SF City v Ventura County Fusion revisited

Once again, SF City has posted their retrospective on the 2018 season.  Today, they reflect on the match against Ventura County Fusion.

 

The 2-0 win over Ventura was a massive result as it handed them their first loss of the season. It was also our second…

Posted by San Francisco City FC on Monday, November 19, 2018

 

 

Again, the game takes when they were first posted shortly after the match.

Our original game summary from June 10.

Facebook series with expanded photos, as with the previous game sets on the 3pointsport page.

The whole flickr set, including the Instagram posts.

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SF City will be posting the remainder in the coming weeks and when they are online their retrospective, along with all the related materials, will be available at 3pointsport.com – and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Archives:

SF Glens v SF City revisited

 

SF City v San Diego Zest revisited

Aguiluchos v SF City (US Open Cup) revisited

 

 

 

 

 

This week 11-19-18

Some news.  Unfortunately, the fires from Northern California continue to burn with air quality getting worse as of Thursday, prompting cancellation of Bay Area soccer events, including the US Open Cup match between the Stompers and Academica.  The game as of this post has not been rescheduled.  This marked the second straight weekend that select games were not played due to the smoke.

However, JASA Redwood City was on the road to play IPS/Marathon Taverna at Portland, Oregon and the result was IPS/Marathon Taverna coming out on top with a 3-2 win over the San Mateo County club.

 

JASA will now host the Oakland Stompers Saturday November 24 5pm at Red Morton Park in Redwood City and what could decide playoff rank.

One match did get played in Napa, with the Club America reserves playing against Napa Valley 1839 FC.  Unfortunately, we were planning to be in Oakland but could not switch at the last minute.  So just a report with the Mexican club reserves playing to a 4-2 win over the Wine Valley upstarts.

 

However, the past few days have been busy with the announcement of the Oakland Roots planning to play in what has been called NPSL Pro.  A few of the NASL holdouts (Cosmos and Miami FC), plus the newcomer Roots are slated to form the new NPSL Pro, along with NPSL lower flight standouts Detroit City FC and Chattanooga FC.

Eleven Founding Members to Launch a New League in Association with the National Premier Soccer League

Also, an interview by Chris Kivlehan has an article on the Oakland Roots and their creative minds behind the vision.

Oakland Roots Join NPSL To Bring Community-Based Pro Caliber Soccer To The Town

Doug at sfgate.com also has his take on the announcement.

Oakland Roots to join new NPSL league

Again, from Midfield Press.  Writer Tommy Hodul has shifted from writing for the outlet to being the press official for the Roots.

NPSL To Kick Off Pro-Level Competition With Founders Cup In August 2019

To the former PDL, now renamed USL League Two.  The USL has been officially branded as the Championship, while the Division Three league that was proposed is now known as USL League One.  The SF Glens have announced the brand change,  SF City have promoted it as well on their site, while the Santa Cruz Breakers are yet to announce the rebrand.

 

Also, SF City is already selling memberships for their 2019 season.  Various perks include a designer scarf, tickets, and voting privileges in various decision-making procedures, such as voting for rules or board members.  Support local.  (Disclaimer: I own a membership in the team.)

SF City FC Membership / SF City FC membresias

 

Some musings from the folks at QuakesFan.com – there is a major shakeup forthcoming in 2019–Magnus Eriksson is most likely returning to Sweden according to Joel of Quakes Epicenter.

 

Keys to Success – A Guide for the Quakes Offseason

One of the Quakes (Clash) MLS OGs needs help here.

DONATE: Former Clash goalkeeper Tom Liner in search of kidney donation

Also the Fires have been going on for over a week.  The message is a bit dated, but any help is appreciated. #forthegoodofthegame

Please join us in donating. nvcf.org/fund/ #CaliforniaFires

Posted by San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!  We’ll be back next weekend for another update, plus if there is any breaking news, or any “hot stove” chatter we will be posting here.  In the meantime follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

JASA Redwood City

Protagonist Soccer has posted an article about JASA Redwood City.  This weekend they are up in Portland, Oregon to face IPS/Marathon Taverna.

https://www.protagonistsoccer.com/spotlight/jasa-rwc-redwood-city (protagonistsoccer.com)

#fbf vs Real San Jose goal celebration #jasa #jasarwc #upsl #groundhopping #thechickenbaltichronicles #supportlocalfootball

The US Open Cup qualifying preview is here.  Of note the Oakland Stompers game has been postponed due to the NoCal fires.

https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/11/14/18/04/20181114-usoc-preview-third-qualifying-round-2019 (ussoccer.com)

 

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By the way, anyone want to party for the Holiday season?  Friday December 14 at 7pm.

