Last week, we at 3pointsport were at the Stanford University campus watching San Francisco City FC take on the defending NCAA champions with the home team defeating City 2-1. This time, we checked out the PDL debutants in the San Francisco Glens SC.
The Stanford Cardinal were just a bit too much for the newest San Francisco PDL team thanks to an early goal followed by 3 more (one off a penalty kick) to give them a 4-0 lead. However, the clean sheet was not to be thanks to a 2nd half goal from Rajaee Delane to put the Glens on the board. The final result was a 4-1 victory for Stanford–sweeping the SF PDL clubs in their preseason schedule.
The Glens will kick off their PDL season at their home field Boxer Stadium against another league debutant the Santa Cruz Breakers on Saturday May 5 at 5pm . Unfortunately, we will not be there for the inaugural event due to the Quakes playing the Timbers playing at Avaya Stadium. We will be covering the Glens on an intermittent basis here at the website with the photo notebook on their matches being added on the 3pointsport Facebook page. We will also be posting their games to flickr where the sets are from the lower division clubs, from the PDL to the NPSL.
Keep checking for more highlights on the San Francisco Bay Area soccer scene from the US National team to MLS to the PDL and NPSL. If there is a USL club or if the NASL is able to return we will be covering them too. Stay tuned for game highlights from the top tier to the bottom flight.
SF City travelled 30 miles south for a “Friday Night Lights” matchup at Stanford University. Most of the play was dominated in the second half with a goal from Carlos Carranza to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. However, the current NCAA Division 1 champions responded with two late goals for the victory. The game served as the penultimate pre-season match for City, while the Stanford Cardinal was using this game as a spring off-season workout.
City returns to San Francisco for their traditional meeting at Negoesco against USF on April 28. That game will be the last pre-season friendly before they open on the road on May 5 against Fresno. Stanford will host another Friday night matchup against another PDL club in the SF Glens on April 27.
Another preseason friendly between SF City FC and the Academy of Art. The venue was moved from City College to Paul Goode Park at the Presidio.
In a very chippy game City came from a goal deficit from Bryce Kaminski, with an assist from Aaron Lombardi to draw the Urban Knights even at one goal at the 53rd minute. Jeremy Romero nailed the winner at the 70th minute to defeat the Urban Knights in their third of five friendlies between college teams. Next up for City is a road game at Stanford at Cagan Stadium Friday April 20 at 7pm.
San Franciso City FC’s pre-season friendlies begin on March 31st with a match against Notre Dame Du Namur University! The pre-season will wrap up with the long standing Negoesco derby match against USF on April 28th. The full slate of friendlies is listed below:
Notre Dame Du Namur – March 31st 11am NDN campus Belmont
SF State – April 7th 3pm Cox Stadium SFSU
Academy of Art University – April 14th 2pm Paul Goode Field, Rodriguez Street at the Presidio
Stanford University – April 20th (Friday) 7pm Cagan Stadium Stanford
University of San Francisco – April 28th 7pm Negoesco Stadium USF
Further match day information for these matches coming soon!
Note: 3pointsport will be at select pre-season games to cover the matches. March 31 and April 14 are dates where SF City and the Quakes home games fall on the same day. Stay tuned for announcements on the dates we will be shooting photos.
All games Saturday unless listed.
Photos by Nap Badillo
Update 3/28/2018 – game times have been updated.
Update 4/10/2018 – Academy of Art game venue changed from CCSF to Paul Goode Field.
Update 4/19/2018: Stanford game moved from Steuber Stadium to Cagan Stadium.