Olympic Club continued their qualifying run with a 4-2 win over the Oakland Stompers at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco. The match was their second straight tournament win for the SFSFL outfit over a UPSL club having defeated JASA Redwood City last month on the road.
3pointsport.com was there along with the SF City Northsiders to check out the San Francisco Nighthawks play against the Olympic Club women’s team at the Beach Chalet on Saturday. In past years City and the Nighthawks have hosted double headers so the arrangement has stuck in place. (Disclaimer: the writer is a member of the Northsiders).
The game was just as competitive as the top flight NWSL with players in for the love of the sport and possibly the hope of getting a chance to play in the big leagues. In the end the Nighthawks emerged as the winner defeating Olympic Club 3-2 and retaining their hold on the top spot in the Golden Gate Women’s Soccer League, while the Olympic Club remain in second place.
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.
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.