This Week 9-26-22

The only game was at Stanford.

The Roots stay alive in the USL playoff chase.  Doug and Jon have their takes on the game.

Oakland Roots Fight Back to Earn Draw at Colorado Springs

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots gain point at Colorado Springs

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Quakes v Galaxy

For the first time since 2019, and delayed from June of this year due to a brush fire in the area, the Quakes and Galaxy finally played their game at Palo Alto. The 2021 return was at PayPal Park but Stanford Stadium has built a tradition since 2012 so this edition was the 10th year of play.

The one sour note was no Goonies magic as the Quakes fell short to the Galaxy 3-2 thanks to two goals from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and one from Gaston Brugman.  Cristian Espinoza scored off the spot in the second half to start a comeback but a stoppage time by Nathan was not enough as the visitors get the upper hand and stay in contention for the MLS Cup playoffs.

Our select photos are here:

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The Quakes finish their home season schedule with a game against Minnesota next weekend on October 1 and finish their slate on the road at Seattle on October 9, while the Galaxy return home to host Real Salt Lake on the same day before concluding their season at Houston–also on the 9th. 

This Week 9-19-22

We took a break from the field for the Quakes home match–however we covered the penultimate PayPal Park home match from the bar side.

Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog have their respective takes on Oakland’s win over New York Red Bulls 2.

A Single Goal is Enough to Keep the Oakland Roots’ Playoff Hopes Alive

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots continue playoff hunt with 1-nil win over New York Red Bulls II

Once again, Mike from Soccer Bay Area has the college beat.

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer: Week 4

The 2023 US Open Cup started with qualifying with Inter San Francisco winning their match 5-0.

Also the SWPL has started play.

South San Francisco AC defeat Los Banos 4-2 in their home opener.

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AFC South Bay in San Jose kick off their schedule October 1–so expect an unbalanced schedule among the teams. The schedule will play until December 18 and then break for the holidays–with play resuming after the new year.

The key teams to watch are the two JASA teams plus Juventus Silicon Valley in Redwood City, AFC South Bay in San Jose, and South San Francisco. Deportivo Cometa will play their matches at Half Moon Bay. There will be select coverage to November 6 and keep checking the website at for the photo albums and on instagram @3pointsport.

Quakes v FC Dallas

The Quakes play to a 1-1 draw against Dallas with the goals coming in early in the first half.

Jader Obrian opened up the scoring 16 minutes into the game, with Jeremy Ebobisse scoring the equalizer off the penalty spot 8 minutes later.

The photo album from all the networks is here – highlights can also be found on the 3pointsport Instagram feed.

The Quakes are playing out the schedule having been eliminated from postseason play while Dallas clinched a playoff spot.  Next up for the Quakes is a makeup game at Stanford against the LA Galaxy on September 24 and then the final home match against Minnesota on October 1.  Dallas will have a week off before concluding their road schedule at Colorado in two weeks, again on October 1.

Quakes II v Real Monarchs

In the final home match of 2022 and relocated from PayPal Park in San Jose, the Quakes played their first game at USF since 2001 (against the LA Galaxy in a US Open Cup match) and 2014 (against Sacramento in the same tournament but at nearby Kezar Stadium) in San Francisco.

The game was entertaining with the Quakes II taking a 2-0 lead only to have Real Monarchs (Real Salt Lake) come back and draw even.

However, the extra points were settled on penalties with Real Monarchs getting the win.  Coupled with a North Texas SC (FC Dallas) win, the Quakes reserves were eliminated from MLS Next Pro postseason play.


Both teams play out the schedule with the Quakes hitting the road at MNUFC2 (Minnesota United) on Sunday September 18 while Real Monarchs will host Colorado Rapids 2 on the same day.

Quakes II v WFC2

The Quakes reserves defeat the Whitecaps reserves 3-1.

Our photo album/notebook once again is here.


Both teams have a Friday turnaround with Whitecaps FC hosting Tacoma Defiance in another Whitecaps/Sounders rivalry tilt while Earthquakes II will move their home game from PayPal Park to Negoesco Stadium at the USF campus in San Francisco hosting Real Monarchs (Real Salt Lake reserves).  Those matches are on Friday September 9.

This Week 9-5-22

Our coverage was at Oakland and San Jose from the stands.

The highlights from Monday’s Quakes 2 match will be included in the next weekly post.

Doug and Jon have their takes from the Roots match against San Antonio.

Adeniran’s Brace Enables San Antonio to Cruise to Victory Over the Oakland Roots

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall 2-nil to San Antonio FC

Mike has the highlights from the college beat at Soccer Bay Area.

Bay Area Men’s College Soccer, Week 2

On the history side, Tommy Hodul has his story on the 1997 San Francisco Seals which is the greatest underdog soccer story of that era.  The piece is relevant given that Sacramento of the USL Championship will be playing at Orlando City for the US Open Cup.  Enjoy!

San Francisco Bay Seals, the ‘amateur’ pro team that reached 1997 US Open Cup Semifinals

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Quakes v Whitecaps

The Quakes win in emphatic fashion with a 2-0 win over Vancouver thanks to goals from Jeremy Ebobisse in the 4th minute and Jamiro Monteiro in the 34th.

Our photo album is here along with the Instagram posts

Next up for the Quakes is on the road at FC Cincinnati on Saturday September 10 at 4:30pm while the Whitecaps continue their road trip to Colorado on the same day 6:30 start time.

Roots v San Antonio

The Roots lose 2-0 in their pursuit of a playoff spot.

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Next up for San Antonio is at home against San Diego while the Roots play on the road at Phoenix where the stakes will be personal. Both matches will be on Saturday September 10,