Ready for the 2013 Earthquakes Corporate Cup?
The Bay Area's finest are back for another Earthquakes Corporate Cup. You can bet that competition will be fierce when company teams compete for the titles in three divisions - Men's Open, Men's Corporate and Coed.
Not to mention, past champions will be looking to defend their name. After winning both titles in 2011 and 2012, Men's Open team Fight the Flop will be looking for a third trophy to add to their case.
Team captain Taylor Amarante says, "All footwork, no dramatics, the defending champions Fight the Flop win by playing the beautiful game the right way. Come and get us!"
Another team, DZH Phillips, will be back to defend their 2012 title as well. Captain Kevin O'Connell remarks, "We may only have about 70 employees, but we love our soccer, and we’ve been training hard for weeks. After winning the men’s division with a female on our team last year, DZH Phillips is excited to have the opportunity to play for the coed division crown this year!”
We'll see if hard training, hydrating and tryouts will give the teams what it takes to take home the gold on Saturday.
For full brackets and schedule, click here.
The official hashtag for the tournament will be #CorporateCup. Make sure to tag @sjearthquakes on Instagram and Twitter when using the hashtag for your photos to be shown on our website!
|National Tire Warehouse||
Don’t try to slash their tires, because they will slash you right back. These players are known for rolling over their opponents, so you better get out of their way.
Mascot: Tamara the Tire
Webster’s dictionary defines “maxim” as a general rule or truth, and you better believe their competition will know them. It’s the truth that these guys came to win.
Mascot: A pretty lady
Some think these guys are too artsy to participate in a soccer match, but they are here to prove they have skills without a camera in front of them.
Mascot: Shutter the Fly
We hear they are bringing the big guns to this tournament. No really, they didn’t sell online so they are bringing them for the intimidation factor.
Mascot: A 1920s Auctioneer
Don’t let the connotation of their high status name get in the way of how you think Cosmopolitan Catering will perform. They are quick and direct in the kitchen, so you better believe they will be the same on the field.
Mascot: Cosmo the Cosmo
GoPro is everywhere, it’s a fact. They see what you see and will use that to their advantage.
Mascot: Felix Baumgartner
Healthcare isn’t the only language they speak. Apparently, their cheer is out of this world.
Mascot: Blake Shelton of the Voice
Don’t let their slogan confuse you, they might set the benchmark in integration and modularity, but there are no benchwarmers on this squad.
Mascot: Buzz Lightyear
Shouldn't put these techies in a box, they know how to use space to their advantage.
Mascot: Cardboard. Box
They are not the only tire company in this tournament, so they are here to show how they roll. Like monster truck tires, they will crush anyone that gets in their way.
Don’t underestimate our Workday friends, rumor has it they use a digital time sheet to maximize productivity on the pitch. And it works.
Mascot: Terry the Timesheet
Um, they already sent us a computer graphic of them winning…Driving Teslas. Enough said.
|Barry Swenson Builders||
Ditching the hard hats and sporting shin guards for this weekend. Known for their well-constructed set pieces and post-game pyramids.
Mascot: Barry the Builder
No need to review game tapes for these guys, they have all that stored. They will know their opponents inside and out, with record speed.
Mascot: Flash the Flashdrive
Where size doesn’t matter, they XL in the office and on the field.
Mascot: Lebron James
These are the ones to look out for this year. Having offices in Barcelona, they have recruited the highest talent from Barca's Academy program. They are racing to finish first.
Mascot: Fancy Fox
They don’t need a halftime because they have energy for days. They power through the toughest opponents and produce sustainable results.
Mascot: Beyonce the late-bloomer
Reigning champs from last year. Need we say more?
Mascot: They don't need one
They have been drawing out their team for the past 264 days constructing the most efficient squad. They have recruited the best engineering squad to hold up their name.
Mascot: Penelope the Protractor
If there has been a soccer textbook written, they have studied it from cover to cover. Some may say they are the book nerds of the game, but watch out because they have been seen out on the field for weeks now training.
Mascot: Tony the Textbook
We hear they maybe in cohorts with another team, cough Visa, because of their business but they want to world to know they can stand on their own in this tournament. Don’t let their name fool you, they don’t just stick to square plays, they are all over the field.
Mascot: Randy the Right-Angle
They are everywhere you DON’T want them to be. Known internationally, watch out for them swiping you out of the way!
Mascot: Visa Red Card
A front-runner in this year's tournament, these guys aren't only good at drinking to win. They've scouted from across the pond to bring mad game this year.
Mascot: The Royal Baby
|Fight the Flop||
No flopping allowed. Period.
Mascot: No Diving Allowed sign
Don't let their harmonious name fool you - these guys mean business. A top champion in past men's leagues, Harmonie is sure to be hitting all the right notes on Saturday.
Mascot: Penny the Piano
This team deviates from the norm, and it pays off. Their unique strategy will give them the edge against their elite competition.
Mascot: Vanity License Plate D V 8