Once again, the SF Glens open tryouts was sold out, with over 50 players looking to make it to the next round. The final open tryout was held at Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields, just 1.5 miles away from The Glens' historic Home Field - Boxer Stadium at Balboa Park.
SF Glens Head Coach, Javier Ayala-Hil, commented, "I am very pleased with the turnout at our open tryouts these past two weekends. We had some good players come out and we look forward to further evaluations in selecting our team."
Added President & GM J. Ramon Estevez, "I think the turnout, with both dates sold out, is reflective of the buzz surrounding our club and the coaching staff we have assembled. We're excited about Coach Ayala-Hil's vision for the team and look forward to seeing the roster start to take shape."
Tuesday morning the team invited nearly 30 players from the 100+ that tried out to participate in two intra-squad scrimmages featuring players from the tryouts, along with special invitees from the SF Glens SC - SFSFL team.
The list of players selected from the Open Tryouts include:
The SF Glens open their season May 5th at Boxer Stadium against the Santa Cruz Breakers. Their schedule includes some mouth-watering match including a local derby against SF City FC as well as other notable games with Fresno FC and Ventura County Fusion.
Season Tickets are available at www.sfglens.com/tickets.
About the San Francisco Glens
Founded in 1961, the San Francisco Glens have been a mainstay of the San Francisco soccer landscape for decades, winning numerous titles in the historic San Francisco Soccer-Football League and competing for National titles throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
With the addition of the San Francisco Glens PDL team, and in partnership with their youth club, San Francisco Glens Evolution, the Glens form the largest soccer club in San Francisco, providing all levels of competition to nearly 1500 youth and adult soccer players.
About the Premier Development League
A part of the United Soccer Leagues, which also operates the Division II USL, the newly-announced USL Division III and Super Y League, the PDL has served as the proven stepping-stone for aspiring professionals.
Nearly 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have PDL experience, including a total of 59 alums chosen in 2017. Among the many players to have played in the PDL before making their professional debuts include Newcastle United FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Tim Melia, 2017 MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara and U.S. Men’s National Team members such as Darlington Nagbe, Brad Guzan, Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream.