The Deltas scored two set piece goals to come from behind and avoid the Cupset against the PDL Burlingame Dragons. Kyle Bekker provided the two deadly free kicks from similar spots on the field that resulted in a goal in each half.
The Burlingame Dragons FC, a third-year PDL franchise, managed their first win in three first round tries, beating El Farolito at Boxer Stadium 6-5 on penalties after the two teams drew 0-0 through 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime.
At least five teams either fielded an ineligible player or had one on their gameday roster during the first or second rounds of the tournament. However, only two of the teams were discovered in time to file a protest.
Feats of awe-inspiring skill may be rarer in lower division soccer, but they still exist on a regular basis – Sacramento Gold forward Manolo Pina is living proof of this.
Angel Acevedo netted the game winner in extra time to push the home team onto a second round match-up next week against Sacramento Republic FC.