Riverside Coras USA

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Riverside Coras USA
Professional Team
Full nameRiverside Coras USA
Founded1966; 53 years ago (1966)
StadiumJohn W. North High School
OwnerRobert Lopez-Guardado
Head CoachShane Shelton
20185th, West-Southwest
Playoffs: Did not qualify[1]
WebsiteClub website

Riverside Coras USA, formerly Deportivo Coras USA, is a men's soccer club based in Riverside, California.[3] The club currently competes in the National Premier Soccer League in the Southwest Conference, having joined the league as an expansion team in 2014.[4]


Deportivo Coras began as an amateur, affiliated soccer club in 1966-67, shortly thereafter joining the Belvedere Soccer League in East Los Angeles, where they'd win two champtionships in the 1967 and 1968 seasons. The club joined the California League in 1969, where they'd play for over 30 seasons before joining So-Cal Premier League.[3] Coras announced they would be joining NPSL on November 20, 2014, and played their inaugural season in NPSL in the 2015 season.[4] The club has an affiliation with Mexican club Deportivo Tepic FC.[5]


The Coras have one rival which is Temecula FC. The rivalry is known as the Riverside County Derby for the simple fact that both teams are in the same county. Temecula FC have not defeated Riverside Coras in the 2018 NPSL regular season with the first match ending up as a 1-1 draw in Riverside and in Temecula the Coras won 4-2. In 2019, the first match which was held in Temecula ended up 0-0, while the second match hosted by Riverside resulted in the Quails first win against Riverside in the NPSL, the score was 2-1. In 2016, the two teams have started a offseason tournament called the Riverside County Cup which runs through October to November. The tournament is a open invitation to local NPSL and UPSL teams within Riverside county and surrounding areas. In 2018, Temecula have won the cup defeating City Legends 8-1 at home.

Notable players[edit]

List of players that have gone to play professionally

Player Position Club Nation Tier
Alonso Lara Goalkeeper 1. FCA Darmstadt Germany 7th
Jose Perez Defender 1. FCA Darmstadt Germany 7th
Omar Aguilar Cruz Defender Mérida AD Spain 4th
Eric Gonzalez Midfielder Las Vegas Lights United States 2nd
Yosimar Hernandez Defender Reno 1868 United States 2nd



Name Season W-L-T
Gabriel Esqueda 2018 0-4-0
Robert Vidrio 2018 2-4-1
Shane Shelton 2019 1-4-2

Front Office[edit]

  • United States Robert Lopez-Guardado - Majority Owner
  • United States Nora Lopez - Director of Business Operations
  • United States Jose "Chepe" Esqueda - Team Manager
  • Mexico Robert Vidrio - Sporting Director
  • United States Steven Ramirez - Director of Media/Writer



  1. ^ http://npsl.bonzidev.com/sam/standings/league/standings.php?leagueId=MTAxMQ%3D%3D
  2. ^ "Deportivo Coras USA U-23". National Premier Soccer League. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "History of Coras in Los Angeles". Deportivo Coras USA. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Deportivo Coras USA Joins the NPSL". National Premier Soccer League. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Riverside embraces Deportivo Coras USA". soccernation.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Staff". Riverside Coras Football Club. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-17.

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