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CALPROSOL - Fictional Soccer League (Team 23/40 Carlsbad Athletic)

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I don't blame Duff for getting out of Dodge, Santa Ana's history makes them seem like the Montreal Expos of CALPROSOL.

 

I love that half blue/half gold kit, by the way.

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Sacramento Football Club

Established: 1985

Joined CALPROSOL: 1988

Championships: (0)

Home Grounds: Tower Bridge Stadium

Kit manufacturer: Hummel

Kit Sponsor: The Daily Bugle

 

No championships, but one heckuva fan base! If you want to talk about about dedication, look no further than the Salamanders. Since being formed in 1985, they've come close to the top, but never quite made it. Nevertheless, they have some of the most raucous fans in the world, let alone the league. Led by their supporters, "The Sacramento Underground", their antics will perturb any visiting team. Sacramento have a very unique color scheme based on the colors of the Sacramento Mountain Salamander (not indigenous to the Sac). Their kits, produced by Hummel, feature some gaudy manufacturing marks, but have very unique diagonal themes for the '15-'16 campaign. Their home grounds, Tower Bridge Stadium, is located directly across the river from the Sacramento River Cats field.

 

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Stockton 88

Established: 1988

Joined CALPROSOL: 1988

Championships: (1) 2007

Home Grounds: Acme Arena

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Sacred Heart Hospital

 

The 88 (not the band) take their name from their established year. Their introduction to Stockton brought a lot of hope to the city and played well into their 1990's revitalization plan. They just opened the state-of-the-art Acme Arena (no TNT, anvils, or Instant Tunnels allowed) in 2010 with some help from the government, but unfortunately it took the city into bankruptcy. Nevertheless, the support for Stockton 88 is high. They wear red and white hoops and their 15-16 kits from Nike use a mix and match system to get as many unique looks as possible all on the same template. 

 

Fun side story about the jerseys: In the fall of 2006, someone managed to vandalize all of the equipment by rewriting the long-time sponsor as "Sacred Fart Hospital". The club didn't have enough time to make a change for two weeks so they were forced to play with the kits in three crucial games. They won those games with a +10 goal differential and decided to keep the kits for the rest of the season. The 88 rode the "Fart Kits" all the way to the 2007 California Cup. Maybe sometime I'll show them off to you.

 

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Naval Soccer Club of San Diego

Established: 1960

Joined CALPROSOL: 1961

Championships: (2) 1988, 2003

Home Grounds: Silver Strand

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Monsters, Inc.

 

Everyone knows that the navy has a strong history in San Diego, but not everyone knows that soccer has a strong history in the Navy. Intramural navy soccer is extremely popular, and club teams pop up where demand is high. In San Diego, there were numerous of such teams in the early 20th century. Navy soccer showed up in the form of three organized clubs at Naval Training Center San Diego, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Competition between the clubs was fierce, but in 1960 they decided to collaborate in an attempt to make a bid for CALPROSOL. It was accepted, and NSCSD has been attracting the best soccer talent from the world's best Navy. Everyone pulls for NSCSD because they are always the hardest working underdogs. They recently built a new stadium on the Silver Strand that has some great views of the San Diego Bay and National City. The Sailors crest features features an anchor and two inverted stars to represent the testament of hard work in their two championship years.

 

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The only thing I'd like to see is a little bit of gold on either the home or clash. It looks really sharp on the crest and would love to see it on the kits in some way. 

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On 2/16/2017 at 10:47 AM, dsaline97 said:

The only thing I'd like to see is a little bit of gold on either the home or clash. It looks really sharp on the crest and would love to see it on the kits in some way. 

'16-'17 kits are expected to bring more gold into the scheme.

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Oakland Bayside Soccer Club

Established: 1912

Joined CALPROSOL: 1935

Championships: (5) 1943, 1947, 1951, 1976, 1985

Home Grounds: Alameda Point

Kit manufacturer: Diadora

Kit Sponsor: Food and Stuff

 

Another of the Original 10! OBSC has been a staple of the league since its origin. They are tied for third most championships in the league, but haven't hoisted the cup in over 30 years. The Oaks have a strong fan base and strong showings, usually in the top 10 of the standings and attendance lists. For a long time they played their games in the old Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, but were always looking for a place of their own. Beginning in the late 1990's, OBSC secured an agreement with the Navy to build on the old Naval Air Station Alameda, but the agreement was contingent on a similar deal with the city which wasn't completed until 2006. Environmental quality issues delayed the start of the project for numerous years. Long story short, Alameda Point is the Oaks brand new stadium and it has lots of potential to bring the club back into relevance. The Oaks draw their identity from from the Oakland city flag, using gold at home and green as a clash. The third kit recognizes minority owner Mark Davis and his more famous club, the Raiders.

