A Fusion of Soccer Force

Carlsbad Lightning and Carlsbad Wave soccer clubs have successfully merged, following a unanimously favorable member vote from both clubs. The new combined club has been named Carlsbad United F.C. and will see both clubs join forces to boast an impressive tally of over 4,300 players and nearly 100 competitive teams.

It has been a merger of equals with both clubs splitting the board of directors roles right down the middle. Lightning President and now Carlsbad United Co-President Tawnya Clark commented, “Our goal as a club has always been the continued development of programs that enable opportunities for players at all levels of the game, and with this merger we believe that will only continue to expand. We also have a strong focus on this being a ‘community club’ and will endeavor to keep the family feel that both Wave and Lightning have maintained over the years. We are very excited about the future of Carlsbad United.”

Wave Director and now Carlsbad United Technical Director Steve Cowell stated, “Combining all the resources available to us will help us achieve soccer excellence at the local, regional, and national level, and will provide a home for every player in Carlsbad to play soccer regardless of their level of play.”

Carlsbad United F.C. Mission Statement

Our vision is to be recognized as a “Pioneering Leader” in total player development at local, regional and national levels, building character, confidence and self-esteem. Carlsbad United FC is committed to teaching values of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect through a positive learning environment. We offer player development for players desiring College Prep as well as those who want to play in a less stress/less competitive environment. We are committed to strengthening and growing our club through our programs, staff, volunteers and facilities.

To read more about the Carlsbad United F.C. merger between Lightning and Wave visit www.carlsbadunitedfc.com.