Real Santa Barbara was a soccer team. The name real, meaning royal, came from Spanish teams (as in Real Madrid), just like current MLS club Real Salt Lake. The club played in the city of Santa Barbara, California. It was active for the 1989 season in the Western Soccer League and the 1990 season in the American Professional Soccer League.


Former players


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1989 N/A WSL 3rd, South Did not qualify Did not enter
1990 N/A APSL 4th, WSL South WSL 1st Round Did not enter


  1. ^ Stephens, Eric (June 4, 1989). "Ervine gets two goals in debut". Daily Breeze. p. 33. Retrieved January 28, 2023 – via
  2. ^ Gillman, Joel (July 4, 1990). "Soviet Coach Makes Real Difference For Storm Foe". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 28, 2023.