The Town FC in MLS NEXT Pro

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  1. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is just temporary until the fairgrounds right?
     
  2. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Before we know it, the Earthquakes, E2 and all of the academy teams will all be training in one central location, with the latter two also playing their home games there. :thumbsup:

    GO EARTHQUAKES II !!! :cool:


    -G
     
  3. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Do we know if having a suitable venue for games with some modest number of attendees is even in the plans for the fairgrounds? Bring your lawn chairs?
     
  4. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's no stadium in the fairgrounds plans.
     
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  5. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I plan to go to a few but not all of them in Moraga.
     
  6. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So then what's the long term plan for the Earthquakes II if they're not going to be playing at PayPal Park or at the fairgrounds?
    I'm sure it's not St. Mary's College given how you described it...

     
  7. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn't assume they have a long-term plan as opposed to winging it from year to year.
     
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  8. itscalvin

    itscalvin Member

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Mar 31, 2022
    Definitely agree that it will suck if that is true. I that happens it will lose the non family members from last years crowd. It was also a really good way of meeting some of the players and connecting with them on a different level than cheering for them on there field.
    Last season got to talk to the coaches, Munie, JT, Mensah, Baldi, and Salinas. For me the funniest was Munie because he was surprised that people actually recognized him. He was next to JT and I asked JT for a photo and Munie just stood aside and when I asked him his face was like "wait......me?"
     
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  9. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I only went to about 4 games but it was always a good time. I think the team may be disappointed in attendance at St. Mary's, if they care all that much. They had one highly-advertised game there last year that had good attendance but the hard part is getting people to show up game after game. As I say, easy to start, not so easy to maintain.
     
  10. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I went to nearly all the PayPal games. @Eddie Stiel did them all, I think.
     
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  11. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moraga is impossible to get to. Why not find some venue on the more populated side of the east bay hills? I know that's not easy (Oakland Roots), but surely there are options that would draw better than Moraga.
     
  12. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Yes, two years running. I will miss one this year that conflicts with Bay FC.
     
  13. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
  15. chris thebassplayer

    Feb 18, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    He needs a little Q II pocket change to get the DP ACM deal over the line...squeezing blood from a rock in Quake land
     
  16. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    Who’s coaching the team this year? I heard Jordan Stewart was coaching at the preseason scrimmage in Monterey. Is Dan DeGeer still in charge?
     
  17. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
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  18. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Been suspecting this would happen for a while. Seems kind of late to be announcing it.
     
  19. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No one pays that close attention to MLS Next Pro, they could announce it mid-season
     
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  20. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    MadCity
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I've watched a fair amount of MLS Next Pro and USL Championship over the past year. Frankly, if I were Leitch I'd scrap the former and start looking for talent in the latter...
     
  21. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    That is exactly what it is. The announcement is later today. The Town FC is already selling season tickets on its website. I don't know how to copy/paste links on this infernal mini computer device I am using as I wait for my flight home from San Diego.

    About $20 per game. I hope the Quakes don't back off from their offer of free tickets to STH's because of the name change.
     
  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Well I pay attention, and I'm someone - I think.
     
  23. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The east bay of all places...
     
  24. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    If this is a Quakes II rebrand, they're not really competing directly with Oakland Roots. But let's face it, Fish doesn't care about community, just the $.
     
  25. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Town FC was started by one of the original members of the Roots' ownership group, who left after some kind of dispute with the other owners. But Moraga is very much not Oakland.
     

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