In Saturday’s playoff game host AFC Hearts took a 2-0 lead, only to have visiting JASA come back to draw even. The game was tied after 90 minutes with the match immediately advancing to penalty kicks. JASA ended up winning that round 4-3.
In a battle between the defending Fall champions and the current top team in the league, something needed to give. In a bit of an upset, JASA scored 3 goals to give them a win and handing the visitors their first defeat of the season.
JASA Redwood City now hit the road for their remaining schedule with a road game June 1 at Nevada Coyotes 4pm start time, and return to the Bay Area with a trip to San Francisco to play AFC Hearts on June 8–4pm kickoff. Contra Costa FC return home to play their remaining schedule hosting Pajaro Valley June 1 and Redding Royals a week later at Northgate High School Walnut Creek 5pm kickoff for both games.
Both teams will have a break for a few weeks, with JASA resuming play on May 11 with a road trip to Watsonville to play Pajaro Valley, while San Leandro gets an extra week of rest until they host Redding Royals on May 18 at Burrell Field, 7:30 start time.
In a friendly match between the Peninsula UPSL outfit and the elte of the NPSL in Northern California, JASA and El Farolito played even with both teams tied at 1-1 into the second half. However, the home team pulled away with 2 more goals and never looked back. JASA gets the win over El Farolito 3-1.
The photo album (note: only for the second half/including Instagram):
The match served as a warmup for both teams’ upcoming seasons. JASA was on a break from the league schedule having lost to San Leandro in league play on March 2. El Farolito begins their second year NPSL campaign on the road at Sacramento Gold on March 16 at 7pm. JASA Redwood City returns to UPSL league play on March 30 at 7pm with a home against the Oakland Stompers.
The 2019 Spring season kicks off Saturday with games in San Francisco and San Leandro.
JASA Redwood City returns to the fold after winning the Fall title with a match on the road against San Leandro while AFC Hearts will host the Oakland Stompers at City College. Of note: the Stompers will be fielding both an NPSL and UPSL outfit (which is their “B” team).
The Wild West schedule will run from March 2 until June 8-9.
The schedule can be found at upslsoccer.com – search: Western Conference – Wild West Division. Note: Home team listed first.
We were at the Quakes friendly against the Sounders. The result was a 2-2 draw with Seattle taking the 2-0 lead into halftime, only to give it away thanks to two penalty kick goals by Chris Wondolowski in the 57th and 61 minutes. The next game for both teams will be their league openers on March 2 with the Quakes hosting Montreal and the Sounders at home playing against expansion team FC Cincinnati.
Notebook – Quakes v Sounders (friendly) – all rights reserved.
Yes, the Quakes are promoting opening night with an array of events that will be held throughout the week leading up to the game against Montreal on Saturday March 2.
In other action, the Stompers and Sol played a preseason friendly game at the North Bay. The venue was switched from Raimondi Park in Oakland to Casa Grande High School in Petaluma. The Stompers and Sol drew even with a goal each in their warmup to the NPSL season which starts March 16 for both clubs.