The Real San Jose soccer team kicked off the 2023 National Soccer League season with an impressive 3-1 victory against San Pablo FC on April 15th, 2023. The match took place at MLK Park in Richmond, and it certainly gave fans plenty of excitement and reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
Real San Jose forward Lluis Dolade emerged as the star of the game, scoring two goals and assisting on a goal by teammate Cristian Cruz. Dolade's first goal came in the opening stages of the match, and his second goal arrived late, putting the game away.
In addition to Dolade's standout performance, midfielder Yasid Alvardo played a crucial role in controlling the game, winning several key challenges and distributing the ball effectively to create numerous scoring opportunities for his teammates. His composure in the midfield allowed Real San Jose to dictate the tempo and thwart San Pablo FC's efforts to gain a foothold in the game.
The return of defender Andrew Canepa to Real San Jose added stability to the backline, effectively neutralizing San Pablo FC's attacking threat. Canepa's experience and leadership proved invaluable, guiding the team to a strong defensive performance and limiting the opposition to a lone goal.
The final scoreline of Real San Jose 3, San Pablo FC 1, leaves Real San Jose with a strong start to the 2023 National Soccer League season.
Real San Jose returns to PAL Stadium next Saturday to host rivals San Leandro United kickoff will be at 7:00 PM. The Real San Jose newly formed U18 will play their first-ever match at 5:15 PM vs San Leandro's U18 squad.