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August 26, 2014 > Scoring duo Gonzalez and Romero to play for Pioneer soccer

Scoring duo Gonzalez and Romero to play for Pioneer soccer

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Bay Area freshmen Jeremy Romero and Christian ÒKikiÓ Gonzalez round out the Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB) newcomers for the 2014 campaign. The scoring threats will join a Pioneer offense that has progressively scored more goals over each of the past three seasons.

Romero (Hercules, CA.) graduated from Hercules High School this past season. He was part of a squad that went 19-4-5, 10-0-0 to win the Alameda Contra Costa League title. The Titans advanced all the way to the 2014 CIF Northern California Section Division II title game a year ago.

ÒJeremy is a goal scorer with creativity outside of the box. He will make an immediate impact for us,Ó said sixth year Head Coach Andy Cumbo.

Gonzalez (Patterson, CA.) graduated from Patterson High School in 2013. According to, Gonzalez led PHS as a junior with 17 assists in just 14 games played. He contributed 11 of the teamÕs 94 total goals.

Ò(Kiki) is a very accomplished player. He is very dynamic and will help us immediately,Ó stated Cumbo. ÒBoth guys played for respected club teams--Kiki with Santa Clara Sporting and Jeremy for the San Jose Earthquakes United States Developmental Academy.Ó

GonzalezÕs Santa Clara Sporting squad lost just two of its final 40 matches and spent most of the year ranked as the top team in the nation. This past July the squad competed at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Maryland. As a senior in high school, Romero played for the San Jose Earthquakes USDA and then in the NorCal Division of the National Premier Champions League for Bay Oaks Soccer Club.

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