 

A disclaimer – I have a membership with the team.  In any case, anyone looking for a place to celebrate this is the place over any company or corporate event.  It’s a month away so plenty of time to plan. Hope to see some of you there!

 

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The San Jose Earthquakes has announced their staff to assist new head coach Matias Almeyda in 2019.  Omar Zarif and Benjamin Galindo will serve as assistant coaches, Carlos Roa joins as a goalkeeper coach, Guido Bonini will oversee strength and conditioning, and Fabio Alvarez will take over as the team’s kinesiologist. Almeyda, Zarif, Roa, Bonini and Alvarez all worked together at Chivas, where they recently led the Mexican side to the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League title in April.

Jyri Nieminen assignment was transferred from goalkeeper coach to player development at Reno 1868 FC and the youth academy, but will still with Roa in tandem with the players on the first team. Steve Ralston and Greg Tella were released from the team to make room for the new additions.

Further information can be read at the team site at sjearthquakes.com

https://www.sjearthquakes.com/post/2018/11/13/news-earthquakes-announce-assistants-almeyda-s-staff-2019 (sjearthquakes.com)

 

SF Glens v SF City revisited

Once again, SF City has their take on the Glens game.

The 2-1 victory over Glens at Boxer Stadium was the first of four wins out of six, seeing us go atop our local rivals in…

Posted by San Francisco City FC on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

From the previous posts:

Our original game day summary from June 2.

Facebook series

Flickr

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By the way, thank you James.  Looking forward to the next matchups. 🙂  James being Jimmy Conrad from the Quakes, Sporting KC, and the US National Team now plying his trade with the rival Glens.  We’ll be reporting on them as well.

 

We’ll be posting the retrospectives here at 3pointsport.com, and give SF City a follow.  Yes, the Glens as well.

 

Archives:

SF City v San Diego Zest revisited

Aguiluchos v SF City (US Open Cup) revisited

 

 

 

This week 11-12-18

Our task last weekend was to be at a match.  Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions and air quality the Stompers game against San Ramon was canceled.  No date has been rescheduled.  The same with most events around the area, though some others went on as planned.

Also the JASA-Stompers game has been rescheduled for Saturday November 24 at 5pm and that match could go down to who gets the second playoff spot with the Redwood City club already having a lock on first place.

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And yes, Sunday the Oakland Roots hosted a party.  According to a report from Front Row Soccer they are rumored to be in the NPSL Pro for next year.  Right now, stay tuned as official announcements for a league and kits to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

THE KICKOFF: NPSL will start its pro division with Founders Cup next August and at 11 least teams, including Cosmos

 

Oakland Roots open house at the Athletic Club in Oakland Sunday November 11, 2018

 

 

 

We held back on posting this here but since our buddies at the Beautiful Blog decided to write an article on this news item, we felt that it needed to be posted.  We are about having fun and celebrating the game from the top flight to the lower tier here in the Bay Area but the mission statement is that all are welcome.  Once again props to Doug for having this news item at the main site.

‘Soccer the Greatest Sport’: Alleged mail bomber apparently a soccer fanatic

Also some very very sad news.  More so when it hits close to home in the soccer world.  We would rather report on the fun and joy of the game, and the only sadness and despair we’d rather tell is about the team losing a match or a player getting hurt during the match. The local soccer community and everyone else rallied behind one of their own.

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Forever in our 💚’s

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Dan from Quakesfan.com has his latest podcast.   Again, we’re more of a photo and journalism site but we like to give some love to the people who can do a better job commenting on the Quakes or Bay Area soccer in general.  So, check it out.

 

Goonie Time Radio Episode 37 – Nowhere to Go But . . .

This weekend on Saturday November 17, the Stompers and JASA will be in US Open Cup action.  The former will be hosting Academica SC at Raimondi Park at 7:30pm while the latter will be on the road to Portland, Oregon to play IPS/Marathon Taverna 7pm kickoff.  Any more news stay tuned here for the latest.

 

Go Vote

Keeping this short – if you are a citizen, vote and you can complain all you want. Vote in person or vote by mail (absentee). Don’t vote – can’t complain and if you do, don’t want to hear it.  🙂 From 2012 – Quakes v Galaxy during the Goonies run. On a personal note the gang pulled 3 choreographed banners in the game.