Friday, 6 July 2007

Another Victory team

It has come to my attention that there is another Victory team out there. You would think it would be a pretty rare name for a football club, but there is another out there and they are called the California Victory, based naturally of course in the US. They play in the USL (the league below the MLS in the USA) and were formed in 2006, so that makes us slightly older than them. Unfortunately, in their first ever season this year they are currently sitting on the bottom of the table with 11 points from 14 matches with two wins, seven losses and five draws. According to their website the name Victory is derived from Alavés’ home city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of both the province of Alava and the Basque Country of Spain. The reason for this name is that their chairman is Dmitry Piterman, a Ukrainian-American who is also the chairman of Spanish football club Deportivo Alavés. The California Victory is the first European owned team to compete in any level of the United Soccer League. The club plays its home games at the Kezar Stadium near Golden Gate Park and seats 10,000 people.

Image borrowed from Matt Cohen.


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