There has been chatter about the status of Fatai Alashe since his bustup with coach Mikael Stahre on July 14 at Montreal. Today, the team made a deal by trading Alashe to the expansion outfit FC Cincinnati for allocation money to be used next season, plus future considerations.
Elliott Almond of the San Jose Mercury news has the details.
In a very spirited game marked with five yellow cards, the Quakes had chances to score a goal but the effort was salvaged in a 0-0 draw. Andrew Tarbell earned the clean sheet in the match, while Quincy Amarikwa had his strike hit the crossbar which was probably the best chance for the team.
Facebook series – Quakes v Real Salt Lake. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
San Jose heads on the road to play Dallas next Saturday August 4 at 5pm, and on August 11 to Colorado at 6pm. Their next home game will be on August 18 against Toronto FC at 7pm in the first of three at Avaya Stadium for that month. Real Salt Lake returns home to host Chicago on August 4.
In this throwback-flashback edition, I’m showcasing another team that needs no introduction, Arsenal of London.
Most of the pics were from the 2016 MLS All-Star Game. Last year’s edition was in Chicago against Real Madrid of Spain, and this year’s match will be in Atlanta against Juventus of Turin, Italy. This match was held 15 years to the day the first edition was in San Jose at Spartan Stadium. The festivities included a convention for Arsenal Supporters both in San Jose, and a meet at San Francisco plus various meets and events around town including a concert and show by the Men in Blazers plus a game played by the younger MLS talent.
Arsenal FC. Photos by Nap Badillo (taken for FootySF)
I need to say thank you to FootySF/Bay Area Gooners for getting a chance to cover the festivities for that week. This was one of the top events in the history of soccer in the Bay Area. Until next time.
Raul Ruidiaz made his debut for the Sounders with a bang with a goal in the 62nd minute. That accounted for the only score of the game as Seattle defeated San Jose 1-0. The loss continued the string of futility for the Quakes with only one home game win from opening night against Minnesota (March 3) and no wins since their road win, again over Minnesota (May 12). The game also marked the MLS debuts for Guram Kashia and Luis Felipe.
Facebook series – Quakes v Sounders. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes will need to turn things around quickly with a Saturday match against Real Salt Lake at home on July 28 at 7:15pm. Seattle returns home to host New York City FC on Sunday July 29 at 2pm.
Nothing happening this week except the coverage was at Levi’s Stadium for the Quakes v Manchester United match. San Jose resumes MLS play Wednesday against Seattle and Saturday against Real Salt Lake.
Also happening this coming weekend (July 28 and 29) is the Street Soccer tournament at Union Square in San Francisco. Details at the Street Soccer USA, and an appearance on the second day by one Chris Wondolowski.
Update 7/23: The Oakland Pro Soccer team has a name–the Oakland Roots–with a launch coming later this year. Today they announced their personnel staff, with some familiar names. We wish them the best of luck in this East Bay endeavor.
In a friendly played at Levi’s Stadium, the Quakes and Manchester United were held to a scoreless draw. In their second meeting since their game at Avaya Stadium on July 2015, this match was merely a tuneup for the upcoming Premiership season for United while the Quakes were playing in between breaks in their league calendar. Many of the United stars except for Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial made the trip and played at least one half, while the Quakes were rotating between their starters and reserves as well.
Facebook series – Quakes v Man United. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes return to league play on July 25 hosting Seattle at Avaya Stadium followed by another home match against Real Salt Lake on July 28. Manchester United are in the middle of their USA tour–having traveled in 2015, 2017, and this year. Having played in Phoenix against Club America and in the Bay Area against the Quakes, the fabled Red Devils travel to LA to play AC Milan at the Stubhub Center in Carson on July 25, to Ann Arbor to play Liverpool on July 28, and to Miami against Real Madrid on July 31.