Palmdale Thunder has been providing the communities of the A.V. the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of youth soccer since 1995. Our focus is on the development of soccer players, but more importantly the life skills and lessons of team sports that leads to a well-rounded young adult. Our record of players that have gone on to play in College is unmatched in the A.V.
Palmdale Thunder is a member Club of Cal South, and plays in the Coast Soccer League. The Club has won Coast Soccer, Cal South and US Soccer Federation Championships at the League, State and Regional Levels.
Thunder GU11's get through to the Semi's at State Cup
The Thunder GU11's advanced to the Semifinals of the Mayors Division of State Cup with a big 3-0 win today (1-31) over La Mirada SC at Hickman Field in San Diego. The Thunder Defense has conceded just 1 goal during their run. The girls play in the Semifinals tomorrow (2-1) at Hickman Field against Vista Storm, a team they defeated in Pool Play. The winner advances to the Championship match next weekend in San Bernardino. Good luck to Coach Paul and his Girls!
Coach Paul Zappula's GU11's advanced out of Pool Play and in to the Quarterfinals in State Cup Mayors Division action in Oceanside over the weekend. After a big 6-1 win over Celtic on Saturday, the girls played 2 tough matches Sunday, defeating both PCSC and Vista Storm by the score of 1-0. The girls play La Mirada SC this Saturday at Hickman Field in San Diego, with the winner advancing to the semi's. Good luck to Coach Paul and the girls!
Thunder BU12's finalists at the Anaheim Surf Winter Classic
Coach Martin Maguellal's boys played great soccer over the holiday break, advancing to the Championship Match in the Anaheim Surf Winter Classic. The defense was strong in securing 2 shutouts in pool play, and surviving a thrilling 3-2 win over CVU White to advance to the finals. The boys gave it their all but came up short against Coast Silver SMU Blue to finish 2nd overall. A great warm-up tourney for this weekends State Cup. The boys play at LNSC this weekend in pool play. Congrats and good luck!
College Signings Round out the Summer
The GU19's had another great weekend in Pleasanton- placing for the second year in a row in a highly competitive flight in front of college coaches. Only 7 teams in the 32 team division scored more goals as Thunder showcased a great attack, with 4 different players finding the back of the net. The defense brought it after a slow start getting the rust off in the first match. With the regular season just around the corner, the girls are in great shape for the fall!
Thunder GU 17's are Quarter-finalists at National Cup
The Thunder girls National Cup run came to an end against So Cal Blues Saturday. The Blues, basically a D1 College team with freshman and sophomore players from UCLA, Stanford, UNC, and others, played a brilliant match in winning 8-1. The Thunder girls never quit and fought hard for 90 minutes, learning much and improving as the match went on. They end up as Quarter-finalists,and the only team to score against the Blues. The Blues play the Legends this Saturday in the Championship match.
The Thunder G96's played last weekend in the GU19 Division of National Cup in San Bernardino. With the bulk of the team playing up 2 years against rosters stocked with College Players, they tied a San Diego Premier Team, and lost to the core group from last years National Champion Legends FC. The first game, Saturday against Chula Vista FC, the girls tied, 1-1, conceding a goal late in a thrilling, wide-open game. In Sundays match, short on subs in the intense heat, the girls were down 0-1 in the 70th minute to Legends before finally wearing out from the heat and the intense pace of the match, losing 4-0.
In the Desert Mountain League, Vasquez High's Callie Croughell was named MVP, and Jordan Estrella and Alex Jackson were named to the First Team.
On the Boys side, Vasquez Senior Gavin Crawford was named MVP of the Desert Mountain League. Golden League All-League Honors went to Bryan Hulse, Calvin Mitchell, Juan Rosales, and Justin Hu. Some of the boys now have the prestigous honor of playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy as well and Thunder is proud to be their home Club.
Kellogg's sign with William Jessup
Thunder GU19's Megan and Molly Kellogg follow Thunder alum and sister Kacey to William Jessup University in Rocklin, Ca. The girls will be graduating from Quartz Hill High School in the spring, and look to make an immediate impact on the pitch in the fall. Congratulations Girls!
BU13's lose a close one in Round of 32
A great run in State Cup came to an end in Escondido, as the boys lost to UIFC Hammers 3-2, in Round of 32 State Cup Play Feb. 2nd. Well done boys!
PALMDALE THUNDER TRYOUTS-
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