This Week 8-29-22

Our coverage was supposed to be this match but the season comes to an abrupt halt with Bay Cities suspending operations on Friday.  Instead, we’ll put together some highlights from the usual friends of the site.

The Quakes and Roots were once again in action with the San Jose team continuing their road woes with a 1-0 loss at Kansas City, while the Roots right off a coaching change manage a win and loss on the road by stealing points at San Diego but end up on the short end against Sacramento.

Doug and Jon have their respective takes on the Roots road swing.

New Coach, New Life: Oakland Roots upset San Diego Loyal, jump back into playoff race

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Noah Delgado gets first win in dramatic 3-1 comeback over San Diego Loyal

Oakland Roots finally lose to Sacramento Republic

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall 1-0 to Sacramento Republic

The Roots are now exploring their own stadium in Oakland.   The move will make sense in the long term given that the basketball team returned to San Francisco, the football team moved to Las Vegas, and the baseball team is rumored to relocate to that same city if they cannot secure a home.  Doug has his take on this topic, while Jon confirmed the news on Twitter.

Oakland Roots make public their stadium search

The Quakes reserves team will play their final home game in San Francisco at the University of San Francisco’s soccer venue Negoesco Field.  The place holds its own stories with the main team hosting the LA Galaxy in the 2001 US Open Cup plus past teams such as the San Francisco Seals and San Francisco City.  Professional soccer comes to town for the first time since the Deltas tenure in 2017.

In the meantime Earthquakes II are right outside of a playoff spot with three games left.  The first one will be a 6pm Labor Day match against the Whitecaps second team at PayPal Park while their last game will be played in San Francisco before finishing their season on the road at Minnesota.

Doug at Soccer Bay Area again has his takes.

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