Only one game was covered this weekend–this time back to Crocker Amazon in San Francisco for City vs Berenice in local play. The photo album including the items from the gram is here.
Some very unfortunate news from the Oakland Roots where a few of their players have tested positive for Covid-19. Their matches against Phoenix last Wednesday and Tacoma this past weekend at Las Positas College in Livermore were postponed and have been rescheduled for Wednesday August 25 and September 15 respectively at the same venue. Doug Zimmerman has his take on this news.
And yes, the Quakes played to a 1-1 draw at Commerce City in the Denver area against the Colorado Rapids. Chofis Lopez scored in the 11th minute to give the Quakes the lead only to have the Rapids even the game with a goal from Cole Bassett in the 53rd minute. They return home next weekend to face Houston and that will be the next 3pointsport match along with anything SF City for the rest of the summer. There will be another midweek match for the Quakes with a trip to Kansas City this Wednesday at 5:30pm.
Our coverage this past week was at Redwood City for the Bay Cities match in the NISA Independent Cup and another rec league match with the SF City B team. The highlights can be found at the 3pointsport Instagram feed.
Also, Doug at the Beautiful Blog has his take on the Roots match against Las Vegas at Las Positas College in Livermore. The team will continue to play in the Livermore Valley with matches Wednesday against Phoenix and Saturday versus Tacoma.
Shorthanded Oakland Roots break goal drought, but fall to Las Vegas 2-1
Some news to get through the weekend. Right now, a few from the guys at The Beautiful Blog:
Bay Area Soccer: Oakland Roots forced to play next 3 home games in Livermore, NSL Playoffs set
Once again the Roots and Sacramento play to a draw at the Capital – this time a scoreless draw.
No Goals (again): Oakland Roots tie Sacramento Republic 0-0
NISA returns to the Bay Area with Bay Cities FC hosting a game against Cal Victory FC at Sequoia High School. Kick off at 5pm.
Bay Cities FC to play first official game in NISA Independent Cup
Also Movie Nights are back at PayPal Park. The series starts on Thursday July 15 and runs through Thursday August 12. Details and to reserve your spot can be found at the Quakes website.
Speaking of which, the Quakes are off for the weekend. They resume on Saturday July 17 when they head to the Denver area to play the Colorado Rapids 6pm kickoff.
No news this holiday weekend.
Of note: the Roots will be playing their next three games at Las Positas College at Livermore. Tickets are as low as $5.
The games affected are Saturday July 10 vs Las Vegas 7pm, Wednesday July 14 vs Phoenix 7pm, and Saturday July 17 vs Tacoma 5:30pm.
A few items from Doug:
First up an interview with Aly Wagner, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton and Brandi Chastain.
Brandi Chastain joins local soccer greats’ call for Bay Area pro women’s soccer team
Next up, the deets from the Roots match against San Diego.
Oakland Roots scoring drought continues in loss to San Diego Loyal
3 things we learned: Oakland Roots loss to San Diego Loyal
Finally there is the on the Quakes after their loss to LA, plus Mike has the weekend highlights from the NPSL and NSL.
Bay Area Soccer: SJ Earthquakes part ways with GM Fioranelli, NPSL, NSL roundup
We’ll return to action on July 10 and 11.
Our coverage was in San Jose with the return to full capacity for the Quakes. We were also in San Francisco to cover the SF City B team and Bay Cities FC taking on the Oakland Roots reserve team Project 51O.
Speaking of the main team, Doug has his usual take on the Roots taking on Austin Bold in a closed door game in Livermore.
Oakland Roots battle to scoreless tie with Austin Bold
Also the Quakes add a new player, Nathan from FC Zurich in Switzerland.
It what was the grand reopening to full crowds since March 7, 2020 the Quakes and Galaxy played to a sold out crowd. While the game was originally scheduled for Stanford it was moved to PayPal Park and unfortunately it turned into the Chicharito show. Javier Hernandez accounted for the goals in the 9th and 50th minute, with Quakes defender Florian Jungworth adding to the LA tally in the 70th minute. Cade Cowell accounted for the only score for the Quakes in the 82th minute.
Photo set and select shots coming soon.
The Quakes head on the road to visit Minnesota United at St. Paul on Saturday July 3 5pm kickoff while the LA Galaxy will host Sporting Kansas City in a holiday night match Sunday July 4 at 7:30pm.
From June 6.
The USL League Two season was cancelled in 2020 and once again this year. Rather than wait until the return to play the emphasis is on the SFSL Majors (Tier 2) team, and their quest to return to the Premier (Tier 1) division.
Once again the set contains both the IG and original shots from the match.