SF City held their last game of the season under the foggy lights of Kezar. Fresh from a current 2 game winning streak they were unable to finish on a high note, as the visiting Orange County team got off to a quick 3 first half goal lead. They never looked back as the hometown team tried to come back with a second half goal but it was all for naught as the OCSC U23s defeated SF City 3-1.
SF City finishes their 2019 campaign with 4 wins, 7 losses, and 3 draws. Orange County currently has 4 wins, 5 losses, and 4 draws and have one more game in San Francisco at Boxer against the Glens on Saturday July 13 6pm kickoff.
In a match that was headed towards a draw, late game substitute Danny Hoesen scored a goal 3 minutes into the second half of stoppage time to seal a 1-0 for the Quakes over Real Salt Lake. The game continued an 8 game home unbeaten streak (7-0-1).
The hotly contested return leg did not disappoint as both teams played for bragging rights. However, it was the team from Kezar that had the upper hand as City fought to earn a 5-3 victory over the host Glens. City had the upper hand scoring 3 goals in the first half., and adding one more at the start of the second half. However, the match became more fiercely contested as the Glens came back to score two goals to cut the deficit to 4-2. The game was put out of reach with an insurance goal at the 85th minute to get a 5-2 lead, though a late penalty kick goal by the Glens closed the game at 5-3 but too little too late as City sweeps the series.
Photos from both the game and the Instagram feed..
The Glens will continue their homestand hosting the San Diego Zest on Saturday July 6 with kickoff at 6pm. SF City will return home with a match against the same San Diego Zest on Sunday July 7 3:30pm start time.
The Ventura County Fusion continued their San Francisco road trip with a match at Boxer Stadium against the Glens. The home team got off to a quick start with a 2-0 early in the first half only to have the visitors come back to draw even at the half. The Glens then scored a goal 5 minutes in the second half, but Ventura came back with 2 more goals to seal their victory and a sweep of both San Francisco teams.
The Glens have a short time to rest before continuing their homestand against inter-city rivals SF City on Tuesday July 2 6pm kick off. Ventura County is still on the road this time at the Seahorses on Wednesday July 3 7pm start.
In another match that was fit for the storied history of both teams, San Jose and Los Angeles met for the eighth time at Stanford Stadium. It was no contest as Vako started the scoring in the 11th minute. It was a tightly contested match until Shea Salinas came off the bench in the in the 75th minute and 8 minutes later scored an insurance goal off an assist by Vako to put the home team in the lead for good. Tommy Thompson later added a goal with 5 minutes remaining to seal the victory. The win puts the Quakes on a 6 game unbeaten streak (4 wins and 2 draws).
Photos can be found on Facebook. Select shots coming soon.
The Quakes have another quick turnaround as they go on the road to St. Paul to play Minnesota United Wednesday July 3 at 5pm before returning home to face Real Salt Lake at Avaya Stadium on Saturday July 6 at 7pm. LA comes back home to host Toronto FC in a holiday match on Thursday July 4 7:30 pm kickoff. Both teams will once again meet in two weeks time with the return leg at Carson on Friday July 12 at 8pm.
In a game that was supposed to determine the final playoff spot, El Farolito needed a win while Sacramento only needed a win or a draw. The home team got off to a 1-0 lead and looked to be cruising to victory but Sacramento go the equalizer late in the second half to get the 1-1 draw, possibly clinching a playoff spot
Academica SC needed a win by a score of 9-0 to steal the berth from Sacramento, which in turn ended any hopes for Farolito. In their game against the Stompers at Turlock, they ended up scoring 10 unanswered goals to steal the playoff spot from the Gold and joining San Ramon FC, and conference winners Davis in the postseason tournament.
SF City will make a quick turnaround with a trip to Boxer Stadium against the Glens on Tuesday July 2 6pm kickoff, while Ventura County will remain in San Francisco with a game against the same Glens on Sunday June 30 – 1pm start time.
The Quakes will have a quick turnaround with a match at Stanford against the LA Galaxy on Saturday June 29 7pm kickoff. Houston will continue their road trip to the East Coast against New England on the same day 4:30 pm kickoff.
The Stompers will finish their schedule with a road game to Turlock at Academica SC on Saturday June 29 at 6pm. San Ramon FC finishes their debut NPSL season and will await their playoff opponent, pending the outcome of El Farolito v Sacramento Gold on June 29.