Real San Jose came back from a goal down twice to earn a draw with defending Wild West Division Champions Contra Costa FC on October 5th. Justin Fathali headed in from close range during a stoppage-time goalmouth scramble off a corner kick. The first was played to a 0-0 stalemate then came a trio of goals to start the second half. CCFC quickly broke from a failed RSJ corner kick to grab the lead in the 51st minute. Then just a minute later Diego Madrigal pulled RSJ even. Shortly after a defensive miscue in the RSJ defense led to CCFC going in front again in the 55th minute. Then came RSJ's dramatic stoppage-time goal to end what was an intense and exciting match.
Real San Jose overcame a horrendous start to earn home draw versus JASA. JASA scored a tap in from about 2 yards out following an attack down the RSJ left flank. Somehow and quite inexplicably the entire RSJ defense left the goal unattended as the ball slipped through them. The frustrating start could be traced to the fact that Daniel Corral was out of the lineup and his replacement was caught for out of position on the goal. RSJ recovered from that defensive blunder to get even in the 24th minute by also scoring into an unprotected net. Eddie Guerrero ran onto a ball that skipped through the JASA penalty area and coolly brought the score even. RSJ, for the first time this season kept the majority of the play in the opponents half for a long stretch going into halftime. Somehow all that change in the second half when the game evened out and eventually ended in a draw.
Real San Jose's US Open Cup hopes ended at the start as the club fell 4-2 in a grueling 120-minute battle that was decided in tiebreaking penalty kicks. Longtime RSJ stalwart Olasunkanmi Abass, made his return to San Jose eventful right from the start as he chipped a perfect pass over the outbreak FC defense for Dennis Sorto to chip over the goalkeeper and into the net in the games 3rd minute. That lead was given away just seven minutes later as a seemingly harmless pass somehow fell to a wide-open opponent who made no mistake with the gift. RSJ had plenty of chances to win the game both in regulation and overtime but then ultimately fell in the tiebreaker.