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22 April 11:19 am

Happy Earth Day, Quakes fans! 

In the spirit of Unity and keeping it clean, we will officially be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday at Buck Shaw when we face Chivas USA. 

With the help of match-presenting sponsor County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste Program, the Earthquakes will have many green activations for fans to enjoy at the game. Our Epicenter will be full of "green" vendors, including the San Jose Conservation Corp who will be supplying bins for recycling, landfill and compost throughout the stadium, Santa Clara Hazardous Waste Program and Edible Silicon Valley. We'll even have face-painters who will be painting good ole' Mother Earth on whoever wants it. 

Our official coin toss will be done by the Green Hero, brought to us by the City of San Jose Environmental Services, and Earth Day Facts and Tips will appear on the videoboard for all fans to enjoy throughout the match. 

And - rumor has it - our mascot Q will have an Earth Day themed hairdo for the celebration as well. Could green hair be making a comeback? 

You'll have to be there to find out. See you on Saturday! 

06 April 10:42 am

Remember this? 

In the inaugural match of Major League Soccer, San Jose's Eric Wynalda scores against DC United in front of 31,683 of you at Spartan Stadium. 

02 April 10:35 am

Only fitting that the first player ever signed by the Earthquakes in 1974 will be honored at our 40th Anniversary Game on May 10. 

28 March 11:38 am

Another monumental in Earthquakes history happened today as we placed our final steel beam at the New Stadium construction site.

Once again, the most tech savvy president in MLS gives us a first-hand view of the New Stadium Steel Topping Out Ceremony through social media. 

Isn't she pretty?

 

All set. 

 

Best fans in MLS made their mark: 

 

Ever wondered why there was a Christmas Tree on top of the beam? Now you know: 

 

 

 

 

 

Going...

 

Going...

 

Gone. 

 

27 March 1:14 pm

With Chris Dangerfield and Anthony Passarelli becoming the new faces of the Earthquakes' broadcast on Comcast SportsNet this season, we welcome two new voices to 1590 KLIV radio. Former Earthquakes all-star goalkeeper and Bay Area native, Joe Cannon, will be joining us as color analyst while long-time Earthquakes fan and current sports personality on KNBR, Ted Ramey, will be doing play-by-play. 

Cannon played for the Earthquakes from 1999-2002 and 2008-2010. The Los Altos native helped secure the Earthquakes first MLS Cup in 2001 and was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year while with the club in 2002. He later went on to secure his second Goalkeeper of the Year honor while with the Colorado Rapids in 2004. The MLS veteran played with four different clubs during his tenure - San Jose Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy and finally finishing out his career with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2013. 

Play-by-play commentator, Ted Ramey, is following in his father's footsteps. His dad, Hal Ramey, is a former Earthquakes broadcaster who used to work alongside Chris Dangerfield in the booth. Ramey grew up going to Earthquakes and Clash games as a kid, and he is currently a sports anchor on KNBR. 

The duo will make their Earthquakes broadcast debut this Saturday, March 29, when the Earthquakes take on the New England Revolution at Buck Shaw Stadium (TICKETS). Tune into KLIV to hear the pair starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and make sure to give these two a follow on Twitter at  @TedRameyMedia and @JoeCannonGK1

25 March 3:21 pm

Wondo had quite the surprise at training today. 

And by quite the surprise, we mean 365 days of free Chipotle to use at his disposal. Thanks to a league partnership with the restuarant, he is a chosen one to rock the Chipotle Celebrity Card - a card given to professional athletes that grants them free burritos, bowls or salads for a year. 

Wondo was presented the card by Saadia Morales, Marketing Strategist for Chipotle SF/Bay Area, and Josh Pinheiro, Area Manager for Chipotle SF/ Bay Area. Needless to say, he was very surprised and verrryy grateful to have one whole year of happy eating ahead. 

Thanks, Chipotle! 

18 March 1:15 pm

If you've been to Buck Shaw in the past two years, you already know the golden rule about watching an Earthquakes game: you can't leave early. 

Considering that we've had not one but two 95th minute equalizers in the past week, that #neversaydie mentality is alive and well this season. 

Still don't believe in Goonie Magic? Let us give you the facts: 

In the past two years, we've claimed 17 stoppage-time goals in all competitions. 15 of those produced a win or a tie. Since the start of 2012, we've had 34 goals in MLS play tallied in the 76th minute or later and we're 15-0-10 when scoring past the 76th minute marker. 

2012: 

  • 9 second-half stoppage-time goals in regular season, an MLS record (plus one more during first leg of the Western Conference Semifinal vs. LA.) 
  • 6-0-3 when we scored in second-half stoppage time

2013: 

  • 5 goals in second-half stoppage-time 
  • 2-0-2 when we scored in second-half stoppage time 

Numbers don't lie. Next time you're at a Quakes match, don't leave before the final whistle. You never know what could happen. 

17 March 5:42 pm

We may be in Mexico this week, but that doesn't mean you can't watch our CCL quarterfinal with other Quakes fans!

Join us on Wednesday at the downtown Britannia Arms for the official watch party. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT against Toluca and will be shown on Fox Sports 2 and Univision Deportes Network. 

We will need a win or at least two goals in a draw to advance to the semifinals. You definitely won't want to miss this crucial game. See you on Wednesday! 

14 March 2:28 pm

Tomorrow. 24 hours. It all begins again when we host Real Salt Lake for our season opener (TICKETS). We're back for another great MLS season, and we can't wait to see you. 

Here are 4 .GIFs to get this party started; 4 important reasons why you should be incredibly excited for another crazy MLS season: 

1. Games like this:

California Clasico at Stanford Stadium. 50,000 strong. Need we say more?

2. Goals like this: 

Sure we know this one isn't technically MLS - but come on, a 95th minute equalizer in our CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal AND in our first game at Buck Shaw in 2014? Go on, Goonies. 

3. Celebrations like this: 

We could watch this one all day. 

4. Memories like this: 

#ThankYouRamiro: The last-standing MLS Original Ramiro Corrales exits the pitch for the final time in his 18-year professional career. 

 

13 March 5:41 pm

Coming to our season opener on Saturday? 

You're in for a special gift courtesy of match presenting sponsor Visa. 10,000 fans in attendance will receive this Earthquakes World Cup poster. 

Tickets are still available to Quakes vs. Real Salt Lake on Saturday; kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT.