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2018-USOpen-Cup-San Francisco City FCSan Francisco City FC is proud to announce we have qualified for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Club will represent San Francisco in this 105th edition of the Open Cup Tournament, with the first round scheduled for Wednesday May 9th. We are deeply honored to represent our great city and continue San Francisco’s legacy of success in the Open Cup.

SF City FC Head Coach Patrick Coyne said: “We are proud to have qualified for the Open Cup and look forward to competing at the highest levels through the tournament. This is a huge opportunity for everyone involved with our Club and especially our players to represent San Francisco competing against the best soccer teams in the U.S.”

Coyne led SF City’s successful 2017 PDL campaign, through which SF City qualified for the 2018 Open Cup. Coyne previously led SF City’s successful Open Cup qualification in 2016, the last time the Club featured in the tournament.

Additional details regarding our first round matchup will be posted in the coming weeks including our opponent and venue/ticket information for the First Round match.


One of the most important missions of San Francisco City Football Club is serving our local community in a tangible, meaningful way. When Redwood City’s Sequoia High School soccer team was having trouble obtaining new equipment, SF City stepped in to help.

One of our members was made aware of the difficulties facing the program, and he brought it to the attention of the Members Organization Board of Directors, who took action. Last week, Sequoia’s new practice jerseys were delivered, courtesy of SF City FC, by Board member and lifetime Bay Area resident, Pete Bogdis (pictured above with Sequoia coach Kevin Huber). The club recognizes that school athletic programs can make a huge difference in children’s lives, and is proud to support them in any way it can throughout the Bay Area, our home.



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San Francisco City Fans! We are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Kezar Stadium for all of our home matches in 2018! We called Kezar home in our 2015 and 2016 seasons. It has hosted many teams who proudly represented San Francisco over the decades, and SF City FC has been no exception. Who can forget magical moments such as our 4-0 thrashing of the Burlingame Dragons in 2016? Now is the time to add to that legacy. Special thanks to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for allowing us to use this historic venue again. See you in the stands!


scarf_02The votes have been cast, and we have a winner! Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 scarf design contest. The winning entry, as created, and voted on by you, the members, has a sharp, plaid design featuring the familiar colors of SF City FC. At the game or around town, it will look certainly look great on you!

The author of the design, who has elected to remain anonymous, has donated his/her prize of a $100 SF City FC Team Store Gift Card to Street Soccer USA, in gratitude for all the good work in our City that organization has accomplished.

Be sure to purchase your 2018 Membership now in order to get the one of the first deliveries of the new scarf! Hold it high, and with pride, as a symbol, not just of the club, but of the fact that it is YOUR club, where you have a say in how it is run.


scarfAdvertSF City Supporters! It’s that time of year again! The time when you, the members of the club, decide what our scarf for the upcoming season will look like.

Members submit their designs, and  members will be the ones who choose which is to be adopted by the team. The creator of the winning design will win a $100 credit for the team store! The rules of the contest are simple:

  • Send your designs to
  • Only 2018 or Lifetime members may submit a design.
  • Only 2018 or Lifetime members may vote on a design.
  • Limit of two designs per contestant.
  • We will begin accepting designs on 2 January 2018.
  • The deadline for submitting designs is 16 January 2018.
  • On 17 January, the scarf designs will be shown to all current members, and online voting will take place between then and 26 January.
  • Designs should be in RGB format, 300dpi resolution.

In order to make the design process easier, we’ve created this Scarf Design Template which you can download and use.



Are you part of a youth team here in the Bay Area? Then consider signing up to join our 2018 New and Used Book Drive Contest to benefit the kids of AmericaSCORES Bay Area. The contest is open to any U17 team in the Bay Area. The teams which donate the most books to the program will win special prizes! The winning team will get a FREE pizza party, courtesy of SF City FC and AmericaSCORES. Second and third place teams will receive Sports Basement gift cards!

The deadline for joining the contest is March 5th. To sign up or find out more information, contact us at The book drive will run from March 10th through April 15th. Donated books should be for 1st through 5th grade reading level. Multicultural or bilingual books are especially appreciated!

Let’s all work together to make our home a better place through the game of football!


Last Friday, in partnership with America SCORES Bay Area, SF City FC goalkeeping coach Patryk Tenorio, and player Carlos Lezama led a free soccer clinic for the kids of Hillcrest Elementary School.

The kids, ranging from 1st to 5th graders, got a chance to learn the basics of dribbling and passing, and got a chance for some open play, with an emphasis on problem solving and getting as many touches on the ball as possible! The free clinic program represents a step forward in SF City’s plan to provide training and playing time to kids who don’t have access to academies and formal youth soccer clubs, and give them an introduction to the pure enjoyment of the beautiful game. The club hopes to introduce a series of these clinics at several elementary schools throughout the Bay Area in 2018.

“It was a great experience and really a beautiful moment not just for the players but myself as well” said coach Patryk Tenorio, “just going to show the power of the beautiful game and how it can bring people together.”

