We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with San Diego Surf Soccer Club and are taking our club to the United Soccer League’s (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) for the 2017 season
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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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25 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion Fall to East Bay FC At Home

With much anticipation, the East Bay FC Stompers traveled approximately 500 miles to visit fellow 2016 NPSL playoff contender this past weekend. This match, the fourth in a lineup of fall exhibitions, proved to be the toughest battle yet for the Battalion. Donning their white kits, NCB found themselves down two goals in the first half and were never able to recover. Despite their best efforts to change the course of the game, the final score was 2-5 in favor of the visiting Easy Bay FC Stompers. Battalion looked fresh in the opening minutes of the game, controlling possession and [...]
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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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28 September 0 comment(s)

An Open Letter To Our Battalion Family

Dear Battalion Family: Time flies. Time flies when you’re having fun. Time flies when you’re working hard. Time flies when you’re reliving the past. Time flies when you’re planning for the future. The flight of time, however, is not a good excuse for not keeping in touch with friends or family. We haven’t really kept up with our NC Battalion family while we’ve been having fun, reliving the past, working hard, or planning for the future. Rest assured though, we’ve been doing all of that and more. Since our season ended up in Sonoma, we’ve taken some time off to [...]
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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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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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