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22 May 9:16 am

David Bingham will be at East Bay BMW in Pleasanton on Wednesday, May 27 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Join Bingham for pictures, autographs and even test drive a BMW. The first 50 people to sign up with BMW get a voucher for two (2) tickets to the 2015 California Clasico at Stanford Stadium.  
When: Wednesday, May 27 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Where: East Bay BMW, 4350 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA
Who: David Bingham
19 May 11:21 am

Jordan Stewart will be at Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo on Monday, May 25 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
Join Stewart for pictures, autographs and even test drive a BMW. The first 50 people to sign up with BMW get a voucher for two (2) tickets to the 2015 California Clasico at Stanford Stadium.  
When: Monday, May 25 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Peter Pan BMW of San Mateo, 2695 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
Who: Jordan Stewart
05 May 12:54 pm

The Quakes will visit Houston to face the Dynamo for the fifth time since returning to MLS in 2008. 

In anticipation of tonight's fixture, we take a look back at the club's top five matches against their Western Conference foes from the Lone Star State. 

May 22, 2008 - Quakes 2, Dynamo 1  

A Bay Area Reunion - The Quakes welcomed the Houston Dynamo into Buck Shaw Stadium for the first time in club history during the club's expansion season in 2008. Forward's Ryan Johnson and Kei Kamara tallied for the Quakes in a memorable 2-0 victory in San Jose. The match was a duel between Quakes coach Frank Yallop and Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear, both an instrumental part of a Quakes coaching staff that won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003. 

March 28, 2009 - Quakes 3, Dynamo 2

5 in 14 - A trio of first half goals proved to be the difference for San Jose as they beat Houston 3-2 in an early season fixture. Ryan Johnson, Arturo Alvarez and Cam Weaver got on the score sheet for the Quakes with all five goals in the match being scored in a 14-minute span. One of the goal scorers for the Dynamo? A guy named Chris Wondolowski. 

September 5, 2010 - Quakes 2, Dynamo 1  

A Night of Firsts - It was a night of firsts for the Quakes at Roberston Stadium as the club reached a nine win mark for the first time since returning to San Jose in 2008, won their first-ever match in Houston, and enjoyed first-time goals from Geovanni and Khari Stephenson. 

June 4, 2011 - Quakes 2, Dynamo 0    

It's Never Too Late - A second half diving header from Steven Lenhart and a stoppage time goal from Simon Dawkins proved to be the difference in San Jose's 2-0 win over the Dynamo at Buck Shaw Stadium, their third consecutive victory at home. Both goals added to the club's growing total of nine second-half goals in the past four matches.

May 25, 2014 - Quakes 3, Dynamo 0

An Island Party - With Chris Wondolowski on the sideline due to international duty, the Quakes had to look elsewhere for scoring, and they found their answer in Khari Stephenson. The Jamaican veteran tallied his only two goals of the season infront of a sold-out crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium after converting on an indirect kick and a penalty kick. Quakes midfielder and Saint Kitts and Nevis native Atiba Harris cemented the club's victory after winning a one-on-one battle in the air with Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall. The win would be the start of a two-game winning streak, as the Quakes would top FC Dallas just a week later at Toyota Stadium. 

28 April 10:16 am
The Quakes have announced today that they’ll be facing off against Club América and Manchester United this summer in the 2015 International Champions Cup in a tournament that features arguably the most storied clubs in the world. 
As we try our best to patiently wait until these matches kickoff, we take a look back at the last time San Jose played a Premier League and Liga MX side here in the South Bay.
Earthquakes 1, Norwich City 0; July 20, 2013 – Buck Shaw Stadium
The Quakes welcomed Premier League side Norwich City to Buck Shaw Stadium for an international friendly in the middle of the 2013 MLS season. The Quakes tallied the match’s lone goal in the 7th minute behind the right foot of winger Cordell Cato. Cato, in his first year with San Jose, picked off a pass from the Norwich defense and darted toward goal, ultimately slotting his shot past Norwich goalkeeper Mark Bunn. 
San Jose dominated the stat sheet through 90 minutes, outshooting Norwich 10-4 and limiting the visitors to just two shots on goal. The win improved the Quakes all-time record against Premier League clubs to 2-0-3. 
Earthquakes 1, Toluca 1; March 11, 2014 – Buck Shaw Stadium
The Quakes hosted the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Liga MX side Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium in the first match of the 2014 campaign. The Quakes conceded the game’s first goal in the 67th minute after Toluca’s Raul Nava rocketed a volley past goalkeeper Jon Busch to put the visitors ahead. The Quakes, though behind in the waning moments, generated more scoring opportunities behind notable attempts from Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart and Cordell Cato. 
With just seconds remaining in the first leg, Quakes forward Alan Gordon got his head behind a bouncing Shea Salinas flank service and redirected the ball to the back post for the game’s equalizer. San Jose would head to Toluca a week later and fall 5-4 in a thrilling penalty shootout in the quarterfinal’s second leg. 
27 April 10:03 am
The Quakes were well represented in the international ranks this past week as both Tommy Thompson and Fatai Alashe suited up for the red, white and blue in their respective age groups.
Thompson logged 90 minutes for the U.S. U-20's in Austria this past Saturday in a 1-0 win against Croatia. Alashe earned his second consecutive start for the U.S. U-23's in Carson, Calif. in a 3-0 victory over rivals Mexico.
Alashe has now started two games in three appearances for the U-23's, scoring one goal in 210 minutes played.
Thompson has started six games in eight appearances for the U-20's and has tallied one goal in 525 minutes. 

