This Week 3-11-24

The one game covered was at San Jose where the Quakes are yet to get a win or a draw in 2024.

Doug at Soccer Bay Area has the analysis on what went wrong.

San Jose Earthquakes remain winless to start season

The Roots begin their 2024 season with a win. Mike and Doug again at Soccer Bay Area has the highlights.  After missing out on the 2023 playoffs the team had to subtract and add to retool for the season–the article was written before last weekend’s match but the story is there on what to expect.

Tamacas & Cedeno Power Oakland Roots to Win in 2024 Opener

2024 Preview: Oakland Roots retool defensive line, add new striker to return to playoffs

Jonathan at the Roots Blog as his take on the game as well.  

Oakland Roots start season with 2-1 win over Indy Eleven; Donasiyano, second half changes, early impressions, Blanchette, more

Major news regarding Earthquakes II.  To no surprise, the team will now be playing as The Town FC and while there will be three games at PayPal Park the bulk of the matches will be played at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.  The schedule is here, and we’ll let Doug once again explain the news.

The Town FC to join MLS Next Pro as San Jose Earthquakes affiliate

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The schedule was announced last month but at that time there was no announced venue but now that the news is official here are the dates and venues:


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With Jonathan from the Roots Blog take from The Town FC we don’t think there will be obstacles in the Roots playing at Malibu Grand Prix (or a vacated Coliseum due to the baseball team’s departure for Las Vegas) despite both teams taking the East Bay market.  Since The Town FC is now playing as the former Earthquakes II team they will serve as an affiliate rather than a reserve team.   For now it looks likes both teams will be given a chance to thrive in the region with the Roots playing in the second tier USL Championship and The Town with MLS Next Pro.