Quakes v Cruz Azul

Before a sellout crowd of 18,000 the Quakes and Cruz Azul played to a scoreless draw.  The match was eventful in the sense that the game was played at a mini-Azteca and was the second Liga MX team that the Quakes hosted this season, having played Leon in March.

The game also marked the return of Rafa Baca, who spent 3 seasons with the Quakes from 2011 to 2013.  His return to the Quakes as a second half sub was met with respectable cheers.

Photo album from 3pointsport:

Facebook series – Quakes v Cruz Azul. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved.

The Quakes international record is now 11-10-10 having drawn both Manchester United and Cruz Azul this year.  The team has not been successful playing Liga MX/Primera Division teams in their history, but the draw was their fourth, and now have improved to 1-7-4. Next up for the Quakes will be their final home game at Avaya Stadium on October 21 against the Colorado Rapids at 1:45pm.  Cruz Azul will play on the road against Querétaro on Saturday October 20 at 3pm.

 

This week 10-8-18

The Monday chatter has one major announcement forthcoming regarding the Quakes head coaching position.  The name is not from the the mentioned names that has included Caleb Porter and Marc dos Santos.

We would have posted this on the blurb from Saturday, but best to include the deets from Quakesfan right here right now, plus the article from sfgate.com that was mentioned previously.

 

Six Straight Losses, 144 goals, One New Coach

Wondo scores, but Red Bulls pressure too much for SJ Earthquakes

 

And from the San Jose Earthquakes’ twitter: A teaser.

 

And yes, in addition to Saturday’s game at Avaya we were at Boxer Stadium to cover the SFSFL championship game.  The next match we will be covering is this Saturday at 5:15 pm between the Quakes and Cruz Azul.  We will be at the remaining Quakes 2018 games plus a few more from the San Francisco Bay Area.  Keep checking out the site for any updates or breaking news.

 

 

Olympic Club v Mezcala (SFSFL Championship Game)

We have been busy this weekend with both the Quakes v Red Bulls game Saturday and the SFSFL Championship Game between Mezcala and Olympic Club at Boxer Stadum.  Olympic Club ended up being the dominant team with a 5-2 victory over Mezcala to win the trophy.  Despite the Sunday being dominated by other headlines, a respectable crowd of 300 were in attendance for this title match.

The San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL) is one of the oldest soccer leagues in the USA, having their start in 1902.  To put this in perspective, the US Open Cup didn’t start until 1914, the National Football League (American football) until 1920, and the baseball championship which was later to called the “World” Series didn’t get contested until the following year in 1903, with a boycott happening that year after by a team called the New York Giants, and not resuming until 1905 with that team winning it all.

We were there with a few of the SF City people and Tommy from the Roots so here is the take–since a pair, Dylan Murphy and Danny Kirkland, were representing Olympic Club.

We have a few select shots here in the gallery, plus the set on the Flickr host/cloud:

 

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Our plan is to cover select games around the UPSL and other lower leagues for the rest of the calendar year.  We’ve covered the Oakland Roots, Oakland Stompers, the SFSFL title match, and we like to venture down to Redwood City to check out JASA so stay tuned for more matches between now and November.  The next matches for 3pointsport will be the remaining Quakes matches at Avaya, both a friendly against Cruz Azul and the final league match against Colorado.  We love to know what you think so we can take things to the next level next season.

Quakes v Red Bulls

The Quakes season of futility continued with a loss against Eastern Conference contender New York Red Bulls 3-1 in their bi-annual match at Avaya Stadium.  Alex Myul (29th minute), Bradley Wright-Phillips (32nd minute), and Aaron Long (50th minute) accounted for the Red Bulls scoring and they held on to the lead for the remainder of the match.  The one Quakes consolation was a late goal from Chris Wondolowski (83rd minute).  His tally put him at 144 goals which puts him closer to tying the record set by Landon Donovan at 145.

Facebook series – Quakes v New York Red Bulls. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes will finish out their home league schedule on Sunday October 21 against the Colorado Rapids 2pm kick off.  However, during the international window they will host a match against Liga MX club Cruz Azul on Saturday October 13 at 5:15 pm.  The Red Bulls are off next weekend for the international matches, but will hit the road with a trip along Interstate 95 to play against the Philadelphia Union on October 21.

