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16 August 2:23 pm

After all this bobblehead and cutout talk this week, we are excited to announce that the real Chris Wondolowski will be joining Jim Kozimor for Yahoo! Sports Talk Live tonight. 

Clear your Friday night plans or at least set those DVRs. Tune in to CSN Bay Area at 8 p.m. PT. 

15 August 3:55 pm

Wondo and Lil' Wondo had some face time with Bay Area baseball greats, Vida Blue and Bill Laskey, earlier today. 

The on-air personalities were in the Comcast SportsNet studios while Wondo made a pitstop before he headed to his #WheresWondo location in the South Bay. 

While you don't win anything for finding the Wondo cutout on tv, you can still watch the duo today on CSN Bay Area for Yahoo! Sports Talk Live with Jim Kozimor at 5 p.m. PT. 

 

13 August 4:50 pm

Question: have you tried Wondo-ing today?

Thanks to this week's #WheresWondo contest, we have a new move for all of our fans to try.

The Wondo. Wondo-ing. Kinda like Tebowing but better. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's #WheresWondo clue for a chance to try out Wondo-ing yourself.

In the meantime, check out all of our entries so far. They're pretty hysterical. 

 

13 August 1:21 pm

 

 

Sporting Kansas City got all cute-like before the big match on Sunday; trying to ruffle our feathers a bit before they come into town. 

Too bad it didn't work. 

Easy math, people. 2 > 1. Also translated to... two MLS Cups are greater than one MLS Cup. 

See ya on Sunday, Sporting. Maybe we'll save a Wondo Bobblehead for you. 

 

11 August 2:57 pm

You can be the lucky winner of a one-of-kind autographed USMNT Wondolowski jersey, with an extra W to boot. 

No, you aren't dreaming. 

This Monday to Friday, we're running a special contest on SJEarthquakes.com in honor of Wondo's upcoming Bobblehead Party when the Quakes face Sporting KC on Sunday.

Check SJEarthquakes.com and @SJEarthquakes on Twitter for clues daily. Wondo and Lil' Wondo's cutout will be hiding out in various areas around the Bay. Once you find them, snap a photo. Share the photo on Instagram/ Twitter with the hashtag #WheresWondo.

Cha-ching. You are automatically entered to win. 

Make sure to play daily. The more times you find Wondo & Lil' Wondo = more entries in your name to win big. 

Not only are you eligible to win the USMNT Wondowlowski jersey, but each day we're giving out prizes to our daily hunters. One photo of the day with #WheresWondo will win two tickets to Sunday's match vs. Sporting Kansas City. 

So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your bobble and find Wondo. 

Check out www.sjearthquakes.com/whereswondo for full details. 

07 August 3:50 pm

U.S. Soccer invited 64 elite players from across the country to participate in the National Combine, designed to build the U-18 Men's National Team pool. 

Two current Earthquakes academy players were in the mix, including goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski from Alamo, Calif. and forward Amir Bashti from Cupertino, Calif. Marcinkowski, the Quakes U-16 Academy keeper, recently competed with the squad abroad in the Caspian Cup. Bashti, a midfielder also on the Quakes' U-16 Academy team, has been ranked nationally by Topdrawersoccer.com and led the team to the playoffs earlier this Summer. 

The two will travel to Portland for this year's National Combine at Nike's World Headquarters. This five day camp, running from Aug. 9-13, brings the country's elite 15 to 17 year old players together. The combine is an opportunity for the nation's top palyers to be evaluated by National Team staff and scouts from across the country. 

Full roster: 

West Region (6):
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Avery Miller (Crossfire; Selah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (2): Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Joshua Doughty (Real Salt Lake AZ; Phoenix, Ariz.)
FORWARDS (2): Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake AZ; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Park City, Utah)
 
Northern California Region (6):
San Francisco Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (1): JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (2): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Luis Urias (SCC Breakers; Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): DJ Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.)
FORWARDS (1): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Sam Junqua (De Anza Force; Saratoga, Calif.)
 
