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San Diego Boca FC

San Diego Boca FC
Full name San Diego Boca Futbol Club
Nickname(s) Boca
Founded 2009
Stadium Balboa Stadium
San Diego, California
Ground Capacity 3,000
Owner Yan Skwara
Head Coach Karim Ben-Marzouk
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 5th, West-Southern Conference
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

San Diego Boca FC is an American soccer team based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2009, the team plays in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northwest Division.

The team plays its home games at Balboa Stadium on the campus of San Diego High School in downtown San Diego, California.[1] The team's colors are dark blue and gold.


San Diego Boca FC was founded in 2009 by Yan Skwara and Souheil Jawad. San Diego Boca FC was named after Boca Juniors from Argentina out of the repect of their 100 year old history and their traditions and values. The club sought out Mexican/American Head Coach Papo Santos, who coached for Skwara in the USL to reunite the two back on the field. Santos' familiarity with the San Diego Community and its players have created a community based soccer team with many local players.

Boca played their first exhibition match against Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz on February 2, 2010, Major League Soccer's Chivas USA. Boca played their first NPSL league match on April 3, 2010, a 3-2 loss to Real San Jose.[2]


2011 roster

Source: [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
31 United States GK Steve Gonzalez
1 United States GK Mario Salazar
24 United States DF Tyler Jones
3 United States DF Honorio Luvianos
18 United States DF Pedro Arambula
13 United States DF Jorge Gomez
9 United States MF Edber Quiroz
10 United States FW Justin Picou
14 Trinidad and Tobago FW Cameron Roget
25 United States FW Amir Vafaee
20 Albania FW Arsim Mustafa
2 United States MF Daniel Torre
19 United States MF Magi Mas Manresa
17 United States FW Luis Ponce
30 United States MF Paulo Brito
21 United States MF Juan Perez-Bernal
No. Position Player
8 United States MF Yashir Lora
7 United States MF Alvaro Baez
22 United States MF Ivan Herrera
23 United States MF Jeremiah Bunton
5 United States MF Mohammed Al Jaber
16 United States DF Alejandro Moreno
6 United States MF Andres Canizales
27 United States FW Jerry Ruiz
4 United States DF Jose de los Santos
58 United States FW Carlos Lopez
Mexico FW Christian Estrada
Brazil MF Jose Roberto Gomes Santana
United States MF Abiel Coronado
United States DF Jose Coronado
United States MF Francisco Diaz
United States DF Sergio Bojorquez
4 United States DF Ismael Nuñez


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 NPSL 4th, Northwest Divisional Final Did not qualify
2011 4 NPSL 4th, West-Southern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 NPSL 4th, West-Southern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 NPSL 5th, West-Southern Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches

  • Mexico Eliseo Santos (2010–2011)
  • Mexico Sabiño Tinajero (2011-2012) (interim)
  • Morocco Karim Ben-Marzouk (2012–present)



San Diego Derby

The San Diego Derby is an annual contest that has developed between San Diego Boca FC and their crosstown rivals the San Diego Flash.[3] The derby was first contested between the two teams on the Flash's entry into the National Premier Soccer League in 2011. The rivalry however has its roots in the management of the former Flash franchise which played in the A-League and ceased play in 2001, with both the current Flash ownership and the SD Boca ownership group having come from fractious portions of the A-League team's ownership.


External links

  • San Diego Boca FC
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