Real San Jose Soccer Club

Real San Jose defeated 2017 UPSL Spring/Fall Finalist California Victory by the score of 3-1 in a Wild West Conference Playoff match to advance to the National Playoff to held January 13 and 14 at Great Park Championship Stadium in Irvine CA. The match played on December 17 at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, CA, saw RSJ fall behind after 20 minutes and then score three goals to earn a tough playoff win.

With RSJ down 1-0 Isau Navarro spun his way to the Victory end line and played a perfect pass to ideally placed Jaskaran Sehmbey to slot home in the 42nd minute.

The second half was an intense affair as CAV pushed toward and RSJ countered for the most part. The RSJ defense lead by Gio Troini and anchored by goalkeeper Jonathan Arellano kept the score tied until the 68th minute when Gustavo Vargas blasted in what would be the winning goal. The assist came from Omar Lemus. With the season on the line, CAV pushed everything forward forcing Arellano to make a huge kick save on a near post rocket shot. Finally, in injury time, Troini passed to Lemus who passed to a wide open David Valencia. Valencia coolly sealed the win.

It was a solid RSJ performance avenging the same playoff loss to the Victory during the Spring/Summer season.


Real San Jose qualified for the UPSL Wild West Conference playoffs with a solid 2-0 victory over JASA on December 9 at PAL Stadium. Michael Minutillo scored both goals and Jonathan Arellano, playing behind a tough RSJ defense consisting of Giovanni Troini, Omar Sanchez, Isau Navarro, and Alejandro Angel, got the shutout.

RSJ now travels to Santa Rosa to play California Victory next weekend.


Real San Jose made it two wins in a row by defeating Dynamos FC by a 2-0 count. RSJ got the goals just minutes on both sides of halftime. San Jose has a 2W 1T 1L in UPSL Fall Season play and sits atop the conference.

David Valencia scored in the 40th minute to give RSJ the only goal it would need on a night when the defense was solid as ever. Just a couple minutes into the second half slid a point-point pass to an ideally placed RSJ attacker and the ball found the net via a Dynamo FC defender who was rushing back to cover.

The win marked the second 2-0 victory in two matches. The shutout is the third in four matches this fall.

RSJ has a bye this weekend and returns to UPSL action November 5 when they travel to play JASA in Redwood City.


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