Published Nov 21, 2023


SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2023) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today its latest expansion team for the 2024 season. With the announcement, the League confirms Rebels Soccer Club has officially joined its Roster of Teams for the upcoming season while extending its footprint in the San Diego, SoCal region.

“We are excited to join the WPSL, which includes some of the best players and soccer leaders in our country,” Abel Martinez, Rebels Soccer Club director, said. “The League will serve as a platform for our players to continue in their journey to learn and develop as soccer players.”

Founded in 1982, Rebels Soccer Club encompasses 150 youth teams across Southern California and its Girls program has competed in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) since 2018. The club’s Inland Empire affiliate joined the WPSL as a 2023 expansion and competed in the Coastal Division of the SoCal Conference.

Martinez will serve as head coach for the Rebels’ inaugural season and the club is set to compete against the League's top talent in the San Diego region. As the club’s current Girls Director, Martinez holds the U.S. Soccer “B” License and oversaw its Girls program grow from three to 40 teams in his tenure.

Additionally, Rebels Soccer Club has been committed to supporting the Chula Vista community on and off the field. During the pandemic, the club partnered with Project 1:1, a non-profit organization that provides meals to those who need it most, and donated 250 Luna Grill Meals to 58 families. On the field, the club provides financial assistance to underprivileged players with financial hardship to allow them the opportunity to play competitive soccer and offers coaching opportunities to local high school students to receive volunteer hours.


For more information on Rebels Soccer Club visit its official website or social media channels – Instagram, X, Facebook. For more information WPSL, visit


About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
The WPSL returns for its 26th season of play as the longest-active women’s soccer league in the United States. Boasting more than 125 clubs nationwide while occupying 35 states coast-to-coast, the WPSL solidifies itself as the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Team rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s national team players have played in the WPSL since its inception in 1998, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Brandi Chastain.