Toyota Sports Complex (Torrance, California) — Currently 11-0-0 in the United Premier Soccer League, the LA Wolves trained at Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance on Thursday night. Wolves president/general manager Yan Skwara took time to describe the history of his team, his role as UPSL commissioner, and the new conference from Colorado. Four injured and active Wolves shared their history with the team.
Before La Maquina took the gaLAxy to spot-kicks in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last summer, LA Wolves beat OC Blues in kicks after time. LA Wolves and La Maquina play in the UPSL, and both teams took USL and MLS teams toe-to-toe. La Maquina prevailed over Wolves to earn the game at StubHub Center.
Hear former La Maquina goalkeeper Kifi Kalani recall his game in net for the Wolves against OC Blues (USL). Kalani saved two kicks from the spot and helped move on to the next round of the tournament, the only “Cinderella Promotion” route up the American pyramid today.
You’ll also hear from Henry Escobar, a 26-year-old who played professionally in El Salvador for eight years and represented his country at the U-20 and U-21 levels. Chuck Pitts and Gonazalo Salguero describe their introduction to the team, and you’ll catch glimpses of Rony Argueta. A standout midfielder with Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs, Argueta has been training with LA Wolves for a couple months.