Our buddies at the Beautiful Blog were in the house.  The report from Doug Z is at the site – yes, he is there when the (team formerly known as the) Metros visits the Bay Area.  If the schedule only allowed for a home and home series instead a bi-annual visit–for 2019 the teams will play at Red Bull Arena.

Wondo scores, but Red Bulls pressure too much for SJ Earthquakes

 

This week 10-1-18

An eventful weekend from all over the Bay Area.

The SFSFL semis saw Olympic Club win over Club Marin 5-4 while Mezcala defeating SF Vikings 3-2. The SFSFL Premier championship kickoff is 10:30am Sunday October 7 at Boxer Stadium with Olympic Club meeting Mezcala for the title.  There is a preliminary match super early with Azteca FC (2nd place Major Div) playing Metropolitan (1st Div champs) at 8:30am.

In UPSL action Real Salt Lake wins over the Oakland Stompers 1-0. JASA Redwood City defeated San Ramon Dynamos FC 6-1.

Also last Thursday Jimmy Conrad was introduced as the Technical  Director/Associate Head Coach for the Glens.  The Examiner has their take on the presser.

San Francisco Glens make big splash by hiring former USMNT member Jimmy Conrad

The Quakes blow a 2-0 lead and lose to the Houston Dynamo 3-2.  Chris Wondolowski scored a goal (143rd for his MLS career) to move closer to the all-time MLS scoring record (145 goals by Landon Donovan).

Also FIFA 19 was released last week for all platforms, and the covers tend to get more attention especially in local markets.  The Quakes put Danny Hoesen on the cover and it’s available for download and print.

We will be there this Saturday October 6 at 7:15pm for the match against the Red Bulls.

 

Rugby Picture of the Week 10-1-18

Trying something different for this week.  3pointsport was at the recent Rugby World Cup Sevens in July for one day and we like to share some of the best shots.

For this week here are a pair from the Mexico vs New Zealand women’s match.

During the month of October every week we will be sharing double of pictures.  If you like this sport or want to see more, let us know and we could cover a future event on the rugby calendar.  We want to expand not only with soccer but also with other sports that get little attention.

Friday News/Press Conference

Not much to report except the Quakes will be on the road playing out the schedule against the Houston Dynamo.  Kickoff at 5:30pm on NBCSCA Plus.

Also the Oakland Stompers are fresh off their win last weekend over the Oakland Leopards (Oakland Roots reserves) in the first round of the US Open Cup.  They open up UPSL league play against Real San Jose at Raimondi Park Saturday 7:30 pm.

Home Opener vs. Real San Jose (oaklandstompers.com)

Also, Jimmy Conrad was introduced as the SF Glens Technical Director/Associate Head Coach.  It looks like that he will be coaching not only the PDL (USL: League Two) outfit as an assistant but also will be overseeing the various teams under the team’s umbrella ranging from futsal to the youth groups.  Conrad’s playing resume includes stints with the San Jose Earthquakes/Clash, Kansas City Wizards (Sporting Kansas City), and in college with UCLA.  He also played in the 2006 World Cup for the USA.

 

EPISODE 7 – INTERVIEW WITH 2006 USMNT WORLD CUP VETERAN JIMMY CONRAD

The latest interview is with Jimmy Conrad at path2prosoccer.com and also there are other chats with Reno 1868 coach Ian Russell, former SF Deltas coach and current LAFC assistant Marc Dos Santos (who has been linked to the Quakes and Whitecaps head coaching jobs), Todd Dunivant, Paul Holocher, and Nick Lima to name.


San Francisco Glens make big splash by hiring former USMNT member Jimmy Conrad

 

Other updates to follow here.  Keep checking for the latest news and information.

Update 9/30: Article from sfexaminer.com

 

 

This week 9-24-18

Not much news this week except we were at the US Open Cup match between the Oakland Leopards and the Oakland Stompers.  That match report is here.  Or the set on the host.

Something from Bluesnod98 on twitter.   Check it out and thanks!

 

 

Also, SF City will be hosting another volunteer event on October 20 at 9am.  Details at sfcityfc.com and you can sign up here.

SF-MARIN FOODBANK VOLUNTEER DAY