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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."
 
#NYvSJ
"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. 
 
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