Posted by Roberto Yepez on May 27 2021 at 08:59AM PDT in 2021 Season (MWPL)


It is with an immeasurable amount of sorrow that we must inform supporters that Robbie Lopez has passed away at the age of 23.

We are heartbroken.

The news of Robbie’s passing has shaken us to our very foundation. Our love goes out to his family. They are at the forefront of our thoughts and, on their behalf, we ask for your support at this unfathomably cruel and difficult time. Donations may be made directly to the Lopez family fundraiser using the link below.

Robbie was a founding player of the first-ever FC Diablos semi-professional team. He was a great teammate and a great player that showed everyone he interacted with a great amount of respect. Robbie was a role model for many players on the team and in the community. He was a natural leader on and off of the field.

The loss of Robbie will be painfully felt by our community and indeed all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. We love you Robbie and your memory will eternally stay with us.

F.C. Diablos will announce further plans as the season comes closer to honor the memory of Robbie Lopez and other ways to show your support. The jersey number 22 will always belong to Robbie and we officially retire the jersey number 22 effective immediately.

Link to Lopez Family Fundraiser: