The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Deportivo Coras USA (Riverside, CA) has joined the league as an expansion team.
“We are excited to add a team in the Inland Empire,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone stated. “Deportivo Coras USA has a great tradition of excellence and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.”
The club was formed in 1969 with a history of winning championships in Southern California. Now over 40 years later, the club has been reborn with a high level of competition, a loud and passionate fanbase, and a strong business structure. The team also boasts an affiliation with Deportivo Tepic FC, a well-known professional club from Mexico.
Home matches will be played on the campus of La Sierra University.
Deportivo Coras USA is led by club president/majority owner Robert Lopez-Guardado, Director of Club Operations Andres Otañez, and head coach David Trevino.
“The NPSL was the best choice for our club because of its professionalism and rapid growth during the last few years,” Lopez-Guardado remarked. “We wanted a league with plans for growth in the U.S. and we understand that great plans are ahead for this league.”
Otañez is responsible for the daily operations of the club, which has included securing the club’s home field at La Sierra. He has many years of experience working in soccer, including serving as the head coach of Elsinore HS in Wildomar, CA.
Trevino led Deportivo Coras USA to the 2014 SoCal Premier Championship and 2014 California State Championship in just his first year in charge. Trevino enters his fifth year as an assistant coach at La Sierra University. Trevino joined the coaching staff there after playing his collegiate career at La Sierra, where he was a four-year starter and captain. Trevino was also a standout player with the Los Angeles Bolts of the PASL.
“We are now eager to join the NPSL in our inaugural season as we continue to pursue the dream that began in 1969,” Lopez-Guardado added.