San Francisco City FC is very proud to have the opportunity to work with America SCORES, a non-profit that empowers students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. America SCORES Bay Area now proudly serves more than 1,400 children at 55 low-income elementary and middle schools in San Francisco.


Welcome Dominic Perrett

Say hello to the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the SF City FC Members Organization, Dominic Perrett! Dominic, a former member of the organization’s board of directors, takes over for outgoing President, Mike Gonos.

Dominic brings a wealth of experience to the job, having served on the 2017 Board of Directors, as well as years of volunteer work with his club back in the UK. “Football has been a passion of mine all of my life.” said Dominic. “In addition to being a lifelong fan of Southampton FC, I also supported and volunteered at my local non-league team (Winchester City) for many years. I loved the spirit and camaraderie of grassroots football, and was always by impressed how football had the power to bring a local community together.”

“Having watched my first SF City FC game in 2015, I was caught up by the same passion and togetherness. Since then it’s been an honor to give some of my time in supporting and developing this great club.”

Mike Gonos, who was recently elected to a fourth term on the board of directors, had this to say about the transition: “We’ve really been hunting for a successor for a while, as I simply didn’t want to go on wearing two hats (board member and CEO). The club is growing every day, and managing the members organization demands a great deal of attention. I’m proud of the work accomplished in helping to get the organization to this point, and I’m very happy that we found the right person to take it to the next level. I’m also really looking forward to being able to devote myself full time to the job of representing the members of the club as part of the board.”

We asked our new Members CEO some questions about how he sees his new position:

Q. What excites you most about the club? SF City FC was built by its fans for the community. As one of only a handful of supporter-owned soccer clubs in the US, SF City FC is really blazing the trail for a new model of sports ownership.

Q. What will be your main priorities? I think everything that we’re doing as a membership organization is driven by three core goals: 1) Increasing our visibility in the City, 2) Increasing our attendance / membership and 3) Maximizing our positive impact on the community. I would love to see as many new faces at the games as possible in 2018, and ensure that SF City is synonymous with community support.

Q. Will you be seeking more volunteer staff this year? Definitely! We’re still working out where we’ll need the support in 2018, but if you’re interested in helping out with the club it would be great if you could sign up at:

2018 looks to be another exciting year of growth and another step forward for the club!



We’re celebrating our Club, City and holiday spirit with Standard Deviant Brewing next Thursday Dec 7, 7:00 p.m.

sweater._redpngTo commemorate, we’re releasing an SF City x Standard Deviant MEMBER EXCLUSIVE holiday “sweater.” Anyone who purchases a 2018 SF City Membership prior to or at the holiday event will receive this gift.

The shirts will be available for pickup at Standard Deviant on 12/7 with additional delivery options for those who can’t attend.

Already purchased a 2018/Lifetime membership? No problem, check your e-mail for details on how to receive your shirt.

Purchase memberships at

SF City Statement on Supporter Ownership

Monday, November 27, 2017

Dear Soccer Fans Everywhere:

We believe in supporter ownership because we believe that soccer belongs to the players and the fans, not those with the most money or the best real estate. Because too many fans have lost their teams through the avarice of owners or the incompetence of leagues. Because clubs are most meaningful when they reflect their communities. Because a club’s history and identity are parts of a story that means something, not a brand identity to be packaged and sold.

We were founded by a group of passionate soccer fans who had seen teams fold and who had seen teams leave. Fans who knew that there was a better way forward for the sport in America. Fans who knew that only a supporter-owned club could truly protect supporter interests over the long-term. Who believed that community involvement, service, and open governance were values, not marketing points.

Soccer in America is at a decision point. It can become like the other professional leagues in this country, closed shops where only cities deemed worthy by those in power can have top-level teams, or it can become something different. That’s why we believe in supporter ownership.

Nosotros creemos que los aficionados deben ser los dueños de su club porque creemos que el fútbol es para los jugadores y los aficionados, no solo para los que tienen más dinero o más propiedad. Porque hay demasiados aficionados que han perdido sus equipos por las malas decisiones del dueño o por incompetencia de la liga. Porque el club significa más cuando refleja su comunidad. Porque la historia e identidad de un club son cosas que significan algo, no son una marca para vender.

Fuimos fundados por un grupo de fanáticos que realmente sienten una pasión por el fútbol y que habían visto otros equipos fallar y salir. Fanáticos que sabían que había una mejor manera para mejorar el deporte en este país. Fanáticos que sabían que un club donde los aficionados eran los dueños podía realmente proteger los intereses del aficionado a largo plazo. Creían que el enredo en la comunidad, el servicio, y la gobernancia transparente eran valores, no puntos de mercadeo.

El fútbol en los EEUU está en un punto crítico. Puede volverse como las otras ligas en este país, donde solo las ciudades consideradas meritorias por los que tienen el control y poder pueden tener equipos en la liga de primera división. O, puede ser algo diferente. Es por eso creemos en nuestro sistema.

The San Francisco City Football Club Members Organization

Supporter Ownership Statement(PDF)