— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 5, 2013
Sources say it may be an ugly one for the United States Men's National Team considering their pot placement, but that doesn't stop us from counting down to one of the biggest events in the sport this year: the 2014 FIFA World Cup draw.
Who will be in the Group of Death? Do Klinsmann's guys stand a chance to make it out of group play? We'll only know that answer come June of next year, but all the speculation can begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT.
Your boss won't care if you're a few minutes late to work tomorrow morning. Set your alarms, grab your breakfast and tune in to the big event beginning at 8 a.m. PT on ESPN 2/ Univision. Not by a TV? Follow the conversation on Twitter using #atDraw.
Who knew Sam Cronin and Ty Harden were master chefs?
The duo along with some members of the Earthquakes' front office made lunch for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford on Wednesday.
Okay - so maybe they should stick to their day jobs, but we have to give it to them: they do dish out some mean quesadillas and BBQ chicken sandwiches.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 4, 2013
While the Quakes won't be in Kansas City this year for MLS Cup, you can still watch the marquee event with other Quakes fans.
Join Street Soccer USA at McTeague's Saloon in San Francisco on Saturday for their viewing party, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Quakes' Street Team will be there raffling off autographed jerseys and more.
Not enough Quakes in your life? Don't worry, only 94 days until we're all back together on March 9.
Thankgiving is tomorrow, and there is nothing we are more thankful for than you.
We decided to take the Earthquakes twist on Turkey Day this year and reenact the classic Norman Rockwell painting.
We need your help though. Caption our turkey dinner in comments below with your own witty responses. We'll choose our favorite to receive seven autographed player cards.
So, get your creative juices going before you sink into that Turkey coma. We can't wait to see what you come up with. I mean, you do have Muma's stink-face to work with...
We'll announce the winner on Tuesday, December 3. Happy Quakesgiving!
Congratulations to our winner Carlos Ferreira! His caption and play on words "It's not a fowl, it's a turkey " had us cracking up. Thanks to all who participated in our Thanksgiving Caption Contest. We sure do have some creative fans!
The San Jose Earthquakes are a proud local sponsor of this year's St. Jude's Give thanks. Walk at the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m. The walk, which benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is completely free for participants to register. However, people are encouraged to donate to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Join our team and make sure check out our Quakes Lace Up station at the event. We'll be passing out green shoelaces in honor of local patient Jeremy Kong.
Earlier this year, Major League Soccer announced the addition of the 20th team to the league - New York City FC.
Most thought that 20 would be the magic number for 2015. The 2013 USL Pro champions Orlando City SC had a different idea in mind.
Fighting to build a world-class stadium in downtown Orlando was just another goal on their list. Their main priority was to join the other 20 teams in the top league in the United States and Canada. They wanted to become an MLS team by 2015.
And today, they accomplished that goal.
Congratulations to Orlando City SC. It's a big day for Major League Soccer, and we're excited to be a part of it.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 20, 2013
The Iranian national team notched the top spot in their group for 2015 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying today. Quakes defender Steven Beitashour earned his second start and third cap with the Iranian national team, playing the full 90 .
Iran may have defeated Lebanon 4-1 this morning, but not without heavy hearts. Hours before the match, the Iranian Embassy was bombed in Beirut, killing 23 people. The match still went on as planned, but spectators were not allowed into the stadium.
The final round of group play for Iran continues next March. The team returns to Tehran and hosts Kuwait on March 3.
Does any one do Movember cuter than the Gordon family?
The only thing that would make this sweeter is if you joined Gordo and the rest of the Quakes' Movember team. You can start growing your 'stache or donate to raise awareness about men's health.
So, ready, set... MO. November isn't over yet!
U-18 Academy standout JT Marcinkowski sat down with U.S. Soccer to talk experience, leadership and future goals.
We expect big things from this dynamic 'keeper. See for yourself: