This Week 6-12-23

Our coverage was at San Francisco and San Jose on Saturday, plus a doubleheader in San Bruno and San Jose again to close Sunday.

An update from Soccer Bay Area regarding The Town FC.  They look to make their debut in 2024 with a WPSL team and the following year, reportedly to MLS Next Pro

Going Official: The Town FC announces Board of Directors, parent company’s name

While MLS can conduct trades between teams similar to the other North American sports, the USL usually will conduct transfers similar to Europe.  The latest deal with the Roots looks to be similar where one player will go to another team while that same club will swap a player back in return in a separate deal.  We’ll let Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots Blog explain further.

Oakland Roots trade star player Edgardo Rito

Oakland Roots transfer Edgardo Rito in exchange for Jeciel Cedeño

Some perspective on twitter from Jon at the Roots blog–reportedly Quakes owner John Fisher toured the old Raiders facility where the soccer team currently trains and hosts the 51O reserve matches.

We’ll add a bit of our take on this especially since Fisher also owns the baseball Oakland Athletics and there is the current competition for market audience between his Quakes and the Roots.  In addition the news regarding the baseball team makes him a villain in the eyes of the baseball fans.

Speaking of the Roots, our friends at the respective spots have their story on their road draw at Phoenix.

Oakland Roots Settle for Draw in Phoenix

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take 2-2 draw with Phoenix Rising

Live Blog: Oakland Roots at Phoenix Rising (June 10, 2023)

Quakes have another home win against Philadelphia.  The match recap is on their site.

Mike has the NPSL highlights–we will be returning to that beat for the remainder of the schedule with the matches at Boxer Stadium in San Francisco.

NPSL Golden Gate Conference: Week 8 Roundup

And the USL roundup from the usual suspects at Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog.

USL W League, League 2 roundup – week 5 – SF Glens women remain undefeated

Live Blog: Oakland Soul at California Storm (June 8, 2023)