Fouls played a major part in the SF Deltas' game against the Burlingame Dragons. (Melissa Rule/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fouls played a major part in the SF Deltas' game against the Burlingame Dragons. (Melissa Rule/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Deltas wins in first appearance in Open Cup

STANFORD — Fouls led to scoring after a slow start in the San Francisco Deltas’ second Open Cup win.

The first half of the game against the Burlingame Dragons was quiet as no shots were attempted until the 12th minute.

It was Burlingame’s Jamael Cox who started the scoring, putting Burlingame in the lead in the 29th minute.

The Deltas responded with a shot off a foul kick by Kyle Bekker, tapped in by Reiner Ferreira to keep the Deltas in the game before half.

Burlingame dominated possession in the first.

Both sides cleaned up play in the second half after an opening period defined by mistakes. Passing was cleaner and there was more communication.

Yellow cards were doled out as the game intensified.

“I think the second half was all us,” said Deltas head coach Marc Dos Santos. “The only thing I said was, ‘guys, we got our warning’ and it took the best of us to win this game.”

Deltas player Tommy Heinemann scored off an assist from Jackson in the second half to take the lead. They sustained the lead for a 2-1 win.

Both goals scored by the Deltas followed fouls. Burlingame head coach Joe Cannon said those calls changed the game.

“You don’t want to dwell on it but the refs were a bit soft,” said Cannon. “You have to make sure that they understand it is a big deal and it changes games.”

Deltas Open Cup play continues May 31st against Phoenix Rising FC.

The San Francisco Deltas next regular season home game is at Kezar Stadium on Friday night. Burlingame DragonsNASL soccerOpen CupSF Deltas

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

The J Church train could begin running again later this month on at least part of its surface route. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
First Muni trains will return to service Dec. 19

Three additional bus routes coming back online in January

Smoking cannabis. (Shutterstock)
Supes ban tobacco smoking in apartments but exempt cannabis

San Francisco banned smoking and vaping of tobacco in apartments Tuesday night,… Continue reading

Dr. Grant Colfax and Mayor London Breed said new restrictions could come this week due to rising COVID-19 cases.<ins> (Examiner screenshot)</ins>
Breed: ‘More restrictive action’ needed to slow spread of COVID-19

San Francisco officials said Tuesday tougher restrictions will soon be imposed to… Continue reading

Many landlords fought the proposal requiring them to register properties, calling it an invasion of privacy. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Housing inventory wins unanimous approval from supervisors

Legislation will require landlords to register properties, report vacancies and rents

Harlan Kelly, head of the SFPUC and husband to City Administrator Naomi Kelly (right), faces federal charges for allegedly trading inside information on a city contract in return for a paid family vacation. (Courtesy photo)
Harlan Kelly, head of SFPUC, charged with fraud in widening Nuru scandal

Kelly accused of engaging in corrupt partnership with permit expediter

Most Read