Good win against Croatia today! Nice way to finish up our week in Austria. Back to SJ tomorrow ✈️

A photo posted by Tommy Thompson (@tomthom11) on




@fatai.alashe and the U-23's are ready to roll in Carson #USAvMEX

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15 April 8:00 pm
Traveling to watch the Quakes play the New York Red Bulls tomorrow? Need some tips on where to visit during your stay?
Well Quakes fans, look no further than New Jersey native and Quakes goalkeeper Bryan Meredith!
Meredith knows a thing or two about the area and was kind enough to share his top recommendations for traveling Quakes fans. 
Jersey Shore
"I would go to the beach because that's where everyone goes when the weather is good. Also, I went to college down the shore so it's even more special to me. There's more to the Jersey Shore life than what you see on TV, so don't let that scare you from going down there."
9/11 Memorial
"I would go to the 9/11 memorial because for me, it honors the people that were victims in one of the biggest tragedies that I have endured in my lifetime. I can still remember leaving my 7th grade history class early because I had gotten a concussion in a soccer game that weekend and I was sitting on my living room couch watching the price is right when I first saw the news coverage for it. The memorial just gives you real perspective of that day in history and gives you a great sense of patriotism. A visit to the memorial is a must during your time in New York."
A New Jersey Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese
"The Taylor ham egg and cheese is a breakfast sandwich staple in New Jersey and New York and no other place will you find bagels as good as the ones in Jersey. Don't let anyone tell you different: you can't go wrong with a Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese!"
A New York Pie
"I know this is a pretty broad answer, but I can't single out one Italian resturaunt because they're all so good. There is no better pizza that New Jersey/New York pizza. Not only the pizza, but the calzones and pastas are just top notch."
"Last but not least, coming to watch us beat the New York Red Bulls needs no explanation. For the venue itself, Red Bull Arena is a great soccer stadium and is always a great place to watch a game."
14 April 1:03 pm
It was a goal-scoring affair in Harrison, N.J. back on April 14, 2012 when the Quakes met up with the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in week 6 of the 2012 MLS campaign. The match featured three of the league's top scorers and two of the best teams vying for the top spot in their respective conferences.
The match's goal-scoring pedigree lived up to it's billing just minutes into the match, as Kenny Cooper made good on a Thierry Henry through ball for an early 1-0 lead. 
The Quakes pulled a goal back just nine minutes later through the left foot of Rafael Baca. The Mexican-born winger received a squared pass from Khari Stephenson and slotted his shot past Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara. 
Momentum shifted back in New York's favor in the 22nd minute after New York midfielder Dax McCarthy notched his first-ever goal for the Red Bulls. 
The pendulum made it's final goal-scoring swing back to San Jose all thanks to the head of Chris Wondolowski. After receiving a looping service from Steven Beitashour on the back post, Shea Salinas one-touched the ball just outside of the six-yard box toward a collapsing Wondolowski. With the ball descending in the area, Wondolowski lunged forward to head the ball into the top left corner of goal, leveling the score 2-2.
Both sides exchanged chances in the game's final stanza, none more threatening than Marvin Chavez's 74th minute left footed curling effort that floated just wide of the far post. 
The match ended in a 2-2 draw and gave the Quakes a 4-1-1 record looking ahead to their Week 7 matchup against Real Salt Lake at Buck Shaw Stadium. 
13 April 1:08 pm

The Quakes earned their first shutout win of the season against Vancouver on Saturday and a couple of Quakes defenders were awarded for their efforts!

