It was a match that should not have been played for a number of reasons and it turned out to have a place in US soccer history as the only official league match played over parts of two days and months. It happened when Real San Jose traveled to visit the El Paso Indios at the beginning of the lower league explosion which saw the number of amateur clubs playing at the national level grow 10 times between 2007 and 2022. Midnight Game is based on the true story of how upstart Real San Jose survived a seemingly doomed road trip from Silicon Valley across the southwest to face the would be National Champion El Paso Indios, who were a true second team to a professional Mexican soccer club. Welcome to the Midnight Game! Click Here to Buy Now!
Two players have scored four goals in a single game for Real San Jose so we decided to create a 4 Goal Club! Lorenzo Vasquez scored four goals in a game on April 29, 2017 and Francisco Avila scored four times on April 9, 2022! Which RSJ player will be next? #rsj #realsanjose #nsl
Real San Jose came back from a 3-0 deficient to take a 4-3 lead in the final minutes only to give up a tying goal in the final minute in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Ajax East in on April 9, 2022 at PAL Stadium in San Jose. Ajax score late in the first half and took that lead into half time. Then early in the second half the visitors scored twice and seemed comfortable with the 3-0 advantage. Then Francisco Avila went to work for RSJ. Avila brought PAL Stadium to life during a four goal outburst that eventually gave RSJ the lead. Ajax fought back with a late equalizer, the 7th of the second half, to force the draw match.
Real San Jose opened the second season of the 2021-22 NSL Pacific with a tough 3-2 victory over San Pablo FC at De Anza High School in Richmond. Patrik Sofalvi scored twice in the first 6 minutes, Hector Herrera added a third early in the second half. Then things got interesting and a short handed RSJ held on to get away with the win.
Newly signed Julio Castro had a monster game on the right side, Carlos Munoz and Macgiver Trujillo had massive games in defense.