Quakes v Atlanta United

The Quakes played a very spirited game against top ranked Atlanta United FC, only to once again let the lead slip away with a 4-3 loss.  Nick Lima and Danny Hoesen accounted for the first half scoring, while Vako added one more in the second half.  Chris Wondolowski, as a second half sub for Hoesen, had his goal disallowed only to award the penalty kick to Atlanta for a previously called handball by way of video assisted replay.  Hector Villalba opened the scoring for the visitors with his stoppage time goal in the first half.  Josef Martinez later scored on the penalty kick in the 70th minute, followed by a strike from Miguel Almiron 3 minutes later.  Martinez later sealed the win with his late stoppage time goal.

Facebook series – Quakes v Atlanta United FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes resume play this weekend with a road trip to Los Angeles to meet expansion club LAFC at Banc of California Stadium Saturday September 22 at 12:30pm.  Atlanta United returns home from their west coast swing to Colorado and San Jose to play against Real Salt Lake on the same day at Mercedes Benz Stadium.


This week 9-17-18

Not much happening this week after the Quakes loss to Kansas City on Saturday but major news that just came out today.

NEWS: Earthquakes Part Ways with Head Coach Mikael Stahre, Assistant Coach Alex de Crook (sjearthquakes.com)

From the other outlets:


With MLS-worst record, SJ Earthquakes fire head coach Mikael Stahre


Stahre OUT

Quakes Talk

San Jose Earthquakes sack head coach Mikael Stahre

The Quakes will need to turn things around very quickly under interim coach Steve Ralston with a Wednesday match against Atlanta United FC in their first visit to San Jose.  Kickoff at 7:45pm.

In other news:

Oakland Roots Announce Official US Open Cup Roster

The Oakland Roots and Oakland Stompers will play Saturday September 22 at 7pm at Burrell Field 2451 Teagarden Street in San Leandro.  The venue was switched and access is off the I-880 interchange at Marina Blvd.  Admission is free.




Quakes v Sporting Kansas City

The Quakes continued their season of futility with a 5-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.  Danny Hoesen accounted for the only scoring with his goal in the 80th minute with the assist from Luis Felipe.  Felipe Gutierrez opened up the scoring for KC in the 7th minute and they held on to the lead for the rest of the match.  Gerso Fernandes added 2 goals, while former Quakes defender Ike Opara had one more late in the first half.  Krisztian Nemeth also contributed to the KC tally in the second half.  Chris Wondolowski was held scoreless in his quest to break the MLS all-time goal scoring record.  The win by Sporting KC puts them in first place with 51 points, one ahead of FC Dallas with 50.

Facebook series – Quakes v Sporting Kansas City. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes have another short week when they host Atlanta United FC on Wednesday September 19 with a late 8pm kickoff at Avaya Stadium.  Next Saturday September 22 at 12:30 pm they head on the road to play LAFC at Banc of California Stadium.  Sporting KC has a full week off before playing on Sunday September 23 on the road at Philadelphia with a 1pm EDT kickoff time.



This week 9-10-18

The Quakes were off this past weekend, but there was a good share of news from the team.  First up, Jahmir Hyka of Albania:

RECAP: Albania captain Jahmir Hyka records assist in 1-0 UEFA Nations League win (sjearthquakes.com)

Also Guram Kashia and Vako of Georgia:

RECAP: Guram Kashia, Vako win second consecutive UEFA Nations League match with Georgia (sjearthquakes.com)

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  The Quakes are doing their part to kick this illness out through initiatives and activities.

NEWS: Quakes Foundation Dedicates Entire Month of September to Childhood Cancer Awareness (sjearthquakes.com)



The Quakes are playing out the 2018 schedule and another podcast from Quakesfan.com aka Goonie Time Radio.  We posted a list of podcasts that are Quakes or San Francisco Bay Area/East Bay/North Bay related and would like to compile a list.

GTR Episode 36 – Sad Tunes and Wooden Spoons

Also on October 13:

AGM 2018

The Quakes will be playing two home games this month in succession, this Saturday September 15 against Sporting Kansas City at 7:15pm and once again next week on Wednesday September 19 against Atlanta United FC at 7:45pm before returning to the road against Los Angeles FC and Houston Dynamo to complete the monthly schedule.

Throwback-Flashback: Chelsea FC

Taking things back to 2007 when Chelsea FC came to the Bay Area.  Not the best view, and not the best camera at that time but the original plan was to see them in Los Angeles but when this game was announced the game at Stanford Stadium against Club America was the better sell.  Some of the top names were part of the tour including John Terry, Didier Drogba, Peter Cech, and Frank Lampard.  Since the Quakes were not playing that year a soccer fix was very hard to come by except for the lower division teams at that time so something to check out.  On a personal note, this friendly won out over the baseball All-Star Game.

Chelsea FC. Photos by Nap Badillo

If there’s a team that would be worth the revisit Chelsea would be it.

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:


Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC






Throwback-Flashback: USA Women

Originally this was on the docket for the Throwback-Flashback series but because we could only be in the stands for the recent match we considered putting this article on the backburner until next year. However, because of Instagram interest we decided to post the XI from the vault.  From Candlestick Park 30 some odd rows up in 2013 and Avaya Stadium on the field in 2016.

All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

Of note: 2016  Quakesfan/FootySF and 2013 with the American Outlaws in the stands.


Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC


USF v Stanford

In a very anticipated soccer match the 16th ranked University of San Francisco Dons (2-1-1, 0-0-0 WCC) hosted 25th ranked Stanford University (1-0-3, 0-0-0 Pac-12) at Negoesco Stadium Friday night.  The match lived up to the hype as a rematch of their 2016 meeting in which the home team Dons defeated the then-national champions visiting club Cardinal 2-1 but this time they got the better end with a 2-0 victory.  The goal scoring accounted in the second half with goals from Dereck Waldeck in the 66th minute and Adam Mosharrafa notching the insurance goal 2 minutes later.

The match was also a showcase for PDL players from both San Francisco City FC (Sean Bowman, Santiago, DiGuiseppa, Noah Leong for USF) and the San Francisco Glens (Tawwab Eminola and Andre Glasnovic for USF, Arda Bulut for Stanford).

Flickr album – USF v Stanford:


Stanford returns to The Farm to host University of Massachusetts: Lowell on Friday September 14 at 7pm.  USF travel on the road for three games with a stop at San Jose State on Monday September 10 at 6:30pm before heading to Colorado to play the Air Force Academy on Friday September 14 at 6pm and the University of Denver Sunday September 16 at noon.

Box score: USF vs Stanford

Stanford report (gostanford.com)

USF summary (usfdons.com)

Let us know if you are interested in college soccer coverage.  We will try and highlight at least one game in the fall season and we cover the teams when they play friendlies against the PDL clubs, or in a few cases, the Earthquakes during the spring.  So if there’s something we may check it out because it’s about the local soccer coverage and thank you for support.


Soccer Related Podcasts

Once again, looking for any soccer related podcasts in the San Francisco Bay Area or Northern California to be included in the list.  We started a compendium in July and we are still looking for ones to be added, or anything that was missed.   If you’re interested, here’s the list from July.

Anything local, from the top flight to the lower leagues are of interest.  The mission statement is to try and promote the game in the San Francisco Bay Area but also along Northern California.  For now, the focus on the website will be photos and reports/summaries from any games around the local San Francisco Bay Area.  If there’s anything to be added feel free to drop us a line here or at twitter at 3pointsportsf and thanks!



Soccer related podcasts