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Fusion is on the Rise!

By Fusion Staff, 05/03/24, 10:45AM PDT


For Immediate Release
California, 05/03/2024 – Livermore/Brentwood


The Complete Player Pathway forged by new Alliance

The Cali Rise, a new elite soccer team in Northern California, announced today the launch of its platform for top youth players. The Cali Rise is the result of a partnership between Livermore Fusion Soccer Club and East County Revolution FC, two successful youth soccer clubs in California.

The Cali Rise will field boys and girls teams from U13 to U19. Each club will represent 3 age group teams from players within their own club. Revolution representing at U13-U15-U17 and Livermore Fusion players U14-U16-U19. Teams will compete in the Development Player League for the Girls, and the Elite Academy for the Boys. Players will also have opportunities to play in the USL Academy, a pathway to pro with the Oakland Roots, and UPSL men’s league.

"The elite platforms provide the players with additional opportunities to showcase themself, increase college exposure, play with other elite minded players and complete the player pathway from a recreational to college or professional player," said Ben Graham, Executive Director of Livermore Fusion SC.

"We want to create a comprehensive program that helps players improve their skills, gain valuable experience, build their confidence, and pursue opportunities to play at the next level," said Tom Ginocchio, Director of Coaching, at East County Revolution FC. "Cali Rise will open doors for youth players in the region and help them achieve their goals,” he added.

Teams will be selected and coached by each clubs Technical Leaders, some of the best educators and licensed coaches in the region.

The inaugural season starts August 2024 and tryouts are being held this May for both clubs.

Players must be part of the clubs to have the opportunity to play for Cali Rise.

Contact Ben Graham for more information: