How Temecula FC has dealt with COVID-19

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Many of the National Premier Soccer League teams in Southern California, like Temecula FC, have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley News/Andrez Imaging photo
Joey Balleweg, Intern - Southern California sports fans are enjoying seeing some of their favorite teams begin their new seasons. While large market teams often steal the headlines and attention of avid sports fans, not much is said about equally impacted small market teams. One such team is Temecula FC who represents southwest Riverside County on the soccer field. Three games into the National Premier Soccer League season, Temecula FC’s competitive year was over due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were no trophies to hand out, no players to promote and no fans in the stands. Kenneth Farewell, the chairman of the NPSL, decided to cancel the 2020 season in late March with hopes of resuming in 2021. “It was unfortunate,” Brandon Jantz, owner of Temecula FC, said. “We
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