This Week 11-27-23

Some light news in the hot stove department.  The Roots add one more player and Bay FC add another player for their inaugural season.

Oakland Roots sign center back Camden Riley, a deeper look

Bay FC Continues to Build its Roster and Signs Defensive Powerhouse Caprice Dydasco

Since we share the latest from our friends at Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots blog here is the announcement from Bay FC regarding Alex Loera.

Bay FC Acquires Its First Player, Former NCAA Champion and Honda Player of the Year Defender Alex Loera

We have more planned in the off-season so stay tuned to for the latest news.

This Week 11-20-23

Only one match and the last for 2023 – 3pointsport will resume coverage when the Quakes begin 2024 league play.

A ton of hot stove news as the Roots release and acquire players for 2024.  Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots Blog have the latest news on the roster moves.

Oakland Roots roster moves include goodbyes to defensive starters, longest-tenured player

Takeaways from Oakland Roots initial 2024 roster, what the club had to say

Oakland Roots sign Haitian striker Miche-Naider Chéry, a deeper look

Jon at the Roots Blog has a roster tracker seeing who is out and who it in with the team, leading to 2024 at the Cal State East Bay campus in Hayward

Oakland Roots 2024 Offseason Tracker

Soccer Bay Area has an introduction of Bay FC’s first player Alex Loera, who joins the team from Kansas City Current.

Bay FC announce Alex Loera as team’s first signing

More hot stove news in the coming days and weeks for the rest of the year and into 2024.  Happy Thanksgiving.

This Week 11-13-23

Some hot stove news courtesy of the new NWSL team Bay FC

In addition to the first pick in the 2024 college draft they get the eight pick via trade with Orlando, who will protect a player in the upcoming expansion draft next month.  $50,000 in allocation money will also go to the Pride.

Also Bay FC will have their training facility at the San Jose State campus.  In addition there is also talk of their own stadium similar to what Kansas City Current will build.  For now the team will be a second tenant at PayPal Park.

The US Open Cup qualifying will go through Folsom in the Sacramento area with Inter SF taking on FC Folsom Sunday.  The winner will enter the 2024 tournament.

This Week 11-6-23

The off-season officially begins with Sacramento Republic losing 2-1 to Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship Western Conference Final after leading in the 80th minute.  Russell Cicerone gave the home team the lead in the 31st minute but Republic Captain Conor Donovan put the ball into his own net in the 81st minute giving Phoenix a tie. Emil Cuello scored off a balloon kick 2 minutes into the second half of stoppage time to give the win.  While a home victory would have given the Capitol to host Charleston Battery on Sunday November 12 at 6pm it will be Phoenix going to South Carolina to complete the Cinderella run.

Kevin from Soccer Bay Area evaluates the Quakes 2023 season and what comes next.  Check it out.

Chris Leitch finally got to lead a rebuild in San Jose on his terms, now comes the hard part

The hot stove starts now with the latest news from the Quakes, Roots/Soul/510, USL League Two, NPSL, and the local leagues from now until February 2024.  Also stay tuned for any local US Open Cup updates.

This Week 10-30-23

The Quakes 2023 season came to an abrupt end with the team losing to Sporting Kansas City on penalty kicks 4 to 2 after a scoreless 90 minute match.

Doug at Soccer Bay Area has the hot take on what went wrong and what lies ahead for the team.

SJ Earthquakes forced out of MLS playoffs on PKs

With both the Quakes and Roots now beginning their break all eyes turn to Sacramento Republic who have been the best team in the Western Conference of the USL Championship.  With their defeat of New Mexico United and defending champion San Antonio they face Phoenix Rising on Saturday November 4.  A win will ensure them of hosting the championship on Sunday November 12.

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Quakes v Austin FC

In a decision day classic the Quakes play to a 1-1 draw against Austin.   Cristian Espinoza gave the Quakes the lead in the 17th minute only for Owen Wolff of Austin to draw even 15 minutes later.

A win would have given them a straight path to the MLS Cup playoffs while a tie would  have meant other results going their way.  With Sporting KC and Dallas winning a Portland victory would have meant elimination.

With the Timbers loss that means the Quakes get a playoff spot with Sporting Kansas City hosting the Wild Card game on Wednesday October 25 at 6:30pm.  A win will mean playing top ranked St. Louis.