ANGEL CITY FC was formed by the surviving members of a proud, scrappy collection of renegades known as the Shockers.
Armed with a pile of pink and black t-shirts and a bold logo, the Los Angeles incarnation of the Shockers was established by Matt Onheiber and Jonny Ibanez in the mid-2000s..
The team raced to immediate success, finishing third in the ASLSGV. But like many top class teams, the Shockers suffered from growing pains and were never able to repeat their success in the full field LA Municipal League.
As Matt moved on to the dangerous world of animation direction and Jonny immersed himself in the darkness of the bar exam, the reins of the team were passed to the only man with enough free time to do the job.
A man of small stature and big ego, Ben Kull decided that the team must either grow or die. He immediately recruited 40 players, hired Coach Billy Alarcon and entered three teams in two leagues, re-branding the team as Angel City FC.
Sporting a new logo and light blue and black uniforms, the ACFC over-30s played in the 11-a-side Los Angeles Municipal League for several seasons before moving to the LA Premier League.
7 v 7 action at the Santa Monica Airport fields features three Angel City squads for Saturday morning action from February to August.
And the club starts its fourth season hosting a 7s league with the help of sponsors Niky's Sports during the adult soccer downtime from April to June, hosting 12 teams. Information on the Angel City Soccer League can be found at the league site: acsl.angelcityfc.com.
- LA Municipal League League and Cup Champions Div C (Winter 08/09)
- Santa Monica Adult League 7 v 7 Champions | Sevilla (Winter/Spring 09), Santiago (Summer 09)
- 2009 Kick for the Cure 6 v 6 Tourney, San Diego, Silver Medalists
- Los Angeles Fall Classic, Men's Open Division, 2nd Place
- ANGEL CITY SOCCER LEAGUE: Ligue 1 Division Champions (Winter 09) | EPL Division Champions (Spring 2011)
- 2010 Kick for the Cure 6 v 6 Tourney, San Diego, Silver Medalists, Men's Open | Men's B
- Santa Monica Adult League 7 v 7 Champions | Setanta (Summer 10), Sevilla (Summer 10)
- Santa Monica Adult League 7 v 7 Champions | Setanta (Winter/Spring 11)
- Santa Monica Adult League 7 v 7 Champions | Santiago (Summer 2011)