 

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San Francisco City Soccer Club

Established: 1967

Joined CALPROSOL: 1967

Championships: (1) 1973

Home Grounds: Pier 49

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Rust-eze Bumper Ointment

 

SF City was established in 1967 as a part of the second major expansion to CALPROSOL that added numerous teams to the Bay Area and Orange County. City calls themselves City because they were owned by the city of San Francisco but then they realized that was a bad idea, so the team was sold. They have played every home game at Historic Kezar Stadium, former home of the 49ers and Raiders. The phoenix on their badge forms their mascot and represents the city rising from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake. They wear orange kits with purple trim. The '15-'16 clash is two-tone purple with a heathered gradient, much like the USA 2015 clash. The gray third kit is templated by Nike, but has been christened as the "Foggy Nights" kit.

 

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10 hours ago, rsaline said:

San Francisco City Soccer Club

Established: 1967

Joined CALPROSOL: 1967

Championships: (1) 1973

Home Grounds: Pier 49

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Rust-eze Bumper Ointment

 

SF City was established in 1967 as a part of the second major expansion to CALPROSOL that added numerous teams to the Bay Area and Orange County. City calls themselves City because they were owned by the city of San Francisco but then they realized that was a bad idea, so the team was sold. They have played every home game at Historic Kezar Stadium, former home of the 49ers and Raiders. The phoenix on their badge forms their mascot and represents the city rising from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake. They wear orange kits with purple trim. The '15-'16 clash is two-tone purple with a heathered gradient, much like the USA 2015 clash. The gray third kit is templated by Nike, but has been christened as the "Foggy Nights" kit.

 

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The best of the bunch! Good stuff here!

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Can't say I'm a huge fan of the Sounders-esque double shield, but I do love the scripted "The City" wordmark. The Phoenix is also well-done. I think I see some liverbird in there, no?

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That last three teams are gold!! This league is becoming in one of my favourites topics, congrats for the work.

 

PD: I have to say that I'm a real fan of the sponsors

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On 2/25/2017 at 10:50 AM, nas1787 said:

Can't say I'm a huge fan of the Sounders-esque double shield, but I do love the scripted "The City" wordmark. The Phoenix is also well-done. I think I see some liverbird in there, no?

Liverbird was not actually my goal, but I can definitely see some similarities!

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Club Futbol de Chula Vista

Established: 2005

Joined CALPROSOL: 2005

Championships: (1) 2006

Home Grounds: Chotchkie's Field

Kit manufacturer: Adidas

Kit Sponsor: Binford Tools

 

CFCV is one of the two most recent expansion clubs in CALPROSOL. They came in with a very strong ownership and business plan, drawing lots of fans and high talent players in their first few years. They brought home a championship to the city in their inaugural year in 2006, the first CALPROSOL expansion team to ever accomplish this feat. Recently they've been on a downturn, and hired new GM Diane Weidler to head up the refreshed club. Weidler is the first ever female GM in the league. Las Chulas earned their nickname after their 2008 campaign when they were named "Sexiest Team" by GQ. They wear a unique shade of blue at home with lime green trim. The club crest has remained unchanged since their inception and reads "Vista Marchando" or "Vista keeps marching" - a motto put forth by the owner. Their clash kit for '15-'16 features a lime green heathered pattern, while the third kit heavily references the Chula Vista city flag in a unique, Adidas style pattern. Chotchkie's Field opened in 2012 as a part of the new Bayfront Master Plan.

 

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Mision San Diego de Alcala Club Atletico

Established: 1907

Joined CALPROSOL: 1935

Championships: (1) 1978

Home Grounds: [Historic] Lane Field

Kit manufacturer: Lotto

Kit Sponsor: KVWN-4 San Diego

 

So maybe you thought the Padres were the pioneers of brown? Well you'd be wrong. It's actually Mission San Diego, the oldest club in CALPROSOL. "El Marron" has quite the history, but not a whole lot of success - only one championship in 110 years of competitions. Mission San Diego co-leased Lane Field with the PCL Padres from 1936 to 1957 and when the baseball team moved out, they began making it their own. Today, Historic Lane Field is a hallmark of the league, much like an Anfield or Old Trafford. Lotto signed a historic kit deal a couple years ago, but some of their products have been questionable with the fans. Mission San Diego wear Brown at home and usually have gold, orange, and white in their clash and third rotations. KVWN-4 San Diego holds kit sponsorship thanks to a ownership tie between the station and the club.

 

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Sorry for the long delay, but stuff happens. Here's the next team!

