This Week 10-26-20

The only matchup from last week was Saturday’s Quakes 2-1 loss to Vancouver.  Due to current travel restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic the match was played at the Timbers home stadium in Portland.  Carlos Fierro opened up the scoring for the Quakes in the 24th minute but that lead could not be kept thanks to a pair of Whitecaps goals in the second half from Ali Adnan in the 51st minute, and Tosaint Ricketts grabbing the go ahead goal 6 minutes later.

The Quakes currently hold the last playoff spot in eighth place and only one point behind fifth place.  Their final regular season games against Real Salt Lake Wednesday and LAFC Sunday at home, and Seattle on November 8 on the road may hold the key to the team’s playoff fortunes.

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This Week 10-19-20

Again, here are the weekly deets. First up, the Quakes continued their road trip and this time to LA for another match against the Galaxy.  This time they end up manhandling the Southern California club 4-0 thanks to a brace by Nick Lima who opened the scoring in the 44th minute and capped the game with his late second half stoppage time tally, and two additional second half goals from Andy Rios in the 52nd minute and Tommy Thompson in the 79th.

The other news, which was missed in last week’s post, happens to be with Jackson Yueill, who has signed a multi-year extension and will remain with the Quakes in the forseeable future.  The deal has been reportedly set for three years, and there is still the chance he may stay long term or get a chance to play overseas.  For now, JY will remain a fixture in the Quakes roster, especially with the team moving from Wondo and into a new direction.

Quakesfan has another off-the-cuff article, and this time it’s a “Moneyball” take on why the kid Cade Cowell should be in the starting lineup over Andy Rios.  The fans can either agree or disagree on whether or not this is the case but the take is very interesting.  Check it out.  

https://www.quakesfan.com/2020/10/14/give-cade-a-chance/

The last bit of news is from Sunday where the Quakes and Sounders played to a scoreless draw.  The result was a major improvement from their last meeting in September where the Quakes were on the losing end of a 7-1 loss and reminiscent of their meeting in Orlando in July, again with no goals scored.  Their next meeting on November 8 in Seattle may determine the post season fate of either team.  Next up for the Quakes is a weekend road trip to Portland against the Vancouver Whitecaps, while the Sounders host the Timbers on Thursday October 22.

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This Week 10-12-20

The Quakes played two matches in the past week.  First up is their win over Vancouver at Earthquakes Stadium.  Quakesfan has the deets from the Third Wheel/San Couver rivalry match.

E-GBU Report: San-Couver Rivalry

Also the result from over the weekend against Portland in which the Timbers continue to have ownage on the Quakes in the Rose City with another win, this time three goals to the hosts with nil to the visitors.  There are no reports to post as of yet so waiting for anyone who is willing to provide an update.

Next up for the Quakes is another road trip to Carson Wednesday to meet the Galaxy.  Regarding the  Whitecaps and Portland, the Quakes will return on October 24 but this time with the Canadian team playing as the home team in Oregon.

Michael Koenig at The Beautiful Blog has the take on the Oakland Roots Justice Match at COPA Performance Center in Walnut Creek.

Oakland Roots’ Justice Match Results Not Measured on the Field

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This Week 10-5-20

 

This week has the Roots and Quakes competing.  First up the Roots win their semi-final game against Chattanooga to advance to the Fall Championship against Detroit City only to fall short in their NISA swan song.  Michael of the Beautiful Blog has the deets:

Oakland Roots Beat Chattanooga, Advance to League Final

Oakland Roots lose title to Detroit City in their NISA swan song

Also the Quakes were in action against the Galaxy.  Right now, going to let our friends at the Beautiful Blog speak on the game–this time another victory against an LA based club with a 2-1 win.  There is one more bit of Roots news in which their postponed Justice Match will finally be played this Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Bay Area Soccer: Oakland Roots play Justice Match on Saturday, SJ Earthquakes enjoy win streak

Update 10/5/2020 9 pm – Quakefan has their take on the Covid Clasico, as it is aptly named from them:

GBU Report: Covid Clasico

 

Right now, we don’t know if we will cover another match.  We hope that will be the case but we await word on we will return.  For now, like us on Facebook and follow on Instagram.

This Week 9-28-20

Some news from this past weekend.  First up the Beautiful Blog has the story on the Oakland Roots in their win over Michigan Stars to advance to the NISA Fall Tournament Semifinals.

