This Saturday's game (6/16) had to be rescheduled. No Game Saturday. We hope to have the game in the schedule shortly. Check the website for updates. Next home game is Saturday 6/23 hope to see you there.
6-1 wins over Ballistic United SC
San Jose City FC keep the momentum going. Making it two wins in a row. San Jose traveled to Pleasanton to take on Ballistic United Soccer Club. The game was in a nice little stadium and a very wide field. The San Jose got off to a good start as Andres Jimenez scores the first from a cross for Joe Kay in the first 5 minutes. 5 minutes afterwards San Jose score their second by Alex Aguiar form Sam Agosti. Alex Aguiar goes on to score 3 more goals to make a total goal count four goals from him. Assists from Andres Jimenez to feed Alex 3 times for goals. Joe Kay finishes the scoring off with a run through by Louis Bellido who takes on the goal keeper but slips and collides hard into the keeper. The ball pops out and Joe Kay picks up the ball and passes it in to make it 6. Ballistic score on a corner with a deflection off San Jose. Both keeps played well and took care of any shots. Kyle Schuman, Brandon Gillingham and Matt Golbranson were solid in the back not allowing them to get in behind the back line.
"It was a good performance by the group. As a team that has been only training for a couple of weeks and all the players coming from different systems. Getting everyone to understand their roles and ordinating movements is coming a long. I though we had a better understanding in the 2nd half and possessed the ball better and defended more as a coordinated group," said coach Charlie Hatfield.
Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club Night Saturday June 16th.
San Jose City FC welcome the Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club to the June 14th home game. As the Alliance will get to walk out with the players during the player introductions. Hopefully their support will help San Jose take on San Ramon FC. San Jose played San Ramon in last years semi final and was able to get a 2-1 victory. It should be a tough match.
Individual ticket at the door for $5 and Sunnyvale Alliance players that wear there jersey top get in free.
Next Home Game Saturday 6/14 @ 7:00 pm
at Kings Academy High School.
562 N. Britton Ave., Sunnyvale.
Kicking Off with a 5-0 Win
San Jose City FC win the first game of the 2018 season with a 5-0 win over Monterey County in the San Jose home opener. Luke Andrews and Eric Verso score twice and a goal by Sahr Mattia to get the total to 5.
"It was nice to see things come together. It was a good performance just out of the gate. A strong defensive team effort to get the shutout. After 9 months of scouting, preparing to play in the new location of The King's Academy H. S. and all the paper work it was nice to see the product on the field." said coach Charlie Hatfield.
Next Home Game
San Jose City FC hit the road next weekend as they take on Semi Finalist Ballistic SC on 6/9/18. San Jose return home to take on San Ramon FC at 7:00 pm at The Kings Academy in Sunnyvale on Saturday 6/16/18. Hope you can come out and support us.
What a great experience for the players of San Jose City FC. We were invited to Play Fresno FC which is the new USL pro team in Fresno. (The USL is the US 2nd division pro league.) Fresno FC is in their preseason, and they have been training for about 3 weeks preparing for their season. We are on the other hand are mostly a college player based team. NCAA does not allow the active college players to play until May 1. We had a few guys that had finished up college and invited a couple of guys in to fill out a roster. Only after training a couple of times we held our own vs the pros. This was pretty impressive if you think about it. We did a lot of defending, but we also created some good chances. Fresno scored on us with a corner and a goal during the run of play. In the second 1/2 we were able press them when they were playing out and win the ball for a quick counter to get a goal.
One our missions at San Jose City FC is to give an opportunity to prepare for the next level. Putting our players in the environment to see the next level and see how they can do. This helps the players improve by playing in this environments and by using it as a measuring stick of where they are as players. It was a great opportunity. We really thank Fresno FC for letting us come down to play. We look forward to doing more games like this in the future and look forward to our season that will kickoff in June.
Since San Jose City FC will not play its season games until next summer, we will keep our fans up to date on how our players are doing in the fall with their respected college teams. The division 1 teams started off their season with games this last weekend. The division 2 schools will start official games this coming weekend. This is only some of the players that received minutes over the weekend.
