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Affiliation

San Diego Zest FC Partners With LA Galaxy San Diego, 11/17/2017

San Diego, Calif – San Diego Zest FC, competing its first team in USL Premier Development League, would like to formally announce that it has partnered with LA Galaxy San Diego.

LA Galaxy San Diego, represents the exclusive San Diego County affiliate of MLS club, Los Angeles Galaxy. LAGSD offers both boys and girls San Diego County youth soccer players with a player development program which provides them an excellent environment to develop and optimize their skills, in hopes of continuing their soccer playing career.

“LA Galaxy San Diego are thrilled to be going into partnership with San Diego Zest. The top of the pyramid is now complete for our young LAGSD players who aspire to play in both the professional ranks and return from their collegiate programs and once again represent LA Galaxy San Diego” LAGSD’s boys director of coaching Glen Malone said.

Zest FC and LAGSD are commited to benefitting each other through cooperation and developing good sportsmanship within the athletes while promoting enthusiasm within the community locally, nationally, and internationally through soccer.

“It is a great honor and privilege for us to be partnered with one of the most successful soccer club in Northern San Diego County, LA Galaxy San Diego. Using our domestic and international connections, we are confident to accelerate their further success” Zest FC Owner Chase Yamauchi said.

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Zesr FC Women Announces New Affiliation With Japan’s First Division Club AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies, 2/28/2018

San Diego Zest FC has announced that its women’s team, San Diego Zest FC Women, which will be competing its inaugural season in Women’s Premier Soccer League this summer, has affiliated with Japanese club AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies, which currently competes in Japan’s women’s first division.

“We are so proud of our new affiliation with AC Nagano Parceiro. We have successfully connected our men’s team to the world by owning a Montenegrin third division club and by inviting an Argentina club to our upcoming pro combine. Now it’s time to expose our women’s team to the world.” club owner Chase Yamauchi said.

AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies was established in 2000. The team is owned by AC Nagano Parceiro, which competes in Japan’s Men’s third division, J3 League. Former Parceiro Ladies player, Kumi Yokohama, has been selected for Japan’s national team squad since 2015 and currently plays for FFC Frankfurt, which competes in the the first division of Women’s Bundesliga.

Due to the affiliation, the team will be renamed from San Diego Zest FC Women to San Diego Parceiro Ladies and will use a new club logo. More details will be updated shortly. Stay tuned for more exciting news.

Affiliation with Avispa Fukuoka, Japan’s first division club, 7/7/2016

July 7, 2016, San Diego Zest FC announced its first affiliation agreement, partnering with Japanese club Avispa Fukuoka, which currently competes in Japan’s first division.

“We’re excited to form this partnership as we feel it will benefit Avispa Fukuoka and most importantly for Zest FC will increase the level of play and development within our PDL club,” Zest FC Manager Kohki Ohsumi.

Zest FC becomes the first PDL team to partner with a J1 League club, signing a renewable one-year agreement. The two sides plan to create management staff exchange programs and soccer information exchanges with their partnership.

The affiliation intends to raise the level of the club by having Avispa Fukuoka players, including both experienced and youth players, compete for Zest FC. The PDL franchise will also provide the J1 League club with information on talented players, providing a clear path to the professional game.

Zest FC, currently competing in its inaugural PDL season, is owned and operated by the San Diego Sports Authority under the leadership of President Chase Yamauchi. Zest FC plays its home matches at James Madison High School.

Avispa Fukuoka, founded in 1982, is located in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. After finishing in third place in the J2 League in 2015, the club was promoted to the J1 League via a playoff system. Avispa Fukuoka is led by Head Coach Masami Ihara.