California PDL Weekend Recap: Fresno Fuego Win Big, San Diego Zest Off To Hot Start & More

California PDL Weekend Recap: Fresno Fuego Win Big, San Diego Zest Off To Hot Start & More

The USL PDL season is in full swing with nine teams from California competing in the annual summer league for college and top-level amateur players.

Fresno Fuego are off to a fantastic start while first year club San Diego Zest FC are riding a four-match unbeaten streak. Below are recap from last week’s action.

Central Pacific Division

Fresno Fuego
It was a busy and succesful week for the Central Pacific leading Fresno Fuego as they, at home on Thursday, defeated Burlingame Dragons FC 2-1 before picking up a 1-0 road victory over Southern California Seahorses on Saturday. Against Burlingame, Christian Chaney recorded goals on either side of the half. He then scored the game winner against the Seahorses. He leads the USL PDL with nine goals.

San Francisco City FC
In their lone match from the weekend, San Francisco City FC suffered its first loss in a 2-0 defeat to the Las Vegas Mobsters.

Burlingame Dragons FC
It was a bag of mixed results for the Dragons. They suffered a 2-1 loss against Fresno on Thursday, before bouncing back and defeating LA Laguna FC 5-3 on Saturday. Brian Nana-Sinkam scored the lone goal in the Fresno loss. In the victory over Laguna, Daniel Musovski and Jamael Cox each had a brace while Khalid Arramdani added goal.

Southwest Division

San Diego Zest FC
The first year club is off to a great start this season and is currently riding a four-match unbeaten streak after picking up a point in a 1-1 draw with Ventura County Fusion on Saturday. Matthew Hurlow Paonessa scored the lone goal for the Zest.

OC Blues U23
No matches scheduled for OC Blues U23.

FC Golden State Force
After suffering a 5-2 loss against FC Tucson on May 28, FC Golden State Force bounced back in a rematch against FC Tucson and played them to a 1-1 draw despite scoring the goal. Pablo Palaez scored the goal from a Jose Hernandez pass.

Ventura County Fusion
Ventura played Zest to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Reed McKenna scored the goal for the Fusion.

Southern California Seahorses
The winless streak continues as Southern California Seahorses suffered a 1-0 loss to Fresno on Saturday.

LA Laguna FC
LA Laguna dropped its third match on a row. This time to Burlingame Dragons FC on Saturday, 5-3. Angel Mora and Miguel Galvan scored for Laguna.