Other than the Quakes vs. Vancouver game on Saturday night, do you have plans for the weekend?
Join us at the 2013 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival. The annual event, held inside Central Park, features the talents of local and regional artists with nearly 175 booths, 25 community groups serving international foods, four vinters pouring fine wines, micro-brewed beer, live entertainment on three stages, and the popular Kids Kingdom. You get the pitcture. It's going to be a fun event, and the San Jose Earthquakes Shakers will be there with KEZR and KBAY.
The best part? It's free to the public. The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What do you think is going on here?
Not your typical Tuesday at training... pic.twitter.com/eaZsoFcvFe
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 10, 2013
No - the Bash Brothers are not involved. No - it's not a rookie either. Apparently, Adam Jahn has another costume.
Pro Wrestling Revolution brought four Luchadores to Quakes training on Tuesday. You would think those masks would get in the way - but man, they can play.
Stay tuned for a little video coming your way soon. You can expect Luchadores dancing, capes flying, even a little closelining of Evan Newton... the whole shebang.
Come see them in person this weekend, too. Don't miss the Luchadores at Fiesta Latina Night when the Quakes face Vancouver Whitecaps FC this Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Last night, history was made yet again for the USMNT. It was another #DosACero type of night at Crew Stadium in Columbus. With their victory over Mexico and the Honduras-Panama draw, the USMNT's dreams of earning a berth to their seventh straight World Cup were fulfilled.
Right in the middle of it all was Quakes defender Clarence Goodson. After being called in on just Saturday by head man Klinsmann, Goodson put in a solid 90 minutes for the national team squad - anchoring the defense well and causing havoc in US set pieces.
Nothing but praise for the Quakes man from the critics, either. Check out the most recent player ratings here.
Just a few days ago, Clarence Goodson was called in by USMNT head man Jurgen Klinsmann to join the squad ahead of tonight's crucial World Cup Qualifier against Mexico.
Goodson, who most recently featured for the Red, White and Blue during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, is a veteran to USMNT World Cup squad. Having been on the 2010 World Cup roster, Goodson is no stranger to playing a key role for the USMNT's backline. He has earned 42 caps and three goals for the national team.
Tonight, the USMNT could clinch a spot to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A victory against Mexico, and a Honduras tie or win against Panama, and the USMNT will be on their way to their seventh straight World Cup.
You can watch all the #USAvMEX action on ESPN, WatchESPN and Unimas. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT. If you can't watch live, follow @ussoccer on Twitter for live updates throughout the match.
Get those creative juices flowing, Quakes fans.
We're drawing a blank for a caption for the photo below, and we need your help.
Have any ideas? From now until tomorrow (Sept. 11) at noon, submit your most creative entry in comments on this blog post. Our favorite will win autographed Lenny and Wondo player cards.
UPDATE: We had so many creative options, but we finally have chosen our winner. Congratulations to Byron O'Brien - we like where your head's at. Incredibulus Goalus.
Did you know: Last night was amazing?
One stellar goal, three points and a clean sheet – got that. Here are a few more reasons why you should remember last night's 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Union:
- Jason Hernandez (12,238) surpassed Wade Barrett (12,218) for No. 5 on the club’s all-time minutes played
- Chris Wondolowski tied club Hall of Famer Troy Dayak for No. 9 on San Jose’s all-time appearance list with his 129th
- #Marchto200: San Jose is one win away from No. 200 in club history
- Jon Busch recorded his 72nd career clean sheet, one away from Matt Reis for No. 5 on the all-time MLS list
- Most importantly, San Jose's 16 corner kicks set a new club record (previous: 15 vs. LA on Aug. 26, 2000 and vs. Chivas USA on May 13, 2012)
June's dramatic California Clasico still leaves a sweet taste in our mouth, and we hope it gets even sweeter this weekend.
Just like MLSsoccer.com's Anatomy of a Goal, we thought we'd break down Alan Gordon's stoppage time game-winner... in GIF form - cause it's Friday, right?
1. It all started with this. It's okay to laugh. Marvin is.
2. Turns out giggles do lead to goals. That's fun:
3. Buschy celebrates.
4. Icing on the cake.
Join us for the official watch party at the Wicked Chicken in Santa Clara this weekend when the Quakes face their SoCal rivals, the LA Galaxy, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT. Tune in to CSN Plus or catch the match on 1590 KLIV or 1370 KZSF.
Every wondered what the bash brothers do when they're not on the soccer field?
We'll give you a hint:
The famed Quakes duo, Alan Gordon and Steven Lenhart, will be featured on NBC Sports Network's weekly show, MLS Insider, tonight. The hour-long special will highlight the Bash Brothers' play on and, mainly, off the pitch.
We're not one to give any spoilers... but we're pretty sure the man in the gorilla suit will make an appearance too. Tune in or set your DVRs to NBC Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. PT tonight.
We know what you're thinking. How do I get my hands on one of these perfect house pets? I mean, it's pottery based on a professional soccer player that grows. And, you can style it any way you want!
Come on, people. There really isn't anything better (unless it twerked like the real Lenny... way better than Miley may we add).
The Steven Lenhart Chia Pet is available for one time only at the Lenhart Chia Pet Night on September 8 presented by Cosmopolitan Catering. 2,500 fans who come to watch the Quakes face the Philadelphia Union at Buck Shaw Stadium will take home one of these bad boys.
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.