This Week 5-22-23

Not much to report except a few items.

Sacramento defeat Oakland again at the Capital.  The usual reports from the regular places:

Oakland Roots lose I-80 derby to Sacramento Republic, 3-1

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall 1-3 at Sacramento Republic

The Quakes lose again at LA, this time with LAFC returning the favor with a 2-1 win. (

City Bs on a roll again.  They beat Mexicali 7-2 in a makeup game postponed to rain several weeks ago.

The Glens women win at home 6-1 over the Olympic Club while the men’s team lose on the road at Monterey 1-0.

This Week 5-15-23

Our main event was Sunday at Boxer for City’s home opener against the Roots Bs Project 51O.

The Soul and Roots had a doubleheader at Hayward–Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog have their takes on the game.

Two First Half Goals Enable Oakland Roots to Cruise to Victory Over Orange County SC

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots blank Orange County 3-nil

Oakland Soul wins 1-nil over Olympic Club in historic home opener

Add: Mike and Doug have combined their USL-W and USL-2 summary to include the Soul’s match, in addition to City defeating 51O at Boxer Stadium and the Glens men’s and women’s teams sweeping Academica.

USL W League, League 2 roundup – week 2

The Quakes lose in LA while the Quakes Bs win on Friday. (

SF City FC v Project 51O

SF City kicked off their home opener at Boxer Stadium against the Roots reserves Project 51O.  The result was reversed this time with City defeating 51O 2-1 thanks to two early goals.

Our photo album is here.


Next up for City is a road game at Turlock against Academica on Friday May 26 at 7pm while 51O will play at home against Marin FC on Sunday May 21 at 1pm.

This Week 5-8-23

Our coverage was from San Jose and San Bruno.

Kevin from Soccer Bay Area has his report on the Quakes 2-1 win over LAFC.

Luchi’s Quakes flirt with the upper limits of their ceiling in 2-1 victory over LAFC at Levi’s Stadium

The Roots win 4-1 and the usual from Soccer Bay Area and the Roots Blog.

Oakland Roots Score Plenty of Goals in Birmingham

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots bounce back with 4-1 win over Birmingham Legion

Get to know the Soul–who along with the other teams in the USL-W made their debut.

Get to know the Oakland Soul ahead of their maiden season

Oakland Soul win inaugural match over Stockton Cargo

One more from the Quakes beat–they could be for real.

Update 5/10 4:45pm PT – Doug at Soccer Bay Area has the lower leagues roundup including our banner shots from the Glens home openers against Academica SC.  Once again we like to thank him for providing us the chance to highlight the Bay Area soccer scene especially from the lower leagues which get scant attention except for a select few places.

USL W League, League 2 roundup – week 1

Since the score from SF City wasn’t posted here’s the highlight.


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We will drop one item–had we been denied access to Levi’s Stadium our match would have been SF City v Monterey Bay 2 in our version of “Stick It to ML$ or the US$F” and while we enjoy the sights from the lower leagues the major top flight ought and is the showcase/flagship coverage that supports game even though every now and then we will look for that discovery game that very few knows about and we’ll showcase that hidden gem. 

Since the season officially begins in May, we will be there for all the City home games as well as select dates with the Glens and El Farolito–plus anything we can fit into here.  Look for us on instagram @3pointsport

SF Glens v Academica SC

In the opener for both teams, the Glens hosted Academica SC of Turlock at their temporary home Skyline College in San Bruno.  The home team was fresh off a playoff run in 2022, while the visitors were making their debut in USL League Two after their four year stint in the NPSL where they were perennial contenders.

The Glens scored a goal by Max Chrétien in the 14th minute and never looked back as they defeated the debutants 1-0.

Our photo album is here–including the posts from Instagram.


Both teams will meet again next weekend on Saturday May 13 at 4pm this time at Turlock.

In the second game both women’s team made their debut in the newly formed USL-W league.  However, it was the Glens women that dominated the game as they scored five goals in the first half, with two more in the second as they defeated the Academica women 7-0.

The photo album from that match is here.


Just like their male counterparts both women’s teams will play each other again as part of a home and home this time at Turlock following the men’s game with a 7pm kickoff.

Quakes v LAFC

The Quakes win 2-1 over LAFC at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara thanks to a brace from Cris Espinoza.  His goal in the 8th minute gave the team an early lead but Denis Bouanga evened the score with his tally in the 30th minute.  Thanks to a penalty kick goal by Espinoza with 8 minutes to go in the second half the home team handed the defending MLS Cup champions their first loss of the season.

