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NISA Independent Cup: BAY CITIES F.C. V.S. Space United

NEWS & UPDATES
NEWS

Bay Area Soccer: Bay Cities tie first match, NPSL roundup

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Match Recap: Bay Cities FC Takes Draw Against Space United FC

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NEWS

Bay Cities FC Brings On Eric Bucchere As Sporting Director

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Match Preview: Independent Cup Game 2 Bay Cities FC v. PDX FC

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7/10 Match Recap: Bay Cities FC Women v. De Anza Force U19 ECNL

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7/10 NISA Match Recap: Bay Cities FC v. Cal Victory FC

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PLAYERS

Homegrown Player Profile: Miguel Guerrero

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Match Preview: Bay Cities F.C. VS Cal Victory F.C.

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NEWS

Bay Cities FC Announces Hummel as New Apparel Partner

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GAMES

Bay Cities F.C. Men Unable To Get A Result Against Project 51O

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GAMES

Bay Cities F.C. Takes a Draw Versus NISA Independent Cup Opponent, Cal Victory F.C.

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PLAYERS

Bay Cities FC gives Captain Band to Bay Area Homegrown Player Jonathan Partida

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PLAYERS

New Era of Women’s Pro Soccer in the Bay Area

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GAMES

6/13: Bay Cities F.C. Women Unable To Get A Result Game 1 Of Summer Tour

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Bay Cities F.C. Win Game 1 of Summer Tour 2021

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Week 2: Ivan Martinez (Co-Founder/ Brand Strategy)

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Day 1: Anders Perez, President of Bay Cities FC

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BRIDGE THE BAY

The San Francisco Bay Area is an American original. We’re a diverse melting pot of ideas, cultures, and characters crammed into a narrow stretch of land and stitched together by a patchwork of cities. We’re bordered by an ocean, separated by mountains and the Bay, but in the end, connected by our iconic bridges. We are all united by a passion for the place we call home. 

Bay Cities will be our new hometown team. Somos La Bahia!

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WE'RE STARTING FROM THE GROUND UP... THE WAY IT SHOULD BE DONE

OUR MISSION

GUIDING AND SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE BAY

We’ll become the professional club of choice for the next generation of top NorCal youth players. We’re partnering with the region’s premier youth soccer organizations to provide new professional development and career transfer pathways to the Bay Area’s future futbolista stars.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY, NOT JUST A FANBASE

We are committed to building a team that is infused with the diverse DNA of our local community. So we’re engaging with community members, business leaders, city officials, and area soccer luminaries to build a broad coalition of support. Winning is paramount, but never forgetting our roots is our rallying cry.

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HELP BUILD OUR COMMUNITY AND FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY

Bay Cities FC welcomes and appreciates the support we've received from all of our regional fans and supporters. If you want to create a local supporters group in your region, contact us at info@baycitiesfc.com

DRIVEN BY INNOVATION.

Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, we’re weaving a scrappy, innovation mentality into all we do. Technology and modern digital experiences will be at the center of franchise operations, fan engagement, game day experience, and player performance.

LOYAL TO OUR ORIGINS.

Bay Cities at its core is a community- orientated club - harnessing the power of soccer as a force for good and positive change in our region and beyond. We will never lose sight of this founding mission. Opportunity for our friends and neighbors will remain our goal.

PAVING THE WAY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONs.

Bay Cities is committed to the region’s youth. Several of our founders have made their careers in youth soccer and its development here in the Bay Area. As such, we’ve designed a partnership program between Bay Cities FC and the premier regional youth clubs, called the Bay Cities Independent Club Federation. BCICF provides multiple channels of player advancement and club revenue opportunities to member partners.

Meet the Crew

THE TEAM BEHIND THE DREAM

We’ve assembled a diverse founding team of regional business, soccer operations, non-profit, and developer leaders to get the ball rolling on this ambitious effort. This merry band grows by the week, so check back often to follow our growth!

Anders Perez

Founder & Soccer Operations

Executive Director of Juventus FC Academy Project in Northern California.  Holds USSF “A Youth” License and a BS in Accounting 

IVAN MARTINEZ

Community Engagement

Non-Profit Executive Director Based in Redwood City, CA. Multi-Media Production Entrepreneur. SMC Healthcare Elected Official.

Don Kianian

Marketing/Digital Lead

Customer and content marketing lead at Gigya (acq. SAP) and Rimini Street (NSDQ: RMNI). Extensive video streaming/production experience.

