San Diego 1904 FC had to throw its roster together in a matter of weeks. The guys they found have an average age of just 21 years old. That's usually not the way to find immediate success as an expansion team.
They didn't get that memo.
1904 FC won its 2nd straight match at home, topping the Oakland Roots 4-3 on a rainy Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.
One of the guys they quickly targeted was Lorenzo "Tito" Ramirez. A Hoover High School grad who worked his way through the Tijuana Xolos developmental system, Tito was quick to jump at an offer to play for 1904 FC even if it is in the National Independent Soccer Association, the 3rd tier of American soccer.
"The moment they told me the team was on I was all up for it," said Ramirez. "I know the team came together quite fast but it's working out just fine."
Thanks in large part to Tito, that's very true. He scored twice in the first home game and got another one against Oakland. Billy Garton, Nelson Flores Blanco and Adonis Amaya scored the other three to run 1904's record to 2-1. Their next home match is not until November 2 against the Los Angeles Force.