In a match to kick off the national USL League Two Schedule, SF City picked off where they left off last year with a road trip to Santa Cruz. With the game held under the Friday Night Lights they scored a quick goal in the 3rd minute followed by another in the 20th to give a 2-0 halftime lead. The Breakers scored a goal in the 75th minute but it was the only one they would have for the night. Thanks to an insurance goal in the 78th minute SF City gets the 3-1 victory.
Flickr set (the entire series including the Instagram posts)
SF City will have a quick turnaround with their home opener against their city rival the Glens on Sunday May 5 with a 6pm kickoff. Santa Cruz will hit the road with two games starting with Ventura County on Friday May 10 7pm start time, followed by a Sunday May 12 2pm match to Whittier against the Golden State Force.
The USL League Two schedule was announced today and both SF City and the SF Glens have a full slate of matches on the docket.
First up City will hit the road at Santa Cruz on Friday May 3 at 7pm before having their home opener on Sunday May 5 at 6pm against, you guessed it, the Glens. That match also serves as the visiting team’s season opener. The Glens in turn will open their Boxer Stadium slate on Friday May 17 at 6pm hosting Santa Cruz. The return leg between the two SF sides at Boxer Stadium will be on Tuesday July 2 at 6pm .
The full slate of games are as follows – from the USL League Two site.
In addition to the San Jose Earthquakes, 3pointsport.com is also the flagship site for SF City matches. We will also be covering select SF Glens games in addition to the two rivalry games at Kezar and Boxer. Keep checking the site for the latest in news, photos, and information.
It looks like Quakes defender Nick Lima will have his chance to earn his first cap either against Panama or Costa Rica. All of the players on Gregg Berhalter’s team are MLS based players and are hoping to earn a further look as the US team begins their Gold Cup run this year, and eventually their World Cup qualifying run in 2022.
The Quakes will begin their pre-season camp in Cancun, Mexico. One game is slated to be played there before returning to the US for a 3 game warmup at Reno on February 9, a closed door match against LAFC on February 16, and the traditional pre-season warmup on February 23 against the Seattle Sounders.
From the SF Glens Instagram. Their USL League Two (previously the PDL) schedule will be announced on Wednesday January 30, and that will include the home and home matches against cross town rival SF City–which we can best presume they will announce their season as well. (We await their schedule but 2019 memberships are available here.) A major note is that Fresno FC U23s is not on the list and that the Northern California group will include the San Francisco teams and the second year Santa Cruz Breakers. Stay tuned to 3pointsport for more USL League Two news.