By Marco Lopez
July 04, 2011
GOLD ADVANCES TO WESTERN DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
(July 5, 2011)- West Sacramento Ca.- Sacramento Gold FC (7-4-3) advanced to the Western Division Semifinal after coming away with a 1-1 draw against Sonoma County Sol (7-3-4) on July 4, 2011 at River City High School.
Clemente “Bo” Fonseca made good for the Gold after a 20 plus yard free kick was converted in the first half. Michael Arroyo took care of the Sonoma’ offense, as his side needed to win in order to move on to the playoffs.
The Sol came out physical and aggressive in the second half. Shot after shot was deflected by the Sacramento back line, as they knew that a tie would secure the Western Division semi-final playoff spot.
In the end, after numerous hard fouls, red cards for both sides, and a tremendous display of individual talent, Sacramento was able to hold on. Gold FC keeps their hopes alive as they continue to defend their 2010 National Premiere Soccer League Championship.
Up next, Sacramento will face off against SD Flash (10-1-3) in San Diego, California on Saturday July 9, 2011 at 7pm. Last time both teams met the Flash came out on top 3-1.
The other semi-final match will be disputed between Hollywood United (11-1-2) and Santa Ana Winds (8-2-4) in Southern California on Saturday July 9.
For team and NPSL information visit www.npsl.info or call (916) 842-8745