Fusion Continue Playoff Chases vs. San Francisco FC in Second Game of NoCal Road Trip
Fixture: Ventura County Fusion (5-2-2) vs. San Francisco City Football Club (1-5-2)
Date & Time: Friday, July 8|7 pm PST
Venue: Kezar Stadium| San Francisco, CA
Twitter and Instagram: @VCFusion
Coming off a 2-1 win over Davis Legacy FC in the first game of its 2-game NoCal swing, the Ventura County Fusion take on San Francisco FC Friday at 7 pm at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. With two games (including this one) remaining in its USL League Two regular season, the Fusion sit in a tie for third place with the San Francisco Glens with 17 points. The So Cal Seahorses lead the division with 20 points but have played 11 games while Fusion has played nine. San Francisco FC sits in seventh place with five points but has played only eight games on the year. At the conclusion of the season, the leader in each division in the three-division Western Conference and the highest-finishing second-place team represent the conference in the USL League 2 playoffs.
In its last fixture, the Fusion came from behind to defeat Davis Legends FC 2-1. Leading scorer Logan Farrington got the winner in that game, scoring in the 89th minute off a corner kick. Farrington, a striker who plays his college ball at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, has scored six goals on the season. San Francisco FC’s last fixture ended in a 1-0 home loss to Marin Legends FC.
A fairly recent entry to USL League 2, San Francisco City Football Club was founded in 2001 and joined the league in 2017. Initially, the club joined the San Francisco Soccer Football League, one of the oldest soccer leagues in the United States. Over the next decade, the club continued to grow, climbing the ranks of the league and gaining support from local fans. In late 2012, members of the club met with soccer fans from other local organizations, including the San Francisco Football Supporters Association and the American Outlaws San Francisco chapter, to found the current club, a supporter-owned organization representing San Francisco on the national stage.
On the season, San Francisco FC has only scored 10 goals, compared to 15 for the Fusion. Adrian Cekala and Gustavo Ferrari are among the team leaders in goals with one apiece. Cekala, a native of Germany, plays his college soccer at Academy of Arts, a division 2 team located in San Francisco. Ferrari, who hails from Alberta, Canada, plays for Division 2 San Francisco State.
The Fusion return home for its last regular season fixture Friday, July 15 against the last-place FC Golden State Force. For more information on the Ventura County Fusion, visit vcfusion.com