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San Jose Earthquakes announce landmark
partnership with Diablo FC
Diablo FC first club
to form Alliance with MLS Earthquakes franchise
February 8, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif.
- The San Jose Earthquakes
announced today the creation of a landmark
partnership with Diablo Futbol Club of Concord,
establishing the Earthquakes' first Youth
Development Alliance and allowing for
collaboration at both the competitive and
recreation levels of play.
partnership, Diablo FC - the club where current
Earthquakes star and reigning Volkswagen
Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski played
his final years of youth soccer - will work
closely with the Earthquakes' Youth Development
Academy while implementing recreation leagues
and development schools for girls and boys in
the U5-U10 age groups. The Earthquakes will
provide financial and curricular support as well
as additional resources to assist Diablo FC in
its overall development of competitive youth
players while also offering recreation-level players an opportunity to participate in their
"The San Jose Earthquakes
are excited to align with such a well respected
club in Diablo FC," said Earthquakes Youth
Development Academy technical director Chris
Leitch. "DFC has a great track record of
developing elite players and we are looking
forward to working with an impressive coaching
staff with the shared goal of developing players
for the next level while also providing more
kids the opportunity to play soccer."
US Soccer designates
Diablo FC for U13/U14 Development Academy team
SJ Earthquakes, 7
other clubs join Diablo FC in elite boys league
Diablo FC has been selected by US Soccer to join its elite Development Academy boys program with a U13/U14 team beginning this spring. Our club is the only USSDA team in Contra Costa or Solano counties. Diablo FC joins the San Jose Earthquakes and eight other top youth soccer organizations in Northern California in the U13/U14 Development Academy program.
The United States Soccer Development Academy began in 2007 to develop lop-level talent to represent the United States in international competition. The Development Academy U13/U14 program is new in 2013.
Boys born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 are eligible for the Diablo FC U13/U14 Development Academy team coached by Cody Worden, who has two years experience with the USSDA program in Marin.
The U14 Academy includes 10 months of training 4 times a week. Players participate in a small number of tournaments and showcases with the emphasis on training and skill development and refinement. With 10 Development Academy teams in Northern California the need to travel for top-level competition is minimized.
If you have any questions about the Diablo FC U13/U14 program please contact head coach Cody Worden.
What is USSDA? |
10-month USSDA Season
Diablo FC U13/U14 Academy Presentation
U13/U14 Academy Presentation
Eli Padilla's knack for
goals stands out for SJ Earthquakes Academy team
veteran continues his goal-scoring ways for the
Jan. 7, 2013
goals for Elisama "Eli" Padilla is like riding a
bike for most of us. It's something he's always
done well, and has never forgotten how to do.
As a sophomore at Clayton Valley High School
in Concord, Padilla set a school record with 28
goals during the 2010-11 season. He also scored
the game-winning goal in the Eagles' first-round
North Coast Section playoff matches in
back-to-back seasons. He joined Diablo
FC (DVSC at the time) at the youngest age group
with Diablo FC 94 and played for the club until
joining the Academy program.
"Those games were awesome," he recalled. "So
many fans, a lot on the line: You just had to
block out the noise and focus."
has paid off with the Earthquakes Academy. He
has led the team in scoring two of his three
seasons, and currently leads the Under-18 Quakes
with nine goals this season, after netting 13 in
the previous campaign.
"I've grown a lot
as a player over the last two years," he said.
"Playing at this level demands a lot from you."
With a flare for the big finish, Padilla led
Clayton Valley to the NCS semifinals as a
freshman, scoring the go-ahead goal in a 3-1
victory over Newark Memorial in the first round.
In his record-setting sophomore season, Padilla
was a marked man from the coin toss and was
Wondo, keeper coach Henry Foulk called up to US
Men's National Camp
3 San Jose Earthquakes players named to USMNT
roster for January Camp
Jan. 6. 2013
JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Earthquakes
forward Chris Wondolowski and
Diablo FC goalkeeper coach Henry Foulk
along with defenders Steven Beitashour and
Justin Morrow were among 25 players named to
U.S. National Team head coach
Jurgen Klinsmann's January camp on Sunday ahead
of a Jan. 29 friendly vs. Canada
Diablo FC alumnus Wondolowski,
29, will make his third consecutive January camp
appearance. He is coming off one of the best
campaigns of any player in MLS history, having
tied the league mark for goals in a season with
27 while tacking on seven assists. For his
efforts, Wondolowski was voted Volkswagen Most
Valuable Player and was named to the MLS Best XI
for a third-consecutive year. Entering camp, he
has eight caps with the U.S. National Team.
Foulk, who has been training Diablo FC
goalkeepers for a dozen years and coached Wondo
in his club days with the DVSC Renegades Premier
team, is coming to his second successive USMNT
camp working with the goalkeepers for coach
Klinsmann. Foulk has been goalkeeper coach for
the Cal Bears for 13 seasons. Among his Cal
proteges are Diablo FC alumnus Stefan Frei of
Toronto FC and Josh Saunders of the Los Angeles
Galaxy, who has been in the net for the winning
side of the past two MLS Cups. Foulk was a
member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic soccer team,
which did not compete in Moscow due to the U.S.
boycott of the Games.
