Former 2006 U.S. National Soccer team captain Jimmy Conrad scored three goals in the San Francisco Glens 8-2 victory over the SQ Earthquakes.
“I haven’t had a hat trick since high school,” Conrad said with a huge smile after the game.
The team SF Glens are a semi-pro that’s part of the USL League 2, a league that has 74 teams in North America and Canada. They are ranked 16th overall.
Conrad scored his first goal in the 27th minute, followed by back to back goals in the 53rd and 55th minute.SQ Earthquake player ‘Francisco’ scored for the home team in the 42nd minute.
Francisco is The Q’s version of one name identity, like Pele, Messi or Reynaldo.
“I was a little scared when first asked to come play inside a prison,” said Goalie Roberto Llamas. “But I wanted to come, so I cleared my schedule for this.”
Javier Ayala, one of several coaches who took part in the game, stated “People make mis- takes but it doesn’t necessarily make them bad people. I’ve had family members do time. So, part of the reason I’m here is challenge those perceptions that some may have and to play a good soccer game.”
“When these guys come in, it’s like a visit for me and the team. Some players don’t get a visit, so it gives many a chance
to actually have some social interaction. In that sense, no mat- ter what the score says, we’re always winning.” said Angel Villafone.
The SQ Earthquakes at the close of this game, are 0-1-1 on the season.