Who are Doxa Italia?
Doxa Italia are one of the most well recognized soccer teams in Southern California, with a very successful track record that any soccer team would be proud of. The team was formed in 1997, winning the Pacific League in their inaugural season. Since then, Doxa have been successful in tournaments inside and outside of California. In 2008, the team was disassembled, but in the summer of 2009 forces came together and the team was put back on track. With a mix of seasoned veterans and some new faces, Doxa Italia are again aiming to become one of the dominant forces in California soccer.
Where did the name Doxa Italia come from?
Constanin Balanos had an amateur team named Doxa. Fernando Mastrocinque had an amateur team named Italia or Valley Italia. Both competed during the 80′s – mid 90′s. The Gaffer, John Gerrard, played for and helped run Rod Stewart’s team the Manhattan Beach Exiles. In 1996 Constatin and Fernando joined forces and brought in Gerrard to coach the Doxa Italia. During this period, Roland Engelson was also an owner/sponsor of Doxa Italia along with Fernando and Constantin.
US Lamar Hunt Open Cup
Qualified: 2011 (1st round)
USASA National Amateur Cup
Runners Up: 2011
Region IV Open Cup
Coast Soccer League (CSL)
Champions: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
Champions: 2010, 2012
Champions: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
California Soccer Association South “State Cup”
Champions: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Runners up: 2002, 2003, 2004
California Soccer Association South “All Star Cup”
Champions: 2000, 2003
California Soccer Association South “Tournament of Champions”
Budweiser Cup 6 v 6
Las Vegas Silver Mug
Champions: 1998, 2000, 2002
Santa Barbara Fiesta Tournament
Champions: 2002, 2003, 2005
Intl Cup of Iran “Friendship Cup”
Runners up: 2009, 2010
West LA League
Runnners up: 2010
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