nicemenu blogosphere

Blog

03 September 11:39 am

Even though the Quakes' new stadium isn't set to open until the 2015 season, it's already being nominated for awards. 

Our new home is up for the the Silicon Valley Business Journal's annual Structures Awards, specifically in the Community Impact category. The Structures Awards are an event where the SVBJ recognizes key players in commercial real estate, development, construction and design, shining a light on the Silicon Valley stars in these industries. 

The awards ceremony and dinner will take place on September 25 at the Fairmont San Jose. Tickets to the event are still available. 

Don't forget - you can still secure your seat at our New Stadium for 2015! Get in early and receive great benefits. 

02 September 11:24 am

In our first homegrown player's first start at home, Tommy Thompson did not disappoint. 

Soccer By Ives named the 19-year old the MLS Rookie of the Week after drawing seven fouls for the team against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, noting that he an important piece throughout the match. 

SBI wasn't the only one to give Thompson some love, the Twittersphere was all about Tommy Time. 

 

 

 

 

02 September 11:24 am

The Quakes had a surprise for thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon last week. After he received pevic fractures from a falling chimney during the Napa earthquakes, he underwent successful surgery and is now on the road to recovery. 

The club heard that Nicholas was a big soccer fan, so we decided to cheer the Napa native up with a care package full of Quakes swag. He received a signed jersey, t-shirts and soccer ball from the team. 

We just can't wait to have Nicholas visit one of our games when he is fully recovered. Get well soon, Nicholas! 

02 September 10:41 am

Want to win a VIP experience to the last home game of the regular season? It's easy- enter the #QView contest presented by 7Up by visiting your local Lucky store and snapping a photo with Q standee! Tweet the photo and make sure to tag @sjearthquakes and #QView. A randomly selected winner will receive 4 premier midfield seats to the match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on October 18, hospitality, and VIP parking. 

26 August 12:08 pm

On Saturday, August 30 the Quakes will host Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. PT. Autographed Jon Busch Save for SEALs shirts will be sold for $40. All proceeds benefit Save for SEALs. Tickets for the match are still available here

26 August 11:43 am

Ever since Wondo has returned from the World Cup, he has been on fire. He not only has scored important goals but he's making MLS history.

Chris Wondolowski became the third player in MLS to score at least 10 goals in five consecutive seasons with his strike against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday. Wondolowski joined Juan Pablo Angel (2007-11 with NY, LA and CHV) and Carlos Ruiz (2002-06 with LA) as the only players to achieve this. Wondolowski burst onto the scene with 18 goals to win the Budweiser Golden Boot in 2010. He followed that performance up with 16 in 2011, tying Dwayne De Rosario for the league lead. The Danville native took his second Budweiser Golden Boot in 2012, tying the MLS record for goals in a single season with 27 and then posted 11 in 2013. He has a team-leading 10 goals in 17 games so far this season for San Jose.

On top of that, Wondo is one of the hottest players in MLS since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Since his first appearance after United States Men’s National Team duty, Wondolowski has five goals and three assists in eight games. He has also scored in back-to-back games for San Jose, recording the game-tying goal against Seattle in a 1-1 draw on Aug. 20 and tallying in a 4-2 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday.

RSL better watch out for Wondo on Saturday as well. The star striker has been red hot against Real Salt Lake with six goals in his last seven games against the Western Conference contenders. He scored his first career goal against RSL on April 21, 2012 and went on to score four more over his next two games, including a hat trick on July 14, 2012. Wondolowski also recorded the opening salvo in a 3-3 affair against RSL on March 15, 2014. Tickets are still available here.

18 August 10:33 am

We think so too. 

 

14 August 3:28 pm

Jordan Stewart was challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by his friend Michelle Rozzen. Her father passed away from ALS and reached out to Stewart to spread the awareness. Stewart gladly accepted and thinks it is important for professional athletes to create awareness for this disease. Stewart asked for the help of his teammates Tommy Thompson, JJ Koval, Shaun Francis, Chris Wondolowski, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, and Billy Knutsen. They all participated in the challenge and will also be making a donation for ALS. 

Watch the Quakes take on the #IceBucketChallenge.

14 August 3:07 pm

On Wednesday August 20, Casino M8trix will host a viewing party for the Quakes match against Seattle Sounders FC. All ages are welcome and the event will start at 6 p.m. at 1887 Matrix Blvd, San Jose. Food and drink specials will be available courtesy of Casino M8trix.

Plus, Quakes defender Clarence Goodson will be in attendance to cheer the guys on. Go meet Clarence and watch the match with fellow Quakes fans at the hot new Casino M8trix!

11 August 1:12 pm

Any Earthquakes player who scores against the LA Galaxy earns a special place in the hearts of San Jose faithful.

Score against the Galaxy in your debut to help earn a crucial road point – well, that’s another level.

Matias Perez Garcia started and played 83 minutes in San Jose’s 2-2 draw against the Galaxy on Friday. About a half hour in, he hammered a nifty back-heel pass from Chris Wondolowski for his first career MLS goal.

PEREZ GARCIA, WONDO UP FOR AT&T MLS GOAL OF THE WEEK

That goal made Perez Garcia the ninth player in Earthquakes history to score in his club debut and the fourth to do it against the Galaxy. At 31 minutes, it was also the fifth-fastest goal in a club debut for San Jose (Brian Ching holds the record at 59 seconds).

Here’s the full list of debut goal scorers – not bad company for MPG.

Date

Player

Opponent

Result

Aug. 8, 2014

Matias Perez Garcia

at LA Galaxy

T 2-2

June 18, 2005

Kelly Gray

Real Salt Lake

W 3-0

April 12, 2003

Brian Ching

at Colorado

W 2-1

April 12, 2003

Todd Dunivant

at Colorado

W 2-1

April 7, 2001

Dwayne De Rosario

at LA Galaxy

W 3-2

June 11, 1998

Francisco Uribe

at Chicago

L 2-5

April 12, 1997

Ronald Cerritos

at LA Galaxy

W 4-1

April 12, 1997

Istvan Urbanyi

at LA Galaxy

W 4-1

April 6, 1996

Eric Wynalda

D.C. United

W 1-0