It looks like as of now Sacramento of the USL will be the only Northern California club playing local soccer in 2020. While the MLS is Back tournament is still on the schedule, there is talk of at least a fall slate in the home markets. However, Santa Clara County has been advising that teams do not play games until November, so there is the possibility that if MLS returns the Quakes could play at another location in the Bay Area or even elsewhere where a municipal area will allow closed door matches. In our case barring any major miracle where games can be played in Santa Clara County we do not anticipate the Quakes returning to play until next year. However, in Alameda County where the Oakland Roots play and where the situation is currently stable we expect them to play their fall schedule (closed door) unless the area goes on lockdown again. Of note, San Francisco is expecting to allow closed door games for the Giants baseball team, and while there are no locations available to the Quakes Kezar Stadium in our personal view may be an accommodating venue but that is only speculation and there is nothing confirming that since everything is very fluid in regards to the status of the 2020 schedule.
If I’m reading @HealthySCC’s upcoming updated SIP order effective Jul 13 correctly, it allows professional teams to practice and play in empty stadiums upon approval of their plan from Dr. Cody. That is big news for #Quakes74 following #MLSisBack.https://t.co/7kOgmliEVN pic.twitter.com/VaVLYYO8J4— JMoore Quakes (@JmooreQuakes) July 3, 2020
Update: Santa Clara County may allow games – may need to revise this one for Friday.
Without any further ado, the Sacramento Republic schedule has been announced. The times will be updated here. Again, the games as of now will be closed to fans.
(Home team listed first)
MON. JUL. 13 7:00 PM Sacramento Republic FC v Tacoma Defiance
SUN. JUL. 19 6:00 PM Sacramento Republic FC v Reno 1868 FC
SAT. JUL. 25 TBD LA Galaxy II v Sacramento Republic FC
WED. JUL. 29 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Orange County SC
SAT. AUG. 1 TBD San Diego Loyal SC v Sacramento Republic FC
SAT. AUG. 8 TBD Portland Timbers 2 v Sacramento Republic FC
WED. AUG. 12 TBD Reno 1868 FC v Sacramento Republic FC
SAT. AUG. 15 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Tacoma Defiance
SAT. AUG. 22 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Portland Timbers 2
WED. SEP. 2 TBD Portland Timbers 2 v Sacramento Republic FC
SAT. SEP. 12 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Reno 1868 FC
SAT. SEP. 19 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Tacoma Defiance
SAT. SEP. 26 TBD Reno 1868 FC v Sacramento Republic FC
WED. SEP. 30 TBD Tacoma Defiance v Sacramento Republic FC
SAT. OCT. 3 TBD Sacramento Republic FC v Portland Timbers 2