This Week 10-2-23

The Roots had a 2-1 lead against San Antonio and can only salvage a draw thanks to a last minute goal.   Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog have the highlights.

Oakland Roots stumble at home against San Antonio

Oakland Roots drop lead in San Antonio tie; Johnny Rodriguez MOTM, Pelaez & Johnny combo, lineup moves, more

The Quakes B’s defeat St Louis on the road and now advance, while the Quakes get a 1-1 draw against Minnesota with two games left at Dallas and against Austin at home.

The new NSWL team Bay FC have their coach and it’s a very familiar face.  The report is from Soccer Bay Area.

Bay FC announce Albertin Montoya as NWSL club’s first head coach

Quakes II v LAFC 2

The Quakes reserves win 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ousseni Bouda in the 56th minute. The win clinches a playoff spot for the Next Pro team.


The Quakes will open up on the road as the 6th ranked team, with Colorado as the top team receiving a bye, and Tacoma (2nd) and Sporting Kansas City (3rd)  having the option to pick their opponent so those clubs or Austin (4th) will be the opponent.

Update 9/26 9pm:

The Quakes will play St. Louis 2 (5th) on Sunday October 1 at 3pm while Tacoma has picked Houston (7th), and Kansas City selected Austin (4th) who will open on the road instead.

Quakes v Nashville SC

The Quakes and Nashville play to a 1-1 draw. Teal Bunbury opened up the scoring for the visitors with his goal five minutes into the second half with new acquisition Matthew Hoppe drawing the game even twenty-five minutes later.

The photo album


Next up for the Quakes is a road game to Minnesota on Saturday September 30 at 5:30pm while Nashville returns home to host Seattle on the same day.

Quakes v Real Salt Lake

Thanks to two goals early in the game the Quakes win over Salt Lake 2-1.  Jeremy Ebobisse opened up the Quakes tally two minutes into the game with Rodrigues  getting the second goal thirteen minutes later.  Cristian Espinoza assisted on both goals to continue his stellar 2023 season.  Chicho Arango put Real Salt Lake with his goal in the 44th minute but that was enough for the eighth home win of the year and continue the Quakes playoff drive.

The Quakes have another midweek game with a match at Portland on Wednesday September 20th at 7:30 before returning home to host Nashville next Saturday night. Real Salt Lake returns home to host a midweek game against Dallas 6:30 pm kick and another next Saturday against Vancouver.

This Week 9-11-23

The Roots take a 1-0 lead only to lose 3-1.  Our friends at Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots Blog have their takes on the match.

Shorthanded Oakland Roots Stumble in Loss to Last Place Las Vegas

Lights too bright for Roots in 3-1 loss, skid continues to three matches

Disaster for Oakland Roots at Las Vegas; the skid continues, Morad’s injury, possible changes?

The Quakes play to a draw against DC United on the road.  Kevin at Soccer Bay Area has the deets and what it means down the stretch.

Firmly on the bubble, SJ Earthquakes search for an edge amid a rising tide

New game announced–the Quakes will host CD Olimpia from Honduras on Saturday October 14 at 6pm.

Mike at Soccer Bay Area has the US Open Cup qualifying report.  We’ll join them down the road at the next rounds.

US Open Cup Roundup: First Round of Qualifying

And something to remember today.

This Week 9-4-23

For the holiday weekend the coverage was the main Quakes team on Saturday and the reserves on Sunday.

Sacramento ends up taking the points at the Cal State East Bay (Hayward) campus with a 1-0 win over the Oakland Roots.  The usual friends of the site have their takes on the match.

Plenty of Bright Spots for Oakland Roots in Loss to Sacramento Republic FC

Match Analysis: Oakland Roots miss chances in 0-1 loss to Sacramento Republic

Oakland Roots lose 1-0 to Sacramento Republic; missed chances, officiating, crunch-time, more

Quakes II v MNUFC2

The Quakes score early in the first half with a goal from Roberto Hategan in the 5th minute while Eduardo Blancas extended the lead three minutes later to give the Quakes reserves a 2-0 lead.  However, it was MNUFC2 that came back to draw even with goals from Kameron Lacey in the 42nd minute and Emmanuel Iwe in the 71st.

The Minnesota reserves ended up with the extra point to settle the tie with Geremy Rodas clinching the win to give his team a 9-8 victory.

The photo album


Next up for Quakes II is a road trip to Tacoma to face the Sounders Next Pro affiliate Defiance on Saturday September 9 at 7:30pm while MNUFC2 returns home to play Austin FC II on Sunday September 10 at 3pm.

Quakes v Minnesota

The Quakes were able to come back from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Minnesota.  Cade Cowell scored his first goal of the season in the 17th minute, while Teemu Pukki opened up the tally four minutes into the match.

The photo album


Next up for the Quakes is a road trip to Washington, DC to face United on Saturday September 9 at 430pm while Minnesota returns home to host New England on the same day at 530pm.