Brazilian coach teaches
soccer, mentors her Diablo FC girls
Tafa draws on her
National Team experience with young players
Dec. 18, 2012
the past eight years local youth soccer players
have benefitted from the coaching, teaching and
mentoring of Marcia Tafarel, better known as
Tafa, who has been a key member of the Diablo
Futbol Club coaching staff since 2005.
This year Tafa coached the Diablo FC 03 under
9 girls team as well as the Diablo FC U8 Academy
girls. Her Diablo FC 03 team completed its 2012
season with the NorCal State Cup Gold Division
championship last month in Manteca.
The 13 girls on the Diablo FC 03 roster are
training with a coach who has experienced soccer
at the highest level participating with the
Brazilian World Cup and Olympic teams from
1990-1996. Diablo FC Director of Coaching Brian
Voltattorni says, "Tafa has been one of our top
youth coaches and has an amazing ability to
empower young women to play at a higher level.
She has a wealth of playing experience from her
time playing professionally in Brazil and
representing her country at the World Cup and
Olympics. Tafa draws on her passion and
experience as a player and brings that passion
and energy to the training field every day."
Diablo FC 94 girls head
to US Club Soccer National Cup XI in Chicago
U17 girls facing
teams from across the country at Nationals
July 7, 2012
FC 94 girls are headed to Waukegan,
IL near Chicago for
National Cup XI July 27-30 representing the
West Region of
US Club Soccer in the U17 finals against
teams from Illinois, New York, Virginia and
Jeremy Hull's team lost the championship game at
the US Club Soccer West Regionals last month in
Turlock 2-1 in double overtime to Lamorinda
United 94. However it turned out not to be the
end of the road for the Diablo FC 94 as they
earned a place in US Club Soccer National Cup
XI. The 94 girls are the first team from Diablo
FC to go to USCS National Cup since
Diablo FC 92 girls in 2009.
Diablo FC had a number of standout team
performances in US Club West Regionals this
year. The U17 boys Diablo FC 94 and U15
Diablo FC 96 boys lost in the Regional
finals on penalty kicks while the U16
Diablo FC 95 team also lost on penalty
kicks in the semi-finals as Diablo
FC boys won lost only two of 15 games before the
knockout round heartbreakers.
Diablo FC alumnus Calen
Carr voted MLS Player of the Week
Carr scored two goals
in mid-week Houston Dynamo win over Sporting KC
July 23, 2012
Calen Carr was voted Major League
Soccer Player of the Week by the North
American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for
Week 20 of the 2012 MLS season.
Carr netted a brace-his first two goals
of the MLS season-in the Dynamo's 2-1
win over Sporting Kansas City on July
18. He also added an assist-another
first for him in the 2012 campaign-in
Houston's 3-0 defeat of the Montreal
Impact on July 21.
Carr is the MLS Player of the
Week one week after his former DVSC
Renegades teammate Chris Wondolowski won
the same award. Wondo, the MLS's leading
scorer, was also Player of the Month in
Diablo FC premier teams excel this season in new high-caliber leagues
Success in National Premier, Western College Development Assn.
Dec. 23, 2011
When it was announced that Diablo FC had entered
its teams in two new high-caliber programs this
year there was probably some trepidation as to
how the teams would fare. According to
Director of Coaching Brian Voltattorni the
verdict is in and it's "two thumbs up" for the
local competitive soccer club.
Diablo FC teams won their divisions in the
Regional Academy League run by
NorCal Premier, the
US Club Soccer program in Northern
California, while the Diablo FC boys teams in
Western College Development Association have
been in the top ranks all season. Moving forward
RAL is embracing its affiliation with USCS with
its top league being renamed
National Premier Leagues, which has
affiliated top clubs and leagues from all over
the United States. Diablo FC was one of
only three clubs in Northern California to have
all 10 of its U14-U18 boys and girls teams in
The under 16 and U17
boys and girls teams from Diablo each claimed
RAL championships this fall. The
U16 boys Diablo FC 95, who are currently
ranked as the #2 team in America, won its
RAL flight with an 8-2 record. The older
U17 Diablo FC 94 boys also topped RAL
standings with a 7-1-2 mark and are 21st in
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Follow your Club Alumni in Major League Soccer
Wondo, Frei, Carr & Brown former club members
Diablo FC is proud to have four alumni playing in Major League Soccer this season. Follow the exploits of 2010 MLS Golden Boot winner and US Men's National Team player Chris Wondolowski of the hometown San Jose Earthquakes, 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year finalist Stefan Frei of Toronto FC, 2000 USA Olympic Team goalkeeper Adin Brown with the Portland Timbers and 2005 Pac 10 Player of the Year from Cal Calen Carr of the Houston Dynamo.
Read about more Diablo FC alumni in college and professional soccer
Are you the Stefan Frei?
Diablo FC goalkeeper training every Tuesday
The former club goalkeeper was a finalists for 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year with Toronto FC after a stalwart career at Cal Berkeley.
Both for our club and Cal, Stefan was coached by Henry Foulk.
Henry (left) and his staff conduct Diablo FC goalkeeper training EVERY TUESDAY at John Baldwin Park in Concord.
Stefan Frei met (far left) Jade Rafallo, Katie Kern and Kaylie Collins of the Diablo FC 97 girls when Toronto played San Jose Earthquakes.
Tuesday WINTER training schedule: 3:30 p.m. to
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