1904 FC Opts to Forgo 2020 NISA Fall Season, Prepare for Spring Season
Statement from 1904 FC
From the beginning, this club has felt unconditional love from this city. In San Diego, football is king. There are players. There are supporters. There is love for the game. Being able to play in front of you for the first-time last fall was a blessing and only the beginning. We want to thank you for being at the center of shaping the club’s culture and history.
Unfortunately, today the club’s board has made the tough decision to forgo playing the 2020 NISA fall season and start preparing for the spring. We understand that this is a decision that will disappoint many, but it’s something we must do for the long-term viability of the club. Covid-19, like for many other teams and businesses, has impacted us greatly. Playing during the pandemic, behind closed doors, creates a significant financial burden to the club and we need spend our resources wisely.
Our plan for the fall is to continue with the vision of the club, which is to find the best young local footballers, develop them and get them ready for Europe. Last season, we were NISA’s youngest team with an average age of 22 and close to 70% of the players from San Diego.
“We want to play, but it’s difficult right now. Our goal this fall will be to continue to scout and give local players an opportunity to play at the next level. A handful of professional contracts will be available this spring and we plan to sign San Diego players to the pro team” – Alex Gontran, manager and co-founder 1904 FC.
Thank you for the love and always #repSD.