SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens erased an early deficit with three unanswered goals to beat the visiting SoCal Seahorses 3-1 at Boxer Stadium on Friday.
There were no shortage of heroes for the City Bhoys, as forward Ranier Plantinos notched a first-half brace thanks to assists from Marcus Simmons in the 29th minute and Andrew Paoli in the 41st. Diego Lopez added an insurance goal in the 91st minute after a keen buildup from Simmons and new addition Francisco Perez to give the Glens a much-needed three points.
Glens goalkeeper Andrew Konstantino, who shared Man of the Match honors with Plantinos, shut down the Seahorse attack with five saves after an early penalty kick in the 16th minute gave the visitors a 1-0 advantage.
San Francisco now look ahead to a derby with rivals SF City FC at Kezar Stadium on Thursday night, as the Glens aim to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Boxer Stadium earlier in the season.
Next Home Game
After Thursday's derby on the road, the Glens close out the season at home on Saturday, July 14, when they take on Fresno FC U23 at Boxer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
It will be Fan Appreciation Day and SF Glens Evolution Day. The team will honor the SFGE youth coaches and players, and for the fans, there will be several prize giveaways, including free tickets to Fight Night at the SF Fairmont later that night, courtesy of Hard Hitta Boxing Promotions.
Visit sfglens.com/matchday for more information.
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.