Quakes v Galaxy

Chris Wondowlowski added to his legend with a brace thanks to an early first half goal and a second half penalty kick.  However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic added two goals to his own tally while Romain Alessandrini rounded up the Galaxy scoring, all in the first half.  Vako contributed to the Quakes scoring with his tally in the 39th minute.  The eighth game at Stanford Stadium (and seventh overall between the two teams) ended up being a 3-3 draw.

Wondolowski’s two goals moved him closer to the all-time MLS record with 140 career goals.  He needs only 5 more to tie Landon Donovan for first place with 145.

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

The critique of Saturday’s 3-3 draw thank you Quakes Fans​.

Average (L.A Galaxy Cali Clasico GBU Report)

Also one article here from QuakesTalk – which is another outside take on the team.   Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham seemed to have a grudge against each other–just me being a fan on this one.

Bad Blood? Bingham and Wondolowski exchange quips after Clasico clash

Next up for San Jose is a road trip against the Portland Timbers on July 7 at 8pm.  Next up for the Galaxy is a home game on the 4th of July against DC United, followed by another game on July 7 hosting Columbus.

Updates 7/2: Facebook photo album (notebook) and article from Quakes Talk added.

SF City v Fresno FC U23s

The Fresno FC U23 team continued their series domination of SF City with a 3-1 win at Kezar Stadium.  Alvaro Nogales opened the scoring for the team formerly known as the Fuego in the 26th minute, and they held on to the lead for the entire match with additional goals from Johnny Rodriguez in the 59th minute and Diego Casillas in the 64th. A penalty kick save from Fresno FC kept City from the tally board in the 75th minute, but they found the net 2 minutes later thanks to substitute Ashish Chatta, who entered the game moments earlier. The loss leaves City in last place in the group with only 7 points, and with 4 games left in the season.

Of note was SF City donning the LGBT Pride jerseys for the second straight year.  The team announced online that the limited edition match worn kits will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which assists people in the Bay Area with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues through free and low-cost legal services.

Facebook series – SF City vs Fresno FC U23s

Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts. All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

Next up for SF City is another Sunday match against PDL debutants Santa Cruz Breakers July 1 at 2pm.  The Zorritos will return home to host Ventura County on the same day at 4pm.

Recap from the team site:


Update 7/3: recap from sfcityfc.com


This week 6-18-18

A few of the articles are a bit dated, but since the World Cup is just getting started here’s a pair of articles from Charles Wollin (who calls the games for SF City) on where to watch the games–from a few days ago, plus a profile from March on Danny Coyles on Haight Street.

Where are YOU Watching the World Cup?

SF Soccer Bars – Danny Coyle’s: Local Support x 5, Dreams of 1994 and Family Ties

And a few items that we missed, to be updated here.  We couldn’t make it to a pair of NPSL games in San Francisco and Hayward this weekend but we were able to cover the Quakes and two PDL games, plus we stopped by for a short spell to catch a SFSFL match.  Keep checking 3pointsport.com plus on the various social networks for more.

NorCal Game of the Week June 16th: Stompers Dominate Napa to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Update 6/19: Thomas Hodul was at the Stompers game at Hayward last weekend.  We couldn’t make it one final time this season but it has been a pleasure covering the team for the times we were available to be there–no other games on the docket or other assignments. We will be back again soon or the next season.


SF Glens v Orange County SC U23s

In a match that was moved from Boxer Stadium to the Beach Chalet at the west end of Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Glens hosted the Orange County SC U23s. Ranier Plantinos opened up the  scoring with his goal in the 17th minute.  However, the lead was short lived as Conor Gordon responded with a brace with goals in the 23rd minute to equalize and in the 36th minute that gave the visitors a 2-1 lead and eventually the victory.  Their wins Friday at Kezar Stadium vs SF City and Sunday against the SF Glens gave them the sweep on their road trip.

