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.



Aguiluchos v SF City (US Open Cup)

In a rematch of the 2016 US Open Cup match at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco, the visitors of the PDL scored 4 unanswered goals to defeat the perennial NPSL contenders 4-0, this time at Raimondi Park in Oakland. SF City advances to meet Sacramento Republic of the USL


Facebook series – CD Aguiluchos v SF City.

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

In US Open Cup play, San Francisco City advances to meet Sacramento Republic FC of the USL.  In the PDL schedule they will continue their road trip to Southern California this weekend to meet the Southern California Seahorses Saturday May 12 and FC Golden State Force the following day. Aguiluchos also resumes NPSL league play with a road trip to newcomers FC Davis, also on Sunday May 13.

Update 5/10: Doug Zimmerman of The Beautiful Blog at sfgate.com has posted his writeup of the match. Plus someone here with a photo.  Enjoy.

For the Badge photo album. Covers the game from the North Bay. A ton of good pictures to check out.

SF City recap (sfcity.com)

Photo set from the CD Aguiluchos Facebook page

Update 5/14: Tommy Hodul’s take at thecup.us

El Farolito v CD Aguiluchos USA

Something different for this blurb–we are keeping the storyline limited to the box score.

Thomas Hodul of Midfield Press has written a very detailed piece on the game and on that we’ll yield save for the photo used in the article.  On that note a thank you from us to you Tommy.  Enjoy folks.

Midfield Press article from Tommy Hodul

(Note: check out his archived articles – from SF City to the defunct SF Deltas a very good and informative read – a small plug for the photographer here but we digress since he does a much better job with the game reports and we are here as a soccer photo blog/travel guide to speak.)

To summarize the match, Aguiluchos opened up the scoring with a Simon Rawnsley penalty kick goal early in the 5th minute.  However, El Farolito tied the game thanks to a 16th minute goal from Edson Cardona. Jesus Maldonado of Aguiluchos gave the visitors the lead in the 56th minute but Cardona drew the game even in the 76th minute giving him the brace for the match.  A missed attempt by the visitors late in the game would have sealed the points but both teams were fit to be even in the match and in the current standings.The result leaves Farolito and Aguiluchos in a tie for first place with 14 points. Both teams were coming off wins and each are undefeated with identical records of 4 wins, 0 losses, and 2 draws.

Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts- Photos by Nap Badillo/Nap Ba.


Both teams return to play on Saturday May 5. Next up for Aguiluchos is a 7pm home match against Napa Valley 1839 FC at Raimondi Park in Oakland, while El Farolito will continue their homestand against fellow newcomer FC Davis in another noontime start at Boxer Stadium. The two teams will meet again in the return leg Saturday June 23 7pm at Raimondi Park in the next to last weekend in the season schedule.


US Open Cup

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.

SF City FC – 2015 US Open Cup vs Stanislaus
CD Aguiluchos USA (blue) vs San Francisco (now East Bay) Stompers – 2014 US Open Cup