San Francisco Soccer Football League
Providing the highest level of men's semi-professional soccer in California since 1902


Message from the President of SFSFL:   Hello my name is Leo Shoomiloff. As president of the San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL), I have seen many great teams, powerhouse clubs and dynasties built from international to national players & coaches while enjoying great games played throughout my tenure.  I also played in this league for many years, owned and ran the Mercury Club, once owned by the legendary Matthew Boxer who was not only our past president of SFSFL but also a Board Member of US Soccer Federation. I am proud to follow his legacy serving as your current President of SFSFL. Holding this position is a great honor given to me by our members. To play in this league is a greater honor. I can proudly say that I have done both. I now invite you to join the best competitive semi-professional league in California as designated by the US Soccer body - United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).  As such, I strongly believe that the highest competition which any player or team can play is the San Francisco Soccer League. You can bestow great memories playing here - one day saying  "my club won the Premier Division" or to say my team won the "Donnelly National or Dewar US Open Cup Championship" two of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. To have your winning club name engraved to the base of the original Dewar Cup like other SFSFL champions would certainly be both an historic and proud accomplishment for any club. One of the greatest honor for any true soccer competitor to say is "I won a Club Championship in the SFSFL" as other great legends, powerhouse & FC dynasties have done over the past 100 years. Be part of this breathing & living history - San Francisco is the hotbed for great soccer and you can be part of it!  I look forward seeing you join and supporting our competition - a grassroot fan base program.  Thank you.

Mercury Club


  • Our structure offers high-level competition.
  • Clubs can be part of a national league framework incorporating all their adult competition needs.
  • There is a manageable local geographic schedule.
  • Localized travel creates flexibility for midweek games.
  • Player registration via SFSFL Soccer's efficient online system.
  • No franchise fees.
  1. SFSFL reigns as the true champions-of-champions semi-professional league in northern California. Games designed to promote high level competition.
  2. Online registration and team payment.
  3. Teams comprised of players holding high-school, semi-professional, intercollegiate and professional status.
  4. Teams play at a nationally recognized premier level.
  5. A place to showcase players aspiring to play at the professional or competitive level.
  6. League ownership comprised of its member teams with low entry cost for league membership.
  7. Extremely competitive league structure with promotional/relegation each season.
  8. At every Sunday match you have 3 officiating crew, Field Commissioners and fields - you just play and compete.
  9. Back-to-back league games - you know your competition v. traveling outside for a play-date (being disappointed b/c opponent or you can't field a team).
  10. Play up to 22 matches per season, upper division playing for a spot for play-off contention.
  11. Annual GALA night and AGM conferences, providing an evening of entertainment to its members.
  12. Highest division teams are past champions of league (promoted and crowned Champion-of-Champions Division) with team names engraved on the prestigious 113 year old trophy along with past champions that have played in this division.
  13. Team play to be promoted, win cash prize money per divisional champions and receive a team trophy.
  14. Receive full first and secondary Insurance coverage.
  15. Teams Supported FC promote a bond within their team membership, local community and attend family functions, pubs, MLS and international games.
  16. Prepare youth to play at the collegiate career.
  17. SFSFL teams become part of USSF elite semi-professional status and are allowed to compete in California State Cup, Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and/or USASA Regional & National Open Cup games.
  18. Receive soccer equipment discounts or receive discount tickets from International to National and MLS soccer games.



With up to 12 teams per division, our competition pricing and service is better than our competitors.

Premiership:  Premiership matches are set at Boxer Stadium - a venue (75 x 115 yds) that housed international to semi-professional games since the 1950's. Teams play 9 grueling months. Top 4 teams are seeded in the playoff rounds. Teams that make it thru the playoff rounds then play the Premier Championship match for the prestigious century crown. The winner holds the honor as Champions-of-Champions in the USASA Premier Elite Division, and across California, receive cash prize, complimentary tickets to GALA NIGHT, and team name engraved on the oldest semi-professional trophy in America. 

Major: The Major Division matches are played at Crocker or Minnie Ward turf fields. Teams in this division are champions from the lower divisions and play up to 6 months. The top two-seeded teams in their brackets earn a berth to compete in the highest level of competition - Premiership Division. The winner of this division earns a permanent trophy, cash prize, and complimentary tickets to GALA NIGHT. 

First: The First Division matches are played at Crocker or Minnie Ward - turf fields or Polo (natural grass). Teams compete for up to 6 months. The top seeded team(s) in their bracket earn a berth to play in the Major Division the following year. The winner of this division earns a permanent trophy, cash prize, and complimentary tickets to GALA NIGHT.

NEW TEAMS:  Read our Brochure!! SFSFL hosts two AGM in December and February at Verdi Club. Teams must fill out forms and submit initial membership payment to play in our league. Deposits can be handled by our treasurer via credit card or online. Once we receive your forms (Registration, Delegate and CSAN Annual Mandatory team forms), you’re ready to then play. For more information, contact Leo Shoomiloff, President @ president@sfsfl.com or pr.sfsfl@gmail.com.



Joining the SFSFL is easy. Simply complete the following steps:

  1. Register & fill out the SFSFL Team Application form;
  2. Fill out the California Soccer Association Team Form;
  3. Submit forms to SFSFL Office via email or send to SFSFL, 2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  4. Pay your league fee by registering online with Dwolla, search for SFSFL, type your team name;
  5. Register online: http://cnadult.sfsfl.affinitysoccer.comand begin to play.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER LOOKING FOR A TEAM. GO TO: Play in SFSFL or email us at pr.sfsfl@gmail.com.





To learn more about how to become a member of the San Francisco Soccer League,  contact: Leo Shoomiloff, League President at president@sfsfl.com

Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 pm or by appointment when necessary.

Disciplinary Office Hours: Thursdays 7:00pm. 
Please contact: Carlos Mejia cmejia@yahoo.com or president@sfsfl.com

2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ph. (415) 863-8892


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