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25 February 2:57 pm

U13 Pre-Academy players Mario Rocha Jr and Brendon Foster are among 60 players in their age group to be invited for the boys id Program Training Camp in Portland. The camp will be held at the Nike World Headquarters and will feature the top players from across the country for four days of high-level training and off-field sessions from Mar 20-23. The invitation-only event will give both players the opportunity to compete in front of U.S. Soccer National Team staff, as well as some of the nation's best coaches. The age groups for the camp were selected to align with the scouting priorities for the U.S. Soccer U-14 National Teams.

Last year, JJ Foe Nuphaus was identified to participate with the 2000 id2 National Selection Team which leaves to Italy in 3 day. The id2 National Selection team will have matches against  the youth academy squads of ACF Fiorentina (March 4), Inter Milan (March 6) and Juventus FC (March 7).

ABOUT THE id2 PROGRAM
 id2 Training Camps are invitation-only events that bring together the nation’s top male and female youth players for four days of competition, evaluation and fun. U.S. Soccer National Team staff, some of the nation’s top coaches as well as elite guest coaches and players attend id2 Training Camps. In addition to the on-field sessions, id2 Training Camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings, which make for a complete experience.

25 February 2:19 pm

Looks like new homegrown player Tommy Thompson has a bunch of tricks up his sleeve...

Just check out Jordan Stewart's recent instagram from training in Portland: 

18 February 2:35 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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 February 2:01 pm

Gordo sits down with MLSsoccer.com to try to name the top 20 goalscorers in MLS history in 60 seconds. 

Can you do better than Gordon? Hint: six have suited up for San Jose. 

13 February 4:28 pm

The Quakes hit the road for Fresno on Saturday to play in the First Annual Central California Cup against the LA Galaxy. 

Returning from Tucson earlier this week, the Earthquakes are training in San Jose until departing for their final preseason trip to Portland on Feb. 21. 

Tickets are still available for the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy preseason showdown at Chukchansi Park in Fresno. The match is set to kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

If you can't make it down south, a live stream will be available on SJEarthquakes.com courtesy of the Fresno Fuego. 

06 February 4:29 pm

Here's something that should be music to your ears:

According to MLSsoccer.com's recent Opta Spotlight, the San Jose Earthquakes are the most prolific attack in MLS history. 

The 2012 Supporters' Shield winners' 72 goals in a single season take the cake for the best goal-scoring team in Major League Soccer. Although the 1998 LA Galaxy scored a league-high 85 goals in 32 games, the guys over at MLSsoccer.com say that the game was vastly different in '98 compared to that of 2012. The early years of MLS saw a much more "open" game where goals came easily for the attack. The Galaxy may have seen more in the back of the net that year, but so did everyone. 

The article goes on to show a strategy recently used in a Grantland piece, differentiating teams by measuring how far each total is from a given year's scoring mean. This allows us to compare high-scoring teams to the average for that year. As shown below, the Earthquakes' 72-goal campaign compared to the 45 goal average for 2012 put the team at 2.54 standard deviations above the mean. Simply put, the Quakes' 2012 attack may have been hard to pull off for any other club, but you know those Goonies. They #neversaydie.  

There is a lot more to be learned from this week's Opta Spotlight. Check it out on MLSsoccer.com


*graph provided by MLSsoccer.com 

 

 

04 February 4:58 pm

U.S. Soccer sat down with Wondo, Graham Zusi and Brad Davis following Wondo's brace during the USA v. Korea Republic game on Saturday. 

Best quote from the video? Graham Zusi explains Wondolowski's first goal as "Wondo being Wondo." Yes, all he does is score goals. 

31 January 3:21 pm

In case you missed our logo unveil presentation yesterday or just want to relive it, we and Google Glass have you covered. 

Our presentation #throughglass: 

29 January 11:06 am

We're feeling very thankful now that we're turning 40, and there is no one more that we want to reward than you. 

Thursday's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Logo Unveil marks a new chapter of Earthquakes soccer. We have a lot of special activities planned for you - including a special presentation, live music from The Old Firm Casuals and The Forgotten, player autographs, photo booth, food and drink specials, player Q&A session and a whole lot more. 

We need your help though. What would you ask a current or past Earthquake? Tweet your questions using the hashtag #Quakes74, and you will be automatically entered to win a 2014 jersey. Plus, your question could be answered during the Q&A sessions with current and alumni Earthquakes.

Here's the list of players that will take your questions: 

Current: 

  • Jon Busch 
  • Alan Gordon 
  • Steven Lenhart
  • Jordan Stewart 
  • Mark Watson 

Alumni: 

  • Mani Hernandez 
  • Johnny Moore 
  • Dave Obenour 
  • Art Welsh
  • Chris Dangerfield

Event Details: 

Ask away, Quakes fans. And you could be one of the first to rock our new look!