By: East Bay FC staff
02/07/2018 5:02 PM
The East Bay FC Stompers are pleased to announce that their 2018 NPSL Golden Gate Conference schedule.
This season will feature 3 new member in the Golden Gate Conference. The new teams are; El Farolito, FC Davis, and Academica SC. El Farolito will bring a new Bay Area rivalry to the Stompers out of San Francisco. FC Davis will be a new derby match for the Sacramento Gold while adding to the conference growth just outside of Sacramento. Academica is expanding the Golden Gate Conference boarders bringing the conference in to the central valley via Turlock.
(Full 2018 NPSL East Bay FC Stompers Golden Gate Conference Schedule) Schedule
2018, will also feature a different format from the past two NPSL seasons. This new format will be similar to that of 2015 with every team playing eachother twice, once at home and once away. Typically the Golden Gate Conference has been comprised of five teams and each team playing their four other opponents in a three time round robin season format, equalling a 12 game schedule. Every year the team that would host once would then host twice the following season given the particular matchups on the schedule. In 2015, the Golden Gate had added in home and away with two Northwest teams to have a well rounded one home and one away 14 game schedule. This 2018 NPSL schedule will be a more favorable schedule format for all involved.
"We are excited to see some new blood in our conference this year," commented EBFC Head Coach Martin Sierra. "This schedule makes more sense and is more preferable to the Stompers than what we have been playing in years past. It is going to be a good season having a more balanced conference in number of teams."
The Stompers open up at home on Saturday, March 17th versus El Farolito and conclude the regular season on Saturday June 30th versus Academica SC at home the same way the season starts at CSUEB Pioneer Stadium in Hayward, Calif.
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The top three teams in the Golden Gate Conference will qualify for the NPSL West regional playoffs. They will be joined by three teams from the Southwest Conference and two teams from the Northwest Conference.
Single game tickets and season pass options are now available online @ EBFCStompers.com/Tickets.
Discount- $5 at the gate ($3 Advance)- Youth under 18 years, Seniors 60 years and over with ID, Military (Active/Veteran) with ID.
CSUEB Student/Faculty- Free for the first 1,000 students/faculty with online ticket and valid CSUEB Student ID.