SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s green and white.
Arda Bulut’s 85th-minute penalty kick was the margin of victory for the San Francisco Glens as they won the San Francisco Derby 1-0 over SF City FC at Kezar Stadium.
Glens forward Stephen Cordova utilized his veteran expertise to draw the penalty in the box to give the City Bhoys the opportunity they needed to secure all three points on the road. Bulut went to his right on the ensuing shot from the spot and the ball found the back of the net.
Collin Liberty was named the Man of the Match presented by Gilligan Development for his play on the back line. His bone-crunching tackles broke up numerous scoring chances for the opponent throughout the 90 minutes. Goalkeeper Andrew Konstantino was also a force in net, making momentous saves to keep the clean sheet.
The significance of Thursday night’s battle was evident in the stands as the SF Glens Brigade waved their green-and-white clad flags and stayed long after the final whistle with Glens supporters from the Firefly Disc Club to celebrate the victory with their heroes.
Next Home Game
The Glens close out the season tomorrow 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 Appreciation Day. The team will honor the SFGE 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 on tickets, directions, parking, the food/beer/wine menu, and more.
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