— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) August 13, 2013
Sporting Kansas City got all cute-like before the big match on Sunday; trying to ruffle our feathers a bit before they come into town.
Too bad it didn't work.
Easy math, people. 2 > 1. Also translated to... two MLS Cups are greater than one MLS Cup.
See ya on Sunday, Sporting. Maybe we'll save a Wondo Bobblehead for you.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) August 10, 2013
It was a great weekend for a little competitive soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo at Alden E. Oliver Sports Park.
Each player received a ticket to a Quakes home game and an official tournament t-shirt. Quakes associate partners 7UP, Xfinity, Jamba Juice and SoccerEarKraze were in attendance with freebies for attendees. Tommy Muller and Mike Fucito were also on hand to sign autographs and hang out with fans.
The winning teams scored Visa gift cards courtesy of Wells Fargo and an Earthquakes scarf.
Boys U-9: Hayward Tecos Oro
Boys U-10: Deportivo Barcelona
Boys U-11: Leyends Honors
Boys U-13: Deportivo Barcelona
Boys U-14: Villa Pallet
Boys U-15: Lobos United FC
Girls U-12: Woodland Fire01 Black
Girls U-14: West Valley Revolution Red
Co-ed Open: Picazo
Mens Open: Azulita
Experience a Quakes home game like you never have before! Enter the State Farm San Jose Earthquakes Ticket Giveaway to win four field level tickets to the Quakes vs. Philadelphia Union game on Sept. 8 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The lucky winner will be treated in the Pre-game VIP Hospitality Area with food and non-alcoholic drinks and will receive a parking pass.
How to enter:
Visit www.winwithstatefarm.com/earthquakes and complete the Sweepstakes entry form.
All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 21
The winner will be notified by e-mail.
You can be the lucky winner of a one-of-kind autographed USMNT Wondolowski jersey, with an extra W to boot.
No, you aren't dreaming.
This Monday to Friday, we're running a special contest on SJEarthquakes.com in honor of Wondo's upcoming Bobblehead Party when the Quakes face Sporting KC on Sunday.
Check SJEarthquakes.com and @SJEarthquakes on Twitter for clues daily. Wondo and Lil' Wondo's cutout will be hiding out in various areas around the Bay. Once you find them, snap a photo. Share the photo on Instagram/ Twitter with the hashtag #WheresWondo.
Cha-ching. You are automatically entered to win.
Make sure to play daily. The more times you find Wondo & Lil' Wondo = more entries in your name to win big.
Not only are you eligible to win the USMNT Wondowlowski jersey, but each day we're giving out prizes to our daily hunters. One photo of the day with #WheresWondo will win two tickets to Sunday's match vs. Sporting Kansas City.
So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your bobble and find Wondo.
Check out www.sjearthquakes.com/whereswondo for full details.
Great news for all out-of-state Quakes fans! San Jose's road match versus the Vancouver Whitecaps will be Major League Soccer's featured Stream of the Week.
The match, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, can be viewed here.
If you're sticking around the Bay Area, you can still catch the game on CSNCA.
U.S. Soccer invited 64 elite players from across the country to participate in the National Combine, designed to build the U-18 Men's National Team pool.
Two current Earthquakes academy players were in the mix, including goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski from Alamo, Calif. and forward Amir Bashti from Cupertino, Calif. Marcinkowski, the Quakes U-16 Academy keeper, recently competed with the squad abroad in the Caspian Cup. Bashti, a midfielder also on the Quakes' U-16 Academy team, has been ranked nationally by Topdrawersoccer.com and led the team to the playoffs earlier this Summer.
The two will travel to Portland for this year's National Combine at Nike's World Headquarters. This five day camp, running from Aug. 9-13, brings the country's elite 15 to 17 year old players together. The combine is an opportunity for the nation's top palyers to be evaluated by National Team staff and scouts from across the country.
El Pollo Loco is hosting an online competition to guess the score of the August 31st Earthquakes game vs. LA Galaxy. You can enter to win the Grand Prize by simply submitting how many goals the Earthquakes will score, how many goals (if any) LA Galaxy will score and your personal information.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive Twelve 8-piece El Pollo Loco Family meals, 4 tickets to the Earthquakes September 8th home game, 4 pre-game VIP hospitality tickets, 4 pre-game field passes, post-game meet and greet for 4 people, and 1 team autographed jersey. There will also be a prize for the 10 Runners Up! Each individual will receive twelve 8-piece El Pollo Loco Family Meals.
The last day to submit is August 31st, at 7 pm, just in time for kick off! Click here for more details.
Chris Wondolowski isn't the only Quake to earn praise for a noteworthy performance in Week 23. Victor Bernardez and Clarence Goodson are both nominated for top defender of the week for their solid performances in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Chivas USA.
Bernardez and Goodson both anchored a back line that kept a clean sheet against the attacking-style Chivas USA.
Be sure to vote for the duo here.
In just his first week back following a whirlwind month with the U.S. Men's National Team, 2013 MLS All-Star Chris Wondolowski is already making headlines with his two-goal performance that led the Quakes to a shutout victory over Chivas USA last Saturday.
Wondo's brace put him amongst Major League Soccer's Top 3 Performers of the Week. Check out highlights from his superb performance here:
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) August 4, 2013
Since Chris Wondolowski sported his misspelled jersey on the Men’s National Team and scored a hat trick, he has been superstitious about carrying around that extra W for every game.
So of course, Quakes equipment manager Jose Vega surprised Wondo with an extra W on his kit when he returned to Buck Shaw. Superstitious it may be, but we do not doubt it.
Wondo led the quakes to victory over the Chivas by scoring the two goals of the game. Needless to say, ff it is working for him, we do not mind supplying as many extra W’s as he wants.