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.
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.
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.
In a reversal of fortunes from the season opener, Santa Cruz defeats City 3-1. The Breakers scored 3 unanswered goals and held on to the lead. A late own goal in the 89th minute was the only blemish in the clean sheet for the visitors.
Photos including the Instagram feed of the game shots.
Santa Cruz returns home to host Ventura County next Sunday June 23 1pm kickoff time. SF City hits the road to Southern California one last time with a Friday June 21 7pm match at FC Golden State Force, and then Sunday June 23 at the Seahorses 1pm start.
SF City will hit the road again on Friday June 9 vs Orange County U23s 7pm kickoff. With a loss to the Glens and draw to City the Seahorses leave San Francisco for Ventura County for a Wednesday June 5 meeting at 7pm and then return home to host Santa Cruz on Friday June 7 – 7pm kickoff.
The Seahorses have a quick turnaround as they stay in San Francisco to play City up the road at Kezar Stadium on Saturday June 1. Kickoff will be later, at 2pm to accommodate anyone who wants to watch the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur (London). The Glens will head down the road to play Santa Cruz Sunday June 2 at 1pm in a rematch of the home opener where the teams played to a scoreless draw.
The Glens took a 2-0 lead in the first half, only to have the Force come back and draw the game event at 2-2. The Force finishes their Bay Area road swing with a win over SF City on May 19, a loss to Santa Cruz on May 24, and a draw against the Glens.
The Glens have a quick turnaround with another home game against the Southern California Seahorses on Thursday May 30 kickoff at 6pm. The Force continue their road swing against Orange County on Sunday June 2 at 5pm.
City will return to the road to play Ventura County on Saturday May 25 at 7pm, while FC Golden Sate Force will remain the Bay Area with a Friday match at Santa Cruz on May 24 at 7pm, and they will return to San Francisco to play the Glens on Sunday May 26 at 4pm.