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Nomads Annual Maderas Golf Tournament 2022 - Registration now Open

MLS Next 2022-23

Nomads Soccer club extend an invitation to ALL Elite players in San Diego and other areas to come attend training and be evaluated. This is a great opportunity to join an Elite Soccer Program MLS Next. We also will be offering in 2021-22 an Elite training Program for Players wishing to train 7 sessions a week including gym membership and online School. for more information email


Nomads Open Door Policy

Players interested in playing for the Nomads may join a training session at any time. Please complete the Tryout Request Form and we will have the appropriate coach contact you directly. 

Residency for the elite player

Nomads each year will conduct a search for a few Elite Players who have dreams of becoming a Professional Soccer player Or Playing Div 1 College, enter our program and put yourself on a pathway to College or Professional by becoming a MLS Next player. . This Residency offers a unique  opportunity for your advancement.

3V3 Youth Field of Dreams

Nomads Soccer Club will be hosting FREE 3v3 Training for Players 2012-2008 For further information please write to

bring your team 3v3 league strting soon -CONTACT DEREK@NOMADSSOCCER.ORG


New 3v3 open invitational 6 teams only Monday and wednesday start Sept 1st

Contact Daniel Armstrong - for details  games throughout the season until Xmas

Daniel -858-413-6878

Be part of the "Future" with Nomads -come join the family

Accepting 2009 players for 2022

Nomads Soccer Join New MLS Next Youth Platform

Nomads are excited to announce being a founding member of  MLS  Next.

Major League Soccer today announced that 65 former U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs will join the League’s existing club academies to create a partnership that will transform youth player development in the United States and Canada.

The 65 youth clubs will join the MLS academies as Founding Members of MLS’ elite player development platform. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

The platform will operate with a groundbreaking governance structure that promotes collaboration, innovation, and input across all areas of the soccer landscape. Within the structure, technical working groups will provide recommendations on the platform’s strategic objectives and standards, outline competition guidelines, and formats, as well as introduce platform programming. By unifying the elite player development landscape and creating a collaborative structure, the new platform will accelerate and enhance player development in North America.

With a focus on maximizing each player’s potential, the new development platform will not only provide high-level, year-round competition for players but will provide important programming, education, and innovation in the key areas of player development:

  • Player Identification
  • Coaching
  • Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Outreach

“There is strong positive momentum and excitement among MLS club academies and elite academy clubs to co-create a platform that will deliver an unparalleled experience for the nation’s top players and clubs,” said Fred Lipka, Vice President and Technical Director of MLS Player Development. “The development of professional and elite players requires a comprehensive and integrated approach, beyond just the competition format, and we are having daily conversations with Academy clubs across the country who are committed to building that environment with us.”

Since launching the MLS club academy initiative in 2007, Major League Soccer has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to the development of top-level professional players in the United States and Canada, including an investment of more than $70 million last season alone. This investment has produced more than 250 homegrown players that have become professional and national team players, including recent standout players such as Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas, Solar Soccer Club), James Sands (New York City FC academy, New York Soccer Club), and Matt Real (Philadelphia Union, FC Delco).

The elite academy clubs that are Founding Members of the new platform have also been leaders in the development of players for college, MLS and the national teams. Combined, MLS Academies and the elite academies joining the platform have produced more than 90% of the U.S. Youth National Team players in the last year, making the new platform the top destination for the best young players in North America.

With the launch of this new platform, MLS and the elite academy clubs will not only continue to develop world-class players but will create a world-class soccer development culture that supports and inspires elite players throughout the countries.

“The Sockers FC Chicago organization is excited about this great opportunity to collaborate with MLS, in the development of this new competition platform,” said David Richardson, Sockers FC Chicago Technical Director. “In our soccer communities, we feel that our work as leaders of Elite Academies alongside the leaders of MLS Academies will help to shape a world-class soccer culture in our country. This will be a benefit to all that play, coach, referee, and support our game from the grassroots to the professional level.”

