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24 June 2:15 pm

 

 

It was a beautiful weekend for a little soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo.

More than 110 teams made their way to Cesar Chavez Elementary in East Palo Alto for the fun.  Quakes players Tommy Muller and Ty Harden were also on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.

Each tournament player received a ticket to a Quakes home game and an official tournament t-shirt.  Quakes associate partners 7UP, Xfinity and SoccerEarKraze were in attendance with freebies for attendees.

Wells Fargo made sure that all of the participants were hydrated with complimentary water.

Results:

Girls U10: Livermore Young Guns

Girls U12: Hollister Tremors

Girls U13: Impact Futsal Impact 99

Boys U8: Hayward Tecos Oro

Boys U9: US Sports Coaching

Boys U10: Salinas All Stars

Boys U11: Impact Futsal Fuego 01

Boys U12: Koras

Boys U13: Mexico Soccer League

Boys U14: Peru F.C.

Boys U17: Elite RYSC

Coed Open: Picazo

Mens Open: Valedores F.C.

Missed out on the action? Don't worry. Our second 4v4 tournament of the summer will be held on August 10 in Hayward. Sign up here

24 June 2:09 pm

Adam Jahn is one talented kid.  The rookie already has four goals to his name and shows no sign of slowing down.  We decided to capitalize on his magic touch and take him back to Stanford- where he's a student- to shake things up a bit before #CaliClasico (get it? Earthquakes are shaky). 

The result was way better than we expected.  Everything Jahn touched turned blue and ended up in a blue afro. 

Help us Quake out Stanford University on Saturday. Get your tickets to Quakes vs. Galaxy while you can. 

24 June 5:30 am

Kendall McIntosh, former Earthquakes Academy player and current Santa Clara University goalkeeper, is in Turkey competing with the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team in the U-20 World Cup. McIntosh sends sjearthquakes.com photos and updates from his journey: 

Although we didn't get the result we wanted, it was a great effort by the boys and a great experience. Walking into the the locker room and seeing everyone's names on the jerseys gave me goose bumps - it was a great feeling. The day after the game we started the morning off with a team walk around the town before shifting our focus onto our next opponent France. During the middle of the day, however, we got a break and U.S. Soccer organized a lunch for the players and all the families that came to support the team.

Yesterday, we worked on the finishing touches of our game plan in preparation for France. Everyone's getting focused and ready to get 3 points today!

My jersey in the locker room: 

Walk around town with the team:

 

21 June 12:07 pm

Our GIF(t) to D.C. United could have been a combination of all things Lenny - his brace last year or his hattrick the year before that - but we decided to go the historical route for our friends in the nation's capital. 

Our fans under the age of 17 won't remember the first goal in MLS history, so we'll lay it out for our millenials in a way they'll understand: 

San Jose vs. D.C. at Spartan Stadium, April 6, 1996 - San Jose defeats D.C. 1-0, courtesy of Eric Wynalda. 

You're welcome for the history lesson, D.C. See you this weekend. 

21 June 10:42 am

 

Fresh off their first road win of the season, The Quakes head to Washington D.C. this weekend looking to bag three more points from Saturday's match against last-place D.C. United.  Here's what you should know ahead of the game:

1. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday. Catch it on CSNCA and 1590 KLI. Watch it with fellow Quakes fans at one of our Preferred Pub Partners. 

2. D.C. United is off to a rough start and have just one win in 15 games. Their six points puts them at the bottom of league standings and makes them an easy target for ridicule.  However, don't rule out the black and red.  Their roster touts the likes of veteran midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and U.S. International goalkeeper Bill Hamid. D.C. most recently fell 2-1 to Toronto FC last weekend at home. 

3. The boys are back in town! Victor Bernardez and Martin Chavez have rejoined the Quakes and will be available for the match. Bernardez and Chavez have been with the Honduran National Team in recent weeks for World Cup Qualifying. Last weekend's victory over the Colorado Rapids also marked the first time key players Alan Gordon, Chris Wondolowski and Steven Lenhart all started together.

4. This game marks Mark Watson's second match as the interim head coach of the Quakes. While Watson is sticking to the 4-4-2 formation employed by Frank Yallop,  Look for a more possession-oriented style a play on the field. 

