‘In the end, it’s a business’

Inside Temecula FC’s struggles to gain footing with local community

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Temecula FC is part of the National Premier Soccer League and is the only professional soccer team in the valley. Courtesy photo
Brandon Jantz, the owner of Temecula FC, is just a soccer person; he is no businessman, he said. But to own a professional soccer team, is – by default – to be a businessman. Make that team a minor league club in Temecula Valley struggling to draw interest in the community while unsuccessfully attempting to partner with other local clubs, and it is a business – just a suboptimal one. “We get like 0% from outside our own club in terms of support,” Jantz said. Temecula FC is part of the National Premier Soccer League, which is not officially designated by U.S. Soccer but considered a fourth-tier league. It is the only professional soccer team in the valley. It is a place where players
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