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Yes, some more musings from kairostic.com (Quakes Fans) – the competitive gap is widening between the haves and have-nots.  Only a cap is keeping things in place, with designated player spots being utilized to acquire max talent elsewhere.  It’s looking like this team is becoming more like the Money Ball of soccer (of note: the Quakes have an affiliation with the baseball Athletics, though Lew Wolff has stepped back from operating the team). Enjoy!

Re-signing Fioranelli Sends Strong Message to Fans

Quakes Preseason/Roots Opener

The Quakes have announced their pre-season training schedule.  Once again they will travel to Cancun, Mexico to prepare for the 2020 league slate.   Their matches will be against one MLS team on February 3 and a local side on February 10 before returning home to play 2 closed door games against Reno on February 18 and Sacramento on February 21.

There has been no announcement on an Earthquakes (former Avaya) Stadium friendly as in years past, but most likely it could be scheduled for February 15.  If there is announcement it will be posted here.

More details on the Quakes preseason schedule from their website.

The Oakland Roots Spring games have been announced.  They open up at home on February 29 5pm against Chattanooga, and will be on the road against Detroit on March 21 time TBA.  The rest of the schedule will be given at a later date.

This Week 1-13-20

Aloha.  In the past week there has been some “hot stove” news regarding the Quakes.  First off, Tom Fox has decided to leave the team for other opportunities.

Also, the Quakes select defender Tanner Beason as their first pick, 12th overall in the first round,  in the 2020 Draft.  Midfielder Jack Skahan (27th overall) and defender Jon Bell (38th) were picked in the second round.  Beason is reported to have a deal with the team while Skahan and Bell will need to be signed.  Those are the only picks as the Quakes decided to pass on the 3rd and 4th rounds.

In regards to local college players in the draft, Beason hails from Stanford, while his teammate midfielder Derek Waldeck was selected in the 3rd round (66th) by FC Dallas. Cal defender Simon Lekressner was picked in the 2nd round (30th) by New England.  Goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley of UC Davis went to the Red Bulls, also in the 2nd round (36th). St Mary’s of Moraga had two players picked with goalkeeper Remi Prieur (2nd round, 47th overall) going to Philadelphia and midfielder Anders Engebretsen (4th round, 79th overall) heading to Dallas.

SF City fared well in the draft, with the aforementioned Beason and Skahan going to the Quakes, Lekressner heading to the Revolution, and Prieur going to the Crew.  Defender Jeremy Kelly of UNC was picked by Montreal in the first round, 9th overall, but was later dealt to Colorado.  The Glens had one overall player, with Lekressner playing one year wth the club.

In other news, Contra Costa reversed their penalty kick loss to JASA in the Wild West Cup with a win over Pajaro Valley of Watsonville, again on penalties.  Congratulations to the Walnut Creek club who will now face Santa Ana Winds FC for the chance to play for the UPSL national title.

And the Oakland Roots sign local product Matt Fondy.  Last year he plyed his trade with SF City and the Olympic Club.

This Week 1-6-20

Happy New Year.  Hope you all enjoyed your holidays.

Some highlights from the UPSL Wild West Conference Playoffs.

Contra Costa beats JASA Redwood City 2-0 while Pajaro Valley won over the Oakland Stompers 3-1 so the Walnut Creek club will travel to Watsonville to meet the first year upstarts in the final on Saturday at 8pm.

This Week 12-23-19

Our coverage was at San Leandro for the JASA Wild West Cup final.  The summary is here, the photo album including the Instagram posts are on the cloud, and there is the weekly roundup from our friends at the Beautiful Blog at sfgate.com.

A major thank you to Mike Koenig and Doug Zimmerman for posting a few select shots–I’ll leave it at that since it’s off to the next task.  Here at 3pointsport, we’re always appreciative of their coverage, as we are with Quakesfan.com. Also, get well soon Mike Alonso.

We will be back in February for MLS, USL-2, NISA, NPSL, and UPSL coverage.  Every Monday we will drop the latest news from the other spots we enjoy and love.

