The game we covered was Saturday’s match between the Quakes and Monterrey. The writeup is here.
In UPSL action Contra Costa FC continued their winning ways with a 5-1 win over San Leandro.
In NPSL action San Ramon FC kicked off their inaugural match hosting the East Bay FC Stompers at home and the debutant club came out on top with a 1-0 win.
Napa Valley 1839 FC had another friendly against a Mexican reserve side. Last November their club played Club America’s reserves, and this time on Sunday they played against the Chivas reserves. The visitors scored on a late goal to beat Napa Valley 1-0.
Some articles of note:
Protagonist Soccer has an article on the East Bay (NPSL)/Oakland Stompers (UPSL) and their thoughts behind the name that was around for only one season in the NASL in 1978 but managed to stick around from then until now. For that one year the top flight had a major Bay Area rivalry with the established San Jose Earthquakes and one would wonder what would have been had it been allowed to flourish. The Stompers left for Edmonton to be renamed the Drillers the following year. Still, check it out.
Oakland Stompers: NASL Era Kits for a Modern Age (protagonistsoccer.com)
And another article on JASA Redwood City player Salifu Jaffa
Player Profile: Salifu Jatta (protagonistsoccer.com)
Anything that comes up on Monday, we’ll update it on this page.