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Right to Dream expanded its model to San Diego, as Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded the city an expansion team, San Diego FC, owned by the Chairman of Man Capital and Investor/Chairman of Right to Dream, Mr. Mohamed Mansour, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

San Diego FC, the 30th MLS franchise, calls Snapdragon Stadium their home and is set to make their MLS debut in 2025.

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The club builds upon the solid foundations laid by Right to Dream graduates, who have brought their skills and passion to MLS over the past decade. It introduces a new pathway for young talents within the Right to Dream Academy and beyond to pursue their professional soccer dreams.

San Diego FC’s commitment to player development aligns seamlessly with the core ethos of Right to Dream. This powerful synergy will pave the way for a supportive environment where talents can thrive, leaving a lasting mark on the professional soccer stage.

Leading the charge as CEO is Tom Penn, a visionary sports executive with a wealth of experience and an unwavering passion for the game. His expertise and deep understanding of the sports industry ensures that San Diego FC is well-positioned to become the epicenter of football excellence and innovation in North America.

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"We will deliver sustained excellence on the field, unprecedented investment in player development and create a shared, joyous experience for fans at Snapdragon Stadium, one of the premier soccer venues in professional soccer.”

Tom Penn,
CEO, San Diego FC, US
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