Andres Jimenez gets 90 min & Kyle Schumann get in for Santa Clara’s Friday loss to Maryland Univ. (L 4-2) on Friday and West Virginia (L 2-0). Both were hard fought loses for Santa Clara Univ. Maryland ranked #6 in the nation.
Nick Carroll gets 90 mins in Cal Poly’s 2-0 loss vs Indiana ranked #7 in the nation on Friday and their 2-1 over time loss to Notre Dame ranked #10 on Sunday. Tough game but Nick played key roles in those games.
Luke Andrews get minutes in St. Mary’s 0-0 tie vs UC Santa Barbra on Friday and played 49 mins in the 2-1 victory St. Mary’s over CSUN to start his Freshman year.
Marte Formico gets 90 min UC Davis’sloss to SMU on Friday and59 mins in the 3-1 win over Univ. of San Francisco.
Ben Reveno gets in 22 min. on his Freshman season on Friday in UC Irvine 2-0 victory over Bakersfield.
San Jose City FC win the Liga summer league!!! Saturday night San Jose defeated San Ramon 2-1 to give them the Championship. Goals by Louis Bellido and Ahmed Mohammed bring home the victory. "The team defended very well with all 11 players and Ian Valdivia in goal played great. It was a true team effort over the entire season to win the South Bay division and the the NorCal title. I could not have been happier to work with such a dedicated group that liked to train, and it showed in their play. We could grind teams down." Said coach Hatfield. Special thanks to to our social media staff of Tatiana Klien, Claire Haley, Alex Griffin, and Ryan Vermont. They worked very hard behind the scenes to make this work. Kalena Zamora took all the wonderful picture over the season.
The season of playing has ended and the majority of the players head back to their college, we will be hard at work to try to grow this project. We need your help to do that. Please forward this email on to others that you think they would like this information. (link is below) If everyone can get at least one person to sign up we can double our followers.
Charlie Hatfield, President
San Jose City FC clinched the Liga South Bay division title, but not exactly how they would have expected.
At around 3:00 p.m. on game day, the regular-season finale was called off because Simple FC couldn’t field a full team and therefore had to forfeit. San Jose was awarded a 3-0.
In its first year in the league, San Jose went undefeated in the regular season going 6-0-1 with a +21 goals advantage.
Now is when it really matters – playoff time.
San Jose City FC will head north to Davis for its semifinals matchup where it will face either one of two other division winners or the 2nd place team with the most points of all three divisions.
The game will take place on July 29 at 6:00pm.
If San Jose wins that game, it will play again the next day in the championship. Both games will be at the Davis Soccer Complex at 6:00pm.
Last Saturday San Jose City FC took on rival Jasa Dos at their home field. It was a must win for San Jose to keep in contention for playoffs. Currently, San Jose is sitting in first but without winning its remaining games Monterey could pass them up. The top team out of the three Liga NorCal divisions advanced to semi finals and the best overall 2nd place make up the semi finals. San Jose wanted to control their destiny. Jasa is always a well organized team and move the ball well in midfield. We new coming in it was going to be a tough battle.
The action was back and forth. San Jose get a few good chances and even hit the post. If it wasn't for the great saves from the Jasa goal keeper it could have been an early lead. Finally, San Jose break through and get fouled to force a PK. Babacar Diallo steps up to take the kick. He put in a confident placed shot to get the nights only goal to win the game.
San Jose has one game left in the regular season. It is another must win for them to control their path to playoffs. San Jose is sitting on 16 points and one game left. Monterey has 12 points and 2 games remaining. If San Jose can finish with a win in the last game then they will win the division. Come out and cheer us on.
Youth Team Night
It will be our last game of the regular season on Saturday July 22, 7:00 pm at Evergreen Valley College. Any youth players that wear their team uniform get in FREE and can walk out with the players for introductions. They will get to stand with the players at midfield during the national anthem. Be at the side line by 6:45 pm at the bottom of the ramp to line up.
It’s hard enough to face San Jose City FC with a full squad, which makes it even harder to face the squad undermanned.
Pajaro City United learned the hard way arriving at Evergreen College with just 10 men and losing 9-0 to the undefeated home side.
