Quakes v Sporting Kansas City

The Quakes continued their season of futility with a 5-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.  Danny Hoesen accounted for the only scoring with his goal in the 80th minute with the assist from Luis Felipe.  Felipe Gutierrez opened up the scoring for KC in the 7th minute and they held on to the lead for the rest of the match.  Gerso Fernandes added 2 goals, while former Quakes defender Ike Opara had one more late in the first half.  Krisztian Nemeth also contributed to the KC tally in the second half.  Chris Wondolowski was held scoreless in his quest to break the MLS all-time goal scoring record.  The win by Sporting KC puts them in first place with 51 points, one ahead of FC Dallas with 50.

Facebook series – Quakes v Sporting Kansas City. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes have another short week when they host Atlanta United FC on Wednesday September 19 with a late 8pm kickoff at Avaya Stadium.  Next Saturday September 22 at 12:30 pm they head on the road to play LAFC at Banc of California Stadium.  Sporting KC has a full week off before playing on Sunday September 23 on the road at Philadelphia with a 1pm EDT kickoff time.



Throwback-Flashback: Chelsea FC

Taking things back to 2007 when Chelsea FC came to the Bay Area.  Not the best view, and not the best camera at that time but the original plan was to see them in Los Angeles but when this game was announced the game at Stanford Stadium against Club America was the better sell.  Some of the top names were part of the tour including John Terry, Didier Drogba, Peter Cech, and Frank Lampard.  Since the Quakes were not playing that year a soccer fix was very hard to come by except for the lower division teams at that time so something to check out.  On a personal note, this friendly won out over the baseball All-Star Game.

Chelsea FC. Photos by Nap Badillo

If there’s a team that would be worth the revisit Chelsea would be it.

Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:


Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC






Throwback-Flashback: USA Women

Originally this was on the docket for the Throwback-Flashback series but because we could only be in the stands for the recent match we considered putting this article on the backburner until next year. However, because of Instagram interest we decided to post the XI from the vault.  From Candlestick Park 30 some odd rows up in 2013 and Avaya Stadium on the field in 2016.

All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.

Of note: 2016  Quakesfan/FootySF and 2013 with the American Outlaws in the stands.


Previous Throwback-Flashback blurbs:

Manchester City FC

SF Deltas



Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United FC


Everton FC


USF v Stanford

In a very anticipated soccer match the 16th ranked University of San Francisco Dons (2-1-1, 0-0-0 WCC) hosted 25th ranked Stanford University (1-0-3, 0-0-0 Pac-12) at Negoesco Stadium Friday night.  The match lived up to the hype as a rematch of their 2016 meeting in which the home team Dons defeated the then-national champions visiting club Cardinal 2-1 but this time they got the better end with a 2-0 victory.  The goal scoring accounted in the second half with goals from Dereck Waldeck in the 66th minute and Adam Mosharrafa notching the insurance goal 2 minutes later.

The match was also a showcase for PDL players from both San Francisco City FC (Sean Bowman, Santiago, DiGuiseppa, Noah Leong for USF) and the San Francisco Glens (Tawwab Eminola and Andre Glasnovic for USF, Arda Bulut for Stanford).

Flickr album – USF v Stanford:


Stanford returns to The Farm to host University of Massachusetts: Lowell on Friday September 14 at 7pm.  USF travel on the road for three games with a stop at San Jose State on Monday September 10 at 6:30pm before heading to Colorado to play the Air Force Academy on Friday September 14 at 6pm and the University of Denver Sunday September 16 at noon.

Box score: USF vs Stanford

Stanford report (gostanford.com)

USF summary (usfdons.com)

Let us know if you are interested in college soccer coverage.  We will try and highlight at least one game in the fall season and we cover the teams when they play friendlies against the PDL clubs, or in a few cases, the Earthquakes during the spring.  So if there’s something we may check it out because it’s about the local soccer coverage and thank you for support.


Quakes v FC Dallas

In the return leg  FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes met for the second time this season and in the month of August.  Maximiliano Urruti opened up the scoring with his goal in the 8th minute to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.  However Vako responded with 2 goals of his own in the 15th and 42nd minute to give the Quakes a 2-1 lead at the half.  Dallas evened up the score 6 minutes into the second half with a tally from Santiago Mosquera in the 51st minute to tie at 2-2.  The home team took the lead back a short time later with a goal from Magnus Eriksson in the 54th minute.  The game was tied again 3-3 with a score from Dominique Badji in the 58th minute.  The home team finally got something to cheer abut with a goal from Chris Wondolowski with an assist from Vako in the 62nd minute.  The goal was the 142nd of his illustrious career and moved him 3 goals closer to the record of 145 set by Landon Donovan.  The Quakes never looked back and won their second home game of the season with a 4-3 win over FC Dallas.  The victory also marked a sweep of the home and home series for San Jose, having won 3-1 at Frisco, TX on August 4.

Facebook series – Quakes v FC Dallas. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

The Quakes complete their home and home series against Vancouver at BC Place this Saturday September 1 at 7pm.  FC Dallas returns home to host Houston on the same day.



Quakes v Cruz Azul

The San Jose Earthquakes have added another game to the schedule–this time hosting Cruz Azul on Saturday October 13 at 5:15 pm.  This is the third friendly the Quakes have hosted this season and the second against a Liga MX team having played Club Leon in March.

For season ticket holders this is Bonus Game C.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 29 at 10am through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The remaining home Quakes schedule includes league matches against Sporting Kansas City September 15, Atlanta United September 19, New York Red Bulls on October 6, and the final for this year against the Colorado Rapids on October 21.

NEWS: Earthquakes to Face Cruz Azul on Saturday, October 13 (sjearthquakes.com)

Avaya Stadium – Quakes v Club Leon March 2018



Quakes v Whitecaps

Jahmir Hyka kicked off the scoring with a goal in the 7th minute while Magnus Eriksson notched the second goal from the penalty spot in the 18th minute to give the Quakes a 2-0 lead at the half.  However, that slipped away in only 2 minutes thanks to goals from Yordy Reyna in the 59th minute and Cristian Techera in the 61st to give the Whitecaps the tie.  Their comeback was complete with a goal from Kei Kamara in the 68th minute and the visitors ended up with a 3-2 win.  The Quakes remain with just one home win since the opener on March 3.

Facebook series – Quakes v Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved

Both teams will have one more chance at each other with a return trip to Canada Saturday September 1 at 7pm but the Quakes will play another game beforehand with a mid-week home match hosting FC Dallas on Wednesday August 29 at 7pm.  For the Whitecaps this game is a home and home with their next match being against the very same Quakes.

SF City 2018 Recap

2018 SF City FC Season Recap

San Francisco City FC’s third season in the Premier Development League had its ups and downs, but, looking back, the Iron and Gold have a great deal to be proud of on and off the field in 2018.

Following a successful preseason that included three victories over nearby colleges and a narrow loss to three-peating national champion Stanford, City faced a daunting half-dozen away matches to begin the PDL campaign. The road was not kind to the squad, as a scoreless draw at the Orange County U23s provided the only point of the stretch. On the difficult opening, head coach Paddy Coyne remarked, “Although we lost on the road, I didn’t think we played badly. Orange County, Southern California, and San Diego should have all been wins, in my opinion, but that’s sports.”

More (sfcityfc.com)

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