Defenders Clarence Goodson and Marvell Wynne were named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 6 on Monday, joining Ty Harden as the only Quakes player to recieve the honor so far this season. Goodson and Wynne were apart of a backline that limited MLS leading goal-scorer Octavio Rivero to zero shots on the night. In all, the Quakes held Vancouver to zero shots on target and one corner kick.

Well done, boys!

10 April 4:15 pm

Happy National Siblings Day, everyone! Sure, siblings fight on occasion, but at the end of the day, they'll always have your back. To prove my point, we asked players to share a photo with their siblings! WARNING: You may want to call your siblings and profess your love after scrolling though. 

The English Trio - Jordan cheesing with sisters Rebecca and Carla after a night on the town. 

The Wonderful Wondolowskis - Chris and brothers Stephen and Matt pose for a classic matching sweater photo. Admit it: We've all taken a photo like this. 

The Kicking Kovals - JJ strikes a pose alongside sisters Becca and Tatum during a family wedding. 

Meet the Thompsons - Talk about sibling bonding. Here's Tommy and his brother Tanner after winning the Big Ten Conference while playing at Indiana. 

The Merry Merediths - Bryan Meredith smiles for the camera alongside older brother Patrick and older sister Kaitlyn. And how can we forget about Chester. 

It's a Michigan Thing - Don't let this fight for the ball fool you: Fatai and his brother Latif are inseparable, even if they both went to rival universities. 

A Sacramento Duo - Adam and sister Erica looking mighty spiffy for a downtown Sacramento photo op.

Peek-A-Boo - Maybe the cutest picture of them all? Clarence Goodson is embraced by older sister Jenna for a heart warming brother-sister moment. 

10 April 11:21 am
The Finisher: Chris Wondolowski has nine goals in 11 career games against Vancouver, making him the all-time scoring leader against Whitecaps FC. He has three multi-goal games against Vancouver, including a brace in a 2-2 draw in July 2011. In 2012, Wondo scored twice during a stirring three-goal sequence over 10 minutes in a 3-1 win.
He’s 22 and hails from 33: Vancouver’s 22-year-old Octavio Rivero, born in Trenta y Tres, Uruguay, leads MLS in scoring with five goals in six games. He came to Vancouver after six months with Chilean Primera Division side O’Higgins FC, where he scored 10 goals in 16 league appearances. Rivero isn't afraid to let them rip either, leading MLS in shots with 23 and shots on goal with 13.
Bay Area ties: The Quakes and Whitecaps FC are practically joined at the Bay Area hip. Vancouver defender Steven Beitashour, a former Leland High School star, broke in with the Quakes. Whitecaps F/M Erik Hurtado was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012 with Santa Clara. Vancouver defender Christian Dean, a highly rated left-footed center back from East Palo Alto, and Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham, a former California High star, both played for UC Berkeley. Finally, Quakes midfielder Shea Salinas played for Vancouver after being selected in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft. He was traded to the Quakes for allocation money in 2011. Quakes’ KLIV Radio color analyst Joe Cannon, a two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, wrapped up his illustrious playing career in Vancouver after the 2013 season. Cannon won a 2001 MLS Cup with the Quakes. Steve Nash, who recently retired from the Los Angeles Lakers, is a member of the Vancouver ownership group. Nash helped No. 15 Santa Clara stun No. 2 Arizona in the 1993 NCAA Tournament.
Home Sweep Home: While the teams are meeting for the first time at Avaya Stadium, the Quakes are unbeaten at home all-time against the Whitecaps FC (1-0-4). The teams drew 0-0 in the Buck Shaw Stadium swan song in 2014.
Head-to-Head Matchups: Vancouver's Octavio Rivero, the MLS leading goal scorer, will go toe-to-toe with Quakes defender Clarence Goodson, who is enjoying a promising start in the backline for San Jose. In the midfield, a bout between two designated players will commence, as Whitecaps midfielder Pedro Morales and Quakes midfielder Matias Perez Garcia will look to win the battle in the middle of the park. Morales is second in MLS in assists with three and leads the league in shots on goal with nine. Garcia, on the otherhand, boasts an MLS best 24 corner kicks and is fourth in the league in fouls suffered. On the flanks, Vancouver's Darren Mattocks and San Jose's Sanna Nyassi will show off their fleet feet in a matchup between arguably two of the fastest players in MLS.