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28 February 2:21 pm

In case you missed it, diplomats from around the world joined together in Half Moon Bay this week for the World Ocean Summit. The second annual Summit hosted by the Economist and National Geographic provides delegates the opportunity to better understand the risks brought about by ocean degradation and shape debate about governance of the ocean. In this forum, featured speakers discuss the global ocean sustainability initiative and capitalize on unique driven dialogue to make a difference. Among the featured speakers list included John Kerry (United States Secretary of State), HSH Prince Albert II (Principality of Monaco), Anibal Cavaco Silva (President of the Portuguese Republic), Leon Panetta (former United States Secretary of Defense) - just to name a few. 

After the Summit, Portuguese President Silva invited around 40-local Portuguese-Americans to join him and his wife at the Fairmont in San Francisco. He wanted a chance to thank local leaders for their continued work in the Portuguese community. Due in part to his large initiative on organizing the San Jose Earthquakes Portuguese Heritage Night, Quakes Account Executive Taylor Amarante was among the 40 invited to the exclusive event. The President is keen on keeping young Portuguese-Americans involved in their heritage while keeping up with the evolving times. Silva was impressed with the work that the Earthquakes did to put on the 2013 Portuguese Heritage Night with over 1100 Portuguese fans that attended.  

Being the world's game and uh, having mingled with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, the President had a few words to say about soccer and MLS. Of course, we had to give him some new Quakes swag to add to his collection too. 

So, President Silva - feel free to rock that new Quakes scarf at our next Portuguese Heritage Night on August 16 when we host FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium.

 

25 February 3:19 pm

Looks like new homegrown player Tommy Thompson has a bunch of tricks up his sleeve...

Just check out Jordan Stewart's recent instagram from training in Portland: 

18 February 3:35 pm

Defenders Clarence Goodson and Victor Bernardez traveled to NYC and Miami respectively to take part in MLS' two-day Media Tour.

Goodson spent time at the Major League Soccer headquarters in NYC while Bernardez was down in Miami, making appearances on Despierate America, Univision Deportes and ESPN Deportes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 February 3:01 pm

Gordo sits down with MLSsoccer.com to try to name the top 20 goalscorers in MLS history in 60 seconds. 

Can you do better than Gordon? Hint: six have suited up for San Jose. 

13 February 5:28 pm

The Quakes hit the road for Fresno on Saturday to play in the First Annual Central California Cup against the LA Galaxy. 

Returning from Tucson earlier this week, the Earthquakes are training in San Jose until departing for their final preseason trip to Portland on Feb. 21. 

Tickets are still available for the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy preseason showdown at Chukchansi Park in Fresno. The match is set to kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

If you can't make it down south, a live stream will be available on SJEarthquakes.com courtesy of the Fresno Fuego. 

06 February 5:29 pm

Here's something that should be music to your ears:

According to MLSsoccer.com's recent Opta Spotlight, the San Jose Earthquakes are the most prolific attack in MLS history. 

The 2012 Supporters' Shield winners' 72 goals in a single season take the cake for the best goal-scoring team in Major League Soccer. Although the 1998 LA Galaxy scored a league-high 85 goals in 32 games, the guys over at MLSsoccer.com say that the game was vastly different in '98 compared to that of 2012. The early years of MLS saw a much more "open" game where goals came easily for the attack. The Galaxy may have seen more in the back of the net that year, but so did everyone. 

The article goes on to show a strategy recently used in a Grantland piece, differentiating teams by measuring how far each total is from a given year's scoring mean. This allows us to compare high-scoring teams to the average for that year. As shown below, the Earthquakes' 72-goal campaign compared to the 45 goal average for 2012 put the team at 2.54 standard deviations above the mean. Simply put, the Quakes' 2012 attack may have been hard to pull off for any other club, but you know those Goonies. They #neversaydie.  

There is a lot more to be learned from this week's Opta Spotlight. Check it out on MLSsoccer.com


*graph provided by MLSsoccer.com 

 

 

04 February 5:58 pm

U.S. Soccer sat down with Wondo, Graham Zusi and Brad Davis following Wondo's brace during the USA v. Korea Republic game on Saturday. 

Best quote from the video? Graham Zusi explains Wondolowski's first goal as "Wondo being Wondo." Yes, all he does is score goals. 

31 January 4:21 pm

In case you missed our logo unveil presentation yesterday or just want to relive it, we and Google Glass have you covered. 

Our presentation #throughglass: 

29 January 12:06 pm

We're feeling very thankful now that we're turning 40, and there is no one more that we want to reward than you. 

Thursday's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Logo Unveil marks a new chapter of Earthquakes soccer. We have a lot of special activities planned for you - including a special presentation, live music from The Old Firm Casuals and The Forgotten, player autographs, photo booth, food and drink specials, player Q&A session and a whole lot more. 

We need your help though. What would you ask a current or past Earthquake? Tweet your questions using the hashtag #Quakes74, and you will be automatically entered to win a 2014 jersey. Plus, your question could be answered during the Q&A sessions with current and alumni Earthquakes.

Here's the list of players that will take your questions: 

Current: 

  • Jon Busch 
  • Alan Gordon 
  • Steven Lenhart
  • Jordan Stewart 
  • Mark Watson 

Alumni: 

  • Mani Hernandez 
  • Johnny Moore 
  • Dave Obenour 
  • Art Welsh
  • Chris Dangerfield

Event Details: 

Ask away, Quakes fans. And you could be one of the first to rock our new look!