This Week 10-18-21

Our coverage was at Oakland for the Roots vs Orange County.

Doug and Mike have their report from Soccer Bay Area.

Red Card costly to Oakland Roots playoff hopes

Jon at the Oakland Roots blog has his takes.

Game Summary

Post-Game Presser

Notes and Ratings

Also a few US Open Cup qualifying games at San Leandro, Redwood City, and San Francisco (home team listed first).

Oakland Stompers 0 – 7 El Farolito

JASA Redwood City 2 – 4 Metro (San Francisco)

Inter SF 4 – 2 Real San Jose

The next round is scheduled to take place the weekend of November 20-21.

Dan has his take from the Quakes loss against LAFC – this time with his in-game thoughts and it looks like the team is once again in chaos.

Live Blog of LAFC – First half

Live Blog of LAFC – Second Half

Plus, the college roundup from Mike at Soccer Bay Area:

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer: Cal Comes Back to Tie Santa Clara, SJSU Upsets Grand Canyon, Saint Mary’s Falls to OSU

Roots v Orange County

Our coverage is forthcoming.

Our photo album is coming soon.

The Roots have a midweek match at Tacoma on Wednesday October 20 at 7pm, plus a weekend matchup at San Diego on Sunday October 24 at 3pm–they will need to win their remaining games and hope for help if they are to play in the USL postseason.  Orange County has the same amount of games to play this week, hosting San Diego on Wednesday followed by another home match against Las Vegas on Saturday October 23–both 7pm starts.

This Week 10-11-21

Our coverage were at Oakland and San Jose on consecutive days.  The latter was with controversy. On a related note, the Saturday friendly match between Liga MX clubs Chivas and Leon was closed door.

San Jose Police Arrest 8 After Shooting, Fights at PayPal Park

Soccer Bay Area has the highlights from the Roots away game at Phoenix.

Oakland Roots unable to convert late chances, fall to Phoenix 1-0

Plus the college roundup, courtesy of Michael Koenig:

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer: Stanford Earns Draw with #15 Oregon State, USF Ties Saint Mary’s

Plus more Oakland Roots highlights from Jonathan at his blog.

There are three more matches to announce in US Open Cup play, with two of those games to be played on Saturday October 16.  The Oakland Stompers will host El Farolito at Burrell Field in San Leandro 6pm kickoff, while JASA Redwood City will be the home team against Metro FC at Red Morton Community Park at Bechet Field 7:15 pm start.

The weekend qualifying Bay Area Open Cup slate will be concluded with Inter San Francisco hosting Real San Jose in another 101 derby on Sunday October 17 at 5:15 p.m. at the Beach Chalet Fields.

Quakes v Cruz Azul

Thanks to 2 second half goals from Paul Marie in the 57th minute and Cristian Espinoza in the 72nd, the Quakes defeated Cruz Azul in their second meeting since October 2018 when they played to a scoreless draw.

Our game set is here–both including the original posts and the Instagram photos.  The shots were all taken from the upper rows of PayPal Park.

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Both teams resume league play on Saturday October 16 with the Quakes on the road to play LAFC 12:30pm kick off, while Cruz Azul will resume Liga MX play hosting Tigres 7pm start.

Roots v Republic

In a long awaited Northern California rivalry matchup at Laney College, the first year Roots finally hosted a match against USL originals Republic.  The original game from June 19 was postponed and eventually moved to Las Positas College on August 11 but the second match seemed like a debut game and it did not disappoint.

Quincy Amarikwa kicked off the scoring with his goal in the 10th minute but Dariusz Formella drew the game even 21 minutes later to level the teams at a goal each.

The Roots scored the game winner thanks to a goal from Emrah Klimenta in the 63rd minute.  With Oakland’s victory they have a series tiebreaker with one win and three draws.

Doug and Rob at Soccer Bay Area has their take on the game here:

Oakland Roots best Sac Republic to claim valuable points in NorCal Derby

And a welcome to Jonathan at the Oakland Roots blog–he has his own take and player ratings from this match.  Thank you for letting us share what you have with the audience.

Our photo set is here:

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The Roots will hit the road in a short turnaround at Phoenix on Saturday October 9 at 7:30 pm, while Sacramento continues their road schedule to San Diego on the same night/time.

Roots v Lights

The Roots end up drawing at the last minute 2 to 2 thanks to a late Lights goal from CC Uche at the 89th minute.  The Lights got off to an early lead with a Danny Trejo goal in the 5th minute.   The Roots later drew even thanks to a 24th minute goal from Quincy Amarikwa.  The second tally was added thanks to the Lights Tony Leone directing a own goal four minutes later giving the home town the lead.  Unfortunately it was not meant to be with the last place Lights tying the game and stealing a point on the road.

Our photo album is here:

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Doug from Soccer Bay Area has his take on the game:

Oakland Roots lose ground with tie vs Vegas

The Roots host Sacramento in an important midweek game with both teams vying for the postseason Wednesday October 6 7pm kickoff, while the Lights host LA Galaxy II Friday October 8 7pm start.

Quakes v Sounders

The Quakes hosted the Sounders in a weeknight matchup with both teams aspiring to play in the postseason tournament.  However, it was the visitors that ended up dominating the game with the Sounders winning 3-0.  The Quakes were doomed from the start thanks to an early goal from Raul Ruidiaz in the 25th minute.  His second tally from the penalty spot 17 minutes later to close the first half, plus an insurance goal from Cristian Roldan in the 49th minute sealed the win for Seattle.  Only an own goal from Shane O’Neil gave the Quakes their only tally of the match.

The select photos are forthcoming.

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Doug has his game take at Soccer Bay Area (formerly The Beautiful Blog at sfgate.com)

SJ Quakes fall to visiting Sounders 3-1

The Quakes now head back on the road to play against Vancouver Saturday October 2  – 7pm kickoff. The Sounders return home to host Colorado in a Sunday night matchup October 3 with a 7pm start.

This Week 9-27-21

Our highlight was from San Jose for the Quakes against LAFC.

Soccer Bay Area has their takes from the Bay Area scene, especially the Roots, who won Wednesday against San Diego and lost Saturday on the road at Orange County.

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer: Stanford Gets Back On Track, Santa Clara Earns Draw

 

What a turnaround! Win vaults Oakland Roots into playoff position

Late goal sinks Oakland Roots in OC

And obviously, the Quakes win.

Chofis carries San Jose Earthquakes to win over LAFC

Quakes v LAFC

The Quakes sweep the home series vs LAFC thanks to their 2-0 win.  Early half goals from Benji Kikanovic in the 3rd minute to kick off the first half and Chofis in the 47th minute to start the second sealed the victory for the home team, who are now 5-4-2 in the past 11 games.

The photo highlights are forthcoming.

Both teams have a quick turnaround time with the Quakes hosting another home match against Seattle on Wednesday September 29 7:30pm start.  LAFC returns home to host Portland same time.