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04 March 8:26 pm

Have lunch plans for Wednesday?

Swing by the Coleman Landings Shopping Center located at 1331 Coleman Ave., right next to our new stadium construction site. We'll have our New Stadium Preview Center in the Chipotle parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Grab a burrito and come chat with us about our brand new stadium opening in 2015! 

04 March 12:30 pm

Let's call this one the Gorlitz Golazo. 

Welcome to the club, Andi! 

03 March 1:59 pm

Calling all Quakes fans: 

In honor of MLS Jersey Week, we have a special offer going for our new kits! When you purchase a jersey at our Merchandise Store located at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220 in Santa Clara, you will receive two free tickets to our crucial CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal when we face Liga MX side Toluca on March 11. 

This special offer is happening this week and this week only, so make sure you swing by our office to redeem your tickets and purchase your new Quakes jersey! 

03 March 12:50 pm


 

In case you missed it, Major League Soccer and Chipotle dropped a pretty big announcement earlier this morning. Chipotle will be the official fast Mexican food sponsor of MLS and 12 of its clubs, including the San Jose Earthquakes. Among many grassroots initiatives with youth players, the unique partnership also includes Chipotle sponsoring the first-ever MLS Homegrown player match at the 2014 MLS All-Star Game in Portland. 

To kick off the partnership, Chipotle wants to reward you, too. Satisfy your hunger before you head to our MLS home opener vs. Real Salt Lake on March 15 - wear your Quakes gear to any local Chipotle, buy a burrito and get one for free. 

This promotion will only happen on March 15, so get your new Quakes swag today! 

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