Kim’s early goal sends Oakland Roots through to NISA Tourney semis

The other is a Sunday shocker from Los Angeles where the Quakes took on LAFC.  This match was originally scheduled to played on that day, but with the pandemic cancelling the slate of games–the teams were able to meet on the actual day at the exact location, albeit revised.  Quakesfan has the deets on the match.  He can tell you the score. Spoiler: the Quakes finally win against LAFC 2-1.

Not Done Yet: GBU Report on Quakes’ 2-1 Win at LAFC

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A bit late but timely.  First and foremost the highlights from Wednesday’s Quakes blowout loss, which has become a bit of a trend of late.

GBU Report: Quakes Lose 5-0 to Colorado

Next up, the deets from the Roots second game in the NISA Fall Tournament, which is also their swan song given their move to the USL Championship in 2021.  As of April we were looking forward to the Oakland Roots host Detroit City but it was not meant to be.  Instead, they duel as lame ducks in this match.

Late goal costs Oakland Roots chance to advance in NISA Tournament

And moving to the opinion section, first up, Quakesfan gives their take on their defense of the General Manager.  We’ll yield to them.

In Defense of Jesse Fioranelli

Plus their critique on Matias.

Almeyda’s Words Coming Back to Haunt Him

Finally, our friend Joel Soria gives his take on sfgate on the current state of affairs with the Quakes.  In order to compete, the team needs to spend to meet expectations of the newer teams such as Atlanta United.

Opinion: Spending is the Quakes’ only way out – and now John Fisher knows it

If you do, please give Joel a follow on Twitter.  He is part of the next generation of soccer scribes and anything he publishes is worth a read.

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Protagonist Soccer has a blurb on SF City.  There are topics that have been already covered but to the newcomer or anyone from outside of the Bay Area, this is a good read.  Check it out.

Under the Lights: San Francisco City FC (USL League 2) – (protagonistsoccer.com)

Anyone interested in movie night? The Quakes have had drive in viewings of their matches from their scoreboard and now will have Friday Night family fare starting October 2.  The details to reserve are on their website.  The film showings will be Abominable, Despicable Me, Trolls, Monster House, and Hotel Transylvania.

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Remaining 2020 Quakes Schedule announced

The season will continue until November 8.  TV times TBA.

NEWS: Earthquakes Announce Remainder of Regular Season Schedule (sjearthquakes.com)

One item of note is their road game against Vancouver will be in Portland due to travel restrictions between the US and Canada during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES REMAINING 2020 SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

TV

Radio

Saturday, Oct. 3

LA

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Wednesday, Oct. 7

VAN

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Sunday, Oct. 11

POR

7 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Wednesday, Oct. 14

LA

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Sunday, Oct. 18

SEA

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Saturday, Oct. 24

VAN*

7 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Wednesday, Oct. 28

RSL

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Sunday, Nov. 1

LAFC

7:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Sunday, Nov. 8

SEA

3:30 p.m.

TBD

1050/1370

Matches at Earthquakes Stadium shown in bold

*Match will be played in Portland

The Nov 8 match against Seattle will be played at the same time with all the other matches to determine the final standings and playoff seedings.  MLS Cup will be played on Saturday December 12.

This Week 9-21-20

There were two games on the docket.  This part Saturday the Quakes could not manage to get any more points as they were defeated by the Timbers 6-1 in another blowout. Quakesfan.com has their take on that match.

GBU Report: Quakes Lose 6-1 To Portland

The Roots played Monday night in the Detroit area against New Amsterdam FC of New York in the NISA Fall tournament.  The Beautiful Blog has the summary of their 3-0 win.

Oakland Roots cruise to victory in NISA Tourney opener vs. New Amsterdam

To close, it looks like another down season for the Quakes save for their performance in the MLS is Back tournament in July.  I will let Quakesfan.com talk on this–here  I did partake in the survey and the takes are interesting.  Just check it out–and also his photo highlights from the games.

2020 Season Fan Poll Results

And a postcard from another friend of the site drive_x_strike.  Alright you’re buying us the beer! We have been staying home and enjoying the games from NBC Sports Bay Area/California so we love to see who has been able to cover the games closed door.  We anticipate returning once safe and allowed by the health officials.

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