08 August 0 comment(s)

NC Battalion 2016 Plays of the Season

The inaugural NPSL season was a wild ride for NC Battalion fans, a ride filled with cracking goals, stunning saves, acrobatics, and a whole lot more. Here's the best of the best, the Top Plays of the 2016 season, with commentary from the voice of the Battalion, Nate Abaurrea. This is the kind of soccer that is on display with our club, and it's absolutely lovely. We are San Diego! We are Battalion strong! Reyes lasers. Cheezy cut backs. Stroud saves. Picou Panenkas. Backflips. And much more. It's the NC Battalion Top Plays of the 2016 NPSL season, with commentary [...]
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01 August 0 comment(s)

Lopez Named to Supporters’ XI Second Team

Over 3200 fans and supporters voted online for the NPSL Supporters' XI and dozens of media outlets voted for the All-NPSL Team. There was no team voting for these two awards and the league had no input on the voting. NC Battalion was represented by forward Eric Lopez (Mitre Player of the Week - Week 2) in the 2nd team. In addition to Lopez' selection, midfielder Nelson Pizarro received an honorable mention. Congratulations to Eric and Nelson! Below is a full list of the winners. First Team GK Gregory Hartley, Chattanooga FC D Jake Young, Chattanooga FC D Jon Finlay, [...]
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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 TO HOST DEPORTIVO CORAS IN FIRST NPSL PLAYOFF GAME OF INAUGURAL SEASON

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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30 June 0 comment(s)

Battalion Battle for a Draw, Will Host Coras in Playoffs

The North County Battalion came back to earn a 1-1 draw against Riverside Coras. By virtue of the draw the Battalion remained in second place and will now host a home game against Coras in the first round of the playoffs. Neither team has beat the other during the regular season and each team will need to find a win in order to advance out of the first round. In its inaugural season, the Battalion ended with a record of 7-2-3. The first half was a back and forth game with many chances for both teams. North County controlled possession, [...]
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26 June 0 comment(s)

Batttalion Stay Hot and Pick Up 3 Points

The Battalion extended their point streak by going unbeaten in six straight league games (5-0-1) with a 2-0 victory over SoCal SC. They head into their final game four points clear of Deportivo Coras, who has a game in hand, for second place and a home playoff game. North County, sporting white jerseys for the first time this season, continued their offensive onslaught early in the game. They put the pressure on SoCal from the first minute of the game until the final whistle. The Battalion struck when Adam “Cheezi” Meltz made a run down the left side of the [...]
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23 June 0 comment(s)

Battalion Move into Second Place with Victory Over Corinthians

North County Battalion continued their five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) with a 9-1 victory over Corinthians USA. North County attacked relentlessly from start to finish and was rewarded with the victory. Even though the Battalion were the aggressors, they found themselves in an early hole when Sasha Peranteau sent a soft pass back to keeper James Stroud. Corinthians forward Edgar Lima picked off the pass and snuck the ball under Stroud’s legs in the third minute. North County got back in the game in the 25th minute with a goal by Eric Lopez. Lopez redirected a centering pass by Sergio Ortiz [...]
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20 June 0 comment(s)

Seven Goals Scored In Decisive Win At Temecula

With the summer season upon us, NC Battalion traveled north to Temecula on the first warm weekend in Southern California. Temperatures were approaching 100 degrees as the rematch between Temecula FC kicked off on Saturday evening. Battalion would finish with its best offensive performance and a final score of 7-2 over the Quails. The action started early in the 3rd minute with the men in black stringing together a series of passes and Asher Booth almost squeezing the ball by Temecula goalkeeper Salem Bortcosh. Battalion would have another close chance but Esteban Reyes headed the ball straight into Bortcosh's hands. [...]
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14 June 0 comment(s)

NCB vs. FC Hasental Game Highlights

We fought hard to come away with 3 points, check out the highlights of our win vs. FC Hasental on June 12, 2016.
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