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.
On Tuesday, the Quakes teamed up with Chipotle and held two Homegrown clinics at Watson Field in San Jose. The clinic coaches included Quakes' players Brandon Barklage, Mike Fucito, Khari Stephenson, Cordell Cato, Shea Salinas, Sam Cronin and Billy Schuler. Three Academy coaches were alongside the Quakes players, with Academy Technical Director Chris Leitch being the head coach of the clinic.
Stations held different drills including dribbling, shooting and 2v2. Afterwards, the kids were in for a special treat - all received a free Chipotle soccer ball, dinner buffet and autographs with the players.
Big thanks to Chipotle for helping make this all happen!
Fans are invited to meet star player Alan Gordon just two days before the Quakes open up Levi's® Stadium to face Seattle Sounders FC. Come meet him on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo in Willow Glen.
Competitive and well-known corporations like eBay, Google, and GoPro can compete on the field too!
On Saturday, we hosted our annual Corporate Cup with 32 teams in two divisions: Men's Corporate and Co-Ed.
Here are the results from the tournament:
Last year's champion National Tire Warehouse faced up against Driscoll's in the final for the Men's Corporate division. After an intense extratime, the game was still knotted at 3-3, resulting in a best-of-three penalty kick shootout. Driscoll's ended up victorious in the shootout, winning 2-0. Andrew Goldberg from team Jumio won the Golden Boot.
In the Co-Ed division, PetersenDean beat Peoples Associates 4-1 to win the championship. Ramon Farinazo from the winning team received the Golden Boot award.
Thanks to everyone that was a part of this successful tournament! Over $50,000 was raised for the Eathquakes Community Fund. And a big thanks to Cosmo Catering who provided all the food and drinks for the day.