Southern California Region (10):
Los Angeles Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Justin Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Dakota Havlick (Irvine Strikers; Murrieta, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (3): Felipe Liborio (Strikers FC; Chula Vista, Calif.), Alex Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Juan Reyna (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Joab Santoyo (Arsenal; Fontana, Calif.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (2): Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.)
FORWARDS (1): Alejandro Vergara (Chivas USA; Long Beach, Calif.)
 
Southeast Region (6):
Chicago Combine participant:
MIDFIELDERS (1): Abuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic PSG; Gotha, Fla.)
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Marius Heislitz (Georgia United (Cumming, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Tommy Redding (FC America; Ovieda, Fla.)
FORWARDS (3): Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Miramar, Fla.), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire; Lithonia, Ga.)
 
Midwest Region (13):
Chicago Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carter Richardson (Crew Soccer Academy; Dublin, Ohio), Parker Siegfried (Crew Soccer Academy; Granville, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (2): Shannon Seymour (Chicago Fire; Bourbonnais, Ill.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Cameron Lindley (Indiana Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Kosti Moni (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Brad Dunwell (Vardar; Grand Rapids, Mich.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (3): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Andrija Novakovich (Chicago Magic PSG; Muskego, Wis.), Mark Segbers (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.)
 
Northeast Region (10):
Philadelphia Combine participant:
DEFENDERS (1): Brian White (PDA; Flemington, N.J.)
N.Y./N.J. Combine participants:
DEFENDERS (3): Brandon Tetro (New York Red Bulls; Freehold, N.J.), Henry Martin (New York Red Bulls (New York, N.Y.), David Manzinares (Albertson SC; Hempstead, N.Y.)
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Austin Aviza (New England Revolution; Medway, Mass.)
DEFENDERS (1): Miles Robinson (FC Bolts Celtic; Arlington, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Declan McCabe (New England Revolution; Weston, Mass.)
FORWARDS (3): Matt Vasquenza (Oakwood SC; East Hampton, Conn.), Brendan Constantine (Oakwood SC; Glastonbury, Conn.), Mohamed Kenawy (FC Bolts Celtic; Boston, Mass.)
 
Mid-Atlantic Region (6)
Philadelphia Combine participant:
DEFENDERS (1): Chris Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.)
Washington, D.C., Combine participants:
MIDFIELDERS (1): Connor Smith (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Baltimore, Md.)
FORWARDS (2): Jeremy Ebobisse (Bethesda Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Umar Bangura (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Sykesville, Md.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Chase Gaspar (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.)
FORWARDS (1): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Glade Springs, Va.)
 
Texas Region (7):
Dallas Combine participants:
DEFENDERS (1): Wilfred Williams (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas)
FORWARDS (1): Christian Ramirez (FC Dallas; Farmer’s Branch, Texas)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (3): Alex Radilla (FC Dallas; El Paso, Texas), Jordan Cano (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sergio Ruvalcaba (Alianza Houston; Austin, Texas)
FORWARDS (1): Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas)
 
05 August 2:30 pm

 

Gold Cup ----> MLS All-Star ----> Buck Shaw ---> Oakland Raiders training camp?  

Wondo's been a busy guy lately, but that didn't keep him from stop by the Raiders' training camp in Napa on Sunday. 

He even got to hang out with kicker Sebastian Janikowski after training. 

 

03 August 7:58 pm

Fans pack Buck Shaw to see Wondo's return, Goodson and Alas' debuts and the Quakes victory over Chivas USA. 

02 August 3:34 pm

Add some more goonie swag to your life. 

Tomorrow's match presenting sponsor, Alaska Airlines, is giving away these sweet shades to 2500 fans in attendance. 

Remember tomorrow's kickoff for Quakes vs. Chivas USA is at 7 p.m. PT. Arrive early to snag your swag.