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2017 Santa Ana Winds FC season

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Santa Ana Winds FC
2017 season
OwnerLeonel López
Head coachJosé López
StadiumChampionship Stadium
Lake Forest Sports Park
UPSLSpring: 8th, Western Conference
Fall: National Finalist, Runner-Up
2017 U.S. Open CupSecond qualifying round
Cal South State CupQuarterfinals
← 2016
2018 →

The 2017 season was the club's eleventh season of existence, and fourth in the United Premier Soccer League. Winds FC began play in the inaugural UPSL Pro Division in March 2017.

Fall 2017 UPSL & Open Cup Squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the September 23 Open Cup qualifying match versus Outbreak Soccer.

Player Number, Name, Position:

1. Adrian Urquizo, GK

2. Ezequiel Estrada

3. Juan Fuentes, RB

4. Oscar Sandoval, CDM

5. Israel Espinoza

8. Kyle O'Brien, MF

9. Carlos Andrade

13. Khalil Zaid

14. Quinn M. Harter, CB, GK

16. Derek Solano

17. Juan Arellano, LW

19. Ruben Ortiz

20. Osvaldo Hernandez

21. Kramer Runager, F

23. George Zuniga

  • Omar Perez
  • Jordan Gorman


2018 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying[edit]

On August 29, 2017, the United States Soccer Federation announced the drawings of Open Division teams participating in qualifying rounds for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Santa Ana Winds FC drew Huntington Beach-based club Outbreak Soccer of the So Cal Premier League, in the first round.[1] Winds FC defeated Outbreak Soccer by a score of 5-2 on Saturday, September 23 at the Lake Forest Sports Park.

Winds FC drew fellow UPSL club, Newcastle United FC for the second round of Open Cup qualifying, played on October 21, and defeated them by a score of 6-0.

On November 18, Winds FC made club history by qualifying to their first U.S. Open Cup by defeating San Pedro Monsters FC, of the So Cal Premier League.

2017 Fall UPSL Season[edit]

Fall Preseason[edit]

Santa Ana Winds FC scheduled preseason matches against UCLA, La Máquina and Orange County Football Club winning two and losing one, in tune ups to an Open Cup qualifying match with Outbreak Soccer.[2][3]

2017 Spring UPSL Season[edit]

The 2017 UPSL Pro Premier season is the inaugural tournament of this newly established division, which functions a tier above, and in conjunction with the new UPSL Championship Division, through promotion and relegation.

2017 USASA Region IV Cup: Cal South Track[edit]

Winds FC entered 2017 United States Adult Soccer Association Region IV tournament qualifying, via the local Cal South State Cup in April 2017. Three group stage games were played in April, followed by quarterfinals and semifinals played in late April and May. Winds FC were placed in Cal South Group A, with San Nicolás FC, FC Strikers South Coast and Real Sociedad Royals, and finished at the top of the group.

Winds FC fell to defending USASA Region IV Champion, Moreno Valley FC, in quarterfinals, and finished their 2017 Cal South State Cup record with 2 wins and 2 losses.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santa Ana Winds FC 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
San Nicolás SC 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Real Sociedad Royals 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Strikers FC South Coast 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3


2017 Spring Preseason[edit]

Winds FC faced 2016 & 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup entrants L.A. Wolves FC, under Wolves head coach Eric Wynalda, in a preseason match that Winds FC won by a score of 2-1, on Sunday, February 18.

2017 US Open Cup Qualifying[edit]

Winds FC won one qualifying match to the 2017 US Open Cup over fellow UPSL club La Habra City FC, but ultimately did not qualify to the first round of the Open Cup after falling to another UPSL club, La Máquina FC. Both matches were played in late 2016.[4]

2106-17 Fall / Winter Season Playoffs[edit]

Winds FC defeated La Máquina FC at Santa Ana Stadium by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 but fell to Strikers FC South Coast in their second playoff match thus concluding their Fall/Winter 2016-17 season.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Soccer in the United States AND Greater Los Angeles : Santa Ana Winds FC (SoCal Premier), 2018 Orange County FC season, 2016 Santa Ana Winds FC season, 2018 Santa Ana Winds FC season

Other articles of the topic Soccer in the United States : Santa Ana Winds FC (SoCal Premier), 2018 Orange County FC season, 2016 Santa Ana Winds FC season, 2018 Santa Ana Winds FC season

Other articles of the topic Greater Los Angeles : Hollywood, 2018 Santa Ana Winds FC season, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, 2016 Santa Ana Winds FC season, 2018 Orange County FC season, Beverly Hills, California
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  1. U.S. Soccer (2017). "2018 U.S. Open Cup". ussoccer.com. U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. Robert Knights (2017). "UCLA defeats Santa Ana in Final Exhibition". uclabruins.com. UCLA. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  3. Omar Avalos (2017). "Winds FC defeats OCFC 2 in Final preseason Match". windsfc.com. Santa Ana Winds FC. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  4. U.S. Soccer (2016–2017). "2017 U.S. Open Cup". ussoccer.com. U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 2017-09-18.

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