Ever since Wondo has returned from the World Cup, he has been on fire. He not only has scored important goals but he's making MLS history.
Chris Wondolowski became the third player in MLS to score at least 10 goals in five consecutive seasons with his strike against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday. Wondolowski joined Juan Pablo Angel (2007-11 with NY, LA and CHV) and Carlos Ruiz (2002-06 with LA) as the only players to achieve this. Wondolowski burst onto the scene with 18 goals to win the Budweiser Golden Boot in 2010. He followed that performance up with 16 in 2011, tying Dwayne De Rosario for the league lead. The Danville native took his second Budweiser Golden Boot in 2012, tying the MLS record for goals in a single season with 27 and then posted 11 in 2013. He has a team-leading 10 goals in 17 games so far this season for San Jose.
On top of that, Wondo is one of the hottest players in MLS since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Since his first appearance after United States Men’s National Team duty, Wondolowski has five goals and three assists in eight games. He has also scored in back-to-back games for San Jose, recording the game-tying goal against Seattle in a 1-1 draw on Aug. 20 and tallying in a 4-2 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday.
RSL better watch out for Wondo on Saturday as well. The star striker has been red hot against Real Salt Lake with six goals in his last seven games against the Western Conference contenders. He scored his first career goal against RSL on April 21, 2012 and went on to score four more over his next two games, including a hat trick on July 14, 2012. Wondolowski also recorded the opening salvo in a 3-3 affair against RSL on March 15, 2014. Tickets are still available here.
Jordan Stewart was challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by his friend Michelle Rozzen. Her father passed away from ALS and reached out to Stewart to spread the awareness. Stewart gladly accepted and thinks it is important for professional athletes to create awareness for this disease. Stewart asked for the help of his teammates Tommy Thompson, JJ Koval, Shaun Francis, Chris Wondolowski, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, and Billy Knutsen. They all participated in the challenge and will also be making a donation for ALS.
On Wednesday August 20, Casino M8trix will host a viewing party for the Quakes match against Seattle Sounders FC. All ages are welcome and the event will start at 6 p.m. at 1887 Matrix Blvd, San Jose. Food and drink specials will be available courtesy of Casino M8trix.
Plus, Quakes defender Clarence Goodson will be in attendance to cheer the guys on. Go meet Clarence and watch the match with fellow Quakes fans at the hot new Casino M8trix!
With our first #MilesToEpicenter contest complete, we would like to congratulate Stuart Berman for earning the most Facebook likes! He has won a VIP trip for four to an Earthquakes away match, including airfaire and hotel.
Thank you to all our finalists: Lara Okuniewski, Mike Wondolowski, Scott Ellis, Dia Mundle, and Alan Tran.
The Quakes are now going global! From San Jose to Berekley to Mexico to London, we're making sure every one knows their distance to the new state-of-the-art Epicenter, opening March 2015.
Starting on Wednesday August 13, all you have to do is go to one of our billboards, snap a photo and share on social using #MilesToEpicenter for a chance to win season tickets. Click here for more information.
Meet Shea Salinas, test drive a BMW, and score tickets to an Earthquakes match!
In a partnership with BMW, the Quakes are holding a test drive with player Shea Salinas. On August 15, Salinas will be at Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
At this apperance, fans will can come and meet the players, take pictures and get autographs. Additonally, fans who test drive a vehicle will receive two free tickets to the match against Real Salt Lake on August 30.
Ticket Test-Drive Event:
When: August 15 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Peter Pan BMW San Mateo, 2695 South El Camino Real, San Mateo
Who: Shea Salinas
On August 16 the Quakes will host FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. PT. There will be a limited amount of Save for Seals signed shirts by keeper Jon Busch for $40. Busch has pledged to donate $50 for every save during the 2014 to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund has pledged to match that donation.
The 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be played on Wednesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. PT at Providence Park, Portland, Oregon. This match marks the first time the MLS All-Stars will take on a club from the German Bundesliga. Bayern won the Bundesliga last year, now with 24 titles, and also made it to the 2014 UEFA Champions League semifinals.
This is the eleventh time the MLS All-Stars have faced an international competiton for the All-Star Game, with the last three years being against AS Roma, Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC. The All-Stars currently have a record of 7-3-1.
This match will be live on ESPN2, UniMas and TSN/RDS.
Tommy Thompson and the rest of the MLS Homegrown team will face the U23 Portland Timbers at 7 p.m. PT at Providence Park in Portland ahead of the MLS All-Star Game. The Homegrown Team consists of the best Homegrown players across the league, and it was fitting that the Quakes' first-ever Homegrown player was selected for the roster. Thompson was called up to the U-20 Men's National Team. Don't miss Thompson play in the first-ever Homegrown match! Fans can watch the match live on mlssoccer.com.