— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 5, 2013
Sources say it may be an ugly one for the United States Men's National Team considering their pot placement, but that doesn't stop us from counting down to one of the biggest events in the sport this year: the 2014 FIFA World Cup draw.
Who will be in the Group of Death? Do Klinsmann's guys stand a chance to make it out of group play? We'll only know that answer come June of next year, but all the speculation can begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT.
Your boss won't care if you're a few minutes late to work tomorrow morning. Set your alarms, grab your breakfast and tune in to the big event beginning at 8 a.m. PT on ESPN 2/ Univision. Not by a TV? Follow the conversation on Twitter using #atDraw.
Who knew Sam Cronin and Ty Harden were master chefs?
The duo along with some members of the Earthquakes' front office made lunch for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford on Wednesday.
Okay - so maybe they should stick to their day jobs, but we have to give it to them: they do dish out some mean quesadillas and BBQ chicken sandwiches.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 4, 2013
While the Quakes won't be in Kansas City this year for MLS Cup, you can still watch the marquee event with other Quakes fans.
Join Street Soccer USA at McTeague's Saloon in San Francisco on Saturday for their viewing party, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Quakes' Street Team will be there raffling off autographed jerseys and more.
Not enough Quakes in your life? Don't worry, only 94 days until we're all back together on March 9.
Thankgiving is tomorrow, and there is nothing we are more thankful for than you.
We decided to take the Earthquakes twist on Turkey Day this year and reenact the classic Norman Rockwell painting.
We need your help though. Caption our turkey dinner in comments below with your own witty responses. We'll choose our favorite to receive seven autographed player cards.
So, get your creative juices going before you sink into that Turkey coma. We can't wait to see what you come up with. I mean, you do have Muma's stink-face to work with...
We'll announce the winner on Tuesday, December 3. Happy Quakesgiving!
Congratulations to our winner Carlos Ferreira! His caption and play on words "It's not a fowl, it's a turkey " had us cracking up. Thanks to all who participated in our Thanksgiving Caption Contest. We sure do have some creative fans!
The San Jose Earthquakes are a proud local sponsor of this year's St. Jude's Give thanks. Walk at the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m. The walk, which benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is completely free for participants to register. However, people are encouraged to donate to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Join our team and make sure check out our Quakes Lace Up station at the event. We'll be passing out green shoelaces in honor of local patient Jeremy Kong.
Earlier this year, Major League Soccer announced the addition of the 20th team to the league - New York City FC.
Most thought that 20 would be the magic number for 2015. The 2013 USL Pro champions Orlando City SC had a different idea in mind.
Fighting to build a world-class stadium in downtown Orlando was just another goal on their list. Their main priority was to join the other 20 teams in the top league in the United States and Canada. They wanted to become an MLS team by 2015.
And today, they accomplished that goal.
Congratulations to Orlando City SC. It's a big day for Major League Soccer, and we're excited to be a part of it.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 20, 2013
Today is the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
And in honor of this momentous day in United States history, the USMNT recite the iconic words of our 16th President - all ahead of their friendly against Austria today (11:45 a.m. PT, NBC Sports Network).
The Iranian national team notched the top spot in their group for 2015 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying today. Quakes defender Steven Beitashour earned his second start and third cap with the Iranian national team, playing the full 90 .
Iran may have defeated Lebanon 4-1 this morning, but not without heavy hearts. Hours before the match, the Iranian Embassy was bombed in Beirut, killing 23 people. The match still went on as planned, but spectators were not allowed into the stadium.
The final round of group play for Iran continues next March. The team returns to Tehran and hosts Kuwait on March 3.
The rosters and schedule have been released for the annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, which will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona. Teams from each of the four regions, comprised of nearly 150 of the nation’s top players selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and regional level evaluations, will participate in the event.
ABOUT THE US YOUTH SOCCER ODP PROGRAM
Continuing its tradition of elite competition and player development, youth from the nation's top player identification program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play. The 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional will include players in the 2017-2019 graduation classes.
Earthquakes Pre-Academy players JJ Foe Nuphaus and Mario Rocha Jr are among 52 players in their age group (born in 2000 or 2001) to be invited for the boys id2 Program Training Camp in Casa Grande, Arizona. The camp will be held at Grande Sports World and will feature the top players from across the country for four days of high-level training and off-field sessions from Dec. 12-15. 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.
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.