K.C. Watson

Business Strategy Lead

Co-founder and former CEO of Sherpa Digital Media, a Silicon Valley enterprise SaaS company. Led business strategy, secured venture financing and executed all revenue activities. Current co-founder of Listo, a special education software startup

Eric Normington

Finance & Real Estate

Operations Manager at Peninsula Open Space Trust. Providing entrepreneurial expertise leading operations and strategic direction. Executive MBA from University of Santa Clara

Bev Yanez

Soccer ambassador 

Former professional soccer forward and midfielder who last played for Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for Melbourne City in the W-League, INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Japanese Nadeshiko.League, PK-35 in Finland's Naisten Liiga, as well as the Western New York Flash and the Washington Freedom in the WPS.

DRIVEN BY INNOVATION.

Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, we’re weaving a scrappy, innovation mentality into all we do. Technology and modern digital experiences will be at the center of franchise operations, fan engagement, game day experience, and player performance.

LOYAL TO OUR ORIGINS.

Bay Cities at its core is a community- orientated club - harnessing the power of soccer as a force for good and positive change in our region and beyond. We will never lose sight of this founding mission. Opportunity for our friends and neighbors will remain our goal.

PAVING THE WAY FOR FUTURE GENERATION.

Bay Cities is committed to the region’s youth. Several of our founders have made their careers in youth soccer and its development here in the Bay Area. As such, we’ve designed a partnership program between Bay Cities FC and the premier regional youth clubs, called the Bay Cities Independent Club Federation. BCICF provides multiple channels of player advancement and club revenue opportunities to member partners.

OUR club SOCCER CONNECTION

DISRUPTING THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Bay Cities is committed to the region’s youth club soccer players. Several of our founders have made their careers in youth soccer and its development here in the Bay Area. As such, we’ve designed a partnership program between Bay Cities FC and the premier regional youth clubs, called the Bay Cities Independent Club Federation. BCICF provides multiple channels of player advancement and club revenue opportunities to member partners.  

For more information on this innovative program, please contact us directly at Federation@BayCitiesFC.com
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

Join our community and help shape the future of Bay Cities FC. Let’s get to know each other, and together, we’ll make Bay Cities FC into the Bay Area’s soccer team.

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We are the Bay - Somos la Bahia

Our goal is to build unity and opportunity by bridging the Bay Area community through the passion of professional soccer. We believe that futbol brings people together, and we’re building our movement on a foundation of diversity, inclusion and social good. Join us in bringing a new gem to our SF Bay Peninsula community

FAQS

WHAT IS BAY CITIES FC?

Bay Cities FC is a grassroots and community-driven effort to bring professional soccer to the soccer-crazed San Francisco Bay Area. The club and subsequent businesses are operated by Bay Cities, LLC, and based in Redwood City, California.

WHAT LEAGUE WILL BAY CITIES PLAY IN?

Bay Cities FC has signed an LOI to enter professional play in NISA, a Division 3 league of the U.S. professional soccer pyramid. NISA league kickoff is scheduled for 2022, however the club will commence operations in late-Spring 2021 with a Summer Tour schedule of regional matches and a NISA-sanctioned tournament.

WILL BAY CITIES FIELD A WOMEN’S TEAM?

Yes! Bay Cities is committed to providing a professional pathway for the region’s top women players. Former professional soccer player Bev Yanez has joined the Bay Cities management team to lead all women’s professional and academy efforts.

WHERE WILL BAY CITIES FC PLAY ITS HOME MATCHES?

Bay Cities has an agreement to play in the 3,500-seat stadium on the campus of Sequoia High School in downtown Redwood City.  The venue is a short walk from all of the excitement of the bustling downtown restaurant, bar, and cultural core, and adjacent to the Caltrain train and bus transit station.  Future investment planning calls for additional seating and professional field and amenity improvements to Sequoia stadium and its concourse facility.

HOW WILL BAY CITIES MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS DURING COVID?

OK, so some folks think we’re crazy starting a professional soccer team during the uncertainties of Covid and the timeline for fans returning to stadiums in California. We get that. But we’re also confident Covid will subside and we’ll get back to (a new) normal attending sporting events. With that said, we’re looking at the current limitations as an opportunity...the opportunity to think outside the box and develop our digital fan and supporter experiences as a critical first step. We’ll commit to crafting an experience that brings our fans as close as possible to being there - before, during, and after gameday matches.  Assembling the latest and greatest video streaming, interactive, and communication tools into a seamless gameday app.

CAN I BUY BAY CITIES FC GEAR?

You bet you can! In fact, early merchandise sales will be a key component of our grassroots/bootstrapped build effort.  We’ve engaged with an innovative company that designs the stunning merch you see many of the most brand-forward European and US soccer clubs using.  We’re thrilled to bring these designs to you.  So check out the Bay Cities FC Shop often - we’ll be adding cool new Bay Cities threads every few weeks.

HOW WILL BAY CITIES BE FINANCED?

Bay Cities FC will be no different than other professional sports clubs in that significant investment will be required to launch and expand the organization.  To that end, the founding team has put together a business and growth plan based on the achievement of aggressive milestones - both on and off the field. Investment will be brought into the club as milestones are achieved. However rather than taking a one-size fits all approach to financing, we’ve elected to pursue a more varied approach of layered investment - from traditional individual and strategic avenues to more cutting-edge fan ownership models. 

We’ll update investor information in the coming weeks, so please check back. In the meantime, we’d love to get to know any interested accredited investors not yet in our network. Drop us a line at Investors@BayCitiesFC.com so we can start a conversation.

WHO IS THE TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM?

The mission to bring professional soccer to Redwood City has brought together a high-caliber yet diverse founding team. We’ve assembled industry leaders from Profesional & Youth Soccer Operations, Community, and Industry - all with a passion for bringing the “beautiful game” to our Peninsula home.

We’ll update investor information in the coming weeks, so please check back. In the meantime, we’d love to get to know any interested accredited investors not yet in our network. Drop us a line at Investors@BayCitiesFC.com so we can start a conversation.

Anders Perez, Founder, President, and Soccer Technical Director.  Executive Director of Juventus FC Academy Project in Northern California.  Holds USSF “A Youth” License and a BS in Accounting.

K.C. Watson, Co-Founder, Business Strategy & Go-To-Market Lead. Co-founder and longtime CEO of Sherpa Digital Media, a Silicon Valley enterprise SaaS company. Led business strategy, raised venture capital, and executed revenue activities. Currently co-founder of Listo, a special education software startup.

Don Kianian, Marketing & Digital Lead. Customer and content marketing lead at Gigya (acq. SAP), Rimini Street (NASDAQ), and Sherpa Digital Media. Extensive video streaming/production experience.

Ivan Martinez, a Non-Profit Executive Director Based in Redwood City, CA. Multi-Media Production Entrepreneur. SMC Healthcare Elected Official.

Eric Normington, Finance & Real Estate Lead. Operations Manager at Peninsula Open Space Trust. Providing entrepreneurial expertise leading operations and strategic direction. Executive MBA from University of Santa Clara.

Bev Yanez, Women’s Technical Lead. Bev enjoyed a 10-year professional career – retiring in 2020. She last played for Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for Melbourne City in the W-League, INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Japanese Nadeshiko.League, PK-35 in Finland's Naisten Liiga, as well as the Western New York Flash and the Washington Freedom in the WPS.

IN THE END, WHAT WILL PRO SOCCER BRING TO REDWOOD CITY AND THE SF PENINSULA?

Wow, let us count the ways! Soccer brings people together, locally and across the globe. Pro soccer in our region, purpose-built to unify our diverse population in sport, outreach, and Bay Area pride,  will inevitably enhance our community on multiple levels. The addition of this club will drive new and invaluable economic and cultural value to our favorite corner of the world.

Bay Cities FC will:

· Engage new visitors, residents, and businesses in the region,
· Stimulate new jobs for local adults and apprenticeships and mentorships for area youth,
· Heighten local and regional pride and camaraderie,
· Unite people and communities,
· Celebrate diversity and inclusion.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Bay Cities FC is community built. As such, all new friends to the club are welcome, and any support you can give will make up the recipe for our success.  Be sure to follow, like and share Bay Cities on social media. We will be built on community engagement, and will be hosting a series of events to discuss our progress and highlight ways you roll up your sleeves to help. Sign our supporter form to stay in-the-know, reach out to us with ideas, we can’t wait to hear from you!

And of course, we’re always here if you’d like to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you! Info@BayCitiesFC.com

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IN THE SOUL OF THE BAY AREA, BAY CITIES FC

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Genuine PASSION.

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MAKING THE DREAM OF MANY, BECOME ONE.

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MORE TO COME.

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Authentic MISSION.

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