NPSL schedule – updated

With Stockton FC pulling out of the conference the schedule has been revised.  The season already got underway last weekend with Napa Valley defeating Academica SC 2-0, and some further changes to the slate have been made.

The Stompers/Napa Valley game that was scheduled for March 16 will now be played June 8 (in which Stockton was to play at Oakland)–the UPSL Stompers will play instead.  Napa instead will have 2 more weeks to resume league play with their opener against El Farolito on March 30.  All teams that were scheduled to play Stockton on the given night will now have a bye.

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

Note: UPSL Stompers will play against Nevada on March 16 at 7:30pm.

 

 

 

JASA Redwood City v El Farolito

In a friendly match between the Peninsula UPSL outfit and the elte of the NPSL in Northern California,  JASA and El Farolito played even with both teams tied at 1-1 into the second half.  However, the home team pulled away with 2 more goals and never looked back.  JASA gets the win over El Farolito 3-1.

The photo album (note: only for the second half/including Instagram):

The match served as a warmup for both teams’ upcoming seasons.  JASA was on a break from the league schedule having lost to San Leandro in league play on March 2.  El Farolito begins their second year NPSL campaign on the road at Sacramento Gold on March 16 at 7pm.  JASA Redwood City returns to UPSL league play on March 30 at 7pm with a home against the Oakland Stompers.

Quakes v Minnesota

The Quakes were once again robbed by video replay as Minnesota United was rewarded a penalty kick in the second half.  That was enough for them to take the lead as Darwin Quintero scored from the spot in the 49th minute.  Miguel Ibarra added a goal 3 minutes later with an assist from Quintero, and an own goal by Quakes defender Harold Cummings in the 75th minute was the insurance the Loons needed to finally get a result.   Their 3-0 win was the first franchise win against the Quakes, who had won the first four meetings dating back to 2017.   Chris Wondolowski remains at 144 all-time career goals, just one short of the record of 145 goals set by Landon Donovan.

Notebook – Quakes v Minnesota United – all rights reserved.

The Quakes now play on the road for the first time this season with a trip to New Jersey against the Red Bulls on March 16 at 12:30pm. Minnesota continues with their west coast road swing down in Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy on the same day at 7:30pm.  The Loons have victories against the Whitecaps and Earthquakes, and their  trip will continue from LA to New England and New Jersey before finally opening their home schedule against New York City FC on April 13.  The return leg will be on Wednesday July 3 at 5pm at Minnesota’s new home Allianz Field in St. Paul.

Quakes v Impact

In the fifth home opener at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes began their 2019 campaign with hope and a new head coach willing to turn things around for the long-suffering fans.  While the team had a bit of fight it was back to the same results from 2018 as they lost to the Montreal Impact 2 to 1 in their only meeting this year.  Magnus Eriksson scored the first goal of the game at the 11th minute but that lead was short thanks to two unanswered goals from Ignacio Piatti in the 29th minute and the game winner from Saphir Taider in the 44th minute.

Notebook – Quakes v Impact – all rights reserved.

RECAP: Quakes fall to Montreal Impact on Opening Night (sjearthquakes.com)

The San Jose Earthquakes opened the 2019 MLS season at home with a 2-1 defeat to the Montreal Impact. Beat writer Elliot Almond’s take (San Jose Mercury News)

update 3/3 – Quakesfan.com view of the match and set:

Too Soon? (Impact Recap & Pictures)

update 3/3 – Quakes Epicenter take by Joel Soria:

Despite opening loss, the Quakes are living through a methodological reconstruction

The Quakes hope to turn things around with another home slate against Minnesota United FC next Saturday with an early 4:45 pm start time.  Montreal continues their road swing at Houston on the same day before opening April 13 hosting Columbus.  This was the first of a six-game road trip with additional stops at Orlando, Kansas City, New York (NYCFC), and DC.

UPSL schedule announced

The 2019 Spring season kicks off Saturday with games in San Francisco and San Leandro.

JASA Redwood City returns to the fold after winning the Fall title with a match on the road against San Leandro while AFC Hearts will host the Oakland Stompers at City College. Of note: the Stompers will be fielding both an NPSL and UPSL outfit (which is their “B” team).

The Wild West schedule will run from March 2 until June 8-9.


The schedule can be found at upslsoccer.com – search: Western Conference – Wild West Division. Note: Home team listed first.


UPSL Western Conference Wild West Division schedule (upslsoccer.com)

This Week 2-25-19

We were at the Quakes friendly against the Sounders. The result was a 2-2 draw with Seattle taking the 2-0 lead into halftime, only to give it away thanks to two penalty kick goals by Chris Wondolowski in the 57th and 61 minutes. The next game for both teams will be their league openers on March 2 with the Quakes hosting Montreal and the Sounders at home playing against expansion team FC Cincinnati.

Notebook – Quakes v Sounders (friendly) – all rights reserved.

Yes, the Quakes are promoting opening night with an array of events that will be held throughout the week leading up to the game against Montreal on Saturday March 2.

NEWS: Earthquakes Kick Off 2019 Season with MLS is Back Week (sjearthquakes.com)

In other action, the Stompers and Sol played a preseason friendly game at the North Bay. The venue was switched from Raimondi Park in Oakland to Casa Grande High School in Petaluma. The Stompers and Sol drew even with a goal each in their warmup to the NPSL season which starts March 16 for both clubs.

JASA’s game was cancelled.

In Copa Norcal action at the Beach Chalet…

After a long day – needed refreshment in San Francisco – coming May 3

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.

Update 3/10: Stockton FC has pulled out of the 2019 season. Revised schedule coming.

Update 3/11: revised schedule

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.