Club News

BUSC MLS NEXT teams turn in a good weekend Sept. 24-25!!

September 28, 2022

The Ballistic MLS NEXT teams had a strong weekend, posting a 4-1-1 record over September 24-25! On Saturday, the BUSC U17 team started the weekend off with a 4-3 win over Sacramento Republic. Collin Davis scored twice with Charlie Votel and Jack Grossman getting one each. Grossman also had the assist on one of the…

Read More

Ballistic U-12 Premier team takes NHB Cup title!

September 11, 2022

What a difference a year makes for the Ballistic United U-12 Premier team. Last year as a U-11 team, the group made the trip down to the NHB Cup, an event hosted by the North Huntington Beach Futbol Club and came home without winning a game. Fast forward to Labor Day weekend of this year…

Read More

BUSC Fundraiser Sunday, August 21 at Pairings Wine Bar!

August 18, 2022

We’ve got a fun way to help raise funds for BUSC this Sunday as we are teamming up with Pairings Wine Bar in downtown Pleasanton! From 12 noon to 7 p.m., come into Pairings at 310 Main St., order some of their outstandings wines or food selections, mention Balllistic United and 10 percent of what…

Read More

Meet BUSC Select coach – Ken Villegas!

August 9, 2022

Name: Ken Villegas Team coaching: 2010 Select Gold, 2012 Elite 2 Years with BUSC: Since 1978 Soccer background: Pleasanton Native growing up prior to the establishment of BUSC. Began coaching in 1978 for my sons’ BUSC teams. Obtained my USSF National “C” License. Head varsity high school coach from 1988-2021. Favorite professional soccer team: Team…

Read More

Meet BUSC Premier coach Nate Failing

August 8, 2022

BUSC PREMIER COACHING QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Nate Failing Team coaching: U8 YDP and 2013 (u10) select Years with BUSC: 15+ years off and on Soccer background: Goalkeeper: College D2, DOVO (NL), FC Utrecht (NL) practice squad, Greek Americans (SF Premier). Coaching:   Coached teams and been director of goalkeepers for a few clubs USSF A License…

Read More

Meet BUSC Premier coach Dane Shaffar!

August 4, 2022

Name: Dane Shaffar Team coaching: (2012) U11 Premier Years with BUSC: 4 years Soccer background:  Grew up in Pleasanton playing for BUSC from U9 through U23. Went on to play for Sonoma State University. After graduating from SSU, had a trial week with VFL Osnabrück in German 3. Liga. Finished playing for the Sonoma County…

Read More

Meet BUSC MLS NEXT coach Brady Taylor!

August 3, 2022

BUSC MLS NEXT COACHING QUESTIONNAIRE   Name: Brady Taylor Team coaching: U13 MLS Next/Assistant Director of Coaching Years with BUSC: Starting 2nd year Soccer background: I have won State Cup as a player in California and have won State Cup as a coach in California and Arizona. After club I went on to play at…

Read More

Meet MLS NEXT Coach Eric Denton!

August 2, 2022

  Name: Eric Denton   Team coaching: MLS NEXT u15s (2008) & u17s (2006)   Years with BUSC: Starting 3rd season   Soccer background:  2x All-American, The Santa Clara University, 10 years Major League Soccer   Favorite professional soccer team: FC Barcelona   Favorite professional soccer player: Paolo Maldini & Leo Messi   Favorite movie: Top…

Read More

Meet BUSC Premier coach Luis Mario Orellana!

August 1, 2022

Name: Luis Mario Orellana  Team coaching:  2009 Premier- U14 Years with BUSC: 13 years with BUSC Soccer background: Played College at Skyline College and SF State. Drafted out of SF State to play indoor professionally for the Sacramento Knights. Played for Diriangen in Nicaragua 1st division. Played for Victoria in the Honduras 1st division. Played…

Read More

Meet BUSC Board Members – TJ Carrothers

July 29, 2022

MEET THE BUSC BOARD MEMBERS! Name: TJ Carrothers   Board position: Secretary (BoD), Health Officer   Years with BUSC: 12   Soccer background: Youth Rec & High School player; Rec coach; Comp manager   Favorite professional soccer team: Arsenal   Favorite professional soccer player: Peter Schmeichel   Favorite movie: Blade Runner   Favorite actor/actress: Patrick…

Read More