Facebook series – SF Glens vs Orange County U23s

Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts.  All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

The Glens now head on a two game road trip to play the Southern California Seahorses on Thursday June 21 and at the Ventura County Fusion Saturday June 23 before returning home to Boxer Stadium July 1 hosting FC Golden State Force at 1pm.  Orange County 2 continues their road trip playing against the Seahorses on Saturday June 23 at 7pm.


Update 6/18:  https://www.sfglens.com/news_article/show/927815 (sfglens.com)

SF City v Orange County SC U23s

Conor Gordon and Preston Judd scored a goal for Orange County SC U23s as they defeated SF City 2-0 in a Friday night match at Kezar Stadium.  The game snapped City’s 2 game winning streak.

Facebook series – SF City vs Orange County U23s

Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts.  All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

SF City resumes play June 24 at home hosting Fresno FC U23s at Kezar Stadium at 2pm.  Orange County continue their road trip with a match against the SF Glens, this time at the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the west end of Golden Gate Park Sunday June 17 at 1pm.  Admission and parking are free for this match.


Update 6/18: http://sfcityfc.com/news/event/orange-county-sc-u23-2/ (sfcityfc.com)

Quakes v Revolution

Danny Hoesen notched a brace thanks to scoring first in the 17th minute and tying the game at the 51st while Diego Fagundez scored for the Revs off a free kick in the 31st minute and Cristian Penilla in the 43rd minute with an assist from Fagundez, giving New England a brief lead into the half.  The Quakes were able to salvage a 2-2 draw against the Revolution.

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

Outside analysis from Quakesfan.

The Quakes are on the World Cup international break and resume play June 23 at Real Salt Lake.  Their next “home” match is the traditional Stanford holiday match at Stanford Stadium on June 30.  Their next game at Avaya is another midweek game against Seattle on July 25 but not before a friendly up the road at Levi’s Stadium hosting venerable Manchester United on July 22.  The Revs are also on the World Cup break and resume play on June 30 hosting DC United.

Update 6/14: Quakesfan link added.


This week 6-11-18

Since we were at the Quakes vs LAFC and the SF City vs Ventura matches this weekend, here’s some news from other places that we missed.

Tommy Hodul again:

NorCal Game of the Week June 9th: Aguiluchos Get Back on Track with 1-0 Win Over Academica

From Ann Killion, the US women will be making another trip to Avaya this year, this time against Chile on Tuesday September 4 as a tune up for World Cup qualifying for France in 2019.

U.S. women’s national soccer team returning to Avaya Stadium


SF City v Ventura County Fusion

Jackie Skahan was the star of the match with a crossed goal into the net off a redirected ball in the 15th minute and a late score in the 84th minute as SF City won their second straight over Ventura County at Kezar Stadium.

Facebook series – SF City vs Ventura County

Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts.  All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

City has a home-heavy schedule this month with another match this Friday Jun 15 7pm against the Orange County SC U23s–who will be on a San Francisco tour against the local clubs. Ventura County will continue on the road against FC Golden State Force next Sunday June 17 at 6pm.

Update 6/12: http://sfcityfc.com/news/event/ventura-county-fusion-4/ (sfcityfc.com)


Quakes v LAFC

In a see-saw scoring game that saw two lead changes, Vako scored early in the 11th minute, while Chris Wondolowski notched a brace in the second half to give the Quakes a lead, only to have it blown thanks to two late goals by Adama Diomande and João Moutinho notching a stoppage time game winner. Former Quakes defender Steven Beitshour returned home scoring a first half goal and assisting on the late Diomande tally. Thanks to Wondolowski’s goal he has now scored against every MLS team, including the Quakes–coming off his stint with the Houston Dynamo (4 career goals). He has 138 careet goals, with seven goals behind Landon Donovan’s all time tally of 145.

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

QuakesFan post-game criticism after the loss.

The Quakes have a quick turnaround with a mid-week match at home once again, this time against the New England Revolution this Wednesday on June 13.  LAFC are now on the World Cup break, but they resume league play on Saturday June 23 at home against Columbus Crew SC.  They will continue US Open Cup play on Wednesday June 20 against USL side Sacramento Republic FC.

Update 6/13: gallery of select shots added.