Real San Jose Soccer Club

If you love to compete in soccer then this information is for you. Real San Jose is looking for players to fill these shirts as we look to rebuild the roster after a difficult 2016 season. But be warned, this opportunity is not suited for the irresponsible or wimps. We will begin building for the 2017 season starting now and here is what we are looking for:
  • Players not playing in college this fall

  • Players that love to train hard

  • Players that love to play in a competitive environment

  • Players that train in the early evening (6:30pm-8:30pm)

  • Players that have an amateur status, or willing to be reinstated as an amateur

  • Players that live San Jose or in an adjacent city

  • Players that are happy to travel to games on weekends

  • Players that are community minded

  • Players that understand the concept of time and know how to organize their lives to keep commitments

  • Players that have a desire to compete at the highest level they can

The bottom line is this. Real San Jose is looking for players that want to make a name for themselves by competing in the United Premier Soccer League. So, if you are looking for more than just playing games on weekends then maybe RSJ is the place for you.

Contact us at for more information and practice times and location.


SAN JOSE – Markus Kothner, a native of Germany who played professionally in Europe and El Salvador, will be Real San Jose’s new head coach Saturday night when the team hosts East Bay FC Stompers. Current assistant coach Frank Quintero will stay on in the same capacity.

Real San Jose Soccer Club

Real San Jose, in the midst of a struggling season, hosts the Stompers at 7 p.m. at the PAL Stadium.

RSJ has been looking for a head coach since December and it is a complicated process, and I believe we found the perfect man for the job in Markus,” said Manager Nick Arellano. “We now have two coaches in place and will add a goalkeeper coach when we can.”

Kothner said he is looking forward to the challenge of turning around the team’s fortunes. The team has lost recently, but Kothner said there are talented players on the team, and he is looking forward to working with them.

“I want to be on a team that is competitive and on a team that takes it seriously,” Kothner said, adding he has helped to run recent team practices.

Kothner has played for the youth clubs of Roda Kerkrade of the Netherlands, Borussia Moenchengladbach of Germany. He later played for CD Municipal Limeno of El Salvador, Alemannia Aachen, and various other lower-tier teams.

Kothner, who now lives in Fremont, realizes he assumes the team’s helm with only four games left in the season. He said he believes in “heavy metal soccer,” which he describes as a possession game, in which his team pressures the opposition when it doesn’t have the ball.

“I don’t like to react,” Kothner said. “I like to be the team that has the ball.”

Kothner added he hopes he can help the team win soon, something he thinks might help build confidence in his system.

“Once you have a success, you can say it really works,” he said. “It’s not just someone who talks.”

Eventually, Kothner said he hopes to coach a team that has a winner’s mentality and doesn’t care who the opposition is – like the famous German club, Bayern Munich.

On a practical level, Kothner said he would like to help RSJ players achieve their soccer goals such as playing in college or beyond. He said the success of the RSJ alumni would help develop pride throughout the club.


Real San Jose Soccer Club

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors gave a Commendation to commemorate Real San Jose beginning its 10th season. District 2 Supervisor Cindy Chavez the presentation was at the Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting on March 22 9:00 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers. Also presenting the Commendation was Mike Wasserman County Supervisor from District 1. RSJ Manager Nick Arellano received the award with players Jose Avalos and Jonathan Arellano.

“This is a special time for Real San Jose. It is an honor to be recognized by the County Supervisors as it reminds us of what we have done and spurs us on to do more for the community,” said Nick Arellano.

Supervisor began the presentation by calling Real San Jose “the best-kept secret” and Arellano agrees.

“In the context of the entire County of Santa Clara with all the great things and challenges here, we are the best-kept secret, and I am grateful to Supervisor Chavez for helping us be part of the big picture,” said Arellano. “Everyone in our organization is thrilled and very excited.”

RSJ opened the 2016 National Premier League season with a victory in Sacramento on March 19 and will travel to Oakland this Saturday evening to face defending West Region Champion CD Aguiluchos.

RSJ opens the 2016 Home Schedule on April 2 when East Bay Stompers come to PAL Stadium for a 7:00 pm kickoff.


Real San Jose Soccer Club

Key injuries and late scratches from the lineup clearly contributed to a second half collapse as Real Jose gave five second-half goals en route to an embarrassing 7-1 defeat at Oakland on June 4th.

Key injuries to goalkeeper Jonathan Arellano(vs Seattle) and captain David Sifuentes (mid-week) played a major role in RSJ surrendering seven goals. Late scratches from three other RSJ players meant that RSJ would be unable to withstand the speed and pressure brought by CDA. Team fitness was the key to this match as an exciting first half ended with CD Aguiluchoes USA leading 2-1. Fernando Lares continued his scoring streak to four matches just before halftime off a nice assist from Luis Avalos.

RSJ hopes to end the season on a positive note with four games remaining in the so far disastrous 10th season. The first is at home against East Bay Stompers this Saturday at PAL Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm.

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