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.
In a game that was postponed a week earlier due to the teams’ participation in the US Open Cup, and in addition to the poor air quality caused by the recent Northern California wildfires, JASA Redwood City and the Oakland Stompers finally have their game to determine placement in the division. The match was dominated by Redwood City with three unanswered goals to give them a 3-1 win. A late Stompers goal off the free kick in the second half was the consolation in ruining the shutout for the home team. The 90 minutes were dominated by some very chippy and animated play from both sides. However, it was home team that prevailed in the return leg that saw them draw even last month.
With the win JASA clinches the UPSL Western Conference Wild West South Division and complete their regular season slate with a perfect 5 wins and 3 draws (18 points). The Stompers, currently in second place with 2 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses (9 points) still have a chance at second place when they meet San Ramon Tuesday night November 27 at 9pm at Raimondi Park in a makeup date from November 10. Simple win for Oakland would mean the second spot in the post-season. The rest of the UPSL division schedule has been unconfirmed, but only the Stompers and JASA have completed their slate of matches, with the US Open Cup third round game and their league make-up game to go.
In a match between the top two teams in the UPSL Wild West South, JASA Redwood City hosted Real San Jose in a battle for first place. The home team widened their lead as JASA won 3-1 over the South Bay visitors.
JASA Redwood increased their lead in the Wild West South with their win and remain unbeaten (4 wins, 0 losses, 3 draws – 15 points) and 7 ahead of second place Real San Jose (2 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws – 8 points). JASA head to the road next weekend on November 3 when they play San Ramon Dynamos, while Real San Jose hosts the Oakland Stompers on the same day at the PAL Stadium.
3pointsport.com was at the game between JASA Redwood City and San Leandro United FC, and while it was a long ride from the hub of San Jose to the county seat of San Mateo–it was an entertaining match with a 3-3 draw.
The draw leaves JASA remaining on top of the Western Conference Wild West South Division with 2 wins, 4 draws, and still no losses (10 points) while San Leandro is in second with 1 win, 4 draws, and 1 loss (7 points).
JASA continues their home slate hosting Real San Jose next Sunday October 27 at 5pm at Red Morton Park while San Leandro United continue their road slate with a game up the I-880 with a match against the Oakland Stompers at Raimondi Park on Saturday October 26 at 7:30 pm.
In UPSL play the Stompers and JASA played to a 1-1 draw at Raimondi Park. JASA got off to the early lead with an early goal at the 30th minute, only to be drawn even with a goal by Benji Joya in the 32nd minute. His resume includes stops at Santos Laguna and Necaxa in Mexico, and Sporting Kansas City and Chicago in MLS. He also has played for the USA for the U20s in 2013 with the likes of DeAndre Yedlin, Luis Gil. Jose Villarreal, Kellyn Acosta, Wil Trapp, and Zach Steffen.
With the draw the Stompers are yet to win a match but have only 1 loss and 2 draws while placing fourth out of five teams in the Western Conference Wild West South Division. JASA Redwood City has a hold on first place in the division with an undefeated record of 2 wins, no losses, and 2 draws.
The Stompers will continue US Open Cup play against Real San Jose at Raimondi Park on Saturday October 20 at 7 and resume UPSL league play hosting San Leandro United the week after on October 27 7:30pm. JASA also will be continuing their US Open Cup run hosting Napa Sporting SC at Sequoia High School but resume league play hosting San Leandro United at Red Morton Community Park Bechet Field on Sunday October 21 at 5pm.