Magnus Eriksson scored his second consecutive goal in as many weeks in the 26th minute, and the first at home to give the Quakes a first half lead. However, the visitors scored two goals in the second half from Tomas Martinez in the 48th minute and Mauro Manotas in the 63rd minute that appeared to give them 3 away points. Jahmir Hyka in his debut came off from the bench to snatch a late goal with 5 minutes left plus stoppage time to secure a needed point for the Quakes.
Facebook series – Quakes v Houston Dynamo. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes hit the road next weekend on April 21 at Orlando City, which will be their debut in the new venue after playing at Camping World Stadium 2 years ago. The Dynamo will host Toronto FC on the same day.
Update 4/18: Quakesfan report added – thanks Dan – give them a follow at http://www.quakesfan.com for reports, analysis, and photos.
Another preseason friendly between SF City FC and the Academy of Art. The venue was moved from City College to Paul Goode Park at the Presidio.
In a very chippy game City came from a goal deficit from Bryce Kaminski, with an assist from Aaron Lombardi to draw the Urban Knights even at one goal at the 53rd minute. Jeremy Romero nailed the winner at the 70th minute to defeat the Urban Knights in their third of five friendlies between college teams. Next up for City is a road game at Stanford at Cagan Stadium Friday April 20 at 7pm.
In their inaugural NPSL home opener, El Farolito scored 2 goals from Edson Cardona and Arnhold Rivas in the first half and added another at the end of the game from a Alexandre Gonzalez free kick to hand the Gold their first loss of the season.
Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts- Photos by Nap Badillo/Nap Ba.
The San Francisco upstarts have kicked off their NPSL debut with a draw and three straight wins while the Gold had been starting off with three draws. Next up for Farolito is a road game at Academica SC in Turlock on April 21st before returning to host Aguiluchos on April 28th at noon. Sacramento returns home on the same date to host another NPSL newcomer FC Davis in what is billed as the I-80 derby.
Just returned from Avaya Stadium. Been a long day that started with the NPSL match between El Farolito and the Sacramento Gold that was the home opener for the debutants at Boxer Stadium, followed by a match at the Presidio between San Francisco City FC and the Academy of Art (which was moved from City College across the freeway to Paul Goode Field on the north side of town), and the nightcap 50 miles to the south at Avaya Stadium between the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo. In the coming days I will posting blurbs and highlights. I won’t say anything else except I promise that I will just talk about soccer and hopping from game to game. Once things cool down, I will be posting highlights.
The San Francisco Glens has announced their pre-season schedule. The PDL debutants will head to the South Bay and to the East Bay for a pair of games against West Valley College and St. Mary’s respectively.
Their full slate of friendlies is as follows:
West Valley College – April 7th 11am West Valley college
St Mary’s – April 11th 4pm or 5pm TBA St Mary’s College
TBD – April 14th TBA
Academy of Art University – April 21th 2pm CCSF
Stanford University – April 27th (Friday) 7pm Steuber Rugby Stadium Stanford
The first round pairings have been set. San Francisco City FC and CD Aguiluchos USA will meet Wednesday May 9 6pm at Raimondi Park in Oakland. The two teams have a history with their previous tournament meeting in 2016 at the Beach Chalet grounds in San Francisco with Aguiluchos advancing to the next round.
Details and ticket pricing to follow. This will be an anticipated match with City playing after their season opener at Fresno against the U23s, and Aguiluchos after hosting Napa Valley 1839, both games on May 5.
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today they will host Manchester United Sunday July 22 at Levi’s Stadium up the road in Santa Clara. Kickoff is scheduled for 2pm that afternoon. Once again the English club will tour North America as part of their warmup to the 2018-2019 Premiership team.
This will be the second time that the Quakes will play the Red Devils–the last meeting was at Avaya Stadium on July 21, 2015 with the visitors defeating the locals 3-1 before a sellout crowd. The perennial English contenders are no stranger to Santa Clara having played last year on July 23 against Real Madrid of Spain before a packed house and winning on penalty kicks 2-1. They also clashed against Spanish/Catalan power Barcelona three years ago on July 25 and winning 3-1.
Quakes Season Pass holders will get this match as Bonus Game B.
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We were unable to cover this match but the team has a short summary on their 5-1 win over Norte Dame du Namur. This match kicked off their 2018 year and their pre-season warmup to their opening match on May 5 on the road at Fresno FC and their U-23 PDL club.
Yeferson Quintana made a splash with an early goal in the 3rd minute off a corner kick from Magnus Eriksson. However, the lead was short lived as New York City FC responded with two second half goals from Anton Tinnerholm in the 49th minute and Maximiliano Moralez in the 60th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 18,000. The Quakes had a goal called off late in the second half, losing out on a point in the standings. The home team mounted a fierce comeback only to fall short in the end.
Photo album from 3pointsport:
Facebook series – Quakes v New York City FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved.
The Quakes go back on the road against the Philadelphia Union in their only meeting next weekend on April 7 before returning home to face the Houston Dynamo on April 14. New York City FC is on a break before resuming April 11 hosting Real Salt Lake at Yankee Stadium.
The Quakes and KPIX reached out to the community for help in finding a donor. From last week, but want to try and spread the word. There was a booth at the Epicenter this past weekend at the Quakes/Leon game to try and help find a bone marrow match.