Media Letter 2023

3pointsport (www.3pointsport.com) 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 sfgate.com (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 5-27-24

Our matches were Friday at South San Jose for a road trip to see SF City play Almaden FC and Saturday at PayPal Park for the Quakes draw against Austin FC.

The Quakes lose to Sacramento in extra time 4-3 in the US Open Cup at Heart Health Park after maintaining a 3-2 lead 105 minutes into the match.  The home team fielded most of their USL regulars while the Quakes gambled with their reserves with regulars Cristian Espinoza and Hernan Lopez coming off the bench in the second half and factoring into the match with the former drawing the game even and the latter giving the Quakes the lead for a brief moment.  Luis Felipe and Sebastian Herrera who provided the heroics late in extra time to eliminate the MLS club. The Republic will now host Seattle in the quarterfinals on July 8 or 9.

Kevin at Soccer Bay Area has his report on the game against Austin.  Of note: Luchi Gonzalez is safe right now despite struggling this season.  However, the task is to win and to do just that for the rest of the league campaign. SBA delves a bit more on the team’s situation.

‘We can’t waste any more time’: Quakes rue dropped points after dazzling display against Austin FC

The Roots win on the road at Tulsa FC and the usual people have their take on the game.

One Goal is Enough for Oakland Roots in Tulsa

Live Blog: Oakland Roots vs. FC Tulsa (May 24, 2024)

Jonathan at The Roots Blog has the take on the Soul match against Marin Siren FC

Live Blog: Oakland Soul vs. Marin Siren FC (May 23, 2024)

Note: The Soul had two games in three days with another match at Davis against the California Storm with the teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Bay FC lose to the defending champions Gotham FC (New York) 2-0.  Ella Stevens provided the goals for the visitors within two minutes with her tally in the 31st and 33rd minute.  The game highlights are courtesy of Jason Reed at jasonreedphotos and fieldofdaydreams – check him out!

Bay FC’s Dorian Bailey and Gotham FC’s Crystal Dunn duel for the ball in their match at PayPal Park (Jason Reed/jasonreedphotos – fieldofdaydreams)

Deyna Castellanos played well enough but could not get the home team a tally in the scoresheet (Jason Reed/jasonreedphotos – fieldofdaydreams)

Racheal Kundananji was held scoreless in the match with one shot missing left early in the game (Jason Reed/jasonreedphotos – fieldofdaydreams)

Racheal Kundananji of Bay FC attempts a shot against Gotham FC defender Bruninha (Jason Reed/jasonreedphotos – fieldofdaydreams)

Gotham FC goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger (L) makes a save while teammate Emily Sonett defends against Bay FC’s Rachael Hill (Jason Reed/jasonreedphotos – fieldofdaydreams)

Next up for Bay FC after the international break is a match at Chicago against the Red Stars at the home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field on June 9 while Gotham returns home to host Angel City FC on the same day.

The Town FC loses on the road against St. Louis City 2 by a score of 1-0.

To close for the week, Jack at the Roots Blog has his take on how the Roots are faring after changing coaches and who could contribute to the team down the line this season.

Oakland Roots Trimester Assessment

Quakes v Austin FC

The Quakes and Austin FC play to a 1-1 draw at PayPal Park.  Jeremy Ebobisse opened up the scoring 10 minutes into the game for the Quakes but Brendan Hines-Ike drew the score even at the last minute of the first half with his strike into the open net off a set play in the box.

Our photo album is forthcoming.

Next up for the Quakes is a Friday night match at New York to face City FC on May 31 at 4:30pm while Austin returns home to face Portland on Wednesday May 29 at 5:30pm before returning on the road to play Real Salt Lake on Saturday June 1 at 6:30pm.

Almaden FC v SF City FC

SF City and this year’s USL League Two debutant Almaden FC in South San Jose play to a scoreless draw.

Our photo album is here

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Next up for SF City is a return home to Boxer Stadium to host Davis Legacy in a late morning matinee on Saturday June 1 at 11:30am, while Almaden FC hit the road for a midweek match at Marin FC Legends in San Rafael on Wednesday May 29 at 5pm before returning home next weekend to host Academica SC on Saturday 7:30pm start.

This Week 5-20-24

Our ground hop tour hit 4 stops this week.  Friday at San Jose for Bay FC v San Diego, then two Saturday with the second tour hitting San Francisco for City v Academica (Turlock) following by a nightcap at San Jose once again for the Quakes v Orlando.  The last stop was Sunday for another rivalry game at Moraga in the East Bay for The Town FC v LAFC 2.

Doug at Soccer Bay Area provides his take on Bay FC’s win over San Diego.

