SF City FC was born in September 2001, playing in the San Francisco Soccer Football League, one of the oldest and most distinguished local leagues in the USA. Over the next decade, we climbed through the tiers of the league. It was in late 2012 that members of the team met with local fans, mainly from the SF Football Supporters Association and the SF chapter of the American Outlaws, about a dream they all had in common: a supporter-owned team that would represent San Francisco on the national stage. It would be a team that didn’t just happen to play here, but be of our community and work for our community.
City won US Club’s NorCal Premier League title in 2015, and became the first team to represent San Francisco in the US Open Cup for twenty years. In 2016, we advanced again, to USL League Two, the fourth tier of US Soccer.
Along the way, we’ve made a lot of great friends. Anyone who’s attended one of our matches will have encountered our supporters, known as El Lado Norte, the Northsiders. Unlike many other supporter groups in American soccer, they receive no financial support from the club in any way and retain complete independence. They maintain the principles of our motto ‘Gold in Peace. Iron in War’ by both giving generously of their time to charity efforts in the community and giving unwavering, raucous, support to the team, making Kezar an intimidating place for visiting clubs.