“Major League Soccer’s inclusive approach to the greater soccer market is the most exciting aspect of this movement,” said Ryan Miller, Portland Timbers Academy Director. "This new competition will continue to provide a platform for the top player development clubs in the country to get the most meaningful games. Elite player development requires the highest level of competition and this platform will provide that.” Applications for additional clubs to join will be available in the coming weeks. More information about the competition structure as well as the platform’s official brand will be announced at a later date.

    Overview of the Nomads

    The Nomads Soccer Club was established in La Jolla some time between 1974 and 1976 by Joe Hollow, Jeff Barns and Tony Lees.  In 1981 Derek Armstrong our current Director of Coaching was hired to professionalize the Club at a time where other Clubs had volunteer parent coaches. 

    On average we have no more than 11 boys teams ages 8-19,  one team at each age group.  We have purposely kept the Club small so that we can concentrate on providing opportunities to the most talented players.   We do not offer a girls program or a recreational program. We are working on adding a Futsal program later in 2018.

    Our home field, Kinsell Field at the Hickman Youth Athletic Complex, was built by private donations coordinated by Jeff Kinsell in 1996,  this field is considered "professional standard" and has been maintained all these years by the Nomads.

    Nomads players consistently graduate from all the major colleges in the nation, having no less than five (5) captains of Yale University down the years and many more at other colleges.

    Nomads Alumni players have appeared in almost every World Cup roster since 1990 and produced two (2) captains of the USA Men's National team in Steve Cherundolo and Frankie Hedjuk.  On the current national team roster is Nomads Alumni, Joe Corona. We have created an Alumni Membership program to connect our Alumni with current players as mentors.

    Since 1986 the Club has hosted two (2) tournaments annually, providing much needed operating expenses that allow us to keep our registration fees low, maintain our field and pay for staff; our Thanksgiving tournament brings families into San Diego at a time when customers are scarce bringing an estimated economic impact to San Diego of $22 million.

    The Nomads Soccer Club is a member league of the US Soccer Development Academy, which is a national league run by the US Soccer Men's National Team program.  Teams that compete in the US Soccer DA include professional clubs from the MLS. We are also members of USYSA's Calsouth State Association and the local Presidio Soccer League. 

    We currently give back to the community by sponsoring three (3) local affiliate teams to play in Presidio's San Diego Development Academy.

    Congratulations to Nomads Boys 2004 Coached by Basilio Monge Champions of Copa Del Mar


    Nomads USSDA Boys 19s

    Congratulations to the Nomads Boys 19s  coached by David Armstrong. The team played in a very tough USSDA Southwestern Division, finishing 4th in the League and qualified for the Play Offs with outstanding wins against Pateadores 5-1 and FC Golden State 3-1 .  Coach David Armstrong said "Its a great accomplishment by these boys, we play in a very tough Southwest Division, its a long season and the boys played true Nomad Soccer winning some very big games during the season. the team is ready for Play offs, facing #3 in the Nation Chicago Sockers in the First game Monday June  17th in Oceanside CA, 2.30pm Kick Off.  The 2 other teams in the bracket are Clubs, Philadelphia Union and San Jose Earthquakes, Armstrong feels confident and is excited about the chances of advancing. He said  'these the boys can compete with any team in the Nation and his Boys are ready to Play. This is the third year in a row that the Nomads Soccer Club have qualified for the U19s Play Offs, finishing #4 in the Nation in 2017 - #10 in the Nation in 2018. Good luck to our 2019/19 team .

    Nomads USSDA 2004 Win 2019 Galaxy Cup

    Nomads USSDA 2004 Win Galaxy Cup

    Congratulations to Coach Cesar Cambisaca and our Nomads USSDA 2004 Team on winning Galaxy Cup 2019 this past weekend. The team played outstanding and dominated with some impressive play. 

    Nomads USSDA Boys 16/17s Finish 2nd in Galaxy Cup 2019

    Congratulations to our Nomads USSDA Boys 16/17s coached by Tolya Rubtsov.  The team had a wonderful week of soccer competing in Galaxy Cup 2019 playing 3 games in the stadium was a great expierience for our players. They lost 2-1 in overtime to USSDA 16/17s Real So Cal. Good job boys.

