This week 9-3-18

Since the holiday weekend is around the corner, getting off to an early start to the Monday column.

First off, the Beautiful Blog is back with some news on the Quakes, Oakland Roots, and SF Glens.  Give Zimpix (aka Doug Zimmerman) a follow on twitter.

Bay Area Soccer Roundup: Oakland Roots announce players, Quakes’ Wondolowski close to record, SF Glens youth hold tourney

We were at the Quakes v Dallas game on Wednesday.  On Saturday, San Jose hope to extract some revenge for their loss last weekend when they head to Vancouver to play the return leg – kickoff Saturday September 1 at 7pm.

Some news from Wednesday from Quakestalk.com and Quakesfans.

Wondo’s winner ends Quakes winless streak at Avaya (quakestalk.com)

Entertaining AF (FC Dallas GBU Report)

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The US Women will be at Avaya Stadium Tuesday September 4 against Chile in their final warmup before World Cup qualifying for France 2019.  Kick-off at 7pm.  Update: Quakesfan’s take on the upcoming match.

 

 

 

 

Clint Dempsey

On Wednesday Clint Dempsey announced his retirement from soccer effective immediately.  He caps off an illustrious career that started with the New England Revolution, then to Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, and back to MLS with the Seattle Sounders.   He also has been a decorated player for the US National Team appearing in 3 World Cups, a Confederations Cup in 2009, the 2016 Copa America, and 5 Gold Cup tournaments.

As a tribute here are some photos from the vault – either from FootySF, QuakesFan, or in the stands courtesy of Nap.

 

Yes, he did play for Seattle in his later years and has been that thorn on the side of Quakes fans, but as one of the greats for the US National Team he has taken that club to greater heights.  His achievements ought to be applauded so, thank you Clint and the best of luck in the next career path.

Quakes v FC Dallas

In the return leg  FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes met for the second time this season and in the month of August.  Maximiliano Urruti opened up the scoring with his goal in the 8th minute to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.  However Vako responded with 2 goals of his own in the 15th and 42nd minute to give the Quakes a 2-1 lead at the half.  Dallas evened up the score 6 minutes into the second half with a tally from Santiago Mosquera in the 51st minute to tie at 2-2.  The home team took the lead back a short time later with a goal from Magnus Eriksson in the 54th minute.  The game was tied again 3-3 with a score from Dominique Badji in the 58th minute.  The home team finally got something to cheer abut with a goal from Chris Wondolowski with an assist from Vako in the 62nd minute.  The goal was the 142nd of his illustrious career and moved him 3 goals closer to the record of 145 set by Landon Donovan.  The Quakes never looked back and won their second home game of the season with a 4-3 win over FC Dallas.  The victory also marked a sweep of the home and home series for San Jose, having won 3-1 at Frisco, TX on August 4.

Facebook series – Quakes v FC Dallas. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes complete their home and home series against Vancouver at BC Place this Saturday September 1 at 7pm.  FC Dallas returns home to host Houston on the same day.

 

 

Oakland Roots

I’ve seen Simon Rawnsley play for Aguiluchos and he has been their top player the past few years.  Looks like he will be playing for the Oakland Roots SC.

Oakland Roots adds two time NPSL Golden Boot winner Simon Rawnsley (oaklandrootssc.com)

The Roots have also added two key players to their roster in Foster City local Matt Fondy and former Deltas player Bryan Burke.

Oakland Roots add former USL MVP Matt Fondy and USL Defender of the Year and NASL Champion Bryan Burke to US Open Cup Roster (oaklandrootssc.com)

Oakland Roots will be participating in the qualifying stages of the 2019 US Open Cup with the dates to be announced.

Update 8/29: Oakland Roots reserves will be taking on the Oakland Stompers in the US Open Cup qualifying Saturday September 22 7pm at Castlemont High School in Oakland.

 

 

Quakes v Cruz Azul

The San Jose Earthquakes have added another game to the schedule–this time hosting Cruz Azul on Saturday October 13 at 5:15 pm.  This is the third friendly the Quakes have hosted this season and the second against a Liga MX team having played Club Leon in March.

For season ticket holders this is Bonus Game C.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 29 at 10am through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The remaining home Quakes schedule includes league matches against Sporting Kansas City September 15, Atlanta United September 19, New York Red Bulls on October 6, and the final for this year against the Colorado Rapids on October 21.

NEWS: Earthquakes to Face Cruz Azul on Saturday, October 13 (sjearthquakes.com)

Avaya Stadium – Quakes v Club Leon March 2018

 

 

This week 8-27-18

This is a quick turnaround week as the Quakes resume play with a Wednesday match against FC Dallas.  It also caps off a three game/two week homestand in which the team has managed to get a tie against Toronto and a loss against Vancouver.  The home team hopes to repeat their success on August 4 at Frisco, Texas when they beat one of the top contending teams 3-1.  It is also Bay Area Unite with A’s Night.   There is a special deal in which the game ticket will also get you a green/gold Quakes cap.

 


Also, analysis and the game recap from Quakesfan, Quakes Talk, and Quakes Epicenter.   Please give them a follow. The fans are getting restless at Avaya.

From the Jaws of Victory (Vancouver Recap)

Quakes capitulate in 3-2 loss to Vancouver (quakestalk.com)

How long can the Quakes continue under the same command? (quakesepicenter.com)

 


SF City will be hosting a party on Saturday September 8 at Emperor Norton’s Boozeland 510 Larkin St, San Francisco at 7pm.  Details here and more information forthcoming.

Happy Hour – SF City FC’s 17th Birthday


Any other weekly announcements will be posted here at 3pointsport.com – we will be covering the remaining Quakes home games in September and October, and we plan to be just as busy during the off-season with a “hot stove” edition on this site.  We also hope to cover more matches in the coming weeks.  Stay with us by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 

Quakes v Whitecaps

Jahmir Hyka kicked off the scoring with a goal in the 7th minute while Magnus Eriksson notched the second goal from the penalty spot in the 18th minute to give the Quakes a 2-0 lead at the half.  However, that slipped away in only 2 minutes thanks to goals from Yordy Reyna in the 59th minute and Cristian Techera in the 61st to give the Whitecaps the tie.  Their comeback was complete with a goal from Kei Kamara in the 68th minute and the visitors ended up with a 3-2 win.  The Quakes remain with just one home win since the opener on March 3.

Facebook series – Quakes v Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

Both teams will have one more chance at each other with a return trip to Canada Saturday September 1 at 7pm but the Quakes will play another game beforehand with a mid-week home match hosting FC Dallas on Wednesday August 29 at 7pm.  For the Whitecaps this game is a home and home with their next match being against the very same Quakes.