Bay Cities Football Club may be brand new, but this Saturday the professional soccer team based in Redwood City will look to rack up its third straight league win in a debut year that has already exceeded expectations.
“When we started the team, everyone thought we would get crushed by the many talented and experienced teams in the league,” said Head Coach and President Anders Perez. “Time and time again, we have proven them wrong. To be in a position to potentially compete in the playoffs is exhilarating for the organization.”
On Saturday, May 5, Bay Cities FC defeated the LA Force 1-0 in Los Angeles, following up on another league win the previous week, 3-1 over Albion San Diego.
The back-t0-back wins put Bay Cities as No. 3 in the Western Division of the National Independent Soccer League (NISA), a third division professional soccer league in the U.S.
“If they maintain this ranking throughout the season, or advance even further, Bay Cities will compete in the League playoffs,” the team states.
Bay Cities’ current league successes followed a spectacular start to the season, when it defeated Monterey Bay Football Club in its US Open Cup debut at PayPal Park, home of the San Jose Earthquakes. Monterey Bay FC competes in the division above NISA.
Bay Cities is the only professional sports organization based in San Mateo County. The club aims to offer family-friendly entertainment and foster a sense of local pride. The club says its mission is to “‘Bridge the Bay’ through the love of soccer and offer professional opportunities to up-and-coming talent.”
On Saturday, Bay Cities will host Cal United Strikers at Sequoia High School Stadium at 7 p.m.
Tickets to the game can be purchased here.
Photo courtesy of Rocha Multimedia for Bay Cities Football Club.