California United Strikers FC Kick Off Community Outreach Campaign

Published Aug 20, 2019

California United Strikers FC kicked off their community outreach campaign as they appeared with their official Academy partner, Strikers FC at the first ever Strikers Summer Classic Tournament.

Strikers FC is a youth club in Irvine, CA and Don Ebert is the Technical Director for the Club and Director of Strikers FC USSDA (U.S Soccer Development Academy) he also serves as the Head Coach for California United Strikers FC. Our team was able to come out and meet what we like to call “The Dreamers”. Our fans, and future pro players that want to be a part of what we are doing have been dubbed “The Dreamers” because that is what they are, they reach beyond, they strive for greatness, and they push the boundaries.

Taking a few minutes from his busy day running the tournament and coaching his youth teams, Don was able to catch up with us and answer a few questions about how to go pro, our style of play and some pregame thoughts before our Season Opener on August 31st vs. Oakland Roots in Oakland. 


Strikers FC are known for giving the players a great foundation that they can build on going into the future. They have had numerous players come through their club and play for the National Team, MLS, and Professional Teams abroad. Players such as Bobby Wood, who is currently with Hamburger SV in Bundesliga, Christian Ramirez who is currently on the U.S National Team Roster and MLS team, The Houston Dynamo, and Benny Feilhaber who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City and has caps with our U.S Men’s National Team.

We asked Don on his thoughts on how to go Pro:




Don has served as Head Coach of California United Strikers FC since the Spring Season of UPSL in 2018. He helped coach the team to two Conference Championships and the UPSL National Championship. Don has been working with the team on keeping up with the fast-paced play of soccer today.


The team kicks off their season on August 31st vs. Oakland Roots in Oakland. We asked Don what his pregame thoughts were:


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