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South Bay Teams Dominate Memorial Weekend Tournament

Four South Bay Matrix FC soccer teams reached the finals of the Memorial Weekend Super Cup Tournament, and all four won championships.

South Bay’s Boys 2002, Girls 2002, Boys 2004 and Girls 2004 teams each won their respective brackets in impressive fashion. “To go four for four is amazing, and really shows the quality of our program,” said Anthony Millican, South Bay’s Executive Director.

A fifth South Bay team, Boys 2005, reached the semi-finals and lost in kicks from the mark (PKs). The sixth South Bay team entered in the tournament, Boys 2007, made a quality showing in its first competitive club soccer tournament.

“We’re really proud of all the teams,” Millican said.IMG_8494 (1)

The Girls 2002 team played up in age in the G2001 division. The South Bay girls won the final 3-0 vs. Tactical FC of Las Vegas. The Boys 2002 team won its final 2-1 vs. a CVFC team. The Boys 2004 team won its final 4-1 vs. Hotspurs Academy. And the Girls 2004 team won its final with a similar 4-1 score vs. Matrix Santee.

“We have something special growing here in South Bay,” Coach Santiago Villanueva said. “Our grassroots efforts will only continue to grow and attract more people as we develop players the proper way. I am glad to be part of this special movement.”

The tournament marked the transition to South Bay Matrix Football Club’s new branding and new color scheme logo. The previous burgundy color scheme will continue to form part of our AYSO Region 712 programs. South Bay Matrix is the competitive soccer arm of South Bay AYSO, which is based in the Imperial Beach, South San Diego and San Ysidro communities. The new Blue and Teal colors are similar to partner club, Pacific Soccer Club, which is the AYSO competitive soccer program in Orange and LA counties. The words “South Bay” are across the chest, front and center of the new uniforms.

“In selecting a new color scheme and rebranding, we wanted the primary focus to be on South Bay,” said Director of Coaching Polo Aviles. “We really wanted to embrace our community orientation and make it a focal point. That has always been our strength. We wanted to give our competitive club members and fans something that readily identifies the club as South Bay’s.”

Established in 2003, South Bay Matrix FC has consistently crowned Presidio League Champions, starting in its first season of competitive soccer participation. Since the early beginning, South Bay has been a club to be reckoned with and has consistently won competitive/club soccer championships year in and year out whether in the Presidio League to San Diego Developmental Academy (SDDA), and now even in Coast Soccer League. Its teams have reached the CalSouth State Cup President Division Finals. South Bay teams annually compete and succeed in several high level showcase tournaments. South Bay’s G2002 is also currently participating in the National Premier League (NPL), which is an invitation only prestige travel league.

For more information about our program and how to become a member of South Bay, contact: Polo Aviles, Director of Coaching, at sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com or 858-336-8529.

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There’s Still Time to Join Matrix South Bay!

Come be part of the best, most cost-effective family oriented youth soccer program in the region! South Bay Matrix is forming teams now for the 2017-18 competitive season.

g20021South Bay Matrix has a proven track record in developing ‘High School Ready’ soccer players who typically are standouts on their varsity teams. Our alumni include two former South Bay League High School ‘Players of the Year,’ community college and university players. Current rosters of local high school teams are filled with South Bay Matrix players. Our club is a member of the San Diego Development Academy, where our teams compete under Matrix Elite  and Coast Soccer League, where our teams compete under the Pacific SC South Bay banner.

Our first place teams in 2016 include B2006, B2005, B2004 and G2002. Our highlights include:

  • B2004 Back to Back Presidio League Champions 2016 & 2015
  • G2002 5 Time League Champions , Coast Soccer League, SDDA & Presidio
  • Southern California National Premier League acceptance
  • G2004 & G2003 CalSouth State Cup Round of 16
  • G2002 CalSouth Presidents State Cup Finalist
    • Regional Championship appearance in Seattle
  • NSCAA ‘Premier’ Licensed Director of Coaching–among the highest-licensed directors of any youth soccer program
  • Among the highest winning percentages

For more information contact Director of Coaching Polo Aviles @ 858-336-8529, email sbmfcpoloaviles@gmail.com  or Luisa Dasis @ 619-322-1228 or ldasis@cox.net .

