This week 11-5-18

We decided to take a break from coverage this weekend.  However, two UPSL matches took place last weekend between the Oakland Stompers and Real San Jose at the PAL Stadium.  In a match that was reminiscent of the old Stompers vs Quakes meetings, even for only one season, and with second place on the line the East Bay club secured an important road win over Real San Jose 6-1 thanks to 2 goals from P.J. Garcia. The blowout win was their second straight game with 6 goals and moved them in a tie for the remaining post-season spot, with 8 points.

JASA Redwood City played on the road at San Ramon Dynamos with the away team coming up on top 2-1 and the winner of that match is now in the driver’s seat with the top spot in the division with 15 points and a playoff berth secured.  The top two finishers will advance to the Western Conference Playoffs.

San Ramon heads to Oakland to play the Stompers on November 10 while San Leandro hosts Real San Jose on the same night.  JASA has one more game against the Stompers, which was scheduled to be on November 17 but with both teams partaking in the Third Round of US Open Cup Qualifying that game will be rescheduled, with the Stompers at home hosting Academica SC, while JASA heading up to Portland to play IPS/Marathon Taverna.  The new date is yet to be announced and could have playoff implications for the second spot.

There may be few games ongoing right now, but we’re not taking the day off and if we find anything Bay Area soccer related we’ll post it.  Enjoy the week.

In other news…

Once again, this is next week November 14 6:30pm at the Roxie Theater.

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