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31 March 9:56 am

The Quakes will host a book signing with Gary Singh, the author of “The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy,” Sunday, April 5 in the 7UP Epicenter from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. prior to the Quakes home match against Real Salt Lake at Avaya Stadium!
 
From San Jose’s inaugural match in 1974 to the 40th anniversary party in San Pedro Square, the book highlights the club’s rich history through untold stories of signature Quakes players, memorable in-game moments and unforgettable championship seasons! 
 
The book is currently on sale at the Quakes Team Store for $19.99 and will be available for purchase on match day. 
 
To buy tickets to the match, click here!
 
30 March 1:56 pm

Catch our U-17 Earthquakes Academy team battle it out against Brazilian club Palmeiras today at 4 p.m. PT in the club's second game of group play in the Generation Adidas Cup!

The Quakes are in Group C of the tournament along with the Philadelphia Union, Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) and Palmeiras (BRA). 

25 March 4:27 pm

Can't stop thinking about the Quakes Inaugural Match? We can't either! From the stadium's first-ever goal to Krazy George cameos, we look back at the top 12 moments from the Quakes first-ever match at Avaya Stadium.

12. The first celebratory post-game high-five in Avaya Stadium history.

 

11. The skydivers catching some major air in pursuit of the Avaya Stadium pitch.

 

10. I don't think there's any dispute: We have the most popular outdoor bar in North America. 

 

9. Krazy George had Avaya Stadium ringing with the EARTH-QUAKES chant before kickoff!

 

 

8. The Great Soccer Ball Relay made its 17th and final stop on the Avaya Stadium pitch during the pregame ceremonies. 

 

7. David Bingham showing off his cat-like reflexes to deny Chicago the equalizer. 

 

6. Quakes president Dave Kaval and club ownership take in the opening ceremony ahead of the first kick at Avaya Stadium.

 

5. Innocent busted out a few of these moves infront of the Quakes faithful. 

 

4. Goosebumps. Eighteen thousands fans hoisted up their inaugural game scraves during the player's walkout.

 

3. Other MLS supporters need to get to the drawing board to top the San Jose Ultras' breathtaking tifo.

 

2. There's nothing like the first time for Fatai Alashe and Avaya Stadium.

 

1. The icing on the cake: three points for the men in black and blue!

06 August 3:40 pm

The Earthquakes posted their fourth clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s grand opening of Levi’s Stadium, blanking conference-leading Seattle Sounders FC 1-0.

There were plenty of positives to take from the match – Chris Wondolowski channeling his inner John Stockon, Yannick Djalo finding the net for the second-straight game and Jon Busch’s continued heroics in goal, among them.

Maybe the most important thing to take away from the win: backline consistency.

Every team goes through their share of injury woes, but few have been as unfortunate as the Earthquakes in 2014, specifically on the backline. Offseason signing Andreas Gorlitz went down with a season-ending ACL tear against Colorado on May 7, Brandon Barklage has battled through multiple knocks, Jason Hernandez went on a two-month hiatus after a badly strained quad in the season opener against Real Salt Lake, Clarence Goodson will be in a boot for the next 6-8 weeks due to a sprained toe and both Shaun Francis and Jordan Stewart have missed games with various ailments. Center back Victor Bernardez has been a model of good health, but was MIA for six games while representing Honduras at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Long story short: Every Earthquakes defender has missed time due to injury or international duty this season.

Fortunately for San Jose, they seem to have found some consistency. Shaun Francis, Victor Bernardez, Jason Hernandez and Jordan Stewart have started three straight games together, compiling a 2-0-1 record in the process. The last time San Jose started the same group on its backline in three-straight games? August of 2013. And it’s only happened three times since the beginning of the 2013 season.

As any player or coach would tell you, winning in MLS is tough enough due to parity, lengthy travel and various other homefield advantages, but winning without a consistent back four is even more difficult. Don’t be surprised if you see more clean sheets as the defensive unit continues to gel during this period of (relatively) good health.

Games

RB

RCB

LCB

LB

# Times

3/15 vs. RSL

Cato

Bernardez

Hernandez

Francis

1

3/22 at SKC

Cato

Bernardez

Goodson

Francis

1

3/29 vs. NE

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

1

4/13 vs. CLB

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

2

4/19 at COL

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Goodson

Harden

1

4/26 vs. CHV

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

1

5/3 at VAN

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

3

5/7 vs. COL

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Harden

Stewart

1

5/10 vs. DAL

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

4

5/17 at SEA

Barklage

Harden

Stewart

Francis

1

5/25 vs. HOU

Barklage

Harden

Stewart

Francis

2

5/31 at DAL

Francis

Harden

Goodson

Stewart

1

6/7 at TOR

Barklage

Harden

Goodson

Stewart

1

6/28 vs. LA

Barklage

Harden

Hernandez

Stewart

1

7/2 vs. CHV

Barklage

Harden

Hernandez

Stewart

2

7/11 vs. DC

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

5

7/19 at NY

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

1

7/23 vs. CHI

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

2

8/2 vs. SEA

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

3