Based in Ventura, California, the Ventura County Fusion is a successful world-class, championship-caliber soccer franchise and participant in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL), an official operation of United Soccer Leagues (USL). Now in its sixth year of operation, the team completed its 2011 undefeated season with a second-place finish in the Southwest Division and its third consecutive playoff berth. The Fusion’s roster consists of members of the U.S.’s Under 20 National Team, players from well-respected NCAA Division I university programs, and highly-touted standouts from international squads throughout the world. In addition to PDL play, the Fusion competes in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and in various exhibitions against some of the world’s best professional squads, including Burnley, Everton, West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester City of the Barclays® (English) Premier League, and Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, DC United, Los Angeles Galaxy, Portland Timbers, and Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer (MLS). The Fusion is one of the few PDL organizations to offer a broad range of soccer instructional programs, including camps, schools, free clinics, and a youth club academy, specifically designed for players of different experience levels. Fusion fans, sponsors, and journalists can follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VCFusion; on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/VCFusion; and on Twitter at @VCFusion. For more information on the Ventura County Fusion, please visit www.vcfusion.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.