Real San Jose Midseason Report

Overview

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.

Challenges

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.

Highlights

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

Strengths

  • 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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