VENTURA, California — Home is where the heart is, and the San Francisco Glens can’t get there fast enough.
After a relatively even first half, the Ventura County Fusion found the net three times in the final 40 minutes to defeat the visiting Glens 4-0 at the Ventura College Sportsplex.
An inability to cleanly clear a long ball in the 43rd minute led to the Fusion’s first goal. Glens forward Arda Bulut had a chance to equalize in the box, but his rushed shot was too strong and Ventura County would carry a 1-0 advantage into the locker room at the half.
As the Glens sought to tie the game, the Fusion took advantage of the more open field and added goals in the 51st, 56th, and 85th minutes to put the contest away.
The four-goal deficit was the largest the Glens faced all season, with their four previous losses coming by a one-goal margin.
Next Home Game
Join us on Sunday, July 1 at 1 p.m. for your the Glens’ return home vs. league leader FC Golden State Force. The game will take place at Boxer Stadium in Balboa Park. You can park next door at City College (358 Havelock St.) for $3.
All First Responders and Military will enjoy free admission. After the Glens’ game, the SFPD Soccer Club will play on the field against a team to be announced later.
Remember, all fans 17 and under are free to ALL SF Glens PDL home games with their Season Youth Pass! You can order yours or purchase General Admission tickets online at 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 70s, 80s, and 90s.
The addition of the San Francisco Glens’ PDL team is the latest evidence of the club’s growth. Along with the Glens’ youth club, SF Glens Evolution—a U.S. Soccer Development Academy member and official North American partner of Celtic FC’s Academy—the Glens are the largest soccer club in San Francisco, providing all levels of competition to nearly 1,300 youth and adult soccer players.
About the USL 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 USL Premier Development League (PDL) has served as the proven stepping-stone for aspiring professionals.
Over 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have PDL experience, including a total of 66 alums chosen in 2018. 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 the Bay Area’s own Nick Lima.