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22 May 5:15 pm

Portuguese star Yannick Djalo will be hanging out at Wells Fargo in Santa Clara on Saturday, and it's your chance to meet him! 

He'll be at the Wells Fargo located at 1995 El Camino Real from 3-4:30 p.m. Along with getting Yannick's autograph and photo, you'll be able redeem your two FREE ticket vouchers to the 2014 California Clasico at Stanford on June 28. All you have to do is open a checking accout or receive a financial review. 

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us. See you at Wells Fargo on Saturday! 

16 May 12:27 pm

The stage is set for the fourth round of 2014 Lamar US Open Cup pairings. The fourth round will mark the opening stage of the tournament for the 16 MLS clubs. 

The Quakes could face Sacramento Republic FC or the Fresno Fuego. The match, which will take place in the window of June 10 - 18, will be played at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. 

Below is a list of all potential fourth round pairings provided by US Soccer: 

Date

Game

Time

Venue

TBD

New England Revolution (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)

TBD

Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

or

N.Y. Greek American Atlas (USASA) at New England Revolution (MLS)

TBD

Stevenson Field (Brown University); Providence, R.I.

TBD

New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New York Cosmos (NASL)

TBD

Shuart Stadium (Hofstra University); Hempstead, N.Y.

or

Brooklyn Italians SC (NPSL) at New York Red Bulls (MLS)

TBD

Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

TBD

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) / Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) winner at Philadelphia Union (MLS)

TBD

PPL Park; Chester, Pa.

TBD

D.C. United (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)

TBD

Sahlen's Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.

or

Reading United A.C. (PDL) at D.C. United (MLS)

TBD

Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.

TBD

Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) / Indy Eleven (NASL) winner at Columbus Crew (MLS)

TBD

FirstEnergy Stadium (Univ. of Akron); Akron, Ohio

TBD

RWB Adria (USASA) / Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) winner at Chicago Fire (MLS)

TBD

Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.

TBD

Minnesota United FC (NASL) / Des Moines Menace (USASA) winner at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

TBD

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

TBD

Laredo Heat (PDL) / Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS)

TBD

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

TBD

NTX Rayados (USASA) / San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) winner at FC Dallas (MLS)

TBD

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

TBD

LA Galaxy (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO)

TBD

Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, Ariz.

or

Oklahoma City Energy FC (USL PRO) at LA Galaxy (MLS)

TBD

StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

TBD

Fresno Fuego (PDL) / Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) winner at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

TBD

Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

TBD

Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

TBD

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

or

Chivas USA (MLS) at Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)

TBD

Alumni Soccer Stadium (Davidson College); Davidson, N.C.

TBD

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) at LA Galaxy II (USL PRO)

TBD

StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium; Carson, Calif.

or

PSA Elite (USASA) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

TBD

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

TBD

Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

TBD

Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, Ga.

or

Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Chattanooga FC (NPSL)

TBD

Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn.

TBD

Portland Timbers (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL PRO)

TBD

Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.

or

Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Portland Timbers (MLS)

TBD

Providence Park; Portland, Ore.

TBD

Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) / Orlando City (USL PRO) winner at Colorado Rapids (MLS)

TBD

Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

 

07 May 1:42 pm

With the world's biggest sporting event around the corner, the Earthquakes and Pep Boys Auto have teamed up to give one lucky winner the ultimate World Cup viewing experience. 

It's easy to enter - from now until June 7, at halftime of each match, @SJEarthquakes on Twitter will ask for your Quakes #PepBoysSub that will make an impact in the second half. All you have to do is answer with the last name and the hashtag #PepBoysSub to automatically be entered to win. 

Seems easy enough, right? Just don't forget that hashtag and make sure to follow @SJEarthquakes on Twitter, and you'll be in the running for your own private catered World Cup viewing party with an Earthquakes player. 

Check out the full contest rules and guidelines here

06 May 5:33 pm

In honor of our 40th Anniversary match versus FC Dallas on Saturday and our Hall of Fame induction of Johnny Moore, we're teaming up with Gordon Biersch to give away a throwback Moore t-shirt. 

The shirt, which features our original jersey and Moore's No. 8, will be given away to 2500 fans in attendance of Saturday's match. 

Additionally, a throwback shirt will be available for purchase at the game.  

The shirt is a replica of the Quakes training jersey which, coincidentally, is what the team wore in their first-ever match in club history because their jerseys weren't ready in time. 

You won't want to miss this one-time chance to rock some vintage Quakes gear. Buy your ticket today and arrive early! 

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!