift local players up and showcase their talents. We've done that. We wanted to connect with the youth and open up pathways to higher levels. We've done that. We wanted to bring high level entertainment and top level teams to the Valley. We've done that.

As we step into our 50th anniversary year, we want to honor our past but look towards the future. Our new crest is the perfect banner for us as we move forward into 2022 and beyond. It keeps our traditional colors in a sleek, modern look with the added bell tower that overlooks our beloved Academica Fields.

We do what we do for the fans, the players, and the community. We wouldn't have been able to achieve so much over the last 50 years without all of the local support. We can't wait to see what we do in the next 50 years.

 

 

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2022 Open Tryouts

2022 Open Tryouts

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TURLOCK, CA - After a very successful 2021 for the club, we are opening our tryout application link in order to prepare for our 2022 season! Drawing from local talent has always been a priority for us and we hope that 2022 will showcase that even more.

 

To apply for our open tryouts, follow the link below. This promises to be a very competitive field of potential players and we can't wait to see what the Valley has to offer!

 

 

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2021 Schedule Announced

TURLOCK, CA – We’re happy to announce our full 2021 Summer Schedule! This season sees the Black and Gold play 4 home games and 3 away matches against some of Norcal’s top teams. All home matches kickoff at 7 pm at Academica Soccer Field at 1343 W. Greenway Ave Turlock CA 95381.

Tickets are available at the gate. Força AC!