Real San Jose Soccer Club

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Welcome to the midseason report for Real San Jose in the NSL Pacific Conference. Here, we’ll look at the team's performance, key players, challenges, highlights, and areas for improvement.

Current Standings

Here’s how the standings look midway through the season:

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
YUSA 5 5 0 0 23 2 21 15
Real San Jose 5 4 0 1 13 5 8 12
San Leandro United 5 3 0 2 15 6 9 9
Racing Sacramento 4 1 0 3 10 9 1 3
UC Premier Stompers 4 1 0 3 2 17 -15 3
Marin County Union 5 0 0 5 2 26 -24 0

Key Players

Several players have stepped up this season to contribute significantly to Real San Jose's success:

  • Manny Meza - 3 goals
  • Daniel Aguilar - 3 goals
  • Hector Herrera - 3 goals
  • Mark Canepa - At just 18 years old, Mark has proven to be a strong goalkeeper, earning a shutout vs. San Leandro.


The team faced several challenges this season:

  • Managerial Changes: Manager Nick Arellano is out for the season due to recovering from CABG surgery. Manny Meza has stepped in as the acting manager.
  • Training Disruptions: The normal practice facility at PAL Stadium was shut down, forcing the team to train at local parks, which was inconsistent.


Despite the difficulties, there have been several standout moments this season:

  • Unbeaten Streak: Real San Jose extended their regular-season unbeaten streak to 26 matches over three seasons before falling to YUSA.
  • Victory over Arch-Rivals: The team regrouped to defeat arch-rival San Leandro United by a score of 1-0 at PAL Stadium.

Midseason Analysis


  • Resilience: The team has shown great resilience, returning from an early defeat to maintain a strong position in the standings.
  • Team Cohesion: With consistent training now in place, the team is starting to regain its form.

Areas for Improvement

  • Consistency in Training: Ensuring a stable training environment is crucial.
  • Maintaining Form: The team must maintain momentum, especially with four road games to end the regular season.

Looking Ahead

Real San Jose has one more home match on June 22nd before hitting the road for the final four regular-season games. The goal is to finish strong, secure a top spot in the standings, and secure the top seed in the NSLPacific Playoffs.

Thank you for your continued support! Let's keep cheering for Real San Jose.


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Real San Jose Soccer Club

On June 1st, at PAL Stadium in San Jose, Real San Jose faced off against Racing Sacramento. It was a thrilling match that saw plenty of action and memorable moments.

Early Lead for Racing

The match kicked off with a bang as Racing Sacramento scored in the opening minutes, putting the pressure on Real San Jose right from the start. However, Real San Jose quickly regrouped and responded with an impressive offensive display.

Dominant First Half for Real San Jose

Real San Jose dominated the first half, scoring four goals before halftime. Hector Herrera was the standout performer, netting two goals to give his team a commanding lead. Christian Cruz and newcomer Daniel Aguilar also contributed with a goal each, showcasing the depth and talent in the squad.

Second Half Fightback

Racing Sacramento didn't go down without a fight. They scored one goal in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit. Real San Jose's defense held strong, ensuring the final score remained 4-2 in favor of the home team.

Final Score

Real San Jose 4 - Racing Sacramento 2

Player Highlights

Hector Herrera was the star of the match, scoring two crucial goals that set the tone for Real San Jose's victory. His ability to find the back of the was instrumental in securing the win.

Christian Cruz added to the scoreboard with a well-timed goal, contributing to the team's dominant first-half performance.

Newcomer Daniel Aguilar continued to impress, scoring his third goal in just two games with Real San Jose. His quick adaptation and scoring prowess have significantly boosted the team.

Upcoming Match

Real San Jose will return to PAL Stadium on June 8 to host YUSA. Both teams are currently undefeated with 3-0 records in the 2024 NSL Pacific season. This upcoming match will be a first-place battle; fans can expect an intense and exciting game.

Next Match

Real San Jose's victory over Racing Sacramento was a testament to their offensive strength and defensive resilience. With standout performances from Hector Herrera and Daniel Aguilar, the team is poised for more success as it looks forward to its next challenge against YUSA.

Don't miss the action on June 8 as Real San Jose aims to secure the top spot in the league!

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Real San Jose Soccer Club

Join us at PAL Stadium on June 1, 2024, to witness Real San Jose take on Racing Sacramento in the season's home opener!

Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM, and you won't want to miss this clash of titans! Real San Jose is off to a fantastic start with a 2-0 record, while Racing Sacramento enters as the defending NSL Pacific Champions. This match promises to be a thrilling encounter filled with top-notch amateur soccer action.

Share this post with your friends and plan your match day! Let's pack PAL Stadium and show our support for RSJ!

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