In the last game of the calendar year, San Leandro United hosted JASA Redwood City in the playoff final to determine the Fall Season Wild West Division champion. The road team ended up scoring a goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into the half, only to have the East Bay club draw even in the second half. Thanks to a last minute goal the West Side outfit the team won the game in regulation and secured another trophy for the books.
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.
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.
In a blowout game that was dominated by physical play, the Oakland Stompers put their mark with a 6-0 win over San Leandro United FC. The goals were from Zahnin Mahic off a penalty kick, two from Burlingame Dragons alum Khaled Arma–all in the first half, with another three in the second half from Michael Molinari, Fire/Sporting KC/USA U23 alum Benji Joya, and Gustavo Tavera-Rico to cap off the barrage.
The win was the first for the Stompers who still have the fourth spot (5 points) in the Wild West South Division with 1 win, 2 losses, and 1 draw while San Leandro still holds third place (6) points with 1 win, 2 losses, and 3 draws. JASA and Real San Jose still hold the top and second spots respectively pending other results.
Both teams will face off against Real San Jose in their next match. The Stompers head down the road to play at the PAL Stadium next Saturday November 3, while San Leandro will wait two weeks to resume play and will host the South Bay club on November 10 at Burrell Field. Up the road at the same time at Raimondi Park the Stompers will host San Ramon Dynamos.
Of note: due to the Stompers and JASA Redwood City playing in the third round of the US Open Cup the weekend of November 17, their league match will be rescheduled at a date to be announced. That game could come down to post-season rank. Stay tuned to the site for the new date and time.
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.