Welcome to 2019. There was one game over the weekend but that was a makeup game from November 2018 when it was originally scheduled but was delayed mainly due to the Camp Fire.
In a game that was marked by the cold and pockets of rain, Academica SC advances over the Oakland Stompers 1-0 with a late goal in the 80th minute. The Turlock club now awaits their opponent in April.
And it's all over. @AcademicaSC with an 80th minute goal triumphs over @OaklandStompers with a 1-0 win. #USOC2019
— TheCup.us (@usopencup) January 6, 2019
FT! 1-0 AC! Onto the 4th round of the @opencup! Thanks to everyone that made the trip! Next round will be on April 6/7 #USOC2019
— Academica SC (@AcademicaSC) January 6, 2019
FT 1-0 @AcademicaSC
— Oakland Stompers (@OaklandStompers) January 6, 2019
Thecup.us has an extensive report on the Stompers/Academica match.
2019 US Open Cup Qualifying: Academica SC edges Oakland Stompers in wildfire-postponed match
Also, Quakes fans can meet the new head coach at Avaya Stadium. Matias Almeyda will be making the rounds on Sunday January 20 from 1 to 4 pm. There will be a Q/A session moderated by Gabriel Sotelo of Telemundo 48 followed by an autograph session. San Jose-based Mexican “Popteño” band SuenaTron will be performing plus the Epicenter will be open with food trucks and the bar. If you are a season pass holder select players will be making appearances.
Tickets are free but you must go to this link to obtain–they will be required to enter the event.
The Quakes will open up their season March 2 against Montreal and will be on the road on March 16 at New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls. The remainder of the season schedule will be announced soon.