This Week 1-25-21

The deets from The Beautiful Blog.  We will post our own takes later on that includes an update on the Roots and the so-called “Super” draft.

Also, the MLS season is scheduled to start April 3, and will conclude on November 7 with MLS Cup slated to be played on December 11.    There is no word as to when fans will return to the stands but it may appear that for the first half of the season travel will continue to be limited to the west coast.

The NPSL on twitter has announced their stable of teams to play this year–depending on current health and safety regulations.

Update (1) 1/25: The conflict between the Roots founders deepens with ousted partner Benno Nagel, who is now the Technical Director with Oakland SC.

Details of the lawsuit (provided by Doug of sfgate/The Beautiful Blog) can be found here.

Update (2) 1/25: Last Wednesday the Quakes added another player to their roster by signing midfielder  Javier Eduardo “La Chofis” Lopez from Chivas to a one year loan deal with an option for a second year.  La Chofis is expected to provide offensive help vacated by the departure of Vako.  More signings are expected in the coming days.

Also the Quakes added two players from the draft with selections Thomas Williamson (Forward, UC Berkeley, 12th pick) George Asomani (Midfield, North Carolina State, 39th pick-2nd round). Local players selected in the draft include Glens alumni Nabi Kibunguchy (Defender, UC Davis, 18th pick) to Minnesota United and Logan Panchot from SF City (Midfield, Stanford, 32nd pick-2nd round) to DC United.

Update (3) 1/25: The Roots announce additions to their roster and coaching staff–from Doug at the Beautiful Blog.  Also the USL Championship is scheduled to begin anywhere between April 24 and May 15.  It looks like the Roots will be playing teams along the western states including Sacramento and San Diego while the games will begin closed door at first with fans eventually being allowed per local health and safety guidelines. Again, no word as to when Laney College will open the stadium to the public.

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