Match Day Guide: Burlingame Dragons FC v San Jose State Spartans

The Burlingame Dragons FC continue their 2016 PDL preseason as they travel to San Jose this weekend to take on the Spartans on Sunday, April 10th at 2:00pm. The game will take place at the Spartan Soccer Fields, which is located at the corner of Alma and Senter Streets in San Jose.  In preparation for Sunday’s match, here is everything you need to know.

Kickoff: 2:00pm

Admission is FREE

Parking: No restrictions to parking during the weekends – simply follow the directions of posted signs.  There is a small parking lot that is adjacent to the field. Park adjacent to the field behind the old running track

Seating: There is no bleacher seating for fans, but it is recommended that fans bring chairs, umbrellas, blankets, etc.  You will be able to sit a few yards off the sideline.

Concessions: No concessions at the game. Please bring your own food and refreshments. No alcohol is allowed at the game


Getting To The Match

Map and directions can be found at the following links,+1+Mangini+Way,+Burlingame,+CA+94010/SJSU+Spartan+Stadium,+1251+South+10th+Street,+San+Jose,+CA+95112/@37.4529077,-122.3885053,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f9df2e05d6993:0x95ac832b0ff50c62!2m2!1d-122.3468864!2d37.5825819!1m5!1m1!1s0x808e3331dce260ed:0x8fd829805007db0c!2m2!1d-121.8683025!2d37.3197221!3e0


Opponent Preview

The Spartans are coming off of a difficult 2015 season in which they finished with a 6-11-2 record overall and a 4-4-2 record in Western Athletic Conference play.

San Jose State was led in scoring by Juniors Rory Knibbs and Jonathan Colunga. Knibbs had a nice season for the Spartans, scoring 11 goals in 19 games, leading the team in goal scoring. His prowess in front of the net earned him 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I Men’s Soccer All-West Region Second Team honors and first team all WAC honors.. The London, England native has bettered his goal scoring total each of his three years at SJSU. 

Colunga finished the 2015 season with 12 points in 18 games. His four goals and four assists left him in second place on his team in each category. He was also awarded First Team all WAC honors for his contributions.

Junior Kyle O’Mahoney and Freshman Eddie Saydee anchor the back end for the Spartans and will have to be on their A game to stop the Burlingame attack. Both O’Mahoney and Saydee are stay-at-home defensive players that played critical roles to help the Spartans rebound from a difficult season in 2015.