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STORM WATCH – Santa Clarita Storm soccer update

| Sports | April 30, 2015

Santa Clarita Storm Soccer

BY Malik Basurto

SANTA CLARITA, CALIF – As announced previously this month, the Storm will have an open tryout for the 2015 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) season on Sunday, May 3rd, start time 3:00pm at Central Park, Santa Clarita. This rare day is for players looking for the opportunity to showcase their potential and follow in the footsteps of past Storm players who have moved up the professional ranks.

The Storm has helped players achieve their goals of reaching the pinnacle of American soccer, taking the field for the United States National Team. We also have had players move up to the league below Major League Soccer to showcase their talents.

Alex Harlley playing for the Atlanta Silverbacks

Alex Harlley playing for the Atlanta Silverbacks

A few examples are Alex Harlley who played three seasons with the Storm until March 5, 2014 when he was signed to the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) the second tier of the American Soccer pyramid.

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Miguel Ibarra first cap for Senior National Team.

Boca Raton, FL – October 14, 2014: The USMNT tied Honduras 1-1 during an international friendly at FAU Stadium.

Also Miguel Ibarra a member of the United Stated National team played for the Storms before the team moved to Santa Clarita. Ibarra now is also playing in the NASL for club team Minnesota United FC.

The Storm will have an open tryout for the 2015 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) season on Sunday, May 3rd, start time 3:00pm at Central Park, Santa Clarita.

The Storm will have an open tryout for the 2015 United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) season on Sunday, May 3rd, start time 3:00pm at Central Park, Santa Clarita.

The Storm coaching staff will conduct tryouts evaluating players for possible roster spot with the team, or to recommend them for other professional teams.Registration is $25.00 with application and $35.00 without. For an application email info@santaclaritastorm.com or visit our the Storm Facebook page or www.SantaClaritaStorm.com

Santa Clarita Storm

Santa Clarita Storm

About Malik Basurto

Malik Basurto has been a freelance journalist most of his life, being born in Northern California growing up and now residing in Southern California. He has worked as a journalist and a newscaster on radio, having won an Edward R. Murrow award for small market newscast. He was a reporter/writer on the team that won a Golden Microphone for the best newscast over 15 minutes of the Evening Updates. Basurto earned a degree in journalism from California State University Northridge, writing for the campus paper covering all sports using the byline Malik Lee. Under the same byline he covered the city of Compton and did movie reviews for the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper. While working on his degree, Basurto covered High School football for the Los Angeles Daily News and wrote biographies for the San Fernando Business Journal. Basurto began his journalism career writing for the Cleveland High School paper in Reseda, California.

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