This game marks the first match since July 2018 when they played against Manchester United, and in a league match since May 2015 against Orlando City.

Our photo album is here


Next up for the Quakes is  two road matches at LA.  The first is to the suburb of Carson, this time against the other Los Angeles team on Sunday May 14 at 630pm against the Galaxy.  As for the club from the city limits they continue their road swing to Salt Lake City on Saturday May 13 at 6:30pm.  There will be a short turnaround as the venue will switch to the losing team’s home field on Saturday May 20 at 7:30pm–with the Quakes playing consecutive games in LA.

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It looks like the Oakland Roots and Soul will be playing their games at Pioneer Stadium at the CSU East Bay (Hayward) campus for the remainder of the 2023 season.  The Roots website explains their current situation which had led to them relocating down the road for their remaining games.

Anything beyond this year will involve the old Malibu Grand Prix lot adjacent to the Oakland Coliseum and Arena so stay tuned for news on that end.

Oakland Roots Sports Club Announces Venue Plan for Remainder of 2023 USL Championship Season

This Week 5-1-23

The Quakes draw 2-2 in Austin, while the second team defeat LAFC2 1-0.

Monterey Bay beat the Quakes in Open Cup play 1-0.  Happy to see deliver a very honest take on Cade Cowell, and why he could be leaning into the Freddy Adu trap.  It’s still early for him to see how he develops but there was that one forward who did well in the reserves back in the day and became a team legend.  The jury is still out here but again we want to hear the chatter from Quakes territory–the GBU as noted. Check it out.

Cade Cowell Hit His Peak

The  Roots and Republic play in the Open Cup and it was the Capital team defeating the team from the Bay 1-0.  The usual suspects have their thoughts on the match.

Lone Sacramento Republic Goal Dooms Oakland Roots’ US Open Cup Hopes

Offensive struggles continue in Oakland Roots’ 0-1 loss to Sac Republic in U.S. Open Cup

While in league play the Roots and Miami FC play to a scoreless draw at Hayward.

Oakland Roots Earn a Point to Wrap Up Busy Week

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots tie 0-0 with Miami FC

And from the SF City beat–there was a friendly last Friday that we didn’t know about but that’s alright–they finally begin for real next weekend at Salinas to take on Monterey Bay’s second team.

This Week 4-24-23

Our coverage was at storied Boxer Stadium in San Francisco for El Farolito’s match against Oakland SC in a Bay Bridge NPSL tilt and at Sacramento for a USL Championship game with two storied clubs Sacramento Republic and Detroit City FC.

Doug and Jon have their respective takes on the Roots loss against Loudoun United.

Oakland Roots lose second game in a row

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take second straight loss, 0-2 to Loudoun United


Quakes lose at Real Salt Lake.  Again, Soccer Bay Area has the deets.

SJ Quakes fall to Real Salt Lake, 3-1

Mike Koenig at Soccer Bay Area has the NPSL roundup including a detailed take on El Farolito’s win over Oakland SC.

NPSL Golden Gate Conference Wrapup: Week 3

Earthquakes II and Monterey Bay 2 played this past weekend at Salinas to a 1-1 draw (  The main teams will be at the US Open Cup Tuesday, while the Roots will play on the road at Sacramento on Wednesday in the same tournament match.

Sacramento v Detroit

Sacramento defeat Detroit 1-0 with a goal by Luis Felipe in the 9th minute with the assist from Russell Cicerone.  The home team dominated play with 11 shots in the game with three attempts missing the target.

Each team came in heading in opposite directions with Sacramento off to a hot start in first place with a 4W-2D-0L record while Detroit in 10th place with a 1W-1D-4L record.   After their first ever match in 2022 with the result being a 1-1 draw at Detroit the return leg swayed in favor of the Republic.

The photo album is here.  Our select highlights from Heart Health Park:


Sacramento will next play against NorCal rival Oakland in a US Open Cup match at home on Wednesday April 26 at 7pm and resume USL league play with a road match at FC Tulsa on Saturday April 29 at 3pm.  Detroit City return home to host Minnesota United (MLS) on Wednesday at 4:30pm before returning to league play against Tampa Bay next Saturday at 1pm