What we learned: Bay FC break losing streak with comeback win over San Diego Wave

The crew at Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog have their respective takes on the Roots and Soul.  Check it out.

https://www.soccerbayarea.com/2024/05/19/hail-mary-powers-oakland-roots-to-win-over-orange-county/

 

 

Gagi Margvelashvili’s late goal lifts Oakland Roots over Orange County; Attacking output, Johnny’s injury, Trayvone Reid

22 Goal Salute: Ranking the most upsetting goals since Oakland Roots’ last clean sheet

 

Oakland Soul set goals record in 7-nil win over Olympic Club; Shaelan Murison, Miranda Nild, more

Jon at the Roots Blog has an update on the Roots/Soul stadium situation at the Coliseum.  This will be a major boost to the long term future for both clubs.

Latest on the Oakland Coliseum

More updates are forthcoming so in the meantime please follow us on Instagram at 3pointsport and check out the website here for our photos plus reports from the top soccer reporters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Town FC v LAFC 2

The Town FC defeat LAFC 2 on penalty kicks 6-5 at St. Mary’s College in Moraga after playing to  a scoreless draw.

Our photo album is coming soon.

Next up for The Town FC is a road match at St. Louis City 2 on Sunday May 26 at 4pm while LAFC 2 continue their road trip at Austin FC 2 on Friday May 24 at 6pm.

Quakes v Orlando City

The Quakes lose in heartbreaking fashion to Orlando City 1-0 with Jack Lynn scoring for the visitors in the 89th minute.

Our photo album is forthcoming.

Next up for the Quakes is a US Open Cup match at Sacramento on Tuesday May 21 at 7pm before returning to league play to continue their homestand against Austin FC on Saturday May 25 at 7:30pm. Orlando will return home to host Columbus on the same day next weekend at 4:30pm.

SF City FC v Academica SC

SF City lose to Academica 2-0.

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Next for SF City is a road trip to San Jose to meet debutant Alamden SC on Friday May 24 at 7:30pm while Academica SC will return home to host two consecutive matches, first against SF Glens on Thursday May 23 at 7pm and Marin on Saturday May 25 at 4pm.

Bay FC v San Diego Wave

Bay FC come from behind losing 1-0 to defeat San Diego 2-1 in dramatic fashion.

Kyra Carusa opened up the scoring for the visitors with her strike in the 23rd minute, forcing the home team to once again play catch up.  In the second half, Scarlett Camberos rewarded the fans with her goal in the 56th minute drawing the game even at 1-1 with the assist from Kiki Pickett.  The winning tally for Bay FC came in by benefit of an own goal by San Diego’s Hanna Lundkvist when she and Racheal Kundananj battled for the ball with the tap rolling into the net, assuring the home team of the victory.

Our photo album is here.

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Next up for Bay FC is another Friday match against defending NWSL Champions Gotham FC (New York) on May 24 at 7pm, while San Diego will continue their road swing at Angel City (Los Angeles) on Thursday May 23 at 7pm.

This Week 5-13-24

Our weekly highlights were from San Jose with two Bay Area clubs meeting for the first time with something at stake and a Saturday at San Francisco for a home opener–again between two Bay Area teams.  There was also a return leg the next day–same place different league.

Quakes win at Colorado after losing 2-0 late in the first half.

Roots lose at New Mexico and the usual people have their takes on the game.

A Pair of Defensive Lapses Doom Oakland Roots to Defeat in New Mexico

Mistakes kill Oakland Roots in 2-1 loss to New Mexico; Roster build, Dom Dwyer, Memo Diaz, more

Bay FC lose at Orlando and are held to zero goals for the first time.  Once again Doug at Soccer Bay Area reports on the match.

Bay FC finally held scoreless in 1-0 loss to Orlando Pride

The Town FC played a game and wins 1-0.

The USL-W and League Two highlights are here from Doug at Soccer Bay Area.

Oakland Soul roll in home opener – USL W, League 2 Roundup

The NWSL highlights are here too this time with Mike at Soccer Bay Area telling the story.

NPSL Golden Gate Conference: Week 9 Roundup

Finally the US Open Cup with the Roots Blog and Soccer Bay Area reporting on the match.  Jon at the Roots Blog gives his takes on the Soul and what to expect, as well as the current state of the Roots with the recent coaching change.

Live Blog: Oakland Roots vs. San Jose Earthquakes, U.S. Open Cup (May 7, 2024)

Oakland Roots & Soul talking points; San Jose Earthquakes, Gavin Glinton, Soul season-opener, more

Bouda’s blast propels SJ Quakes past Oakland Roots in US Open Cup Battle of the Bay

El Farolito v California Odyssey

El Farolito score three first half goals in succession to win 3-0 over California Odyssey (Clovis, CA)

Our photo album is here.

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Next up for El Farolito is a road trip to Sacramento to face the Gold on Saturday May 18 at 7pm, while California Odyssey return home to play San Ramon on the same day and time.