 

Matrix Elite U17G Close Out Season With Tournament Championship

It was under 14 minutes in the championship match of the Memorial Super Cup between Matrix Elite U17G and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Blackhawks. Matrix was down 3-2 when Coach Hector Romo moved his daughter Briana from center back to forward. The move paid off as Brianna drilled home the tying goal. With minutes left in the match, winger Jeny Tapia maneuvered her way down the left flank and curled in a shot that dropped just inside the far post, sealing a dramatic 4-3 victory for our U17G team in the Memorial Super Cup on May 24. It was an emotional win for Coach Romo, in his last match with the team that he has guided as coach or assistant coach since the girls were U10. South Bay Matrix is so often about family, and that was never more evident than in this last match for several players who are soon graduating high school and moving off to college or military careers. It could not have been scripted better with Brianna scoring the tying goal and Jeny the game winner in their last match together with Coach Romo, who will continue coaching his U12G team next season. Matrix South Bay Director of Coaching Memo Medina will take the reigns of this talented group of ladies as the team reloads for next year as U19G Matrix Elite. For now, however, parents and players relished the victory in a tough, physical match that saw yellow cards earned by both squads. Parents and players thanked coaches Hector Romo and Ronaldo Tapia (their first Matrix coach and Jeny’s father) for their dedication and support. Credit was given to Blackhawks soccer as a good, athletic side and quality competition.

Matrix South Bay congratulates each of our U17G graduating seniors Jeny Tapia, Nicole Rea, Bri Romo, Jazmine Garcia, and Alex Valenzuela. Going out as champions!

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South Bay Matrix Unveils New Uniform Style for 2015

South Bay Matrix teams will be sporting a new uniform style for the 2015 season. Our teams’ adidas jerseys will display the Fox Sports 1 logo prominently out front, as well as our region specific shield/logo. All new Matrix South Bay and Matrix Elite (Academy) level teams will wear the new style. Returning teams with existing jerseys will be able to retain the prior style for one more season. In addition, Matrix or Matrix Elite will adorn the front of the jerseys. The additions to the front of the jerseys will help build brand recognition for Matrix, South Bay AYSO, and Fox Sports 1. The traditional AYSO logo will adorn the left sleeve.New Jerseys Maroon

Matrix is the competitive soccer arm of South Bay AYSO. Our teams play in either the Presidio League or the San Diego Development Academy. Teams are issued home and away jerseys. The new design looks good, and will enhance pride in our traditional maroon South Bay AYSO league color, and look sharp in the white alternate jersey as well. Special thanks go out to Uniform Coordinator Santiago Villanueva for working with AYSO National to secure approval for our new style.

Fresh From the Presidio Cup Finals, U13B Prepares Now for State Cup

What a 2014 for our Matrix South Bay U13B AAA team. The squad finished the fall Presidio League with 7 wins, 2 losses, and 3 ties, good enough to capture third place in their division. The boys also reached the finals of the Presidio Cup in early December. Now, Coach Santiago Villanueva’s squad is preparing for State Cup in the highly competitive President’s Division. It is fast, fit, and skillful squad. Thank you, coaches, for the time and effort invested throughout the 2014 year in support of the boys! We look forward to another great season in 2015.

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Girls Under 19G Team Has Openings

There’s still time to join U19G South Bay Matrix! Tryouts: Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 p.m. Check in at 12:30 p.m. at SOH Stadium Field, Girls Under-19 Division. Coach Santiago Villanueva has a talented core of returning players from last season’s First Place AAA team. If you know of players who want to push themselves at a higher level of play, share the attached information and have them come out to join the squad. Tryouts U19G-2014-SUHSD

South Bay Night at SDSU

Players and coaches from South Bay Matrix/South Bay AYSO filled a whole section of the stands at the recent SDSU Men’s Soccer match vs. Grand Canyon University. After the match, South Bay coaches were able to visit the team room to review match strategy, key points and tactics with SDSU Asst. Coach Matt Hall. The Coaching Education session was arranged by new Director of Coaching Memo Medina, a former SDSU Asst. Coach himself. The Aztecs handily defeated Grand Canyon 4-0. Coach Hall was gracious with his time, and we are all proud of the turnout by our South Bay families. It was a great evening for all.

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SB U16G Ready for 2013 Academy Season

The Matrix South Bay U16G team is preparing hard for the inaugural San Diego Development Academy league. The team is coached by Hector Romo and is an experienced squad with talented newcomers for the Fall 2013 season. The team has had some quality wins in summer tournaments, including victories and draws against teams with high GotSoccer national and state rankings. The South Bay team has one opening and welcomes players to come try out for the squad. Contact Coach Hector Romo at (619) 944-6118 for more information. See photos below courtesy of Rey Estrada or YouTube link to brief video of our footwork drills.

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Matrix South Bay: Video Shows Our Club is On The Rise

We are often asked, ‘What is Matrix?’ Well, we could tell you. For example, we could note that: “Matrix is designed to provide a more challenging level of play for those players who possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities and to enhance each player’s experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO.”

But we thought it would be much more fun to show you. So please take a moment to view the following video clip by simply clicking here or cutting and pasting this link into your web browser:U10 Sanchez2
http://animoto.com/play/kjE1Hci4tnSpgr5z5UP6YA

Guess who makes a guest appearance? Hint: He wears a funny hat on Saturdays.