Podcast: Gary Singh: The Man Who Literally Wrote The Book On The Quakes


On this episode of ’74 Til Infinity Steve and Monti get to chat with journalist and Quakes historian Gary Singh. We go over his book, The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy, a full history of the Quakes. Gary talks to us about the NASL days and being a kid at Spartan Stadium to covering the team as an adult and writing about the highs and lows of the MLS days.


Check out the ’74 Til Infinity Podcast interview with Gary Singh. Also a good friend, his book is available at Amazon in book or Kindle form. Support the artist and hear his interview.

NPSL schedule announced.

The 2019 NPSL Golden Gate Conference has been announced. The major omission is the absence of CD Aguiluchos USA, which was a perennial contender in the region. Stockton and San Ramon have been added to the conference, while the Stompers will now return to Raimondi Park in Oakland.

The season kicks off March 9 with Academica SC hosting Napa Valley on the road at the Central Valley. They hit the road again to Oakland to play the Stompers a week later before their home opener March 30 against El Farolito. The second year outfit will host newcomer Stockton FC at Kezar with a noontime start on March 23.

Farolito will split their schedule between Kezar with 2 games and Boxer for the rest. Their Boxer opener will be on April 13 against Academica.

San Ramon will make their debut with a home match against the Stompers on March 23 at 7pm.

The teams will be on break on May 25 before resuming on June 1.

The schedule can be found at npsl.com – search: Golden Gate Conference.

NPSL Golden Gate Conference schedule (npsl.com)

JASA Redwood City v Pajaro Valley

In a friendly between UPSL club JASA Redwood City and Pajaro Valley (Watsonville region) of NorCal Premier Soccer, the match served as a warmup match for their upcoming spring season. The end result was a 5-1 win for the home team.
 
The next JASA Redwood City friendly matches will be against SVSA on February 23 and El Farolito on March 9. Both are 7pm start times at Red Morton Park in Redwood City. 
 
The set (including Instagram):
 
 

 

USL League Two schedule announced.

The USL League Two schedule was announced today and both SF City and the SF Glens have a full slate of matches on the docket.

First up City will hit the road at Santa Cruz on Friday May 3 at 7pm before having their home opener on Sunday May 5 at 6pm against, you guessed it, the Glens. That match also serves as the visiting team’s season opener. The Glens in turn will open their Boxer Stadium slate on Friday May 17 at 6pm hosting Santa Cruz. The return leg between the two SF sides at Boxer Stadium will be on Tuesday July 2 at 6pm .

The full slate of games are as follows – from the USL League Two site.

SF City FC:

The SF City 2019 schedule (www.uslleaguetwo.com)

SF Glens:


The SF Glens 2019 schedule (www.uslleaguetwo.com)

Santa Cruz Breakers:


Santa Cruz Breakers 2019 schedule (www.uslleaguetwo.com)

In addition to the San Jose Earthquakes, 3pointsport.com is also the flagship site for SF City matches. We will also be covering select SF Glens games in addition to the two rivalry games at Kezar and Boxer. Keep checking the site for the latest in news, photos, and information.

Latest News

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.

Latest News

On Sunday Joel Soria of Quakes Epicenter reported that the Quakes will be training in Cancun. Today, that was confirmed by the team.

NEWS: Earthquakes Announce 2019 Preseason Schedule (sjearthquakes.com)

The team will train in Mexico before heading back for 3 games leading up to their home opener on March 2 against Montreal.

Full 2019 preseason schedule:

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONTIME (PT)TICKETS
TBDTBDCancún, MexicoTBDTBD
Feb. 9Reno 1868 FCGreater Nevada Field12:15 p.m.Available now
Feb. 16LAFCBanc of California Stadium12 p.m.Closed
Feb. 23Seattle Sounders FCAvaya Stadium12:45 p.m.TBD

Tickets for the February 23 friendly will go on sale this week. For Season Pass Holders it will be January 22 before the public will get their chance on January 25.

Head over to https://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule for the 2019 slate.

The USL League Two and NPSL schedules will be announced in the coming days/weeks. Stay tuned to 3pointsport.com for the latest news and information.

This Week 1-21-19

The Monday news includes the introduction of new Quakes coach Matias Almeyda to the local fanbase. A crowd braved the rain and clouds to meet the Argentine native, who was introduced as the head coach last October.


The San Jose Ultras introduce the coach in style!

San Jose Ultras introduce new coach Matias Almeyda. Photo by Nap Badillo/3pointsport

Joel Soria of Quakes Epicenter is reporting that the Quakes will be training in Cancun. What remains to be announced is if a pre-season game will be played at Avaya. One match has been announced for February 9 as the team will be on the road playing against Reno 1868 FC. but most likely the two Saturdays afterward could have that traditional warmup leading up to the home opener on March 2 against Montreal. February 2 will be the USA-Costa Rica friendly at Avaya Stadium.

As this postcard from Avaya shows, we are happy to be back at the Epicenter.


Charles Boehm of mlssoccer.com has his take on the entire festivities. Matias Almeyda gets rock-star reception at rainy Earthquakes fan event (mlssoccer.com)

Stay posted at 3pointsport.com for the latest news, announcements, and information related to Bay Area soccer. The Quakes open up their season on March 3 against Montreal. The USL League Two and NPSL schedules will be announced in the coming weeks.

Matias Almeyda named Concacaf Coach of the Year

The newest coach of the Quakes has received an honor by Concacaf for his tenure with Chivas of Guadalajara.

 

NEWS: Earthquakes Head Coach Matias Almeyda Named Concacaf Coach of the Year (sjearthquakes.com)

Of note, Almeyda will be introduced to the local fanbase this Sunday January 20 at 1pm at Avaya Stadium.  The Quakes will begin their training camp in the coming days with a few friendlies being scheduled throughout the month of February leading up to the 2019 regular season opener on March 2 against Montreal.

SF City v Santa Cruz Breakers revisited

Once more, the retrospective deets from SF City.

Our home match vs Santa Cruz Breakers was a fitting SF City afternoon as the heavy fog rolled in throughout. That same…

Posted by San Francisco City FC on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The original game post from June.

Facebook page of the July match.

Flickr link – San Francisco City v Santa Cruz Breakers

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Archives:

SF City v Fresno FC U23s revisited

SF City v Orange County SC U23s revisited

SF City v Ventura County Fusion revisited

SF Glens v SF City revisited

SF City v San Diego Zest revisited

Aguiluchos v SF City (US Open Cup) revisited

SF City v Fresno FC U23s revisited

Once again, SF City has posted their retrospective on their social networks.

 

Update 12/12: Facebook post added

It was a festive afternoon when we hosted Fresno for the annual pride celebration match; donning special commemorative…

Posted by San Francisco City FC on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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The original post from June.

Facebook series from 3pointsport

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Archives:

SF City v Orange County SC U23s revisited

SF City v Ventura County Fusion revisited

SF Glens v SF City revisited

SF City v San Diego Zest revisited

Aguiluchos v SF City (US Open Cup) revisited