SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens Soccer Club announced today their USL League Two men's and USL W League women's schedules for the 2023 regular season.
Both teams open their respective 12-game campaigns on Sunday, May 7th when they host their counterparts Academica SC in a doubleheader at Skyline College. The W League match will mark a momentous occasion—the Glens' first ever women's team taking the field in the club's 63-year history.
Academica will return the favor the following Saturday, May 13th, when both Glens teams travel to Turlock for another dual matchup.
"We're always pushing our club to set the standard for San Francisco soccer," said Glens executive director Mike McNeill. "With the addition of a team in the W League to our already existing League Two team, we're proud to offer a pathway for both The City's boys and girls looking to play at the next level one day."
The W League team is off to a hot start, announcing a top-notch staff led by head coach Mike Sharabi and a series of signings pending league approval that includes National Freshman of the Year Elise Evans of Stanford.
The women's schedule in the newly minted NorCal Division includes a pair of San Francisco Derbies with The Olympic Club as well as matchups with 2022 WPSL champion California Storm and fellow expansion clubs Oakland Soul and Stockton Cargo. Local powerhouses Pleasanton Rage and Marin FC Siren round out the docket.
Meanwhile, the League Two team is coming off its most successful season since joining the USL pyramid in 2018. The Glens made the national playoffs for the first time under new head coach Gabe Saucedo and technical director Jimmy Conrad after a successful regular season that included a 4-1 rout over crosstown rivals SF City in the San Francisco Derby and a resounding 4-1 road win over eventual league champion Ventura County Fusion. San Francisco was also the only team to go unbeaten in two games against division winner Oakland Roots Project 51O.
In the postseason, the Glens traveled to Seattle and upset top-seeded Capital FC of Portland before ultimately falling in the Western Conference Semifinal to host Ballard FC in extra time in front of a sellout crowd. The men's team now aims to surpass that mark in 2023.
Last season's schedule gave the fans only one SF Derby; this time there will be a home-and-home series. The Glens will host first on Saturday, June 3rd, followed by SF City's turn on Saturday, July 15th at a location to be determined. The Green and White will also face newcomers Monterey Bay FC II and the other mainstays in the new NorCal Division, Davis Legacy SC and Marin FC Legends.
Both the men's and women's teams will host all games at Skyline with the club's new stadium at Treasure Island still under construction. That said, there will be four opportunities to watch the League Two and W League teams back-to-back at home in doubleheaders—May 7th, May 27th, June 11th and June 25th. Both schedules in detail are now live on sfglens.com.
Ticket information will become available in the upcoming days.
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SF GLENS 2023 USL LEAGUE TWO SCHEDULE (all times PST; all home games at Skyline College)
SUN., MAY 7 vs. Academica SC • 1 p.m.*
SAT., MAY 13 @ Academica SC • 4 p.m.
SUN., MAY 21 @ Monterey Bay FC II • 6 p.m.
SAT., MAY 27 vs. Davis Legacy SC • 1 p.m.*
SAT., JUNE 3 vs. SF City FC • 1 p.m.
SUN., JUNE 11 vs. Project 51O • 1 p.m.*
FRI., JUNE 16 @ Davis Legacy SC • 8 p.m.
SUN., JUNE 25 vs. Monterey Bay FC II • 1 p.m.*
WED., JUNE 28 @ Marin FC Legends • 7 p.m.
SUN., JULY 2 @ Project 51O • 6 p.m.
SAT., JULY 8 vs. Marin FC Legends • 1 p.m.
SAT., JULY 15 @ SF City FC • TBD
*doubleheader with USL W League team
SF GLENS 2023 USL W LEAGUE SCHEDULE (all times PST; all home games at Skyline College)
SUN., MAY 7 vs. Academica SC • 4 p.m.*
SAT., MAY 13 @ Academica SC • 7 p.m.
FRI., MAY 19 vs. Marin FC Siren • 5 p.m.
SUN., MAY 21 vs. Olympic Club • 1 p.m.
SAT., MAY 27 vs. Stockton Cargo • 4 p.m.*
FRI., JUNE 2 @ California Storm • 7 p.m.
THU., JUNE 8 @ Pleasanton Rage • 7 p.m.
SUN., JUNE 11 vs. Oakland Soul • 4 p.m.*
SUN., JUNE 18 @ Olympic Club • 11:30 a.m.
SUN., JUNE 25 vs. California Storm • 4 p.m.*
WED., JUNE 28 @ Marin FC Siren • 4 p.m.
SUN., JULY 2 @ Oakland Soul • 2 p.m.
*doubleheader with USL League Two team
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC
With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at sfglens.com and sfglensacademy.com.
ABOUT USL LEAGUE TWO
USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in North America. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally. Throughout the United States and Canada, League Two franchises continue to provide top pre-professional players the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. With ownership of teams coming from the likes of MLS and USL franchises as well as leading business and sports individuals, League Two serves as the leading development platform for the game both on and off the field.
ABOUT THE USL W LEAGUE
The USL W League is the nation’s premier pre-professional league developing the next generation of women’s soccer talent both on and off the field, enhancing the pipeline between college and professional soccer. Since the conclusion of the inaugural 2022 season, 25 W League alums have gone to sign a professional contract. In addition, seven players were drafted in the 2023 NWSL draft, and nine players have been invited to professional preseason training camps home and aboard. The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development. Visit uslwleague.com to learn more.