Nomads Alumni

"Once a Nomad, Always a Nomad"


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Are you looking for a way to give back to the the Nomads. Your help is needed to assist during coaching sessions or raising funds for our teams. Volunteers should contact Derek Armstrong at  858-349-0869   

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Thank you to Mary Galbraith-Knapp for maintaining our Alumni Facebook Page

OKC Energy FC signs Jesus "Chuy" Sanchez (USL Pro)

January 29, 2015

“Chuy is a dynamic center midfielder with amazing technical skill,” Energy FC Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen said. “He has a great attitude and works tirelessly on the pitch. He’s a tricky playmaker and will be a handful for any defender.”

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Earl Edwards MLS Draft to Oralndo City

January 2015

MLS Draft 2015: Orlando City Selects Earl Edwards Jr. with No. 43 Pick

While the book on Edwards Jr. is that he's a raw talent, he played with the U.S. National Team at the U-14 through U-20 levels. Additionally, he showed leadership qualities at UCLA, acting as team captain for the previous three seasons.

In Orlando City's first preseason game, EJ Edwards came on for Donovan Ricketts in the 31st minute. Recap of the game here:


Orlando City SC acquire former Chivas USA midfielder Eric Avila (Nomads Alumni)

Orlando City SC acquire former Chivas USA midfielder Eric Avila

Joe Corona

May 20, 2014

Joe Gallardo Nomads Soccer Academy alumni doing well for USA U17 team.

Two Academy Alumni, Trevor Jensen and Jesus Sanchez, will be on the field together this summer for Kitsap Soccer Club in Washington State:

Trevor Jenson                                                               Jesus Sanchez

Congratulations to Cameron Roget, who has just signed with Sporting Kristina in Finland


Edwards Named Soccer America All-Americans

 Earl Edwards Jr. have been named to the 2013 Soccer America MVP Team, as announced by the publication today. Stolz received first-team honors while Edwards was named to the second team.

Michael Farfan started for Cruz Azul in his first official match with the club

Michael Farfan started for Cruz Azul in his first official match with the club:

Nomads Alumni Gabriel Farfan joins a Chivas USA

May 2013

The Philadelphia Union announced their first trade of the regular season, shipping defender/midfielder Gabriel Farfan to Chivas USA. This 24-year-old Cal State-Fullerton product logged 57 total...

Sockers honor Paul Wright as he retired from professional soccer

Noma Alumni Jesus Sanchez, CalState Univ. Bakersfield

Special ESPN Report on Joe Corona

Steve Cherundolo

NOMADS - USA Men's National Team Line-ups for last 10 Years

Check-out how many Caps Nomads players accumulated over the last 10 years on the Men's national team.

Click on Steve Cherundolo's picture below to see the list


Joe Corona playing for USA U23

2012, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Olympic Soccer Qualifying Trials, constant pressure from the Americans knock in 5 scores for the win, as Cuba just managed to score on themselves, 6-0.

Michael & Gabriel Farfan doing well at the Philadelphia Union (MLS)

The soccer odyssey of Michael and Gabriel Farfán --and their mom Kathy Ollier (click on link for video):

Eric Avila, Nomads Alumni Doing Well at FC Dallas

August 25, 2008

MLS All-Star Nomads Alumni - Michael Farfan

Nomads Alumni

Santa Barbara Fiesta Soccer Tournament. We played in the over 30 division and went undefeated the whole tourney. This is the first year that the 82's were able to play and they (we) came out strong. Diego (an 82) got the golden boot of the tourney.

Farfan Brothers Sign For Philadelphia Eagles

March 2011

Soccer By Ives is reporting that the Philadelphia Union have signed Gabriel Farfan to a contract.

Farfan, the twin brother of the Union’s 2011 second round selection Michael Farfan, played at the University of Cal State Fullerton. He moved to Mexican soccer giants Club America for almost two years before leaving after progressing from the team’s reserve squad.

The Union have used Farfan at left back during the preseason, according to identifications by Union fans at the team’s games in Florida. Ives says that the 23-year-old Farfan "is expected to push incumbent left back Jordan Harvey for the starting role."

Head coach Piotr Nowak hinted to the signings of two defenders to bolster the Union’s lack of depth at key positions. 

Nomads Alumni Joe Corona put in a full shift at midfield for the Xoloitzcuintles

Nomads Alumni Joe Corona put in a full shift at midfield for the Xoloitzcuintles and grabbed a yellow card in the process as Tijuana salvaged a 1-1 draw against ex-MLSer Cuauhtémoc Blanco and...

Nate Hetherington Hits the Pitch Once Again for the Sockers

Story from XK San Diego

SD Sockers midfielder Nate Hetherington is reknowned for his vast impact on the San Diego soccer community.  Hetherington, a Nomads alum and current RSF Attack coach, will hit the pitch once again as a player for the reincarnated version of the Sockers, who will begin their season in the Premier Arena Soccer League on Nov. 7 at the new Del Mar Arena.   More Information