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It was a great weekend for a little competitive soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo at Alden E. Oliver Sports Park.
Each player received a ticket to a Quakes home game and an official tournament t-shirt. Quakes associate partners 7UP, Xfinity, Jamba Juice and SoccerEarKraze were in attendance with freebies for attendees. Tommy Muller and Mike Fucito were also on hand to sign autographs and hang out with fans.
The winning teams scored Visa gift cards courtesy of Wells Fargo and an Earthquakes scarf.
Boys U-9: Hayward Tecos Oro
Boys U-10: Deportivo Barcelona
Boys U-11: Leyends Honors
Boys U-13: Deportivo Barcelona
Boys U-14: Villa Pallet
Boys U-15: Lobos United FC
Girls U-12: Woodland Fire01 Black
Girls U-14: West Valley Revolution Red
Co-ed Open: Picazo
Mens Open: Azulita
Experience a Quakes home game like you never have before! Enter the State Farm San Jose Earthquakes Ticket Giveaway to win four field level tickets to the Quakes vs. Philadelphia Union game on Sept. 8 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The lucky winner will be treated in the Pre-game VIP Hospitality Area with food and non-alcoholic drinks and will receive a parking pass.
How to enter:
Visit www.winwithstatefarm.com/earthquakes and complete the Sweepstakes entry form.
All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 21
The winner will be notified by e-mail.
Great news for all out-of-state Quakes fans! San Jose's road match versus the Vancouver Whitecaps will be Major League Soccer's featured Stream of the Week.
The match, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, can be viewed here.
If you're sticking around the Bay Area, you can still catch the game on CSNCA.
Chris Wondolowski isn't the only Quake to earn praise for a noteworthy performance in Week 23. Victor Bernardez and Clarence Goodson are both nominated for top defender of the week for their solid performances in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Chivas USA.
Bernardez and Goodson both anchored a back line that kept a clean sheet against the attacking-style Chivas USA.
Be sure to vote for the duo here.
In just his first week back following a whirlwind month with the U.S. Men's National Team, 2013 MLS All-Star Chris Wondolowski is already making headlines with his two-goal performance that led the Quakes to a shutout victory over Chivas USA last Saturday.
Wondo's brace put him amongst Major League Soccer's Top 3 Performers of the Week. Check out highlights from his superb performance here:
Chris Wondolowski has had a busy summer representing the National Team, being named to the 2013 MLS All-Stars and leading the San Jose Earthquakes in goals.
On Wednesday night in Kansas City, Wondo suited up for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game, appearing as a halftime substitution. Although the All-Stars went on to fall 3-0 to AS Roma, Wondo left an impression on All-Star coach Peter Vermes. Vermes had this to say on Wondolowski and fellow All-Star Landon Donovan:
“I thought both those guys did well. Landon is a world class player that does so many things on the field that I don’t think people realize that gets taken for granted. And Wondo, we had to play him a little bit out of position a little bit. He likes to play closer to goal, but we had him wide at times. They did a hell of a job.”
Wondolowski has appeared in three consecutive MLS All-Star Games.
The U.S. Men's National Team will look to add some hardware to their highly successful summer campaign as they take on Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Both the U.S. and Panama are undefeated in the tournament, but the U.S. have the edge- with 19 goals scored and only four conceded.
Three Quakes- Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson and Alan Gordon- are in camp with the USMNT and will fight for minutes with the talented squad. Wondolowski netted five goals in two matches of the tournament, while Goodson has a goal and a secondary assist to his name.
Join fellow soccer fans for a watch party at one of our Preferred Pub Sponsors or tune in to FOX/Univision.
Pictured R-L: Brian Pointer, Michael Phillips, James Woodrow, Daren Gilbert
From Malaysia to San Jose, Daren Gilbert has been around the world to see his beloved Norwich City FC Canaries. A season ticket holder for 32 years, Gilbert hasn't missed a single Norwich City FC match since April 16, 1983. SJEarthquakes.com was lucky enough to sit down with Daren on Saturday.
SJEarthquakes.com: You go to every single home and away Norwich game. Where are some of the places you've traveled for games?
Daren Gilbert: Malaysia, Germany, Austria, Holland, Sweden, Italy, Scotland
SJEQ: Any crazy stories from your travels?
DG: None that I'm allowed to repeat!
SJEQ: Where do you hope the Canaries play so you can visit?
DG: I've always wanted to go to Australia.
SJEQ: Favorite game?
DG: When Norwich beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg match of the 1993 UEFA Cup second round.
SJEQ: What made you miss the April 16, 1983 game?
DG: My sister got married. But she got a divorce so if she were to get married again she would have to have it on a non-game day if she wanted me there.
SJEQ: Have you missed any notable events for a game?
DG: Just my parent's anniversary one year- but they understood.
SJEQ: How has your time in the Bay Area been so far?
DG: I got here with my four friends on Tuesday. We went to San Francisco and went to the Golden Gate Bridge and to Alcatraz. It's a bit too hot in San Jose for us but it's been great. We are headed up to Portland next.
SJEQ: What's the your favorite food you've eaten since you got here?
DG: The pancakes!
SJEQ: What do you think of MLS?
DG: It's grown quite a bit. I really started to take it seriously when Darren Huckerby came to play for the Earthquakes.
SJEQ: How are the Canaries going to do this season?
DG: Hopefully they'll stay up. I think they will finish 10th.
Need to up your Quakes gear game? We've got you covered. The Earthquakes and Wells Fargo have teamed up this month to hook up Quakes fans with a new scarf to add to their collection.
Visit a participating Wells Fargo banking location and open a new Wells Fargo consumer or business checking account and receive a complimentary San Jose Earthquakes scarf. This sweet offer runs through July 31 and is available at more than 100 Wells Fargo banking locations throughout Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.
See your local Wells Fargo banker for complete details.
Calling all FIFA '13 fans! We need your mad gaming skills to snatch the final spot of the Fan XI for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game. Here's all you need to know to get Chris Wondolowski or Adam Jahn on that roster:
- From July 3 at 9 a.m. PT - July 10 at 12 p.m. PT, fans can participate in the AT&T MLS All-Star 'In the Game' Challenge.
- Fans are invited to play the game and score as many goals as possible with the remaining eligible forwards. Score a goal, the player receives one vote.
- The Player with the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI.
- The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes will be removed from the eligible forward list.