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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18 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion Look To Get Back on Track

NC Battalion opened up the third match of their fall campaign back at Del Norte Stadium to face US Open Cup challenger Orange County FC on Sunday. After a tough loss in last week’s charity exhibition match to the San Diego Sockers, Battalion was looking to get back on track. The visiting OCFC, however, had other plans in mind. In the early minutes of the match, OCFC center forward Castro slipped past his markers and took a menacing shot on goalkeeper James Stroud. Stroud was up to the task and stretched a big left hand to save the shot. From [...]
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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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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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