16 November 0 comment(s)

Chapter One: First Year In The Books For Battalion

by Nate Abaurrea Call it a debut. Call it an inaugural season. It was a club being born. It was a club growing by the day. It was a tale of camaraderie, commitment, and an unbreakable desire to succeed. It was 2016 for the North County Battalion. In the first chapter of this ongoing Battalion story, you had a vision. You had a dream come to fruition through endless hours of hard work from numerous individuals, people who came together for a common good. Through the efforts of so many behind the scenes, Club Founder and Co-Owner Jason Barbato saw [...]
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26 October 0 comment(s)

North County Battalion Announce Marine Toys for Tots Donation Drive

It may only be October, but the holiday season of giving is just around the corner. San Diego’s premier semi-professional soccer organization, North County Battalion, is in the gift-giving spirit. NC Battalion will be sponsoring a popular holiday program, Toys for Tots®, whose mission is to distribute new toys to children in need. On Sunday, November 6th, North County Battalion will be accepting toy and cash donations at their match versus Brazilian influenced Corinthians USA. As a thank you to those that participate, NC Battalion will offer half-price admission to all guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy for the [...]
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10 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion and Sockers Team Up For Charity

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, the San Diego Sockers took their play outdoors for some fresh air and a match against the Battalion's fall squad. North County Battalion, who kept a clean sheet last weekend at Del Norte Stadium, fell to the Sockers 1-3 in its second match of the fall development season. Defender Rory Sutherland scored his first goal for Battalion after joining the squad earlier this year. Normally, Rory is in the backfield protecting opposing teams from getting past the defense. When Battalion has a corner kick, the 6'2" San Diego native, is right there and ready [...]
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05 October 0 comment(s)

Get To Know Armand

Last weekend, we kicked off our fall development season with a win versus Temecula FC. One of the newest members of the Battalion Squad is Armand Bagramyan. Let's get to know Armand! You've mentioned that David Villa, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho inspire you, can you talk a bit about how these players influence you? I grew up watching David Villa score goals every weekend for a club that wasn't as big as Barcelona and Real Madrid but he would always score against them for years. He proved that he didn't need a big club to become one of the best [...]
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03 October 0 comment(s)

Fall Kicks Off With a Win

Under the warm amber glow of the October sun, NC Battalion kicked off their fall development season yesterday at Del Norte High School. When the men in black faced Temecula FC earlier this year in June, their dominance was evident winning decisively against a division rival. On Sunday, it was more of the same as they cruised to a 5-0 victory. "Yesterday's match was a great way to kick-off the fall season. We were able to see some of our new players make tremendous contributions, as well as our results," said Coach Sergio Palafox. Battalion went into halftime up 1-0 [...]
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09 September 0 comment(s)

NC Battalion Gears Up For Friendlies

Since wrapping up our inaugural season competing in the National Premier Soccer League, San Diego’s North County Battalion soccer club have been active. It was hard for us not to remain in motion, riding the wave of momentum generated by our inaugural campaign in which we finished as top scorers and in second place overall in the Southwest conference, and reached the round of 16 in a run into the playoffs of a league that consists of over 80 clubs scattered across the nation. The high-octane style of soccer that the team played on the field was a reflection of [...]
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07 September 0 comment(s)

NC Battalion To Play San Diego Sockers

North County Battalion will host a unique event this fall, a first of its kind and just one of the many matches NC Battalion has in store for their fall development season. The San Diego Sockers are coming to Del Norte High School! On Sunday, October 9th, San Diego Sockers will travel to Del Norte High School to bring San Diego’s soccer community together for a charitable cause. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:20pm at Del Norte High School (16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127) with $2 from every ticket sold benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The San Diego Sockers [...]
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17 July 0 comment(s)

Inaugural Season Comes to End In 2nd Round Playoff Loss

The trip from San Diego to Santa Rosa took a little over 10 hours including traffic. For parts of the game, the Battalion looked like the trip had taken its toll. A great inaugural season that included a second-place division finish and a 10 game unbeaten streak ended when the Battalion fell to the Sonoma County Sol 3-0. Sonoma’s defense played outstanding and kept the Battalion off the scoreboard all game long. On defense, the Battalion gave up some goals that they surely would like to have back. Those two things combined for a playoff exit for the boys from [...]
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10 July 0 comment(s)

Battalion Advance to Second Round with 5-3 Victory Over Riverside Coras

The North County Battalion found themselves in a familiar place. Down 2-1 at half in an important game they needed to regroup and mount a come back. The difference this time was that if they did not do what they had done time and time again and win, the season would come to an abrupt end. Once again the Battalion came through and outscored Coras 4-1 in the second half to pull out the 5-3 victory. Coras took an early lead in the eighth minute. After the Battalion were called for a foul, Edgar Llamas sent in a free kick [...]
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05 July 0 comment(s)


North County Battalion (7-2-3) earned the 2nd seed in the Southwest Conference to host their first National Premier Soccer League playoff game of their inaugural season. They will face 3rd seed Deportivo Coras USA, from Riverside, CA at Del Norte High School Stadium on Saturday, July 9 at 7:00pm. The two teams faced off once in April and most recently on June 29, however neither team earned 3 points. "For North County Battalion to have the extensive success both on and off the field in its first NPSL season in San Diego is wildly rare and refreshing,” said owner Jason [...]
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