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YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018

All around highlights on and off the field
Published Dec 16, 2018

THE POSTSEASON, IS WINDS SEASON

Santa Ana Winds FC had another successful year in 2018, starting in January playing in the Fall 2017 UPSL National Final, where the club finished Runner - Up. The club went on to win the Spring 2018 SoCal Division by defeating Sporting San Fernando, in a memorable comeback victory.

 

That placed Winds FC in the Western Conference Final versus Nevada Coyotes FC, who won the Wild West Division, one with teams ranging from Northern California to Carson City, Nevada. Winds FC won that game to become Western Conference Champions, setting up a national quarterfinal playoff and victory in Colorado over FC Boulder. Winds FC's national championship run ended in the semifinals, finishing 3rd nationwide, behind eventual champion Milwaukee Bavarian SC and Runner - Up Sporting Arizona FC.

US OPEN CUP

Winds FC qualified to the 2018 US Open Cup, a first for the club. Winds FC entered 2019 Open Cup qualifying and went undefeated in three rounds in 2018. A fourth qualification round to the 2019 Open Cup is set for April 6-7. Winds FC will face the winner of Cal FC vs Cal United, to be played on Jan. 16.

JUAN ARELLANO TRANSFER TO CLUB SPORT CARTAGINÉS 

Winds FC sent winger Juan Arellano to Club Sport Cartaginés of the Costa Rican 1st Division, coached by World Cup veteran Paulo Wanchope.

 

OMAR PÉREZ MOVES TO FC GRYTHYTTAN (SWEDEN)

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS, HONORS

  • Winds FC reached the Quarterfinals of the Cal South State Cup.
  • Winger Adrian Veliz won mycujoo's Goal of the Week in December.

 

THREE - YEAR SPONSORSHIP WITH SCORE

Score Sports (scoresports.com) will be Santa Ana Winds FC's kit supplier as part of a three-year sponsorship. The sponsorship includes gear for players and staff.

 

OUTLOOK FOR 2019

Santa Ana Winds FC looks to build on recent success by solidifying international relationships with professional football ties in Costa Rica. Winds FC looks to establish an affiliation with a professional Costa Rican club in addition to competing in a four-team tournament in Costa Rica, to be held in 2019.