    Escondido United Join Nomads Soccer Club

    Effective March 15th, 2021 Escondido United is excited to announce that they will be making the move to join Nomads Soccer Academy.  This announcement and partnership is in an effort to continue to enhance and grow our program in the Escondido and surrounding areas providing quality player development, opportunities for our players to play at the highest competitive levels, and to create a pathway for player advancement.  

    Escondido United is a non profit youth soccer organization serving children born 2014 - 2001 serving the Escondido community since 2016.  Escondido United is known for having a family based culture that is focused on service to the community, allowing a place for all players to learn the game and develop as well as ensure that players have options without the politics of the larger clubs.  Escondido United has shown the ability to compete against top clubs in San Diego in local leagues and tournaments and has won several leagues and multiple tournament championships over the years.  The club is excited and ready to take it to the next level.

    The Escondido Nomads Program will be led by PJ Charest (President of Escondido United) and Roger Rolim (Technical Director of Escondido United). 

    PJ has been with Escondido United since 2016 in the role of President as well as head coach of the Boys 2010 team.  PJ laid the groundwork and foundation for the organization in the Escondido, has brought in quality and dedicated staff to the program, provided coaching education to the staff, and has successfully brought several teams within the organization to compete at State Cup Events, local and out of market tournaments, international tournaments, and placed teams in competitive brackets over the last several years in Presidio and SDDA.  In addition to the club, PJ is also on the coaching staff at Orange Glen High School.  PJ has been an integral part of bringing an affordable and player focused soccer program to the city of Escondido.  

    Roger Rolim has been with Escondido United for the past 2 years as Technical Director and head coach of the Boys 2001 and 2002 teams.  Roger has 19 years of coaching experience including coaching in the US, Mexico, Brazil, and a tour in China and has played soccer at several different levels since his youth including Clube Atletico, Paranaense Academy, State selected in Parana Brazil, college level and Indoor Primera Fuerza in Mexico. Since joining Escondido United Roger has been an integral part of bringing coaching education and culture to the program.  Roger also serves as head of the Orange Glen High School Boys Soccer Program.  One of the key focuses of the partnership with Orange Glen High School is to provide a pathway for High School athletes in the community to play at the highest level with Nomads Academy.  Tryouts are beginning and will continue through March. Please contact PJ or Rodger if you wish to join a practice or request a tryout. 

    PJ -

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    Developing soccer players who have a feel and love for the game

    The Nomads Soccer Club has a history of successfully developing elite soccer players, therefore a perspective of what is needed to develop a player to a professional level. The Nomads brand is respected throughout the United States.  This reputation has been earned over 40 years of competing against other coaches and clubs throughout the World.

    The Nomads Soccer Club promotes developing soccer players who have a feel and love for the game as well as the Club. In order to do this, we create a learning environment that allows them to ascend to the best they can be on and off the field.  Being a Nomad player carries a responsibility to continue the traditions laid down over the years, check out our Alumni page. We demand a behavior on and off the field which brings credit to the Club and themselves.  Players and coaches will endeavor to win every game, however, no matter what the result, they will show respect for opponents, officials and opposing coaches during and after the game, that is what being a "NOMAD" is all about.  It has been said:


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    Giovanni Calderon Selected






    December 19th 2020

    Congratulations to Giovanni on being selected to the Puerto Rico National Team traveled early in January. Geovanni is one of 28 players to be named to Puerto Rico’s roster for the January training camp and friendlies. The team will convene the second week of January in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where it will stay for 10 days before traveling to Guatemala. Puerto Rico will play one friendly against the Dominican Republic, with two scheduled against Guatemala. In March 2021, Puerto Rico will compete in Concacaf qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar, playing in Group F along with Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Guyana and the Bahamas. "Gio also just committed to Navy. 

    MLS Game changer for Soccer in North America- click on image


    For current Nomads players only.

    Steve Cherundolo (Former US Men's National Team Captain) Nomads Alumni

    Anouncing 3v3 competition Starts Set 1st only 6 teams in each age group Monday and wednesday game days

    "do you want to be a winner"-WE CAN HELP !


    Congratulations to Nomads Boys 2005DA Coached by Cesar Champions of Southhampton Cup 2019