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14 May 2:14 pm

Earthquakes defender has joined the grassroots Say No To Racism movement popularized by FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves’ banana-eating incident on April 27.

Bernardez posted a photo of himself eating a banana on Instagram with the caption, “SAY NO TO RACISM.” The 2014 FIFA World Cup bound center back from Honduras was inspired by Alves to post the image.

 “I was watching the match with Barcelona versus Villareal when someone threw the banana at Dani Alves,” Bernardez said. “Honestly, it was unsettling to watch. This should not exist in modern soccer.

“Today’s soccer world is different now – it’s better than that. Racism needs to be eradicated and it’s a joy to see footballers from across the world, such as Alves and Neymar, stand up for the cause that this will not be tolerated. It’s an inspirational movement.”

Following the 3-2 win against Villareal, Barcelona teammate Neymar posted a photo on social media of himself eating a banana. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero followed suit with Brazilian women’s national team star Marta and the movement continued to pick up steam.

Bernardez says the response he’s received has been overwhelmingly positive. Fans and teammates – past and present – have voiced their support and even joined the movement.

“It has all been positive feedback,” he said. “My Honduran teammates have written me saying they’ve been influenced to spread the message and take similar photos. The movement is catching the world by storm. A simple picture shows the world that we as athletes will not tolerate racism and we are all equal. We are all brothers and sisters and we need to show each other respect.”

Go on, Big Vic.

06 May 5:33 pm

In honor of our 40th Anniversary match versus FC Dallas on Saturday and our Hall of Fame induction of Johnny Moore, we're teaming up with Gordon Biersch to give away a throwback Moore t-shirt. 

The shirt, which features our original jersey and Moore's No. 8, will be given away to 2500 fans in attendance of Saturday's match. 

Additionally, a throwback shirt will be available for purchase at the game.  

The shirt is a replica of the Quakes training jersey which, coincidentally, is what the team wore in their first-ever match in club history because their jerseys weren't ready in time. 

You won't want to miss this one-time chance to rock some vintage Quakes gear. Buy your ticket today and arrive early! 

02 May 12:39 pm

Santa Clara men’s soccer goalkeeper and San Jose Earthquakes academy product Kendall McIntosh was invited to the U-21 U.S. National Team training camp last week at the U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif. McIntosh was joined by Stanford forward Jordan Morris as the only two non-professional players selected for the 21-player camp. The Sonoma native played in the second half of a 2-1 win against Mexican amateur side Club Tijuana. This was the first time McIntosh had been called up for under-21 duties after impressive stints with the U-20s and U-17s.

While playing for the U-20’s, McIntosh made three starts and played in four games heading into the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In 2012, he played 495 minutes in six starts, accumulating a 3-1-0 record and a 1.00 goals-against average.

In two years with the U-17’s, McIntosh appeared in the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Jamaica, posting two clean sheets against Jamaica and Canada and a win against El Salvador to help the USA advance to the FIFA-U17 World Cup in Mexico. 

02 May 12:32 pm

The maturation of Earthquakes rookie JJ Koval in the second month of the 2014 MLS season challenges the notion of an adjustment period for first-year players in the league.

The 21-year old Stanford product has become a fixture in the Quakes midfield in the month of April, logging 295 minutes in six games as a rookie, second only to Chicago Fire rookie Harry Shipp (448). After recording 120 minutes in a CONCACAF quarterfinal loss to Toluca on March 19, Koval transitioned from a gameday substitute in the first four MLS fixtures to a starting midfielder in the last two matches against Colorado on April 19 and Chivas USA on April 26.

In light of the rookies’ emergence, Major League Soccer bumped Koval to number two in the MLS Rookie Rankings, up from number five just a week earlier. After earning a 1-0 win against Chivas USA in Week 8, Soccer By Ives named Koval the SBI MLS Rookie of the Week, only the second rookie in the 2014 season to be honored.  

For the ninth overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, success has derived from an unshaken poise on the field, a quality habitually absent in first-year players. Koval’s veteran savvy is a direct result of his vocal leadership, unshaken versatility both in the midfield and defense, and growing reputation as a hard-nosed defensive juggernaut.

After a strong showing in the month of April, Koval is positioned for a bright month of May. The Quakes open the third month of the season with three matches in eight days, two of which will be played at Buck Shaw Stadium. After conceding only one goal in the last three games, Koval will look to anchor the Quakes midfield in search of consecutive three point matches, all in a day’s work for one of the most promising rookies in MLS. 

05 March 3:23 pm

Remember that time that Ellen broke the internet with a selfie at the Oscars

 

 

So does our hysterical technical staff.

#StadiumSelfies FTW: 

 

 

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! 

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 October 3:58 pm

Who's the best team in Major League Soccer since mid-June? Fact: It's the San Jose Earthquakes.

Mark Watson is 10-5-2 since taking over as the club's interim head coach on June 7. That translates to a 1.88 points per-game average, well ahead of the current Supporters' Shield leaders.

Here's a glance at what the standings look like since Watson's arrival.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM PTS RECORD PPG
San Jose Earthquakes 32 10-5-2 1.88
Portland Timbers 30 8-4-6 1.67
Seattle Sounders FC 30 9-7-3 1.58
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 29 8-6-5 1.53
LA Galaxy 28 8-5-4 1.65
Colorado Rapids 28 8-6-4 1.56
Real Salt Lake 25 7-5-4 1.56
Chivas USA 15 3-10-6 0.79
FC Dallas 13 2-9-7 0.72
EASTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM PTS RECORD PPG
Chicago Fire 34 10-5-4 1.79
Sporting Kansas City 30 9-5-3 1.76
New York Red Bulls 28 8-4-4 1.75
Houston Dynamo 26 7-6-5 1.44
New England Revolution 25 7-7-4 1.39
Philadelphia Union 24 6-5-6 1.41
Columbus Crew 24 8-10-0 1.33
Montreal Impact 20 5-9-5 1.05
Toronto FC 18 4-9-6 0.95
D.C. United 10 2-12-4 0.56

*Editor's note: Standings reflect matches starting on June 15, Watson's first gameday as interim head coach

05 May 12:10 pm

Saturday was another memorable day at the office for the Earthquakes what with another Goonie moment courtesy of Sam Cronin(ja) & Co. However, the most touching storyline goes to Marcus Tracy making his MLS debut after more than three years away from first team competition.

The former Hermann Trophy winner at Wake Forest took his game to Aalborg BK out of college, but knee injuries forced his career to take a detour. In fact, his last first team appearance came on Dec. 5, 2009 in a 2-0 Aalborg loss against Sonderjyske (he did make a handful of reserve appearances in 2010).

Count it up and Tracy's 76th-minute substitution for Marvin Chavez was his first senior team appearance in 1,246 days or 3 years, 4 months and 29 days. In other words, the last time he suited up, President Barack Obama was wrapping up Year 1 in his new house, iPads had yet to hit the market and, fortunately, Bieber Fever wasn't quite a thing yet.

Tweet at this guy and welcome him back: @MarcusGTracy.

12 April 9:14 am

The accolades (?) keep coming for Earthquakes mascot Q and UFC fighter Luke Rockhold. This morning, the duo received co-No. 1 honors in ESPN SportsCenters' Not Top 10 for their "Mascot Hit in the Groin by Soccer Ball" affair from last weekend's ceremonial first goal.

The video is up against New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and his infamous "Butt Fumble" for Worst of the Worst. To vote, follow this link and click "SportsCenter: Worst of the Worst" on the left column.