Quakes v Galaxy

For the first time since 2019, and delayed from June of this year due to a brush fire in the area, the Quakes and Galaxy finally played their game at Palo Alto. The 2021 return was at PayPal Park but Stanford Stadium has built a tradition since 2012 so this edition was the 10th year of play.

The one sour note was no Goonies magic as the Quakes fell short to the Galaxy 3-2 thanks to two goals from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and one from Gaston Brugman.  Cristian Espinoza scored off the spot in the second half to start a comeback but a stoppage time by Nathan was not enough as the visitors get the upper hand and stay in contention for the MLS Cup playoffs.

Our select photos are here:

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The Quakes finish their home season schedule with a game against Minnesota next weekend on October 1 and finish their slate on the road at Seattle on October 9, while the Galaxy return home to host Real Salt Lake on the same day before concluding their season at Houston–also on the 9th. 

Real Madrid v Club America

In the first soccer tour to hit the Bay Area since 2019 and the first club game in San Francisco since 2014, a capacity crowd was treated to an entertaining match in which Real Madrid of La Liga and Club America of Liga MX squared off in an exhibition promoted as the “Soccer Champions Tour”.  The result was a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Karim Benzema (22nd minute) and Eden Hazard from the penalty spot (55th minute) for Madrid.  For the opposition, their tally came from Henry Martin (5th minute) and Alvaro Fidalgo off the spot as well (82th minute).

Major players were brought in for this friendly as Benzema, Hazard, Toni Kroos, and Vinicius Jr played for Real Madrid, while familiar names such as Memo Ochoa and Jonathan dos Santos suited up for America.

The full album including what is posted from Instagram can be found here.

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Real Madrid will conclude their tour with a match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena against Juventus (Turin, Italy) on Saturday July 30 at 7pm.  As the 2022 UEFA European Champions they will square off against Europa League Champions Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany in the Super Cup on August 10 before starting La Liga play against Almeria on August 14.  Club America will return to league play with a match against Leon on Sunday July 31 at 7pm before another friendly against LAFC on August 3.

Quakes v Dynamo

Houston wins 2-1 from a goal from Thor Ulfarsson in the 76th minute.

The Quakes will host RC Celta de Vigo in an international friendly on Wednesday July 20 before resuming league play at Portland on Saturday July 23.  Houston will return home to host Minnesota on the same day.

SF City v Ventura County

To close out the 2022 home schedule City lose to Ventura County 5-0.

The photo album

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SF City will finish their remaining games on the road, with a match at San Rafael across the Golden Gate Bridge against Marin FC on Sunday July 10 at 3pm.  They complete their season with two games in Southern California–one against the Southern California Seahorses on Friday July 15 at 7pm then at FC Golden State on Sunday July 17 at 6pm.

Ventura County will close out at home against FC Golden State on July 15 at 7pm.

Quakes v Fire

The Quakes beat Chicago 2-1 thanks to a brace from Benji Kikanović with both goals in the second half (47th and 87th minutes).  Only a late stoppage time goal from Brian Gutierrez prevented the clean sheet.

Our photos from the game can be found at @3pointsport on IG.

Next up for the Quakes is a road match at Toronto on Saturday July 9 at Toronto at 4:30 while the Fire return home to host Columbus on the same day at 5pm.

Quakes v Sporting Kansas City

The Quakes and Sporting KC played to a 1-1 draw.

The photo album.  More pics can be found on the 3pointsport Instagram

Next up for the Quakes is an Open Cup match at Sacramento in the first meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday May 25.  The team resumes league play on Saturday May 28 against LAFC on Saturday May 28.   The same goes for Sporting KC with an Open Cup game at home against Houston, before resuming league play hosting Vancouver on the same days.

Quakes v Timbers

The Quakes defeat the Timbers 3 to 2 thanks to a game winning goal from Jamiro Monteiro in the 80th minute.  In addition to his first goal in the waning minutes of the first half Jackson Yueill gave the team their first goal in the 31st minute.  This was their third straight home win under interim coach Alex Covelo.

Our photos can also be found on our instagram page @3pointsport 

The Quakes have a quick turnaround this time with a rare Sunday match at home against Sporting Kansas City 4:30pm start.  Portland returns home to host Philadelphia on the same day 7pm kickoff. 

Quakes v Rapids

The Earthquakes defeat the Rapids 1-0 thanks to a Nathan goal in the 64th minute. JT Marcinkowski gets his first shutout of the year.

Our photo album is here.  Also some highlights can be found on our instagram page @3pointsport

 

The Quakes now hit the road for an Open Cup match at Seattle on Wednesday May 11 at 7pm before returning to league play heading across the border against Vancouver on Saturday May 14 at 4pm. The Rapids also have an Open Cup match on the road at Minnesota United on the same Wednesday at 5pm before returning home to host LAFC in league play on Saturday at 12:30pm

El Salvador v Guatemala

In the first international friendly in over three years at PayPal Park, a sellout crowd was entertained by a rivalry game with El Salvador and Guatemala.

Despite the match being nothing more than a warmup to the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League it was Guatemala earning the 4-0 win.

The photo album and our select shots:

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El Salvador will have one more warmup game against Panama at Cary, NC on Sunday May 1 before opening Nations League play June 4 and 7 with a home-and-home series against Grenada. Guatemala will travel to Orlando to play a friendly against Mexico on Wednesday April 27 before their League schedule begins at French Guiana on June 2.

Quakes v Sounders

The Quakes come back to defeat the Seattle Sounders 4-3 to earn their first win of the 2022 campaign under interim coach Alex Covelo.  Cristian Espinoza’s hat trick with the third one coming in from the penalty spot during the second half of stoppage time sealed the victory.

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The Quakes will now hit the road for a Sunday match against the defending MLS Cup champions New York City FC on Sunday May 1 at 10am, while the Sounders have a CONCACAF Champions League series against UNAM Pumas for the next two Wednesdays on April 27 at Mexico City and May 4 at Seattle.  They resume league play on Saturday May 7 at 5:30pm with a road trip to Dallas.  The Quakes and Sounders will meet again May 11 at Seattle with the winner advancing in the US Open Cup.