5.  The Earthquakes and D.C. United have plenty of connections. To name a few: 

  • De Rosario began his MLS career with the Quakes in 2001. From 2001-2005, De Ro notched 27 goals and 31 assists. He also helped lead the Quakes to two MLS Cup championships in '01 and '03.  
  • De Rosario, Nana Attakora, Dejan Jakovic and Kyle Porter are capped Canadian Internationals.
  • Brandon McDonald spent three seasons with San Jose from 2009-2011. 

 

20 June 5:21 pm

Kendall McIntosh, former Earthquakes Academy player and current Santa Clara University goalkeeper, is in Turkey competing with the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team in the U-20 World Cup. McIntosh sends sjearthquakes.com photos and updates from his journey: 

June 20, 2013

It's the day before the big game against Spain! Yesterday we practiced at the Galatasaray Annex field which is where the Galatasaray Academy does most of their training. Today was a mostly free day so the players could get focused for tomorrow. We practiced at around 4pm at Turk Telecom Arena which is Galatasaray's game field. It was a short but very sharp training for us, now just on to tomorrow. 

Watch Kendall McIntosh and the U-20 USMNT in their opening match of group play vs. Spain - tomorrow, 10:45 a.m. PT on ESPN2, WatchESPN. 

McIntosh and teammates: 

 

20 June 3:01 pm

Rafa Baca stopped by the Kick, Lead and Dream Soccer Camp at Cherry Chase Elementary on Wednesday to talk to the campers about overcoming adversity and finding success.  

Baca shared his inspiring journey as a Mexican immigrant that moved to the states to attend school and become a successful soccer player.  Baca stressed the importance of education and college as the key to achieving your dreams.

At the end of his speech, Baca led the kids in chanting "Si Se Puede!" which translates to "Yes We Can!" in English. 

The Kick, Lead and Dream Initiative is a program where motivated teenagers serve as role models to at-risk kids.  The fun day camp provides an opportunity for the kids to hone their soccer skills while learning leadership skills from the teen mentors.  To find out more on the program visit: http://kldsoccer.com/

20 June 12:02 pm

 

 

Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers, roaming the earth foraging for nuts, berries and all kinds of weird animal meat that did nothing for their life expectancy rate.

Get your inner hunter-gatherer (minus the loin cloths and facial hair) on today and win big. Keep your eyes glued to @SJEarthquakes Twitter account beginning at 3:30 p.m. for hints that will lead you to the ultimate prize of four tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy game on June 29 at Standford Stadium.

Hints will be tweeted every 30 minutes until 7 p.m.  The clues will lead you to a location in the Bay Area where four tickets to #CaliClasico will be waiting for you.

Get out there and start hunting! 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: We have a new #QuakesHunt record, folks. Congratulations to our winner @PhillipLuna

19 June 2:35 pm

The Quakes new interim head coach Mark Watson will be making the rounds this week to talk about his new gig.

First up, he will join host Jim Kozimor on Yahoo Sports Talk Live today. Tune in to CSN California from 5-6 p.m. PT to hear from the man behind the Quakes first road win of the season. 

Watson will also be on Counter Attack on SiriusXM FC with hosts John Harkes and Tony Meola this afternoon around 3 p.m. PT.

19 June 2:22 pm

Get your voting game on, Quakes fans- it's time to send our guys to the 2013 MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Twitter voting opens at 9 a.m. PT on Thursday and will be open until 8:59 p.m. PT on Friday.

How to vote:

Use #MLSAllStar AND the player's full name or their twitter @handle.  Vote for as many players as you want in a single tweet.

Tweet all your want, there is no limit to the number of Twitter votes you can cast.

Example: Jon Busch, Chris Wondolowski, Adam Jahn, Victor Bernardez, Sam Cronin #MLSAllStar

Just to jog your memory- our All-Star candidates are:

Jon Busch
Chris Wondolowski - @ChrisWondo
Adam Jahn -  @PillowFeet14
Victor Bernardez
Sam Cronin 
Justin Morrow - @jmo_row_15