US Open Cup 2019

While the 2018 Champion is yet to be determined (between the Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo of MLS), 2019 qualifying is around the corner.  Several teams from the San Francisco Bay Area will begin play next month.  Qualifying begins September 22-23, with the winners advancing October 20-21.  Play continues in November, before resuming in March and April.

(SF City FC (PDL) vs CD Aguiluchos (NPSL) – US Open Cup 2018)

Listed by League (Sanctioning Body) Affiliation – San Francisco Bay Area teams:

LIGA NorCal (US Club Soccer)
Academica Soccer Club; Turlock, Calif.
Contra Costa FC; Walnut Creek, Calif.
Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.

San Francisco Soccer Football League (Calif. Soccer Assn.-North/USASA)
Oakland FC Leopards; Lafayette, Calif.

United Premier Soccer League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
JASA RWC; Redwood City, Calif.
Napa Sporting SC; Napa, Calif.
Oakland Stompers; Oakland, Calif.
Real San Jose; San Jose, Calif.
San Ramon Dynamos FC; San Ramon, Calif.

Source (

The NPSL, PDL, USL, and MLS brackets will be determined next year.




Poll – Pulse of the Audience

We want to know what coverage you want to see on the site.  So far this year we have seen games with the Earthquakes (MLS) and SF City (PDL) as the flagship teams, and coverage of the SF Glens (PDL), El Farolito (NPSL), CD Aguiluchos (NPSL), and the Stompers (NPSL).  In the past with other outlets we’ve done the Deltas of the old NASL, the International Champions Cup from 2015 to 2017, and the US National Teams–men and women.

From now until next week vote on the 3pointsport twitter site.  We want to get an idea on how and where to take our coverage.  Also follow 3pointsport on twitter at


Update 8/27: We’ll be evaluating things in September. If it’s the Quakes playing a friendly against an international club it gets coverage. Outside of the site, as a fan Nap has covered some college games, including friendlies against PDL clubs. It is something the site is trying to explore in the future besides the local teams so stay tuned.

This week 8-20-18

From here until the end of October we’ll be covering the Quakes.  We hope to add more games on the docket from the US National Team to any soccer news we can find around the San Francisco Bay Area.  However, our main coverage is the major teams with the lower flight thrown in.

What is very important is that we’ll be posting something at least once a week such as this Monday column but we’ll also be sharing material from the vault.  Between now and the end of October 3pointsport will be posting on the current and latest soccer beat.  Plus we’ll be passing along any off-season news and events.

More from – please check Dan’s takes on the team.

Don’t Abandon The Team

Winless In Avaya (Toronto FC GBU Report)


Update 8/21: From the MLS site – San Jose Earthquakes coach Mikael Stahre: Time to show “we have a future” (


Also, anyone interested in running for the board at San Francisco City FC applications are now open.  Announcement as follows.  The deadline to apply as a candidate is September 7, while statements are due on September 21.  Details below. The Annual General Meeting and Member Celebration is on October 13 at 2pm – The Grotto at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco.


Quakes v Toronto FC

Chris Wondolowski moved closer to the all-time goal scoring record with his equalizer in the 77th minute as the Quakes were able to salvage a 1-1 draw.  Newcomer Lucas Janson opened the scoring with his goal in the 59th minute.  The match also marked the return of Quakes alumni Justin Morrow and Jason Hernandez, who both started the game for the defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC.

The goal was the 141st of Wondo’s illustrious career and moves him 4 towards the all-time scoring record of Landon Donovan’s mark of 145.

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

The Quakes will continue their homestand against another Canadian club, this time against the Vancouver Whitecaps next Saturday August 25 at 7pm and conclude the August schedule against FC Dallas at home on Wednesday August 29.  Toronto FC returns home to meet up against rival Canadian team Montreal Impact on the same day before returning to the west coast to play the Portland Timbers on August 29.


Rugby World Cup Sevens

August 18, 2018

The Rugby World Cup 7s series can be found here.


Some extras.  And a thank you to Kirk, Nelson, and Noel.  There were a few others I met but I couldn’t get anything else so thanks to them too.  Sorry if I got in anyone’s way but my style is a bit different where I like to move around, especially since I previously covered street events and festivals.  In the future 3pointsport will plan to hit the rugby tournaments.

France 7s – both men and women teams in action

Friday France #rwc7s #attpark #rugby

France v Australia #rwc7s #attpark #rugby shot didn't get on the list but may include this in the essay. Next rugby event - Japan 2019


France v Japan #rugby #rugbygirls #rwc7s #attpark coming to from August 1 to 17.

France women vs Japan #rugby #rugbygirls #rwc7s #attpark


Throwback-Flashback: Manchester City FC

The latest in this series is a true Flashback Friday post.

This edition showcases Manchester City’s game against Club America at AT&T Park in July 2011.  Only 11,250 attended the match that day but this was a foreshadowing of that upcoming Premiership season when they won the title. Since then City as been a contender in the English Premiership winning in 2012, 2014, and most recently in 2018.

Manchester City. Photos by Nap Badillo

The next one will be up at a future date.  Posting the retrospectives as a showcase and portfolio as to what I’ve done in the past, be in the stands in this case or on the pitch.  Now to cue Wonderwall.

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC








Rugby World Cup Sevens

August 17, 2018

The Rugby World Cup 7s series can be found here.


Nothing happens without the supporters/fans.  Compared to the soccer World Cup the event was just as festive but more relaxed, yet as much fun.  Some were there just to see their favorite team but a few were loud and boisterous.

Los Pumas of Argentina won many people over to their side:

#fbf #rugby #rugbygirls #muse #rwc7s #attpark #lospumas #lospumas7s supporters were as loud as the American Outlaws - No Faye Valentine nor Chelsea Girl tho. I may start following this football lol.

#rugby #rugbygirls #muse #rwc7s #attpark #lospumas #lospumas7s won the fans over a chill version of the Barras #groundhopping

That #wcw #selfie bit Argentina fans won me over #rugby #rugbygirls #muse #rwc7s #attpark #tbt not who you think it is... but close... #groundhopping



England in the house



Alright who let him in?



Soccer or rugby it’s about the fun





Papua New Guinea in the house!

Trying to get as much up before August 1. Papua New Guinea supporters #rugby #rwc7s #attpark #groundhopping of a different sort




And let us not forget the home team:


For the notebook USA rugby supporters #attpark #rwc7s report/essay coming to the website and the set including IG posts on the Flickr host. #rugbygirls #attpark


US #rugby superfans. Woo! #rugbygirls #muse #rwc7s #attpark



That was a selection of what happened in the Friday with the coverage of the event.  There will be more to come in regards to rugby.

Rugby World Cup Sevens

August 16, 2018

The Rugby World Cup 7s series can be found here.


The last of the action shots for now.  This time taking the view from the stands.  USA vs Wales to cap off the night.  Not the best since I decided to call it a day but a good way to cap off a day long assignment.




The US ended up winning 35-0.




Rugby World Cup Sevens

August 15, 2018

The Rugby World Cup 7s series can be found here.


USA v Russia women – doesn’t matter what sport and who is playing it is the true rivalry game.




The Eagles women got the better end with a 33-17 win over Russia.




Rugby World Cup Sevens

August 14, 2018

The Rugby World Cup 7s series can be found here.


Canada v France women – one of the most physically contested matches on the slate with the French 7s squeaking a 24-19 victory.