 

Mission Santa Cruz Football Club

Established: 1936

Joined CALPROSOL: 1955

Championships: (2) 1962, 2015

Home Grounds: Branciforte

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactors

 

Mission Santa Cruz are not directly related to the Catholic church, but adopted the name to fit in with other California soccer clubs. Santa Cruz waited patiently to be admitted to the top flight and finally got their chance in 1955. They have brought championships to the Real Surf City in 1962 and most recently in 2015 - thus their '15-'16 kits feature gold league patches. They typically wear green kits with white shorts. Lavender is a common secondary color, and makes its way prominently onto the clash. The third kit for the '15-'16 cycle features a sleeve pattern inspired by the Santa Cruz County flag. The seal logo has remained largely the same since the club's inception in 1936.

 

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On 3/30/2017 at 7:57 PM, rsaline said:

Sorry for the long delay, but stuff happens. Here's the next team!

 

Mission Santa Cruz Football Club

Established: 1936

Joined CALPROSOL: 1955

Championships: (2) 1962, 2015

Home Grounds: Branciforte

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactors

 

Mission Santa Cruz are not directly related to the Catholic church, but adopted the name to fit in with other California soccer clubs. Santa Cruz waited patiently to be admitted to the top flight and finally got their chance in 1955. They have brought championships to the Real Surf City in 1962 and most recently in 2015 - thus their '15-'16 kits feature gold league patches. They typically wear green kits with white shorts. Lavender is a common secondary color, and makes its way prominently onto the clash. The third kit for the '15-'16 cycle features a sleeve pattern inspired by the Santa Cruz County flag. The seal logo has remained largely the same since the club's inception in 1936.

 

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This is a perfect representation of Santa Cruz. Well done, rsaline.

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Edwards Air Force Base Soccer Club

Established: 1957

Joined CALPROSOL: 1961

Championships: (2) 1971, 1981

Home Grounds: West J Stadium

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: The Dollhouse Nightclubs

 

The last true military team in the series (as it stands) is from Edwards Air Force Base. This all-airmen team plays their matches off base in Lancaster, and have built quite the rapport with the city. They've collected two California cups but recently have found themselves dwelling toward the bottom due to the growth of talent in the league. The Thunderbolts crest is based loosely on the insignia for the 412th Test Wing which is garrisoned at Edwards. Each of their home kits is powder blue featuring a lightning bolt sash. The '15-'16 clash kits feature a slick navy camouflage pattern while the thirds tie in some colors from the USAF fatigues of the 1970s and 1980s. The West J Stadium started out as a modest park but has steadily grown over the decades into a very nice soccer environment.

 

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Mission San Fernando

Established: 1944

Joined CALPROSOL: 1948

Championships: (0)

Home Grounds: Alemany Stadium

Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Kit Sponsor: Entertainment 7-Twenty

 

Mission San Fernando are not a church-based club, but rather one that took on the moniker in an attempt to piggyback off the success of other Mission clubs. They have never won a championship, and are seen as the runt of the litter of clubs in the city of Los Angeles. They are located in the Mission Hills neighborhood where the original Mission San Fernando is located. Being named Ferdinand III of Castile, their brand focuses on castles and lions - from the kingdoms of Castile and Leon. The charcoal and gold colors are a nod to the first discovery of gold on Alta California, which occurred just outside the Mission in 1842. The home kits typically feature charcoal and gold stripes with silver accents. As a part of a recent marketing push, the club has pushed the "Gold Rush" mantra. As a result, they wear gold third kits quite frequently.

 

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Mission San Francisco Soccer Club

Established: 1945

Joined CALPROSOL: 1948

Championships: (0)

Home Grounds: Kezar Stadium

Kit manufacturer: Nike

Kit Sponsor: Nerd Herd

 

San Francisco's first CALPROSOL team (chronologically). Mission San Francisco joined during the first expansion period of 1948, but have done literally nothing since. If the Cubs are/were the Lovable Losers, Mission San Francisco is the Lovable, Pathetic, Losers. That's what has earned them the nickname "Los Dolores" (translates to sorrows or pains, comes from the nickname Mission Dolores given to the original Mission San Francisco de Asis). Aesthetically, Los Dolores are pretty pleasing, they have a simple crest featuring a portion of the Franciscan Coat of Arms. They wear black kits at home with red and green trim. They alternate between green and red clash kits and try to bring some city history into their thirds. The '15-'16 thirds feature International Orange stripes down the middle. MSF latched on to California-based electronics retailer Buy More recently and have the Nerd Herd pasted on their chests. They used to play in the Mission District as much as possible, but have called Kezar Stadium their home ever since the 49ers moved out in 1970.

 

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