Media Letter 2023

3pointsport ( has always been in the media, whether under this banner or elsewhere.

Of note, we are a non-commercial, not-for-profit, editorial, and independent media/photo site. We report the news for the love of the game and to promote soccer, and any other off-the-trail sports in the San Francisco Bay Area. We contribute material to other sites for no fee, and only to give the sport the best coverage possible in the local area for only an acknowledgement/credit and a link to the posted article.

3pointsport has been posted on other websites and publications including FootySF and the Beautiful Blog at (now Soccer Bay Area). While this site prefers to report the news and post our own material here, we will also collaborate with other sites to promote the game in the Bay Area.

For 2023 our coverage not only includes Major League Soccer (MLS) but also USL League Two and the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). In addition, the stories include select national team tours and international clubs from around the world with a perspective on the local scene.

This Week 12-4-23

Some hot stove news from the Quakes–some players either had their options exercised, declined, or are out of contract.  Rodrigues has been purchased from Brazilian club Gremio and is now part of the team. At least one, Jack Skahan, is in talks to return for 2024.

At least two familiar names will return to San Jose for next season.

With the Roots playing again at the Cal State campus in Hayward for next season and the Soul at Merritt College in Oakland, there is the outside chance the teams could become a tenant for 2025 with the baseball Athletics leaving for Las Vegas.  Jon at the Oakland Roots Blog has the take on this developing situation.

Oakland Roots & Soul eying Coliseum for 2025 season

An  extra for this week–Manchester City on Sunday hosted a viewing party at Pier 70 for their match against Tottenham Hotspur.   While the result was a hotly contested draw at 3-3 there were some activities for the kids and adults to partake in, including the FA Cup, Premier League and UEFA Champions League trophies, and the UEFA Super Cup–which pits the best from the Champions League and the Europa League for some hardware.

The tour is part of a three city exhibit with stops in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC.   Manchester City fans can watch matches at Maggie’s on North Beach, along with Arsenal fans who share the bar with the team.

Our retrospective on Manchester City’s 2011 match against America is here.

Throwback-Flashback: Manchester City FC

More from the past events, including trophy tours of other teams, can be found on the photo cloud here.  Select items can be found on our instagram page @3pointsport and also the aforementioned cloud.  Every Monday (or around that time) we’ll post various news from Bay Area soccer.

This Week 11-27-23

Some light news in the hot stove department.  The Roots add one more player and Bay FC add another player for their inaugural season.

Oakland Roots sign center back Camden Riley, a deeper look

Bay FC Continues to Build its Roster and Signs Defensive Powerhouse Caprice Dydasco

Since we share the latest from our friends at Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots blog here is the announcement from Bay FC regarding Alex Loera.

Bay FC Acquires Its First Player, Former NCAA Champion and Honda Player of the Year Defender Alex Loera

We have more planned in the off-season so stay tuned to for the latest news.

This Week 11-20-23

Only one match and the last for 2023 – 3pointsport will resume coverage when the Quakes begin 2024 league play.

A ton of hot stove news as the Roots release and acquire players for 2024.  Soccer Bay Area and the Oakland Roots Blog have the latest news on the roster moves.

Oakland Roots roster moves include goodbyes to defensive starters, longest-tenured player

Takeaways from Oakland Roots initial 2024 roster, what the club had to say

Oakland Roots sign Haitian striker Miche-Naider Chéry, a deeper look

Jon at the Roots Blog has a roster tracker seeing who is out and who it in with the team, leading to 2024 at the Cal State East Bay campus in Hayward

Oakland Roots 2024 Offseason Tracker

Soccer Bay Area has an introduction of Bay FC’s first player Alex Loera, who joins the team from Kansas City Current.

Bay FC announce Alex Loera as team’s first signing

More hot stove news in the coming days and weeks for the rest of the year and into 2024.  Happy Thanksgiving.

This Week 11-13-23

Some hot stove news courtesy of the new NWSL team Bay FC

In addition to the first pick in the 2024 college draft they get the eight pick via trade with Orlando, who will protect a player in the upcoming expansion draft next month.  $50,000 in allocation money will also go to the Pride.

Also Bay FC will have their training facility at the San Jose State campus.  In addition there is also talk of their own stadium similar to what Kansas City Current will build.  For now the team will be a second tenant at PayPal Park.

The US Open Cup qualifying will go through Folsom in the Sacramento area with Inter SF taking on FC Folsom Sunday.  The winner will enter the 2024 tournament.

This Week 11-6-23

The off-season officially begins with Sacramento Republic losing 2-1 to Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship Western Conference Final after leading in the 80th minute.  Russell Cicerone gave the home team the lead in the 31st minute but Republic Captain Conor Donovan put the ball into his own net in the 81st minute giving Phoenix a tie. Emil Cuello scored off a balloon kick 2 minutes into the second half of stoppage time to give the win.  While a home victory would have given the Capitol to host Charleston Battery on Sunday November 12 at 6pm it will be Phoenix going to South Carolina to complete the Cinderella run.

Kevin from Soccer Bay Area evaluates the Quakes 2023 season and what comes next.  Check it out.

Chris Leitch finally got to lead a rebuild in San Jose on his terms, now comes the hard part

The hot stove starts now with the latest news from the Quakes, Roots/Soul/510, USL League Two, NPSL, and the local leagues from now until February 2024.  Also stay tuned for any local US Open Cup updates.

This Week 10-30-23

The Quakes 2023 season came to an abrupt end with the team losing to Sporting Kansas City on penalty kicks 4 to 2 after a scoreless 90 minute match.

Doug at Soccer Bay Area has the hot take on what went wrong and what lies ahead for the team.

SJ Earthquakes forced out of MLS playoffs on PKs

With both the Quakes and Roots now beginning their break all eyes turn to Sacramento Republic who have been the best team in the Western Conference of the USL Championship.  With their defeat of New Mexico United and defending champion San Antonio they face Phoenix Rising on Saturday November 4.  A win will ensure them of hosting the championship on Sunday November 12.

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Quakes v Austin FC

In a decision day classic the Quakes play to a 1-1 draw against Austin.   Cristian Espinoza gave the Quakes the lead in the 17th minute only for Owen Wolff of Austin to draw even 15 minutes later.

A win would have given them a straight path to the MLS Cup playoffs while a tie would  have meant other results going their way.  With Sporting KC and Dallas winning a Portland victory would have meant elimination.

With the Timbers loss that means the Quakes get a playoff spot with Sporting Kansas City hosting the Wild Card game on Wednesday October 25 at 6:30pm.  A win will mean playing top ranked St. Louis.