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Pearl City Soccer Club

Alan Mendoza; Pro Staff Coach

  • U.S. Soccer E Coaching License
  • Played Collegiately at the NCAA Division III, and NJCAA Division 1 level
  • Played youth soccer in Mexico from 2007-2008
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Muscatine Community College  
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa



Juan Carlos Espinal; Pro Staff Coach

  • U.S. Soccer E Coaching License
  • Current Graduate Assistant Soccer Men's Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College
  • NCAA Division II player at Texas A&M International University
  • Played at the semi professional level with the Quad City Eagles
  • Former player at Iowa Central Community College
  • Played ODP for the state of Iowa National Champions in 2011 along with 3 regional championships and a 3rd place finish in Nationals in 2010
  • Iowa State Cup winner with EIU
  • Bachelors in Kinesiology and a Minor in Business Management from Texas A&M International
  • Associates of Science Degree from Iowa Central Community College



Victor Mendoza; Pro Staff Coach

  • National D United States Soccer Federation Coaching License
  • 10+ years of experience in youth soccer
  • 20+ years of adult soccer experience
  • Level 8 Iowa State Referee
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University
  • Favorite Soccer Team: Barcelona

 Walton Ponce; Director of Coaching; Pro Staff Coach

  • National B United States Soccer Federation Coaching License
  • Played Collegiately at the NCAA Division III, NAIA, and NJCAA level
  • State of Iowa Coaching Authorization
  • Co-Head Coach at West Liberty High School Boys Program
  • Bilingual Certified Referee Instructor for the Iowa Referee Committee
  • Grade 7 Iowa State Referee
  • Bachelors in Business Administration from Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Masters in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University

Walton is married to Carolina Ponce and has a son, Jael Ponce, who is 3 years old.  He also enjoys watching sports and spending time with family.  He is also interested in music as a hobby.  His favorite soccer team is Barcelona.