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.
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.
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 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.