Latest News

Two items out today.  The first one has a major impact on the NPSL Founders Cup with Napa Valley 1839 FC joining the fold, replacing Cal United Strikers.

NPSL Founders Cup Adds Napa Valley 1839 FC for 2019 Event

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.

Oakland will open on the road on August 24 at San Diego before returning to open their home schedule against Cal FC on August 31.  Napa Valley will open up the slate at home against San Diego on the same day.

The announcement and the rest of the schedule can be found at  The venues and times for Oakland and Napa will be announced at a later date.

NPSL Announces Dates for 2019 Founders Cup

Founders Cup Schedule

The Beautiful Blog at 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.

‘Moneyball’ comes to Bay Area youth soccer development

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.

This Week 3-4-19

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.

Quakes v Impact

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.

Notebook – Quakes v Impact – all rights reserved.

RECAP: Quakes fall to Montreal Impact on Opening Night (

The San Jose Earthquakes opened the 2019 MLS season at home with a 2-1 defeat to the Montreal Impact. Beat writer Elliot Almond’s take (San Jose Mercury News)

update 3/3 – view of the match and set:

Too Soon? (Impact Recap & Pictures)

update 3/3 – Quakes Epicenter take by Joel Soria:

Despite opening loss, the Quakes are living through a methodological reconstruction

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.

Latest News

The Beautiful Blog has not one, but two takes. First up it’s the upcoming Quakes season.

Next up everything that has been reported. SF City names their new coach Evan Sassano plus the upcoming UPSL season. Also, the Oakland Roots have an event next week at The Athletic Club.

Also NBC Sports has their preview on the Western Conference.

And last, Colin Etnire has an article at Quakes Epicenter. Just check it out – no introduction needed.

Here’s a preview from via the Goonie Time Radio podcast. Again, just listen.

Let the season begin.

UPSL schedule announced

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 – search: Western Conference – Wild West Division. Note: Home team listed first.

UPSL Western Conference Wild West Division schedule (

This Week 2-25-19

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.

NEWS: Earthquakes Kick Off 2019 Season with MLS is Back Week (

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.

JASA’s game was cancelled.

In Copa Norcal action at the Beach Chalet…

After a long day – needed refreshment in San Francisco – coming May 3

Latest News

Some news from today.

The Oakland Roots sign their first player.

The take from the Beautiful Blog.

Oakland sticks to its Roots with first signing, Devante Dubose

Some interesting news again from our buddies at – they made the trip to Reno so here’s their take on the game.

Reno Pics and Preseason Thoughts

We don’t go into reddit that often since the style is based on the typical message boards–bigsoccer being one of them.  However, here is a preview of the Quakes upcoming season from that site.

The Quakes have one more pre-season game this Saturday against Seattle.  Kickoff is at 12:45pm.  The team will open up their 2019 campaign hosting Montreal on March 2 at 6:45pm.

Throwback-Flashback: SF City Volume 2

This edition showcases San Francisco City FC.  However, taking this in a bit different course and concentrating on the Norcal Premiership years of 2015 before they became a PDL (now League Two) club the following year.

The selection was too big that we had to split this into two parts. This time we are focusing on the best of the fall schedule that led to the 2016 NorCal Premier title–which was the last hurrah before moving up to what was called the PDL.

More can be found here:


We’re planning to add more material from the vault in the future so stay tuned for the latest current news and highlights at

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

SF City (Volume 1)

AC Milan

Inter Milan

FC Barcelona

Real Madrid

Chelsea FC


Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC