Compton Soccer

Boys’ Soccer Preview: Compton

Like the rest of the Compton High sports programs, the boys’ soccer team is struggling without having a campus and regular practice schedule on a full field.

Last week, coach Juan Reynoso was answering questions for this preview while 13 players were using 1/3 of the available grass at Roosevelt Middle School while Compton HS is under construction. The football team and girls’ soccer team were using the rest.

“We’re working on it but right now we’re just trying to build one Varsity team,” said Reynoso, who has a majority freshman roster. “I’d say it’s a two or three year process to get the numbers back up. The sympathy and empathy levels have had to increase (after COVID). While we want to win, I just want to make sure we don’t lose any more players.”

Compton had to forfeit games last year because of not having enough players to compete. In order to avoid that situation, Reynoso doesn’t have any non-league games on the schedule.

The rest of the Moore League wants Compton to finish the season because that helps them maintain four automatic playoff spots as a seven-team league.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.
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