Last year, the Quakes hosted viewing parties of all the World Cup games. They will do the same with the Women’s World Cup and this time the US will be playing at the tournament. The tournament begins June 7 and lasts until the final on July 7.
One of the anticipated games in the Founders Cup will be against fellow Bay Area team Oakland Roots. The first leg has Oakland at Napa on Saturday September 21, with the return leg on Friday September 27 at Oakland.
The Beautiful Blog at sfgate.com has a writeup on COPA and their plans to open up a training facility in Walnut Creek. They also hold the territorial rights to USL East Bay and they have their ongoing plans to build a stadium right off the Concord BART station with the hopes of starting play in 2023.
Stay tuned to 3pointsport for the latest in Bay Area soccer. The UPSL season has already begun, while MLS just started their schedule last week. The NPSL season begins this month, while USL League Two will start May 3.
Update 3/7: NPSL Founders Cup schedule announced and has been added.
We were at Opening Night at Avaya Stadium for Quakes/Impact. The blurb is here and despite being in the game for the full 90 the home team once again fell short.
Also in UPSL action, there was another San Francisco v Oakland match with AFC Hearts hosting the Stompers in their home opener and the end result had the home team winning 2-1.
The Quakes next home match will be this Saturday against Minnesota United at 4:45pm. Also the NPSL kicks off their season the same day with Academica SC hosting Napa Valley at 6pm. In UPSL action the Stompers will host Pajaro Valley at Raimondi Park, while Hearts have a 4pm match against Contra Costa FC.
Update 3/4: The Beautiful Blog has highlights from the weekend.
In the fifth home opener at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes began their 2019 campaign with hope and a new head coach willing to turn things around for the long-suffering fans. While the team had a bit of fight it was back to the same results from 2018 as they lost to the Montreal Impact 2 to 1 in their only meeting this year. Magnus Eriksson scored the first goal of the game at the 11th minute but that lead was short thanks to two unanswered goals from Ignacio Piatti in the 29th minute and the game winner from Saphir Taider in the 44th minute.
The Quakes hope to turn things around with another home slate against Minnesota United FC next Saturday with an early 4:45 pm start time. Montreal continues their road swing at Houston on the same day before opening April 13 hosting Columbus. This was the first of a six-game road trip with additional stops at Orlando, Kansas City, New York (NYCFC), and DC.
The 2019 Spring season kicks off Saturday with games in San Francisco and San Leandro.
JASA Redwood City returns to the fold after winning the Fall title with a match on the road against San Leandro while AFC Hearts will host the Oakland Stompers at City College. Of note: the Stompers will be fielding both an NPSL and UPSL outfit (which is their “B” team).
The Wild West schedule will run from March 2 until June 8-9.
The schedule can be found at upslsoccer.com – search: Western Conference – Wild West Division. Note: Home team listed first.
We were at the Quakes friendly against the Sounders. The result was a 2-2 draw with Seattle taking the 2-0 lead into halftime, only to give it away thanks to two penalty kick goals by Chris Wondolowski in the 57th and 61 minutes. The next game for both teams will be their league openers on March 2 with the Quakes hosting Montreal and the Sounders at home playing against expansion team FC Cincinnati.
Notebook – Quakes v Sounders (friendly) – all rights reserved.
Yes, the Quakes are promoting opening night with an array of events that will be held throughout the week leading up to the game against Montreal on Saturday March 2.
In other action, the Stompers and Sol played a preseason friendly game at the North Bay. The venue was switched from Raimondi Park in Oakland to Casa Grande High School in Petaluma. The Stompers and Sol drew even with a goal each in their warmup to the NPSL season which starts March 16 for both clubs.