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Doug and Jon have their takes on the Roots match which was played at the same time as the Quakes. The Oakland club has a chance to make the postseason after their win on their last home game of the year.
In what was marked as the final home game for Shea Salinas, the original from the revived team scored a goal off a free kick in storybook fashion early in the second half. Benji Kikanović later scored an insurance goal to lift the Quakes to a 2-0 win over Minnesota.
The Quakes will conclude their 2022 season at Seattle on Sunday October 9 at 2pm with nothing at stake except bragging rights while Minnesota will host Vancouver at the same time with the winner heading into the postseason.
For the first time since 2019, and delayed from June of this year due to a brush fire in the area, the Quakes and Galaxy finally played their game at Palo Alto. The 2021 return was at PayPal Park but Stanford Stadium has built a tradition since 2012 so this edition was the 10th year of play.
The one sour note was no Goonies magic as the Quakes fell short to the Galaxy 3-2 thanks to two goals from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and one from Gaston Brugman. Cristian Espinoza scored off the spot in the second half to start a comeback but a stoppage time by Nathan was not enough as the visitors get the upper hand and stay in contention for the MLS Cup playoffs.
Our select photos are here:
The Quakes finish their home season schedule with a game against Minnesota next weekend on October 1 and finish their slate on the road at Seattle on October 9, while the Galaxy return home to host Real Salt Lake on the same day before concluding their season at Houston–also on the 9th.
The 2023 US Open Cup started with qualifying with Inter San Francisco winning their match 5-0.
Inter San Francisco advanced to the second round of U.S. Open Cup qualifying with 5-0 win over Marin County Union SC at the Beach Chalet. Matt Fondy scored twice and the home side also got goals from Gerardo Burgos, Dylan Autran, and Nikolai Littleton.
AFC South Bay in San Jose kick off their schedule October 1–so expect an unbalanced schedule among the teams. The schedule will play until December 18 and then break for the holidays–with play resuming after the new year.
The key teams to watch are the two JASA teams plus Juventus Silicon Valley in Redwood City, AFC South Bay in San Jose, and South San Francisco. Deportivo Cometa will play their matches at Half Moon Bay. There will be select coverage to November 6 and keep checking the website at 3pointsport.com for the photo albums and on instagram @3pointsport.
The Quakes are playing out the schedule having been eliminated from postseason play while Dallas clinched a playoff spot. Next up for the Quakes is a makeup game at Stanford against the LA Galaxy on September 24 and then the final home match against Minnesota on October 1. Dallas will have a week off before concluding their road schedule at Colorado in two weeks, again on October 1.
In the final home match of 2022 and relocated from PayPal Park in San Jose, the Quakes played their first game at USF since 2001 (against the LA Galaxy in a US Open Cup match) and 2014 (against Sacramento in the same tournament but at nearby Kezar Stadium) in San Francisco.
The game was entertaining with the Quakes II taking a 2-0 lead only to have Real Monarchs (Real Salt Lake) come back and draw even.
However, the extra points were settled on penalties with Real Monarchs getting the win. Coupled with a North Texas SC (FC Dallas) win, the Quakes reserves were eliminated from MLS Next Pro postseason play.
Both teams play out the schedule with the Quakes hitting the road at MNUFC2 (Minnesota United) on Sunday September 18 while Real Monarchs will host Colorado Rapids 2 on the same day.
The Quakes reserves defeat the Whitecaps reserves 3-1.
Our photo album/notebook once again is here.
Both teams have a Friday turnaround with Whitecaps FC hosting Tacoma Defiance in another Whitecaps/Sounders rivalry tilt while Earthquakes II will move their home game from PayPal Park to Negoesco Stadium at the USF campus in San Francisco hosting Real Monarchs (Real Salt Lake reserves). Those matches are on Friday September 9.
On the history side, Tommy Hodul has his story on the 1997 San Francisco Seals which is the greatest underdog soccer story of that era. The piece is relevant given that Sacramento of the USL Championship will be playing at Orlando City for the US Open Cup. Enjoy!