This Week 9-7-20

The Quakes played two matches in the past week.  First up they were once again defeated by LAFC 5-1.  Danny Hoesen scored the only goal in the final seconds of the match.  This past weekend’s match was marked by the first home game in almost 6 months hosting Colorado before an empty stadium and limited staff. (Note: as of now we are opting out of reporting, though we reserve the option to cover select matches).

The match was highlighted by career goal 162 from Chris Wondolowski from the penalty spot in the 59th minute.  However, the lead was erased thanks to a goal from former Quake Kei Kamara in the 81st minute to draw the teams even.  His goal was the 129th of his stellar career.  Next up for the Quakes will be a road trip to Seattle on Thursday Sept 10 at 7pm while Colorado will host Houston on Wednesday Sept 9 at 5pm PDT.

The Roots also played this weekend in their first match in 6 months with a road trip against LA Force.  Thanks to two goals from Matt Fondy the Roots were able to secure the win.  Next up is another Southern California match against Cal United next Sunday at 4pm.

The Beautiful Blog has two stories regarding the Oakland Roots–first up is their summary of the game in greater detail and their protest against social injustice.

https://blog.sfgate.com/soccer/2020/09/06/fondys-brace-carries-oakland-roots-to-first-ever-away-victory/

The second from TBB has been speculation that the Roots will switch from NISA to the USL Championship in 2021.  The story cannot be confirmed nor denied but their move has already sparked controversy as to where teams can fit best in accordance to the soccer model, especially in regards to promotion/relegation.  The possible move will also mean taking over the territorial rights in the Bay Area which is currently held by investors in Walnut Creek/Concord and will establish a short rivalry with Sacramento Republic until they become an expansion MLS side in 2023.  It may continue if the future MLS side chooses to field a reserve side to compete once more in the Championship.  If any further developments occur they will be posted here.

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