May 29, 1998
The San Francisco Bay Seals (3-6, 9) travel to San Diego for another important A-League Pacific Division contest this Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Devore Stadium. The third-place Flash (4-4, 12) will try to win their second consecutive match for the first time this season. This opportunity was made possible when San Diego defeated the Vancouver 86ers last Friday 1-0 on a spectacular goal by midfielder Carlos "Chile" Farias before a Memorial Day weekend crowd of 2,892 at Devore Stadium.
The Flash have not won or lost more than one game in a row all season long. If they can buck that trend on Friday they will have a two-game winning streak and maybe more important another victory within the division. The current five-game homestand is against all Pacific Division opponents, Flash coach Ralf Wilhelms knows the importance of doing well at Devore Stadium. "We need to establish ourselves as a dominant home team, so that our opponents feel uncomfortable coming to San Diego," remarked Wilhelms.
"Flash Fridays" Present Team Picture Night This Friday
This Friday is another "Flash Friday" when the San Diego Flash will give all kids under 16 a free team picture to be signed by the players after the match against San Francisco Bay. The first 1,000 kids will be given the picture immediately following the game and then they will be escorted to the concourse where Flash players will be on hand to sign autographs.
Mexican Women's National Team to Play Before Flash on Friday
The first-year Mexican Women's National Team will play a match against the Trader Publications Women's All-star Team Friday beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Devore Stadium before the Flash/Seals contest. The Mexican team is on its way to San Francisco to play a few friendly matches against women's amateur teams. Autographs will be available in the concourse beginning at 6:30 p.m.