Club Xolos USA U-23

Club Xolos USA U-23, formerly Deportivo Coras USA, is an American soccer team based in Riverside, California[2] and is affiliated with Mexican side Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente. The club currently competes in the National Premier Soccer League in the Southwest Conference, having joined the league as an expansion team in 2014.[3]

Club Xolos USA U-23
Professional Team
Founded1966 (1966)
StadiumJohn W. North High School
OwnerRobert Lopez-Guardado
Head CoachShane Shelton
LeagueNPSL
20198th, West-Southwest
Playoffs: Did not qualify [1]
WebsiteClub website

History

Deportivo Coras began as an amateur, affiliated soccer club in 1966-67, shortly thereafter joining the Belvedere Soccer League in East Los Angeles, where they'd win two championships in the 1967 and 1968 seasons. The club joined the California League in 1969, where they'd play for over 30 seasons before joining So-Cal Premier League.[2] Coras announced they would be joining NPSL on November 20, 2014, and played their inaugural season in NPSL in the 2015 season.[3] The club has an affiliation with Mexican club Deportivo Tepic FC.[4]

In November 2019, the club rebranded as Club Xolos USA U-23, establishing an affiliation with Mexican side Club Tijuana.[5]

Club Honors

  • Socal Premier U-23 Champions: 2014 [6]


Rivalry

The Coras have one rival which is Temecula FC. The rivalry is known as the Riverside County Derby for the simple fact that both teams are in the same county. Temecula FC did not defeat Riverside Coras in the 2018 NPSL regular season with the first match ending up as a 1-1 draw in Riverside and the second match in Temecula resulting in a 4-2 win for the Coras. In 2019, the first match which was held in Temecula ended up 0-0, while the second match hosted by Riverside resulted in the Quails first win against Riverside in the NPSL, the score was 2-1. In 2016, the two teams began an offseason tournament called the Riverside County Cup which runs through October to November. The tournament is a open invitation to local NPSL and UPSL teams within Riverside county and surrounding areas. In 2018, Temecula won the cup defeating City Legends 8-1 at home.


Notable players

List of players that have gone to play professionally

PlayerPositionClubNationTier
Alonso LaraGoalkeeper1. FCA Darmstadt7th
Jose PerezDefender1. FCA Darmstadt7th
Omar Aguilar CruzDefenderMérida AD4th
Eric GonzalezMidfielderLas Vegas Lights / Oakland Roots2nd/3rd
Yosimar HernandezDefender Reno 18682nd
Julio RabadanMidfielder Real Sport ClubeRegional D2

Top goal scorer by NPSL season

YearPlayerNumber of goals
2019Adrian Moreno11

Staff

Coaches

NameSeasonW-L-T
Gabriel Esqueda20180-4-0
Robert Vidrio20182-4-1
Shane Shelton20191-4-2

Front Office

  • Robert Lopez-Guardado - Majority Owner
  • Nora Lopez - Director of Business Operations
  • Jose "Chepe" Esqueda - Team Manager
  • Robert Vidrio - Sporting Director
  • Steven Ramirez - Director of Media/Writer

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References

  1. "NPSL 2019 Standings".
  2. "History of Coras in Los Angeles". Deportivo Coras USA. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. "Deportivo Coras USA Joins the NPSL". National Premier Soccer League. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. "Riverside embraces Deportivo Coras USA". soccernation.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. "Riverside Coras Rebrands as Club Xolos USA U-23". NPSL. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  6. https://www.socalpremier.org/page/show/4465084-u23-2019-. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. "Staff". Riverside Coras Football Club. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-17.



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