The Quakes have announced their pre-season training schedule. Once again they will travel to Cancun, Mexico to prepare for the 2020 league slate. Their matches will be against one MLS team on February 3 and a local side on February 10 before returning home to play 2 closed door games against Reno on February 18 and Sacramento on February 21.
There has been no announcement on an Earthquakes (former Avaya) Stadium friendly as in years past, but most likely it could be scheduled for February 15. If there is announcement it will be posted here.
The Oakland Roots Spring games have been announced. They open up at home on February 29 5pm against Chattanooga, and will be on the road against Detroit on March 21 time TBA. The rest of the schedule will be given at a later date.
In the last game of the calendar year, San Leandro United hosted JASA Redwood City in the playoff final to determine the Fall Season Wild West Division champion. The road team ended up scoring a goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into the half, only to have the East Bay club draw even in the second half. Thanks to a last minute goal the West Side outfit the team won the game in regulation and secured another trophy for the books.
In the semi-final of the UPSL Wild West Playoffs, JASA Redwood City hosted Contra Costa FC in a win or go home match. There was no scoring in the first half until JASA opened up the goal scoring tally seven minutes into the second half. However, the theatrics were save towards the last 10 minutes plus stoppage time of the match when Contra Costa tied the game by way of a banana kick that veered into the upper left net. JASA came back and regained the league off a short kick into the goal until in the final minutes the Walnut Creek area club tied the game again with a free kick play.
The game went to penalty kicks after 90 minutes, with each team scoring a kick. The one kick by Contra Costa sailed over the post that was reminscent of Roberto Baggio back in the 1994 World Cup final and JASA advances to the final on penalty kicks.
In a match that was dominated by conservative play and several chances, it was JASA Redwood City that came out on top thanks to a second half goal of a set play. The end result was a 1-0 victory over Real San Jose in the 101 derby.
Real San Jose finishes in last place in the Wild West Red with 7 points (1 W, 4 D, 5 L). JASA remains in 2nd place in the Wild West Red with 15 points (3 W, 6 D, 0 L)–4 behind division winner Pajaro Valley, and still has a makeup game at Contra Costa to be announced. That match will be played for postseason ranking.
In an game that summarized the current season for USF, the team lost to LMU by score of 2-0 thanks to early first half goals by the visiting team.
There was a penalty kick attempt but that sailed high over the bar.
USF finishes with a 2-14-1 overall record, and 2-4-1 in WCC play and now face an off-season to prepare for a 2020 season that hopes to recapture their winning performance. LMU finishes with a 11-5-3 overall record, 6-1-0 in conference play second place to St. Mary’s of Moraga.
In their only meeting between two crossbay rivals, JASA Redwood City took the lead with 3 early goals in the first half, only to have the Stompers chip away at the lead before halftime with 3 of their own. With both teams held scoreless in the second half, both teams played to a 3-3 draw.
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.
Next up for JASA is a road trip to Stockton TLJ FC (Edison High School) on Saturday October 12 at 7:30pm , while Vacaville returns home (Fairfield High School) to host Real San Jose on Sunday October 13 with a 2pm kick-off.
The Quakes will take next weekend off before resuming play on the road with a midweek match at Salt Lake on Wednesday September 11 at 6:30 PT, while Orland City returns home to host LAFC on Saturday September 7 at 4:30pm.