This Week 6-8-20

The Quakes are back.  Their schedule will resume in the form of a World Cup style tournament to begin July at Orlando.  That part of the 2020 season is confirmed.

The remaining schedule may consist of Western Conference teams at Earthquakes Stadium behind closed doors.  However, we are also supporters and fans and the crowd is a very integral  part of the game, also known as Player 12.  Soccer without fans is nothing, and on that principle 3pointsport will sit this one out  and hope the matches will be broadcasted on ESPN, Fox Sports, or NBC Sports Bay Area/California.  The exception to the rule is the club that rarely visits the area, if ever.

When the supporters are welcome to return to the stadium will also join suit.  For now, we are sitting this one out.  Stay home, save lives.

An update on Quakes assistant coach Benjamin Galindo, from the team website. Also from the MLS site.

The Roots are also back with their fall season to begin September 5–their Eastern counterparts will start early on August 8.  However, it looks like their schedule later in the year will consist of a home and home .  The October tournament will begin in October at a location to be determined.  What remains to be seen is whether Laney College or any of the other NISA clubs will allow fans, be a full crowd or limited social distancing.

Also soccer is a place of philanthropy as evidenced with SF City and the San Jose Earthquakes. The Roots has a list of resources where to donate to various causes, especially the Black Lives Matter social justice movement.

SF City has a donation page to Best Buddies. The 2020 season was cancelled but they won’t stop in helping out in the community.  Since this year is a virtual walk to take place June 20, any amount helps.

The info about Best Buddies is here:

Everybody needs a friend. But not everybody has one. It can be very hard for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make connections on their own. So Best Buddies matches them with a peer volunteer to form a “buddy pair”. New friends open up a whole new world of opportunities! And donations from people like you and me make local Best Buddies programs possible. Big, small, somewhere in between your support will not go unnoticed. Join us in giving the gift of friendship – register to walk with us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk or make a donation today!

We will be back if there is any breaking news with Bay Area soccer.  Right now, stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!