“Over time we’ve gotten to know each other and things have gotten better and better,” said Louis Bellido.
The winger Bellido got the party started in the 8th minute when he received a cross on the ground from the left side, took a touch, turned , and fired it past the goalie who just managed to get his finger tips on it.
In the 22nd minute, defenseman Dylan Carruba scored the second of the game for San Jose City FC on a well-placed header on a ball that was sent back into the box after an unsuccessful setpiece on the left side of the penalty box.
Carruba’s goal opened the floodgates.
Salifu Jatta added two more to his season total while Miguel Bermudez and Alijandro Alcaraz also added on to San Jose City FC’s lead, making it 6-0 before the halftime whistle.
“Coming off from a weekend we didn’t play, I was looking forward to this one,” Bermudez said.
As the second half began, Pajaro Valley United, had a late player come on to make it 11v11.
It didn’t do much good.
Nate Shue and Ben Reveno scored in the second frame to make it 8-0, but it was Jamison Loveless’ number 9 which was the highlight reel goal.
35 yards out from the opponents net, Loveless received the ball and immediately looked up. He saw the goalie off his far off of his line and chipped it over the opposing keeper.
The goaltender didn’t even make an effort on the perfectly placed shot.
Pajaro City United did what they could to contend with the league-leading San Jose City FC, but throughout played a chippy, aggressive game.
The game was called several minutes early after a Pajaro player made a late tackle on San Jose City’s goalkeeper Ian Valdivia resulting in an automatic red card. Minutes earlier the same player was given a warning, then a yellow card.
In all, Pajaro Valley FC received two red cards and two yellow cards in the contest compared to a clean slate from San Jose.
“They came out to aggressive for having 10 players,” Bermudez said. “We just waited for them to get tired and then we outplayed them.”
If it hadn’t already, San Jose City FC proved it why it’s the top team in the 2017 LIGA NorCal South Division, shutting out second placed JASA out of Redwood City 4-0. The win marked the third straight for San Jose and second in a row at home.
It’s the team’s first clean sheet of the season after letting in a late goal in the home opener two weeks prior.
“They [the defense] played fantastic, said starting goalkeeper Charlie Furrer. We worked really hard to communicate, to get with the guys before and tried to figure out a game plan and I think they played pretty well.”
The opening 20 minutes was a feeling out stage for between the top two sides in the league, however San Jose looked more dangerous and it was just a matter of time before San Jose’s big center forward would strike.
With good ball movement, the ball found its way to an open Salifu Jatta inside the opponent’s 18 yard box. He took a touch a drove it to the bottom left corner of the net past the diving goalkeeper scoring the opening goal at the 28 minute mark.
Less than a minute later, San Jose got its second when JASA’s goalie ventured out of his net with the ball only to turn it over to a wide open Jatta inside the penalty box. He made no mistake, passing it into the wide open net tallying his fifth in four games and putting his team up by two.
San Jose City’s third goal was a well-deserved bit of redemption by midfielder Andres Jimenez.
He missed barely missed a shot earlier on in the first frame, but got a second opportunity and capitalized right before the halftime whistle.
“The one I missed I was kind of cheating a bit, Jimenez said. The second one, I had a left footed shot and I knew he [the goalkeeper] was going to block it so I cut it across and hit the back post and went in”
The second half played out much like the first.
JASA wasn’t able to get much going offensively, while San Jose stayed organized and maintained the majority of the possession which led to the team’s fourth and final goal of the game.
Midfielder Alenjando Alcaraz found an opening in between several JASA defenders in the box, received the ball, turned and fired a rocket into the bottom left corner of the net giving the goalie no chance.
Jimenez realized the significance of the win as San Jose City FC is now positioned firmly atop the league after the win.
“I’m looking forward to the playoffs and playing other teams,” Jimenez said. “It’s good to be in first place.”
A special thank to the PAC U8 girls helping out in the player introductions as they walked on the field with the starting eleven.
San Jose City FC next home game is Saturday July 8th at 7:00 pm at Evergreen Valley College vs Parjaro Valley United out of Salinas. It should be an exciting game. Catch all the latest news, player interview, and more pictures through our social media. @sjcityfc Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.