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.
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.
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.
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.
Not much to report except the Quakes will be on the road playing out the schedule against the Houston Dynamo. Kickoff at 5:30pm on NBCSCA Plus.
Also the Oakland Stompers are fresh off their win last weekend over the Oakland Leopards (Oakland Roots reserves) in the first round of the US Open Cup. They open up UPSL league play against Real San Jose at Raimondi Park Saturday 7:30 pm.
Also, Jimmy Conrad was introduced as the SF Glens Technical Director/Associate Head Coach. It looks like that he will be coaching not only the PDL (USL: League Two) outfit as an assistant but also will be overseeing the various teams under the team’s umbrella ranging from futsal to the youth groups. Conrad’s playing resume includes stints with the San Jose Earthquakes/Clash, Kansas City Wizards (Sporting Kansas City), and in college with UCLA. He also played in the 2006 World Cup for the USA.
The latest interview is with Jimmy Conrad at path2prosoccer.com and also there are other chats with Reno 1868 coach Ian Russell, former SF Deltas coach and current LAFC assistant Marc Dos Santos (who has been linked to the Quakes and Whitecaps head coaching jobs), Todd Dunivant, Paul Holocher, and Nick Lima to name.