This Week 1-23-23

We’ll be back soon.  Only one hot stove news and this is a surprise.

NEWS: Earthquakes Acquire Brazilian Goalkeeper Daniel (sjearthquakes.com)

While the Quakes begin their preseason slate at Monterey Bay on Saturday February 4, they already have started training camp in Santa Barbara.  Their full slate save for a possible friendly has been filled with their Leagues Cup placement and they will play against Tigres of Liga MX at home and Portland on the road.  While the official schedule for group play has not been announced as of press time the Mexican clubs will play in MLS venues.

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This Week 1-16-23

Not much to write home about this week except this bit of hot stove news.

NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Defender Tommy Thompson to New Contract (sjearthquakes.com)

The first homegrown player now is the longest tenured active Quakes player coming on board in 2014.

We’ll be posting every Monday or so until the start of the home season March 4.  In the meantime hit us up on instagram @3pointsport

This Week 1-9-23

Some updates:

Our take on the 2023 Quakes schedule is forthcoming – in the meantime the Roots announced their home opener against Memphis 901 on March 25 followed by their full season schedule.  That take on the three USL Northern California teams is also forthcoming.

Some Roots news from Doug at Soccer Bay Area:

Oakland Roots Roundup: Coach, Roster, and Stadium updates

Jon at the Oakland Roots Blog has his takes on the Roots Hot Stove.  Players of note that have left are Charlie Dennis to Tampa Bay and Ottar Magnus Karlsson returning to Venzia (Venice) of Serie B.  Hopefully he leads a charge where they return to Serie A for 2023-2024.

Oakland Roots officially hiring Noah Delgado as head coach

Oakland Roots sign midfielder Napo Matsoso

Oakland Roots sign Jamaican midfielder Trayvone Reid

Oakland Roots re-sign Johnny Rodriguez

Oakland Roots re-signing Tarek Morad

Oakland Roots re-sign Emrah Klimenta

Oakland Roots eying former Quakes Academy prospect Drew Murray?

This Week 12-26-22

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa.

The Quakes announced their 2023 regular season schedule last week, with a game at Levi’s on May 6 against LAFC and the traditional Stanford meet on July 1 against the Galaxy–the second home game will be on August 30 at PayPal Park.  We’ll have our take at the start of the year.

To close off 2022, here’s Doug’s blog of his trip to Qatar at Soccer Bay Area.  There were the obvious controversies surrounding the games but with Lionel Messi finally winning the trophy he coveted–those stories that happen with every World Cup came into light.  Enjoy and welcome home.

Final thoughts: Was the 2022 Qatar World Cup the most interesting ever?

Happy New Year–wishing all of you the best for 2023.

This Week 12-19-22

The Quakes schedule will be announced soon.  For now their pre-season schedule.

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This player made the news this past weekend.  Here’s a couple of shots of Lionel Messi from 2009 with the first stint at the defunct Bay Soccer site.

2009 #fcbarcelona #groundhopping #thechickenbaltichronicles Bay Soccer stint

Wasn't into the event say what you will the journey can be short or long. 2009. #fcbarcelona #groundhopping #thechickenbaltichronicles happy to see this through that lens

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.

This Week 12-5-22

Last week were two announcements.  One was the official announcement of the USL Women’s League.

Mike at Soccer Bay Area has more details.

Eight Northern California Teams Slated to Begin Play in USL Women’s League This Summer

It looks like Academica SC will move from the NPSL to USL League Two.  While they lose the likes of the Stompers, El Farolito, and the Sacramento/Davis teams for rivalries they will end up playing Central Valley and Davis Legacy.   In addition they will compete with the likes of SF City, the Glens, and the Roots reserve team in 510.

The Quakes have their 2023 preseason schedule set.  They will open up on the road with a short drive to the Monterey Peninsula to play USL Championship side Monterey Bay Union before heading down to Southern California to play in the Coachella Valley Invitational.  Tickets are already on sale for this tournament from February 9 to 18.  As of this date the 2023 Quakes regular schedule has not been announced, though that slate will be on hiatus from mid-July to mid-August for the Leagues Cup against a yet to be determined Liga MX team.

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This Week 11-21-22

Our coverage was in Redwood City for a double header with the JASA B’s (U23s) getting the win over South City 3-1 while the main team draw 2-2 with Bay Area United of Alameda.

We were also at the US Open Cup game with Inter SF and Davis Legacy.  Mike at Soccer Bay Area has the full highlights.

Second Half Golazo Enables Inter San Francisco to Move On in U.S. Open Cup Qualifying

Also the World Cup started this week in the Middle East island of Qatar.  The US has returned to the tournament for the first time since 2014.  There are many bars and breweries that will be showing games and the Quakes have their viewing party at San Pedro Square in San Jose with PayPal Park hosting the Enchant holiday park.

However, we’ll leave it to SF City to have a take which is well said.  Because of that, we’re limiting the coverage to just the US matches.

Enjoy the holidays.