Sacramento Gold FC's 2018 National Premier Soccer League schedule has been unveiled! Sacramento will play each of its seven Golden Gate Conference opponents home and away, for a total of 14 matches.The top three Golden Gate Conference teams will qualify for the 2018 NPSL Playoffs, along with the top three teams in the Southwest Conference and top two teams in the Northwest Conference.
The regular season begins on Saturday, March 17 when the Gold plays host to Napa Valley 1839. It will be the first of three straight home matches to start the season, followed by a clash with defending Golden Gate champs CD Aguiluchos USA on March 24 and the first ever matchup with NPSL newcomers Academica SC on April 7. The first road match of the season will also be first-of-its-kind, as the Gold travels to the Bay Area to face another new Golden Gate squad, El Farolito, on April 14. Sacramento will then head back home to welcome the third and final newcomer, FC Davis, on April 21 before going back to the Bay to battle the East Bay Stompers on April 28. The first half of the regular season concludes with a scintillating Cinco de Mayo showdown with the rival Sonoma County Sol at home.
The second half slate begins with three straight road matches. Sacramento will travel to face Napa and Aguiluchos on May 12 and 19, respectively, before the Gold's first ever trip to Turlock to tangle with Academica on June 2. The Gold will return home to welcome Farolito to its inaugural Capitol City visit on June 9, then take a short drive west along Highway 50 to square off with Davis on June 16. Sacramento will hope for fans to show up in full force on June 23, when it hosts the Stompers in the regular season home finale. The schedule wraps up with a tril to face the rival Sol on June 30.
All Gold home matches will kick off at 7 p.m. at Capital Christian High School. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the gate. Sacramento's preseason schedule starts on Saturday, February 10 against Sacramento Republic FC. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. at American River College. General admission tickets are $10 and can be bought here.
An overview of the 2018 NPSL schedule can be seen below. A printable version of the schedule can be found here. More information about the Golden Gate Conference schedule can be found here.