Santa Ana Winds FC

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HISTORICAL POINTS

  • Winds FC began play in the So Cal Premier League from 2006 to 2011 before joining the National Premier Soccer League's West Region-Southern Conference, also in 2011. Winds FC finished second in the Southern Conference during their sole NPSL season, made the playoffs and fell in the first round to Hollywood United Hitmen by a score of 3-1.
  • The club left the NPSL after one season due to a split between owners. One faction of ownership left and kept the Santa Ana Winds FC name, while forming a startup development league called the United Premier Soccer League, which was also founded in Santa Ana. 
  • Winds FC has been playing in Lake Forest, California or Irvine, California consistently in the last few years, while attempting to find a permanent home field in Santa Ana. The club began scheduling UPSL summer/fall season matches at Santa Ana College in July 2016.
  • Winds FC has also held occasional playoff matches at Santa Ana College, as well as occasional exhibition games at Santa Ana Stadium, namely a match against a Chivas USA U-18 squad in January 2011, a match against a Club Atlas U-20 squad in March 2011, and a match against a Chivas de Guadalajara U-20 squad in November 2011.
  • The club began playing UPSL matches at the SAUSD Sports Complex Stadium, also known as Valley Falcons Stadium, in April of 2017.
  • In late 2016 and the first half of 2017, Santa Ana Winds FC reached the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open Cup qualifying, and the 2017 Cal South State Cup quarterfinals.

2017

  • In late 2017 Santa Ana Winds FC began playing regular UPSL season and playoff matches at Championship Stadium at Orange County Great Park.
  • Winds FC had one of it's best seasons in 2017, by becoming a UPSL National Finalist, and by qualifying to a U.S. Open Cup for the first time in the club's history. Please visit our Wiki for much more detailed info: