This Week 4-15-24

Our coverage was in San Jose where the men lost and the women made “herstory” with their very first win in team history.

Roots takes–Doug and Jon have their respective takes on the win over El Paso on the road:

Rodriguez brace leads Oakland Roots over El Paso

Oakland Roots comeback in 3-2 win over El Paso; Johnny’s brace, Memo’s magnificence, second-half magic, more

Kevin from Soccer Bay Area has his take on the Quakes loss, while Doug pens his take on Bay FC’s win over Seattle.

‘Luck will bounce our way’: Luchi pleads for patience after Earthquakes’ disastrous loss to Rapids

What we learned: Bay FC defeat Seattle for first home win

The Town FC gets a win at Utah against Real Monarchs.

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Bay FC v Reign

The second time was the charm for Bay FC against Seattle as they reversed their 3-2 loss against Houston with a win over the Reign by the same score.

Kayla Sharples put the ball into her own net giving Seattle the lead in the 27th minute off a deflection from her teammate Alyssa Malonson trying to clear the ball from the goal.  However, Sharples factored into the scoring with her goal off a set play two minutes into the second half drawing the score even with a goal a piece.  It was Alex Loera who gave Bay FC the lead in the 58th minute with her outside strike into the net.

Bethany Balcer drew Seattle even with her goal in the 83rd minute, but it was substitute Joelle Anderson who provided the game winner and despite 12 minutes of added time Bay FC was able to hold on to victory and get the very first home win in team history.

Our select shots from the game plus the extended photo album are here.


Next up for Bay FC (2 W- 0 D – 2 L) is a road trip to Kansas City on Saturday April 20 at 4:30pm while Seattle (1 W- 0 D – 3 L) will play at home against Chicago Red Stars on Sunday April 21 at 3pm.

Quakes v Rapids

The Quakes lose to Colorado 3-0.  An early penalty kick goal from Miguel Navarro 10 minutes into the match was enough for the visitors to gain momentum and hold on for the win.  Navarro later added another goal in the 60th minute and Cole Bassett 20 minutes later for insurance.

Our photo album is here:


Next up for the Quakes is a road trip to Carson to face the Galaxy on Sunday April 21 at 5pm, while the Rapids host Dallas on Saturday April 20 at 6:30 pm.

Latest News

There is a venue move to Bay FC’s road game against the Chicago Red Stars.   The June 9 match has been moved a day early to June 8 and will now be played at Wrigley Field, which is home to baseball’s Chicago Cubs.  That match will be shown at 4:30pm PT on Ion.  The stadium is no stranger to hosting soccer having hosted various friendlies, namely AS Roma, and in the past the Chicago Sting (1975-1984) of the old NASL.  Only the Chicago Fire of MLS has not played at the baseball stadium.

This will be one showcase for Bay FC’s debut season, who are currently sitting with 1 win and 2 losses with plenty to play from now until October/November.  Their next match will be Sunday at 5pm against the Seattle Reign.

This Week 4-8-24

The Quakes lose a heartbreaker on the road 4-3 over Austin FC.  They return home this Saturday to face Colorado.

The Town FC (formerly named Quakes 2) had a lead but lose in the shootout to North Texas FC on the road.

The Roots Blog gives a take on Oakland’s loss to Monterey Bay Union in a NorCal rivalry match.

Oakland Roots suffer third consecutive loss, culminating in postgame brawl with Monterey Bay FC

Update 4/9 – There is a second take from The Blog so check out Jon’s take along with the first one from Jack.

Oakland Roots lose to Monterey Bay FC; more attacking woes, lineup inconsistency, where’s rock-bottom, more

This Week 4-1-24

History, or herstory, made this past weekend.  Our summary of the Bay FC match against Houston is here.

Kevin at Soccer Bay Area reports on the match and that the team is here to stay with Doug providing all the sights.

Despite losing their first home game ever, Bay FC have already won

The Roots lose at home.  Doug once again at Soccer Bay Area and Jonathan at the Roots Blog have their takes on the game.

Early second-half goals send Oakland Roots to loss vs Vegas

Oakland Roots fall apart in 3-0 loss to Las Vegas Lights; lineup continuity, striker choice, Rasmussen’s injury, more

Live Blog: Oakland Roots vs. Las Vegas Lights (March 30, 2024)

We’re not podcasters here preferring to speak with photos.  We’ll share an update from Hella Football via Soccer Bay Area and yes–it looks like the times for SF City are very much set so tickets are available on their website–the venues were set earlier this year with the team playing at Boxer Stadium for the first part and concluding with a few at Kezar.

In a Houston sweep with the Dash defeating Bay FC 3-2, the Quakes lose on the road to the Dynamo 2-1.  Bruno Wilson gave the visitors the lead two minutes into the match but it was two late goals late in the second half that gave the home team the win.  Next up for the Quakes is another Texas stop at Austin FC this Saturday.

Please check for the latest Bay Area news and information.  We also have select items on Instagram at 3pointsport.

update 4/3 9:55pm – Jon’s game report at the Roots Blog has been added

Bay FC v Dash

In a match that was a sold out crowd of 18,000, Bay FC marked their home debut to a full house hosting the first women’s professional game since September 2010 when FC Gold Pride won to take what was then Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).  While that league folded in early 2012, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) took over as the top flight the following year.   After a 14 year hiatus a major women’s team finally made their return to the Bay Area.

While the festivities was marked by hoopla and a massive celebration, the storybook ending did not happen as the visitors from Texas defeated the debutants 3-2 on a game winning goal at the end of stoppage time to grab their first victory of the year.

Deyna Castellanos made history as the very first player to score for Bay FC in their inaugural home debut.  Her goal in the 19th minute set the stage for a back and forth that dominated the game.

While the home team carried a lead at halftime it was the second half that dominated play with Maria Sanchez drawing an equalizer in the 66th minute off Diana Ordonez.  Later, it was Ordonez who scored off a penalty kick miss in the 87th minute after Bay FC Lysianne Proulx made a save.

It was a stoppage time goal from Rachael Kundananji three minutes into extra time where she drew the game level with 2 goals each.  However it was Houston’s Havana Solaun who played spoiler to the party as she struck the goal on the upper left spot to give the Dash a win.

While the game did not result in one or three points, the match was a celebration and a welcome return of a top flight professional women’s soccer team that can take the place as the equal to the San Jose Earthquakes, whose stadium PayPal Park are hosting Bay FC .  The team has played a very competitive brand which serves as a bridge to the game’s future.

Our extended photo album is here.


Bay FC (1 W – 0 D – 2 L) will try to get that very first home win when they host Seattle on Sunday April 14 at 5pm.  Houston (1 W – 1 D – 1 L) will return home to host Washington on Friday April 12 at 5pm.

This Week 3-25-24

Double coverage this weekend at PayPal Park with the Quakes finally winning their first game of the 2024 season against Seattle and a friendly finally played after being postponed in October.

Bay FC lose to Washington Spirit 2-1 with a goal from Dorian Bailey in the 11th minute, who was originally drafted by her former team in 2019. Asisat Oshoala gets on the scoring tally with the assist.  The Sprit tied the game with a goal from Hal Hershfelt in the 23rd minute with the game winner late into stoppage time from Croix Bethune.  The women will finally open at home against the Houston Dash this Saturday.

The Town FC (formerly Quakes 2) get an away win against Timbers 2 on the road with the final being 3-1.

The NPSL roundup is here courtesy of Mike at Soccer Bay Area.  The plan is to cover select games from the league once again this year.

NPSL Golden Gate Conference: Week 3 Roundup

Soccer Bay Area has their Quakes summary courtesy of Kevin…

Key lineup changes propel Quakes to their first victory of the season

While Mike at Soccer Bay Area (again) and Jonathan at the Roots Blog share their takes on the Roots loss to defending USL champions Phoenix:

Former Oakland Roots Stars Lead Phoenix Rising to Win Over Their Former Club

Oakland Roots falls to Phoenix Rising; identity, attacking woes, international duty, more

In addition to the Leagues Cup being announced with MLS and Liga MX, the NWSL and Liga MX Femenil will be playing their own version of the USA vs Mexico tournament.  Bay FC will once again play against their West Coast rivals San Diego Wave and Angel City FC, with the first game in San Diego and the second game at PayPal Park.  Club America’s women’s team will also be part of the tournament with that match again here at PayPal Park.

The schedule for Bay FC is here, with the semi-final played the week of August 4 and the title match on the weekend of October 25 – 27.

Is there anything else you like to see here?  Let us know on our Instagram page @3pointsport.  Stay tuned for news and highlights from The Town FC and the Bay Area USL League Two clubs as well.

Pumas vs Comunicaciones

In a match that was postponed from October 16, 2023 the game was finally played this past Sunday at PayPal Park pitting one of Mexico’s popular clubs in UNAM (nicknamed Pumas) against one of Guatemala’s storied teams in Comunicaciones.

UNAM put on a show for their fans, which ended up being the most supported in the PayPal Park stands, as they defeated Comunicaciones 4-0.

Our photo album is here:


Next up are domestic league matches–for UNAM they host Cruz Azul on Saturday March 30 at 8pm while Comunicaciones meet Antigua GFC on the road Wednesday March 27 7pm.