In a rematch of the 2016 US Open Cup match at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco, the visitors of the PDL scored 4 unanswered goals to defeat the perennial NPSL contenders 4-0, this time at Raimondi Park in Oakland. SF City advances to meet Sacramento Republic of the USL
Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts. All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.
In US Open Cup play, San Francisco City advances to meet Sacramento Republic FC of the USL. In the PDL schedule they will continue their road trip to Southern California this weekend to meet the Southern California Seahorses Saturday May 12 and FC Golden State Force the following day. Aguiluchos also resumes NPSL league play with a road trip to newcomers FC Davis, also on Sunday May 13.
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To summarize the match, Aguiluchos opened up the scoring with a Simon Rawnsley penalty kick goal early in the 5th minute. However, El Farolito tied the game thanks to a 16th minute goal from Edson Cardona. Jesus Maldonado of Aguiluchos gave the visitors the lead in the 56th minute but Cardona drew the game even in the 76th minute giving him the brace for the match. A missed attempt by the visitors late in the game would have sealed the points but both teams were fit to be even in the match and in the current standings.The result leaves Farolito and Aguiluchos in a tie for first place with 14 points. Both teams were coming off wins and each are undefeated with identical records of 4 wins, 0 losses, and 2 draws.
Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts- Photos by Nap Badillo/Nap Ba.
Both teams return to play on Saturday May 5. Next up for Aguiluchos is a 7pm home match against Napa Valley 1839 FC at Raimondi Park in Oakland, while El Farolito will continue their homestand against fellow newcomer FC Davis in another noontime start at Boxer Stadium. The two teams will meet again in the return leg Saturday June 23 7pm at Raimondi Park in the next to last weekend in the season schedule.
The first round pairings have been set. San Francisco City FC and CD Aguiluchos USA will meet Wednesday May 9 6pm at Raimondi Park in Oakland. The two teams have a history with their previous tournament meeting in 2016 at the Beach Chalet grounds in San Francisco with Aguiluchos advancing to the next round.
Details and ticket pricing to follow. This will be an anticipated match with City playing after their season opener at Fresno against the U23s, and Aguiluchos after hosting Napa Valley 1839, both games on May 5.