This Week 9-20-21

Our coverage was on Wednesday at San Jose for the Quakes and Saturday at Oakland for the Roots.

Both teams had two games in a week with the Quakes hosting Real Salt Lake and then returning to Texas to face Austin.  As for the Roots they played two “home” games, one against Tacoma at their training grounds at Las Positas College in Livermore and at their regular home stadium at Laney against the Galaxy 2 team.  Our friends at Soccer Bay Area has the deets on the games.

Oakland Roots pressure too much for Tacoma Defiance, win 3-1

PK trips up Oakland Roots playoff push

MLS suspends Matias Almeyda for one game

SJ Earthquakes claim first win over Austin

And also the college roundup – courtesy of Doug and Mike K:

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer: Lost Weekend for Cal and Stanford in SoCal

Bay Area Women’s College Soccer: Stanford tops Santa Clara in Top 25 battle

One more from our other buddy Dan at Quakesfan.  The US National Team resumes play next month and despite the win against Honduras on the road (note: his summary was posted after two games being played against El Salvador and Canada where the US drew against both opponents) the remaining games will be very challenging especially with 14 games (now 11 to go) against the past 10 matches to get into the World Cup tournament.  It’s time to panic with three games to be played in October and the same number again in November, two more at the end of January, before concluding in March with three remaining games to round out qualifying. No game will be easy especially with eight teams trying to get three or maybe four spots for 2022.

To close out, congratulations to Chofis for being named Player of the Week for his performance against Salt Lake scoring a hat trick in a losing effort, and Austin for his brace to earn a much needed win. The honor also earned him a spot in the Best XI for the week

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