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Hot stove news from the Quakes – Cristian Espinoza is now a permanent member of the team after spending the 2019 on loan from Villareal and will acquire a Designated Player spot on the team.

The Quakes will open their 2020 MLS campaign on February 29 with a home game against Toronto FC with first kick at 2:15pm, and will be on the road as part of the Philadelphia Union’s home opener on March 14 at 4:30pm.  The remaining schedule will be announced at a later date.

NEWS: Earthquakes Acquire Cristian Espinoza on Permanent Transfer (

This Week 12-9-19

Some news from elsewhere. We will be off until (officially) February 29 when the Quakes open against Toronto, also they play in Philadelphia’s home opener 2 weeks later on March 14.

Plus the teams decided to have a bit of fun on the twitter.

Yes, it could have been March 1, but February 29 is the earliest date on record although it’s only because that happens every 4 years, or 28 years on a Saturday.

And the latest from the Beautiful Blog – the first one from Sunday.  It is dated, but the focus is on the Stanford men.

Soccer: Stanford Women in Championship; Men make final four

The second one has some major news with Stanford winning the women’s NCAA College Cup and the Oakland Roots forming an NPSL side called Project 51O (as in the area code).

Soccer: Stanford Women win NCAA title, Roots form NPSL side, UPSL Playoffs

Quakes 2020 Home Opener Announced

The Quakes will kick-off their 2020 regular season schedule with a home game against Toronto FC February 29 at 2:15pm.  They will also play on the road at Philadelphia on March 14 4:30pm start.  The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later date.  Season ticket holders will get priority with a presale on Wednesday December 11 at 10am, while the general public will have their chance to buy tickets on Friday December 13 same time.

Details at

This Week 12-2-19


For December and January we’ll be posting just the latest news every Monday.

First off, Doug Zimmerman has his summary on the Oakland Roots debut season. What NISA hopes to accomplish is a good alternative for clubs to go the professional route compared to the multi-million dollar worth of MLS clubs.  While the schedule was improvised at the last minute expect more competition at the NISA 2020 Spring Showcase.

Oakland embraces its Roots in successful first season (

The usual Monday deets from The Beautiful Blog is here with highlights from the college soccer beat.

Bay Area Soccer: Stanford Women in College Cup, Stanford Men advance


In UPSL action, the Stompers clinch a playoff berth with a 9-1 win over Vacaville.




Latest News has their article on Olympic Cup, who qualified for the 2020 US Open Cup

2020 US Open Cup Qualifying Win & You’re In: Former pros lead historic Olympic Club to first USOC berth

Also, the latest hot stove news regarding the Quakes, who have their eyes set on Alan Pulido of Chivas.  This move makes sense due to his connection to current head coach Matias Almeyda.  The rumor is not without any competition as Orlando City is also interested in the Liga MX player

Alan Pulido: “Most likely I’m going to MLS;”  two more teams linked to Chivas striker (

Report: San Jose Earthquakes, Orlando City SC in for Chivas, Mexico striker Alan Pulido (

JASA Redwood City v Real San Jose

In a match that was dominated by conservative play and several chances, it was JASA Redwood City that came out on top thanks to a second half goal of a set play.  The end result was a 1-0 victory over Real San Jose in the 101 derby.

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Real San Jose finishes in last place in the Wild West Red with 7 points (1 W, 4 D, 5 L). JASA remains in 2nd place in the Wild West Red with 15 points (3 W, 6 D, 0 L)–4 behind division winner Pajaro Valley, and still has a makeup game at Contra Costa to be announced.  That match will be played for postseason ranking.

This Week 11-25-19

Our coverage was at Redwood City last weekend.  The recap of JASA Redwood City v Real San Jose will be posted soon. Update 11/28: the game summary between JASA and RSJ is up on the site.

Right now a few items of note from the Beautiful Blog at

Bay Area Soccer: Stanford Men and Women Advance in NCAA Tourney; Olympic Club in 2020 US Open Cup

Also, the San Francisco Examiner has their report on the Olympic Club US Open Cup match.  Note: the newspaper and the SF Glens have a sponsorship arrangement.

Olympic Club, led by former pros, qualifies for U.S. Open Cup (

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Some major news from the Quakes.  First up they announce the players that were retained for the 2020 season and released from the team.

NEWS: Earthquakes Announce Roster Moves Ahead of 2020 MLS Season (

Also, this item was announced last week, but some upcoming games at Avaya Stadium in December with the high schools taking center stage beginning on December 10 at 5:30 with high schools Mercy Burlingame and Norte Dame of Belmont playing at the home of the Quakes.  The full slate is at the link below.

NEWS: Earthquakes to Host High School Soccer Series at Avaya Stadium (


In an game that summarized the current season for USF, the team lost to LMU by  score of 2-0 thanks to early first half goals by the visiting team.

There was a penalty kick attempt but that sailed high over the bar.

USF finishes with a 2-14-1 overall record, and 2-4-1 in WCC play and now face an off-season to prepare for a 2020 season that hopes to recapture their winning performance. LMU finishes with a 11-5-3 overall record, 6-1-0 in conference play second place to St. Mary’s of Moraga.

The album can be found here.