Most Islander families have done the travel circuit. Manteca, Lathrop, Davis, Sacramento. Maybe Napa or Santa Cruz. This summer, the 2008 boys took travel to another level. The destination? The United Kingdom!
It was a soccer packed 10 days. Within 24 hours of landing in London, most of the boys and their families headed to Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield, the final preseason game before the start of the Premier League, which Manchester City won over Liverpool in a penalty shootout thriller. As the trip wound down we enjoyed a very different stadium experience at Burnley’s Turf Moor, which has been hosting top level soccer since 1883. In a classic soaking English rain, Burnley won 3-0 over Southampton and, perhaps as importantly, made several long lasting young American fans. In between these unforgettable spectator experiences, the boys got to tour three of the most iconic stadiums in England—Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, and Anfield. And probably more memorable that any of that—training sessions with coaches from Charlton Athletic and Manchester United coaches as well as four games against honest to goodness UK kids. There were even a couple of games for younger siblings thrown in for good measure. Oh, and there were some other things too—the Tower of London, theater, a giant castle in Wales, Shakespeare’s house.
But probably more importantly than any of the soccer experiences was the chance for the boys, and the families, to bond and really get to know each other. They went to the UK as teammates but came back as a tightknit team.
Need some new soccer gear or back to school clothes? Dick’s Sporting Goods, a new sponsor this year for ASC, is offering a 20% discount for all Alameda Soccer Club families. Visit any of their stores the weekend of August 18-19th and receive 20% discount on all purchases!
FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who registered. If you missed registration, please be aware that spring registration will start in a few months. Sign up for our newsletter or subscribe to our Facebook page to be notified when we open spring registration.
No tryouts needed, everyone is welcome of every experience and skill level. Simply register, request to play with friends, and have a blast. Registration closes on August 6th.
Join the Alameda Soccer Club community as we support the San Jose Earthquakes at our 2019 Fundraising games. These games include tickets seated together and special experiences including on field activities for the kids at Avaya games and post game fireworks at the California Clasico!
Tickets are $35 with a portion of the proceeds going back to the Club. Click the button below to get your tickets today!
The Alameda Islanders 2009G Red team took 2nd place in their Premier/4 division in State Cup over Jan 26-27 tournament weekend. The girls lost the championship match in double overtime to San Juan SC Spirits with a score of 1-0. They fought hard to the very end. Proud of these girls led under the coaching direction of Sara Diluna, Marty Farris and Adam Butler.
It’s back, the best deal in town. Recreational soccer for $115 for the Spring 2019 season. WOW!!!
No tryouts needed, everyone welcome of every experience and skill level. Simply register, request to play with friends and have a blast. Yes, it is a great way to keep your skills up during the Spring. Registration closes in on March 1.
The recreational soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) will tentatively begin on Saturday April 6, with 9 scheduled matches, and end the weekend of June 2. No matches will be played on Easter Sunday and Memorial Day Weekend. Practices are typically held once a week for an hour for U7 & U8 teams, and once or twice a week for an hour and a half each. There are no separate practice sessions for U6 (Sunday events only).
Once teams are formed, coaches will provide families with further information. Any child 5 years and older can register to play on a Recreational team. The focus is on having fun, learning and playing with friends/schoolmates. Players can ask to play with their friends, or with a coach.
The ASC Islanders 2006 Girls brought home the Kick-or-Treat Tournament championship hosted by the Fremont Youth Soccer Club on October 27th and 28th. This tournament was all about the girls showcasing their growth and development over this season. They began the season with a shaky 0-4 tournament performance in August. Now, they dominated their age group by going undefeated and conceding only 1 goal in the final 90 seconds of tournament play. BA-BOOM! This success was truly a team effort.
The impressive defensive stand was led by Kate Sikora (defensive mid), Sophie Moser (right D), Josie Farris (left D), Kate Burgess (center D), Dani Petersen (center D) and 4 shutout halves by Soren Firestone as goalie. Sarah Grace Powell (striker) led the attack with 4 goals and 3 assists over the two-day tournament. Ivy Ausmus (wing forward) scored 2 goals, and Gracie Martin (wing forward), Zuni Zapeta-Huggans (attacking mid), and Sikora each scored a goal. Two of Powell’s goals came off of direct free kicks. Martin’s goal was the most impressive of the tournament, as it was a powerful one-touch finish off of a long cross from Powell. Martin’s goal was in the final game and served as a fitting punctuation to the team’s dominant performance throughout the tournament. Hana Thomas (wing forward, attacking mid), Jaena Freeman (striker, attacking mid), Maddie Sanchez (wing forward), Ruby Rawski (wing and mid), and Savanna Stollman (attacking mid) all made important contributions controlling the mid-field or forward attack with their give-and-goes, overlaps, steals, switches, and through-passes.
Teammates Jardena Kully and Olivia Martin were unable to attend, but have been crucial to helping this team develop and achieve this level of success.
The girls went as hippies on the first day. Thank you to Jen Firestone and Merri Rawski for costume design and coordination! We wish to thank all of the parents for taking time out to support our team and cheer us on!