Roots v Republic

In a long awaited Northern California rivalry matchup at Laney College, the first year Roots finally hosted a match against USL originals Republic.  The original game from June 19 was postponed and eventually moved to Las Positas College on August 11 but the second match seemed like a debut game and it did not disappoint.

Quincy Amarikwa kicked off the scoring with his goal in the 10th minute but Dariusz Formella drew the game even 21 minutes later to level the teams at a goal each.

The Roots scored the game winner thanks to a goal from Emrah Klimenta in the 63rd minute.  With Oakland’s victory they have a series tiebreaker with one win and three draws.

Doug and Rob at Soccer Bay Area has their take on the game here:

Oakland Roots best Sac Republic to claim valuable points in NorCal Derby

And a welcome to Jonathan at the Oakland Roots blog–he has his own take and player ratings from this match.  Thank you for letting us share what you have with the audience.

Our photo set is here:

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The Roots will hit the road in a short turnaround at Phoenix on Saturday October 9 at 7:30 pm, while Sacramento continues their road schedule to San Diego on the same night/time.

Quakes v Sacramento (US Open Cup)

Right now, we will defer to Doug at the Beautiful Blog for the highlights of the dramatic 4-3 Quakes win over Sacramento.  It is always a pleasure to hang out with one of the socca family.  Give him a follow at twitter.com/zimpix. We will admit that he takes the better shots. Plus, the Z man is one of the Red Bulls/Metros fans I will jam with.

Spirited Sac Republic upset bid thwarted by SJ Quakes in US Open Cup

Summary and set from the 3pointsport spot coming soon.

San Jose is on break until June 26 when they host Houston in league play while Sacramento resumes USL play against the Tulsa Roughnecks on June 22 7pm kickoff. The next Open Cup match for the Quakes will be on the road against LAFC on June 20 at Banc of California Stadium kickoff at 7:30pm.

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It looks like Quakes defender Nick Lima will have his chance to earn his first cap either against Panama or Costa Rica. All of the players on Gregg Berhalter’s team are MLS based players and are hoping to earn a further look as the US team begins their Gold Cup run this year, and eventually their World Cup qualifying run in 2022.


NEWS: Earthquakes Defender Nick Lima Named to Final USMNT Roster (sjearthquakes.com)

And the take from QuakesFan.com

The Quakes will begin their pre-season camp in Cancun, Mexico. One game is slated to be played there before returning to the US for a 3 game warmup at Reno on February 9, a closed door match against LAFC on February 16, and the traditional pre-season warmup on February 23 against the Seattle Sounders.

Some news from Sacramento regarding their MLS bid. The team currently plays in the USL Championship.

Sacramento Republic acquire new lead investor for MLS expansion push (nbcsports.com)

From the SF Glens Instagram. Their USL League Two (previously the PDL) schedule will be announced on Wednesday January 30, and that will include the home and home matches against cross town rival SF City–which we can best presume they will announce their season as well. (We await their schedule but 2019 memberships are available here.) A major note is that Fresno FC U23s is not on the list and that the Northern California group will include the San Francisco teams and the second year Santa Cruz Breakers. Stay tuned to 3pointsport for more USL League Two news.