The San Francisco Glens has announced their pre-season schedule. The PDL debutants will head to the South Bay and to the East Bay for a pair of games against West Valley College and St. Mary’s respectively.
Their full slate of friendlies is as follows:
West Valley College – April 7th 11am West Valley college
St Mary’s – April 11th 4pm or 5pm TBA St Mary’s College
TBD – April 14th TBA
Academy of Art University – April 21th 2pm CCSF
Stanford University – April 27th (Friday) 7pm Steuber Rugby Stadium Stanford
The first round pairings have been set. San Francisco City FC and CD Aguiluchos USA will meet Wednesday May 9 6pm at Raimondi Park in Oakland. The two teams have a history with their previous tournament meeting in 2016 at the Beach Chalet grounds in San Francisco with Aguiluchos advancing to the next round.
Details and ticket pricing to follow. This will be an anticipated match with City playing after their season opener at Fresno against the U23s, and Aguiluchos after hosting Napa Valley 1839, both games on May 5.
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today they will host Manchester United Sunday July 22 at Levi’s Stadium up the road in Santa Clara. Kickoff is scheduled for 2pm that afternoon. Once again the English club will tour North America as part of their warmup to the 2018-2019 Premiership team.
This will be the second time that the Quakes will play the Red Devils–the last meeting was at Avaya Stadium on July 21, 2015 with the visitors defeating the locals 3-1 before a sellout crowd. The perennial English contenders are no stranger to Santa Clara having played last year on July 23 against Real Madrid of Spain before a packed house and winning on penalty kicks 2-1. They also clashed against Spanish/Catalan power Barcelona three years ago on July 25 and winning 3-1.
Quakes Season Pass holders will get this match as Bonus Game B.
Photos by Nap Badillo for FootySF unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.
We were unable to cover this match but the team has a short summary on their 5-1 win over Norte Dame du Namur. This match kicked off their 2018 year and their pre-season warmup to their opening match on May 5 on the road at Fresno FC and their U-23 PDL club.
Yeferson Quintana made a splash with an early goal in the 3rd minute off a corner kick from Magnus Eriksson. However, the lead was short lived as New York City FC responded with two second half goals from Anton Tinnerholm in the 49th minute and Maximiliano Moralez in the 60th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 18,000. The Quakes had a goal called off late in the second half, losing out on a point in the standings. The home team mounted a fierce comeback only to fall short in the end.
Photo album from 3pointsport:
Facebook series – Quakes v New York City FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved.
The Quakes go back on the road against the Philadelphia Union in their only meeting next weekend on April 7 before returning home to face the Houston Dynamo on April 14. New York City FC is on a break before resuming April 11 hosting Real Salt Lake at Yankee Stadium.
The Quakes and KPIX reached out to the community for help in finding a donor. From last week, but want to try and spread the word. There was a booth at the Epicenter this past weekend at the Quakes/Leon game to try and help find a bone marrow match.
Landon Donovan was greeted with a mix of boos and cheers in his Avaya Stadium debut, but he had the last word in the exhibition with his goal in the 19th minute. That was the only scoring as Club Leon defeated the Quakes 1-0 before a crowd of 14,532.
Photo album from 3pointsport:
Facebook series – Quakes v Club Leon. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved.
The Quakes international record is now 11-10-8. The futility for them continues with a 1-7-3 record against the teams from south of the border. Next up for the Quakes will be New York City FC on March 31 in their bi-annual appearance at Avaya Stadium. There is an early 4:45pm start to accomodate the ESPN networks, who will cover this match live. Leon will continue their road tour against Tigres UNAL on the same day.
San Franciso City FC’s pre-season friendlies begin on March 31st with a match against Notre Dame Du Namur University! The pre-season will wrap up with the long standing Negoesco derby match against USF on April 28th. The full slate of friendlies is listed below:
Notre Dame Du Namur – March 31st 11am NDN campus Belmont
SF State – April 7th 3pm Cox Stadium SFSU
Academy of Art University – April 14th 2pm Paul Goode Field, Rodriguez Street at the Presidio
Stanford University – April 20th (Friday) 7pm Cagan Stadium Stanford
University of San Francisco – April 28th 7pm Negoesco Stadium USF
Further match day information for these matches coming soon!
Note: 3pointsport will be at select pre-season games to cover the matches. March 31 and April 14 are dates where SF City and the Quakes home games fall on the same day. Stay tuned for announcements on the dates we will be shooting photos.
All games Saturday unless listed.
Photos by Nap Badillo
Update 3/28/2018 – game times have been updated.
Update 4/10/2018 – Academy of Art game venue changed from CCSF to Paul Goode Field.
Update 4/19/2018: Stanford game moved from Steuber Stadium to Cagan Stadium.
Also on Thursday March 22 6:30 pm at Standard Deviant Brewing located at 280 14th Street off Mission Street in San Francisco there will be a Town Hill meeting. If you want to know more about the team, and the future of soccer from a grass-roots viewpoint this meeting is worth checking out.
Join us on March 22 at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the club’s future, including planning for professional soccer. Despite a chaotic US soccer scene, SF City has emerged as one of the leaders in the supporter-owned soccer movement. Club chairperson Joachim Steinberg will be speaking about the challenges in the US and SF markets, the club’s professional aspirations, and its current model, at the friendly confines of Standard Deviant Brewery.
Disclosure: I will be at the meeting as a member of San Francisco City FC.
San Francisco City opens up their season Saturday May 5 on the road 7pm at Fresno FC U23s. Their home opener will be at Kezar Stadium Sunday May 27 2pm against San Diego Zest. Preseason and regular league schedule is available on the SF City FC website.
At Pioneer Stadium in Hayward, Gustavo Tavera-Rico scored on the 28th minute with the assist from Ali Radmand to give the Stompers the 1-0 lead in the home opener for the club. However, despite chippy play consumed by 8 yellow cards (3 from the home team, 5 from the visitors), plus a red card issued to Manuel Garcia of El Farolito in the 71st minute–the NPSL debuatants converted off a late penalty kick from Jansen Salton in the second half of stoppage time to draw the game at 1-1 and to steal a point on the road.
Both teams will rebound on the road on March 24. The Stompers next play at another NPSL newcomer FC Davis while El Farolito head up the North Bay at Sonoma County Sol. Both teams will play again May 12 at Boxer Stadium in San Francisco. The Stompers will be the visiting team at one of their old home grounds this time, with El Farolito choosing the Balboa Park venue as their home pitch in their NPSL debut season.
Update 3/19/2018: Caution stats added along with the goal scorer from El Farolito.