In a very anticipated soccer match the 16th ranked University of San Francisco Dons (2-1-1, 0-0-0 WCC) hosted 25th ranked Stanford University (1-0-3, 0-0-0 Pac-12) at Negoesco Stadium Friday night. The match lived up to the hype as a rematch of their 2016 meeting in which the home team Dons defeated the then-national champions visiting club Cardinal 2-1 but this time they got the better end with a 2-0 victory. The goal scoring accounted in the second half with goals from Dereck Waldeck in the 66th minute and Adam Mosharrafa notching the insurance goal 2 minutes later.
The match was also a showcase for PDL players from both San Francisco City FC (Sean Bowman, Santiago, DiGuiseppa, Noah Leong for USF) and the San Francisco Glens (Tawwab Eminola and Andre Glasnovic for USF, Arda Bulut for Stanford).
Stanford returns to The Farm to host University of Massachusetts: Lowell on Friday September 14 at 7pm. USF travel on the road for three games with a stop at San Jose State on Monday September 10 at 6:30pm before heading to Colorado to play the Air Force Academy on Friday September 14 at 6pm and the University of Denver Sunday September 16 at noon.
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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.