Real San Jose was one minute away from earning three crucial points in the Wild West Division standing but failed to hold on as the Oakland Stompers scored to force a tied match on November 2nd at Raimondi Park in Oakland. A win would have pulled San Jose to within three points of the division lead. It was an exciting match with both teams creating and defending numerous goal-scoring chances. Rafa Martinez scored for San Jose in the 20th minute. Newly signed Emeka Mgbeahuru played upfront with Denis Sorto and Diego Madrigal on the front line.