The 2010 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Champions Sacramento Gold rolled over the Eureka Tsunami by a score of 5 to 1, Saturday night at River City High School, in West Sacramento.
Jason Jones scored four goals for the Gold and Manolo Pina added a fifth, sending the Gold into the North West Conference Finals next Saturday at the River City High School Stadium. A win on Saturday earns the Gold a berth in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Jones opened the scoring for the Gold in the tenth minute off an assist by Abraham Prado. Manolo Piña notched the Gold’s second score two minutes later, sending a free into the back of the net. Jones scored two more goals in the first half, one in stoppage time, and added a fourth early in the second half,
Junior Reynoza notched the Tsunami’s lone goal in the 46th minute off an assist by Juan Reynoso.
The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States. It’s open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams from amateur adult clubs like the Gold to the professional clubs of Major League Soccer. The top two tiers, Major League Soccer and the North American Soccer League, earn berths into the third and second rounds of the tournament respectively. The third, fourth and fifth tiers of the tournament pyramid play in a series of qualification and state tournaments to determine the berths into the tournament. These teams will complete the 64-team field in the U.S. Open Cup.
For more information, see the Sacramento Gold’s website at www.sacramentogoldfc.com or contact Cy Rickards at (916) 798-3933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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