FRANCHISE NAME: Ventura County Fusion
HEADQUARTERS: 701 East Santa Clara Street, Suite 21
Ventura, California 93001
United States of America
(805) 830-8026 Main
(805) 277-9743 Fax
YEAR FOUNDED: 2006
LEAGUE AFFILIATION:Premier Development League, an official operation of Tampa, Florida-based United Soccer Leagues (USL).
CONFERENCE: Western Conference, organized into three divisions and comprised of 19 teams from throughout California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado and British Columbia, Canada.
DIVISION: Southwest Division, featuring a total of six teams, all of which are located in California.
Based in Ventura, California, the Ventura County Fusion is a world-class, championship-caliber soccer franchise and participant in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL), an official operation of United Soccer Leagues (USL). Now in its eighth year of operation, the team recently concluded yet another banner season in 2014, winning the Southwest Division title, reaching the 2nd Round of the US Open Cup, and defeating Scotland’s famed Rangers FC (Glasgow, Scotland).
The Fusion’s roster annually consists of members of the U.S.’s Under 20 National Team, players from well-respected NCAA Division I university programs, and highly touted youth internationals from throughout the world. In addition to PDL play, the Fusion has competed in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup each of the last five seasons, and in various exhibitions against some of the world’s best professional squads, including Manchester City, Everton FC, Burnley FC, Portsmouth FC, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League, and a dozen Major League Soccer (MLS) franchises including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Sounders & DC United.. The Fusion is one of the few PDL organizations to offer a broad range of soccer instructional programs, including camps, schools, free clinics, and a youth club academy, specifically designed for players of different experience levels.
2014 Southwest Division Champions
Fusion qualifies for 7th consecutive US Open Cup in 2015
2012 Southwest Division Champions
Reached 3rd Round of the US Open Cup in 2012 & 2015
Undefeated in 2011 PDL play
2010 Southwest Division Champions
2009 PDL Champions
STRATEGIC POSITIONING: A FUSION of community and soccer.
TAG LINE: Feel the pride! Feel the passion! Feel the FUSION!
The Ventura County Fusion brand represents the fusion of a highly-talented local and international roster of experienced players with a diverse community of supportive soccer enthusiasts to create a successful world-class, championship-caliber soccer franchise.
OFFICIAL TEAM COLORS: Royal blue and orange.
HOME STADIUM: Ventura College Sportsplex
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, California 93001
WORLD-CLASS EXHIBITION MATCH EXPERIENCE:
Every year, the Ventura County Fusion faces some of the world’s most talented and renowned professional teams in widely-anticipated exhibition games. Since 2006, the Fusion has played exhibition matches against:
Major League Soccer
Los Angeles Galaxy.
Real Salt Lake.
San Jose Earthquakes.
United States U-18.
United States U-20.
New Zealand U-20.
Canada MNT (2013 Gold Cup)
New Zealand (2013 World Cup Qualifer Camp)
China U17 Women's Youth National Team (2014 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Camp)
English Premier League
West Bromwich Albion.
Alashkert FC (Armenia)
Rangers FC (Glasgow, Scotland)
Club Atlético Independiente (Argentina).
Oita Trinita (Japan).
Chivas Guadalajara (Mexico).
Club Tijuana (Mexico)
Pachuca U20 (Mexico)
Ventura County Fusion fans, sponsors, and journalists can follow the team on these social media platforms:
The Ventura County Fusion maintains an extensive list of corporate marketing partners which provide the team with wide-ranging financial support and other important consideration:
Title Sponsor: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.
Adidas - Official apparel and equipment provider of the Fusion.
CAPS TV 6 Ventura – Televises Fusion home matches
City of Ventura, Economic Development department.
Downtown Business Organization (DVO) - promotes local businesses in Ventura.
FASTSIGNS® of Ventura - A sign and graphic solutions provider to companies of all sizes across all industries.
Limoneira – Limoneira is a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights throughout California.
Peck Chiropractic Sports Medicine - A Ventura-based chiropractic and sports medicine clinic, Dr. Peck also serves as the Team Chiropractor
Pizza Man Dan’s – One of the area’s top Pizza restaurants, Pizza Man Dan’s is a partial concessions operator for all home matches.
Quick Printing Plus, a full service print solutions company.
Sports Authority, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in Ventura.
The United States Army. Army Strong.
Ventura Orthopedic Group, a long-standing physician group practice with a rich history of providing exceptional patient care.
Xtreme Soccer, an Oxnard based seller and marketer of soccer essentials.