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.
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.
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.
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
Can confirm this report that #Quakes74 are interested in Pulido. I’m told that Pulido is Almeyda’s top target this winter, and conversations have begun on a potential transfer. https://t.co/ftHh327yox
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.
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.
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.
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.