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Zach Engfelt Signs with Soka University!

by Richard Lu on March 19, 2018 · No comments

Congratulations to one of our own, Zach Engfelt, on signing with Soka University. We’re excited to see him play at the next level and will always be there to support him. The future is bright for Zach and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can add to the Soka University Lions!

Players Wanted!!!

by Johnson Asiedu on April 20, 2017 · No comments

Looking for a team? or Missed tryouts?Join SDFA.

The Follong SDFA teams are looking for a couple of players to fill out a few spots left in their roster.Please Register on the link below to be invited:




   B2003- AA-A

  G2002- Silver Elite/Gold

 B2006 Navy  AA-B

B2011 Developmental Academy

B2001 Silver Elite/ Premier Level

B2010-Developmental Academy

SDFA Alumni Tousley Helps Create History

by lauren on December 6, 2016 · No comments

Tousley helps create history with Knox College

Dec 4th 2016

Jaqui Tousljacqui-tousleyey has once again made headlines by helping re-write the history books at Knox College for Women’s Soccer. For the first time in the program’s history, the team earned the title “Midwest Conference Champions” while being the first team at Knox to go unbeaten all season since 1919.

This winning season included their impressive winning streak by defeating all opponents who were put up against Knox College in the Midwest Conference Tournament, thus “doing the double” by becoming the Midwest Conference Tournament Champions as well. This win gave them the automatic qualification into their first appearance at the NCAA National Tournament.

Knox College’s stout defence, which only conceded 3 goals, improved to a record of 19-0-1. This record helped earn the team a National Ranking of #25 and regional ranking of #3.

The team experienced their first loss at the NCAA tournament against last years national finalist Washington University in St. Louis (#8).

Despite the loss, the Woman’s Knox College team broke or tied 7 Records including; leading the nation in Goals Against Average (0.15), being second in Nation for Goals Saved (0.936) and outscoring their opponents 65-3!!

We at SDFA are extremely proud of our impressive alumni, and wish Tousley and everyone luck in their upcoming season.

Free Grassroots Skills Clinic Announced

by lauren on November 17, 2016 · No comments

As this season draws to a close, we are excited to introduce a FREE grassroots skills clinic for Boys and Girls aged 5-8 years old. Participants do not need to be SDFA players to sign up – everyone is welcome.

The sessions will be ran by Coach Ze Roberto of San Diego Sockers and Coach David.

What: Free Grassroots Skills Clinic

When: Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Time: 4:30-5:45pm.

Where: Mesa Verde Middle School. 

8375 Entreken Way

San Diego,



To sign up, please click this link and register.

SDFA Alumni Josh Arvidson’s Goal Earns Bluejays Win in OT

by lauren on October 31, 2016 · No comments



CHICAGO, Ill. – SDFA Alumni Josh Arvidson scored in double overtime to lead the Elmhurst men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over North Park University.

Elmhurst closed out the season with an 8-7-3. After a scoreless regulation and first overtime period, Arvidson netted the game winner with just 1:28 left to play in the second overtime, scoring off a rebound off a Zach Clements shot.

North Park (10-6-1) outshot Elmhurst 16-15 in the contest, but the Bluejays enjoyed a 9-4 edge in corner kicks.

Nick King earned the shutout in goal by stopping all eight shots he faced. Wesley Woodley took the loss in goal for the Vikings, allowing one goal while recording six saves.

SDFA Alumni Arvidson Showing Strength

by lauren on September 5, 2016 · No comments

Gnass & Arvidson Lead Bluejay Men Past Anderson


September 5th, 2016.

ANDERSON, Ind. – First half goals from Josh Arvidson and Alec Gnass was all the Elmhurst men’s soccer team needed as the Bluejays ended a two-game road trip with a 2-0 shutout win at Anderson University.

Arvidson and Gnass scored just 92 seconds apart in the game’s first 10 minutes to provide the contest’s entire offense. Arvidson struck first, flicking the ball over Anderson keeper Brandon Weer’s head and into the back of the net. Derek Dedman assisted on Arvidson’s goal just 8:28 into the contest.

Gnass padded Elmhurst’s lead to two goals just 92 seconds letter. Nick Fecci worked his way to free space and sent a cross to Gnass for the Bluejays’ second goal of the contest.

Elmhurst’s defense did the rest, outshooting Anderson 13-5 in the game and not allowing the Ravens a shot in the entire second half.

Donnie Kevin recorded his second consecutive shutout in goal, stopping the only shot he faced in the contest. Weer recorded three saves and allowed two goals for Anderson while taking the loss.

Landon Donovan Trains With SDFA

by lauren on July 3, 2016 · No comments

On Wednesday 29th June 2016, local San Diego resident and ex-US MNT player Landon Donovan stopped by the Celtic / SDFA Camp to offer his experience and expertise. The ex-LA Galaxy and Everton player was on hand to coach a practice session with some of our SDFA players and even took part in the session.



Donovan is in the process of obtaining his coaching badges and was happy to put his knowledge into practice. The players learned a lot from their time with the ex-pro, and this was a once in a lifetime experience!

Landon Donavan

We truly appreciate Landon Donovan coming by and taking time out of his busy schedule to lend a hand!!

Landon and SDFA Coaches Zeshan, Donavan &Johnson

The San Diego Union Tribune also wrote a piece on this special event. Click here to read it!


If you are interested in any of our other camps, click here.

Two SDFA Players Selected for CalSouth Pro+ ODP

by lauren on May 13, 2016 · No comments

Congratulations are in order for two of SDFA’s players, Seth Hayes and Aiden Sauer, who have both been selected for the Cal South Pro+ ODP Boys pool for year 2000. Aiden and Seth both play in Coach Johnson’s Boys Under 15 team. They will both be heading to camp in the next ten days to train for the CalSouth ODP!! SDFA are very proud of you and wish you luck!



Boys U18s Progress in National Cup

by lauren on May 2, 2016 · No comments

SDFA are proud to announce that the Boys U18s, as coached by Johnson, have made it through to the next round of the CalSouth National Cup.

BU18 5/1 1

This past weekend saw our boys play 2 very good teams who have proven to be competitive in Oceanside, but SDFA held their own and earned 2 solid victories. The team have another match to play this Sunday 8th May in Silverlakes, Norco, as we look to finish the bracket strong with a third win.


Saturday’s match saw us fight for a 1-0 victory in the morning, then Sunday saw us play later in the afternoon against a team that brought out the passion and intensity of our boys as we earned a confident 3-2 win.



We are very proud of our BU18s and hope to see them progress even further in the National Cup.



Few Roster Spots Still Available

by lauren on April 12, 2016 · No comments

A few spots are still available in the following age groups:

Girls 2009, Girls 2007, Girls 2006, Girls 2004, Girls 2003.
We also need a 2003 Girls GK!

Please contact Coach David Rowe at

Spots also available with Boys with  2010, Boys 2005, Boys 2004, Boys 2002.

Please contact Coach Ze Roberto at