Olympic Club v Oakland Stompers (US Open Cup)

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.

The photo set is here, including the Instagram posts.

Olympic Club await their next opponent in US Open Cup qualifying, while the Stompers return to UPSL league play with a road trip to JASA Redwood City on Saturday October 26 kickoff at 8pm.

update 10/21/19: Olympic Club will travel to Colorado to play Azteca FC (not to be confused with the Northern California team of the same name) the weekend of November 23-24. Exact time/location TBA.

Olympic Club v Mezcala (SFSFL Championship Game)

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.

We were there with a few of the SF City people and Tommy from the Roots so here is the take–since a pair, Dylan Murphy and Danny Kirkland, were representing Olympic Club.

We have a few select shots here in the gallery, plus the set on the Flickr host/cloud:

 

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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.

Oakland Leopards v Oakland Stompers (US Open Cup)

The Oakland Stompers and Oakland Leopards kicked off the 2019 qualifying rounds of the US Open Cup at Burrell Field in San Leandro before a crowd of approximately 300 people in attendance. Arnulfo “PJ” Garcia Jr. scored the lone goal in the 80th minute off a volley to give the Stompers a 1-0 win over the Leopards.

The set (including the Instagram posts):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theprojectfc/albums/72157671552143147

The Leopards, as the reserve team for the Oakland Roots, plan to play in the Bay Area Adult Soccer League (BAASL) soon as part of evaluating players.  The Roots is scheduled to announce their debut roster and league in the future.

The Stompers, which is the reserve outfit for the East Bay NPSL club, advance to the next round of the US Open Cup qualifiers against an team to be determined with that game to be played in the third weekend of October.  They have their UPSL league home opener next Saturday September 29 at Raimondi Park in Oakland against Real San Jose.  Kickoff at 7pm.

thecup.us Round One review along with photo from the host.

2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 1 game-by-game review

Update: next round of the US Open Cup to be played in October.

Update 9/27: Oakland Stompers will host Real San Jose on October 20 in the second round of US Open Cup qualifying.  Venue to be announced.  thecup.us blurb added to article.