This Week 1-7-19

Welcome to 2019.  There was one game over the weekend but that was a makeup game from November 2018 when it was originally scheduled but was delayed mainly due to the Camp Fire.

In a game that was marked by the cold and pockets of rain, Academica SC advances over the Oakland Stompers 1-0 with a late goal in the 80th minute.  The Turlock club now awaits their opponent in April. has an extensive report on the Stompers/Academica match.

2019 US Open Cup Qualifying: Academica SC edges Oakland Stompers in wildfire-postponed match


Also, Quakes fans can meet the new head coach at Avaya Stadium. Matias Almeyda will be making the rounds on Sunday January 20 from 1 to 4 pm. There will be a Q/A session moderated by Gabriel Sotelo of Telemundo 48 followed by an autograph session.  San Jose-based Mexican “Popteño” band SuenaTron will be performing plus the Epicenter will be open with food trucks and the bar.  If you are a season pass holder select players will be making appearances.

Tickets are free but you must go to this link to obtain–they will be required to enter the event.


The Quakes will open up their season March 2 against Montreal and will be on the road on March 16 at New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls.  The remainder of the season schedule will be announced soon.


Meet Quakes Head Coach Almeyda Jan 20 1-4pm

Quakes fans can meet the newest head coach Matias Almeyda on Sunday January 20 from 1 to 4 pm at Avaya Stadium.


San Jose Earthquakes fans will have the opportunity to meet head coach Matias Almeyda and members of his technical staff at the Bienvenido Matias event on Jan. 20 at Avaya Stadium, presented by Telemundo 48 Área de la Bahía. Bienvenido Matias will take place from 1-4 p.m. and is free to attend, but fans must have a ticket to enter the stadium.

Details on the event and how to obtain tickets are at the link below at

NEWS: Fans Invited to Meet Quakes Head Coach Matias Almeyda for First Time on Jan. 20 (

The Quakes open up their home schedule on March 2 against Montreal.  They also will be on the road to play New York Red Bulls in their home opener on March 16.  The rest of the regular season schedule will be announced by the league soon.





Throwback-Flashback: AC Milan

This edition showcasing the 2016 game with AC Milan when they played against Liverpool in the International Champions Cup.  The original plan was to post this in late July but due to all the circumstances leading to the August match we decided to delay writing this blurb.  Instead, it is just the one game from two years ago from the stint with FootySF.  Enjoy!

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

Inter Milan

FC Barcelona

Real Madrid

Chelsea FC


Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC






This Week 12-31-18

Only one announcement – US Open Cup make up game this weekend at Raimondo Park.



Happy New Year – Looking forward to 2019!