Soccer: JASA Redwood City wins UPSL Wild West Cup over San Leandro

San Leandro United v JASA Redwood City (UPSL Final)

 

In the last game of the calendar year, San Leandro United hosted JASA Redwood City in the playoff final to determine the Fall Season Wild West Division champion.  The road team ended up scoring a goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into the half, only to have the East Bay club draw even in the second half.  Thanks to a last minute goal the West Side outfit the team won the game in regulation and secured another trophy for the books.

The photo set is here, including pics from the Instagram feed. 

 

Throwback-Flashback: West Bromwich Albion

The latest edition of the Throwback-Flashback series goes back to 2011 when West Bromwich Albion made their visit to Buck Shaw Stadium to play the Quakes.

Their tour was from their tenure at the English Premiership, which was from the 2010-2011 season to 2017-2018.  At this time they play in the second tier League Championship and are attempting to get promoted back to the top tier.

The most iconic highlight was goalkeeper David Bingham scoring from the box early in the game in one of the rarest feats in soccer.

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It has been several months since the last installment but we’ll be adding more in the future, including the matches against Swansea City and Norwich City.  In a twist, those teams and West Brom had been relegated to the second tier League Championship in England, with only Norwich returning back to the Premiership.   It looks like that they could go back down while Brom earning back promotion.  It is the one reason why I endorse in theory promotion and relegation, but that discussion is for another day given there are business, financial, and legal logistics that need to be worked on to prevent teams from folding or contracting.

In any case, there will be more of the throwback series to come in the future.  In the meantime enjoy the coverage of Bay Area soccer from the lower leagues of the UPSL and NPSL, the USL League Two clubs, and MLS.  The future plan is to include NISA be on the stands or on the field.

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

SF City (Volume 2 NorCal Premiership era)

SF City (Volume 1)

AC Milan

Inter Milan

FC Barcelona

Real Madrid

Chelsea FC

USA WNT

Manchester City FC

SF Deltas

Arsenal

Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC

USA MNT

Everton FC

2020 Quakes Schedule

NEWS: Earthquakes Announce 2020 Regular Season Schedule (sjearthquakes.com)

The home opener against Toronto FC and the match against Phiadelphia were announced recently.  The rest of the 2020 Quakes season has been announced.

WEEK

DATE

HOME TEAM

AWAY TEAM

TIME (PT)

1

Sat., Feb. 29

San Jose Earthquakes

Toronto FC

2:15 p.m.

2

Sat., March 7

San Jose Earthquakes

Minnesota United FC

4:45 p.m.

3

Sat., March 14

Philadelphia Union

San Jose Earthquakes

4:30 p.m.

4

Sat., March 21

San Jose Earthquakes

Sporting Kansas City

6:45 p.m.

5

Sat., April 4

Minnesota United FC

San Jose Earthquakes

5 p.m.

6

Sat., April 11

San Jose Earthquakes

D.C. United

1:45 p.m.

7

Wed., April 15

Colorado Rapids

San Jose Earthquakes

6 p.m.

8

Sat., April 18

Inter Miami CF

San Jose Earthquakes

12:30 p.m.

9

Sun., April 26

FC Cincinnati

San Jose Earthquakes

2 p.m.

10

Wed., April 29

San Jose Earthquakes

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

7:15 p.m.

11

Sun., May 3

Houston Dynamo

San Jose Earthquakes

1 p.m.

12

Sat., May 9

San Jose Earthquakes

LAFC

6:45 p.m.

13

Wed., May 13

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders FC

7:15 p.m.

14

Sat., May 16

Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthquakes

6 p.m.

15

Sat., May 23

Montreal Impact

San Jose Earthquakes

12 p.m.

16

Sat., May 30

San Jose Earthquakes

Atlanta United FC

2:45 p.m.

17

Sat., June 13

LA Galaxy

San Jose Earthquakes

7 p.m.

18

Sat., June 20

San Jose Earthquakes

Nashville SC

6:45 p.m.

19

Sat., June 27*

San Jose Earthquakes

LA Galaxy

6:45 p.m.

20

Sat., July 4

FC Dallas

San Jose Earthquakes

5 p.m.

21

Sat., July 11

San Jose Earthquakes

New York City FC

6:45 p.m.

22

Sat., July 18

Portland Timbers

San Jose Earthquakes

7:30 p.m.

23

Sat., July 25

Nashville SC

San Jose Earthquakes

5 p.m.

24

Sat., Aug. 1

San Jose Earthquakes

New England Revolution

6:45 p.m.

25

Wed., Aug. 5

Chicago Fire

San Jose Earthquakes

5 p.m.

26

Sun., Aug. 9

San Jose Earthquakes

Houston Dynamo

5:45 p.m.

27

Sat., Aug. 15

Sporting Kansas City

San Jose Earthquakes

5:30 p.m.

28

Sat., Aug. 22

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

San Jose Earthquakes

7 p.m.

29

Sat., Aug. 29

San Jose Earthquakes

FC Dallas

6:45 p.m.

30

Sat., Sept. 12

San Jose Earthquakes

Portland Timbers

6:45 p.m.

31

Wed., Sept. 16

Seattle Sounders FC

San Jose Earthquakes

7:30 p.m.

32

Sat., Sept. 19

San Jose Earthquakes

Real Salt Lake

6:45 p.m.

33

Sat., Sept. 26

LAFC

San Jose Earthquakes

12:30 p.m.

34

Sun., Oct. 4

San Jose Earthquakes

Colorado Rapids

4:15 p.m.

For this year the key announcement has been the addition of Nashville and Inter Miami to the league.  The Quakes will play Miami on the road on Saturday April 18, while the home and home against Nashville will be June 20 at home and July 25 on the road.

There are three afternoon matches at home with Toronto, DC United, and Atlanta getting early starts. 

Only two mid-week games not counting friendlies or Open Cup games, and they commence early in the season with Vancouver on April 29 and Seattle on May 13.

The Quakes will play FC Cincinnati on the road April 26.

One Sunday home game against Houston on August 9, along with the October 4 finale against Colorado–in which all the teams will be playing at the same time.

The 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year so the Quakes will play at Dallas for a  fireworks showdown.

Due to the addition of Nashville and Miami and the 34 game schedule remaining unchanged the Quakes will miss out playing against 3 eastern teams.  New York Red Bulls (last season on the road), Columbus (home), and Orlando City (home) are skipped from the 2020 rotation.  With the addition of Austin and Charlotte in 2021, and Sacramento and St. Louis the year after matches against the eastern clubs will become rare with the focus on play within the western teams.

Rivalry games again:

May kicks off with LAFC coming to town May 9 with the return leg on the road on September 26.

Seattle comes to town for a mid-week match as noted on May 13, and the return leg falls again in the middle of the week on September 16.

The LA Galaxy gets a quick series with the first game on the road June 13 and the traditional return to Stanford on June 27.

Portland will play the Quakes late in the season with the first match on the road July 18, and the return leg at home on September 12.

 

 

 


The NISA Spring Showcase, NPSL, and USL League Two schedule will be announced at a later date.  The US Open Cup matches with the San Jose Earthquakes and various friendlies will be announced in the coming months.  Follow 3pointsport.com for the latest San Francisco Bay Area soccer news.

Update 12/19: Sunday games and July 4 match added.

JASA Redwood City v Contra Costa FC (UPSL Playoffs)

In the semi-final of the UPSL Wild West Playoffs, JASA Redwood City hosted Contra Costa FC in a win or go home match.  There was no scoring in the first half until JASA opened up the goal scoring tally seven minutes into the second half.  However, the theatrics were save towards the last 10 minutes plus stoppage time of the match when Contra Costa tied the game by way of a banana kick that veered into the upper left net.  JASA came back and regained the league off a short kick into the goal until in the final minutes the Walnut Creek area club tied the game again with a free kick play. 

The game went to penalty kicks after 90 minutes, with each team scoring a kick.  The one kick by Contra Costa sailed over the post that was reminscent of Roberto Baggio back in the 1994 World Cup final and JASA advances to the final on penalty kicks.

Photo set including the Instagram posts are up.

As of press time, still looking for who will JASA Redwood City will face.  Most likely it will be either Stockton TLJ FC or San Leandro on the road.

Update 12/18/19: the Final will be at San Leandro – Burrell Field Saturday December 21 at 7:30pm.