SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Friday, May 26, 2017) – After two years, the Southern California Sports Club and General Manager Daniel Gamba have amicably parted ways, the club announced. The Brazilian businessman has decided to step down from the club’s front office to pursue new challenges on his career.
Gamba was involved with the club since its foundation, on December 2015, and was in charge of every major decision regarding the soccer department since then. As the General Manager, he led SoCal SC to a playoff appearance on its inaugural National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) campaign in 2016.
“I have decided to step down as SoCal SC’s General Manager”, Gamba said. “I gave everything I had to the team and we didn’t achieve the results we expected on and off the field and I have to take full responsibility for that. Hopefully some changes on the management side and a new leadership can bring the boost the team needs to achieve its goals”.
Sometimes great things must come to an end. Thanks @TheSoCalSC for an amazing journey; being your GM was a great learning experience for me.
“I wish the club a good rest of season and I hope SoCal SC continues to grow. It’s a tremendous institution, with a great ownership group. Dave Elmore has been instrumental and a very good leader to this organization. I’m very appreciative for everything he has done for me. The team is ready to move forward without me”, Gamba added.
During Gamba’s ternure, SoCal SC was heavily focused on developing young players and providing aspiring soccer players from the San Bernardino community an opportunity to start their careers.
“When we putted this team together, it was never really to win the NPSL”, Gamba continued. “It was really to provide local youth players an opportunity to play on a higher level. Our team is one of the youngest on the entire league. I think we have a talented pool of players and they are going to be ready and more prepared whenever the bigger challenges come to them”.