Every Thursday and/or Friday (or during a break/off-season lull) I’ll be posting items from the vault or anything I never got around to sharing. This blurb is a catchup from January and February before the debut of the site this past March.
East Bay FC Stompers v Japan Select team (Kosmos FC – Kyoto) 1//23/2018.
EBFC 2 – 4 Japan Select (Kosmos FC)
NPSL pre-season friendly to kick off 2018. My set can be found here:
Of note: The Stompers are celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2018. Their only NASL season was played in Oakland. The Japan Select team consists of college players from Japan and here who were on tour earlier in January, and part of a scouting combine–players trying to make a professional club.
Black and Blue Scrimmage 1/27/2018
Debut for this site. Just practice and a way to welcome the team back for the upcoming season. Open to season ticket holders, the soccer version of “Fan Fest”.
I don’t stick around for the player appearances but the event is a way for fans to get pictures and autographs and to talk about the upcoming season. Just a few fun highlights here:
Quakes v Reno 2/10/2018
Highlights and scenes from the friendly between the MLS team and their USL minor league affiliate. The Quakes defeated Reno 1868 FC 4-0 in the team’s soft opener (preseason).
Of note: My NPSL sets are on my flickr host, my PDL material are on flickr and Facebook, while my MLS notebook is only on Facebook.
All photos by Nap Badillo/Nap Ba (as the Stompers still mention, so going with both). Enjoy and there will be more items forthcoming from the vault–be in the stands or on the pitch.