There is nothing to report, except training camp is in progress for both the Quakes and Roots. The Quakes open play against Toronto on February 2 at 2:15pm, while the Roots kick off their Spring Season against Chattanooga FC the same day ay 5:10pm.
RECAP: Earthquakes Open 2020 Preseason with Friendly Against Columbus (sjearthquakes.com) – given the expanded number of clubs in MLS this is the only “meeting” between the two clubs this year, with no matches on the schedule.
AFC Hearts of the UPSL and San Ramon FC of the NPSL have announced they are respectively going on hiatus for the 2020 season. The East Bay FC Stompers released a statement via Zimpix’s twitter (Doug Zimmerman of The Beautiful Blog’s spot on the tweet–give him a follow).
Received a response from @EBFCStompers about not playing in the NPSL in 2020: The East Bay FC Stompers have elected to go inactive for the 2020 NPSL season. We have been in talks with multiple groups interested in purchasing the NPSL spot from our club.— Douglas Zimmerman (@zimpix) February 1, 2020
We also have a few other interesting offers from investors wishing to join the club and restructer. The EBFC Stompers are taking the year to evaluate our options moving forward but fully intend to return to the NPSL in 2021, at this moment.— Douglas Zimmerman (@zimpix) February 1, 2020
The Stompers will continue to participate in the UPSL for the 2020 season under our @OaklandStompers brand. We have big news and multiple projects that we plan to reveal in 2020 for the Oakland Stompers. – Billy Forte: Owner/President— Douglas Zimmerman (@zimpix) February 1, 2020
We would like to invite all of our #Stompers #supporters to continue to follow the club @OaklandStompers for our 2020 campaign. Thank you for your continued #support of Stompers soccer! https://t.co/rxF7WWYTzn— East Bay FC Stompers (@EBFCStompers) February 1, 2020
Hopefully being in one league will make the team a more sustainable outfit. The club is hoping for greater success in a regional outfit that includes Real San Jose (another former NPSL team), JASA Redwood City, San Leandro, and Contra Costa FC.
Also, the Glens are looking for a new coach–their announcement for Monday was coach Javier Ayala-Hil stepping down for family reasons. We wish him the best in that endeavor. Of note, he has been playing for Olympic Club during their Open Cup run and it continues on March 25 7:30pm at Negoesco Stadium against FC Davis of the NPSL.
🚨 BREAKING: @Jav910 has stepped down as SF Glens head coach.— San Francisco Glens (@SFGlensSC) February 4, 2020
From helping build the foundation of our @USLLeagueTwo team to developing our @GlensEvolution U16s, we're eternally grateful for his service to the club!
We will announce his successor Tuesday morning. #ThankYouJavi pic.twitter.com/wDnTnCJCgB