NPSL players and fans during the 2019 season
San Ramon FC’s inaugural season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) gave the players, the club, and the soccer community a new level of competition that previously did not exist in the Tri-Valley. San Ramon FC’s NPSL team rose to the challenge, beginning with an electrifying 1-0 victory in its first match, and ending with an NPSL playoff spot in its debut season. The team’s on-field success is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the players and the coaching staff. In addition, to the on-field success, the team gave San Ramon a sense of community and pride.
For the club to compete in the NPSL, a significant financial investment is required. In 2019, the club met this challenge by establishing partnerships with local sponsors and an investor. Unfortunately, the club has been unable to secure the required investment for the 2020 season. As a local non-profit organization with a fixed budget, San Ramon FC understands that succeeding on the field in the NPSL was an ambitious endeavor and the club was not willing to sacrifice the product that we would put on the field. As such, San Ramon FC will take a hiatus from the NPSL competition for the 2020 season.
The club maintains a good relationship with the NPSL and will aim to return to the league once the new financial investment is obtained. The 2020 NPSL season will get underway soon and San Ramon FC will be following our fellow division rivals and wishing them well.
The club is extremely grateful to everyone who was involved in the 2019 NPSL season. It took an enormous amount of time, effort, and dedication by players, coaches, and staff to make it successful. It was a special season for all involved and provided a good introduction to a new level of soccer competition. There are no regrets and San Ramon FC will continue to seek opportunities to grow the game for the community.
While we will not be competing in the NPSL, the men’s program at San Ramon FC will continue to be an important part of the club. It existed before joining the NPSL and will continue to provide opportunities to play in the 2020 season in NorCal Premier’s Liga NorCal. In addition to providing an opportunity to players who are home from college, or recently graduated, the team also gives current SRFC youth players an opportunity to play at a higher level.
San Ramon FC remains one of the only clubs in Northern California that fields both a men’s and a women’s team. We strongly encourage families and soccer fans in the community to support both programs in 2020. Matches are free to attend and are played on local fields in San Ramon. Watching these teams compete provides youth players with a positive example of next-level soccer that they can strive to attain.
San Ramon FC will be seeking investors and sponsors who want to partner with us to help grow the game. Inquiries regarding these opportunities are always welcome. Please contact the club’s Executive Director, Daniel Chamberlain, to learn more about how we can work together to grow the game in our community.