nicemenu blogosphere

Blog

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

19 June 12:27 pm

Join MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Quakes President Dave Kaval for a little stadium development and technology talk at the Silicon Valley Sports Summit at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great AMerica Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054).

The Quakes are a title sponsor for the event and Commissioner Garber will be serving as the keynote speaker.  President Kaval will also be on hand to discuss stadium development and the impact of technology on the sports industry.

Click here to purchase tickets and read more on the event. 

19 June 12:16 pm

The weather will be gorgeous this Sunday, so why not spend it outside with a couple of Quakes players?

Ty Harden and Tommy Muller will be at the third annual Packard Summer Scamper benefiting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The race kicks off at 8 a.m. at Sand Hill Fields at Stock Farm and Oak Roads, Stanford University.

Online registration for the 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run ends at 10:59 p.m. on Thursday but runners can register the day of, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Run for a good cause and meet Ty and Tommy.  We'll see you there!

19 June 11:25 am

In this week's Anatomy of a Goal, MLS Digital editor-in-chief Greg Lalas takes a deeper look at Lenhart's goal against the Colorado Rapids, including the build-up by fellow bash brother Alan Gordon. 

Should we start calling Lenny The Roadrunner? Sure looks like it. 

18 June 4:58 pm

We visited the new stadium construction site with Quakes prez Dave Kaval the other day, and it turns out there is a lot more excavating to be done than we originally thought. Just check out the photos below. 

The old FMC building foundation wall: 

One of three concrete bunkers found on the site. It wasn't an easy task for the construction crew to rip these suckers out. 

 

The trouble with digging below the water line. You run into water. A lot of it. 

Kaval inspecting the ground water: 

Get a first hand look at these giant concrete pillars (at least 100 of them) found on site. Check out Kaval's vine

These giant metal objects weren't easy to pull out of the ground either: 

 

18 June 3:20 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 18, 2013

After a good week and a half of training in Portugal, we ended our trip on a high note with a 3-1 win over the Portugese U-20s. We arrived in Turkey yesterday night - it took a while to get through customs and to find our way to our bus.

After a good night's rest, we had an early breakfast and a team walk to get prepared for the day. One of the bigger events we had today was a meeting with the FIFA representatives so that they could explain their rules and expectations for the tournament. 

Finally towards the end of the day we had training at Kasimpasa Spor Kulübü, a first division club in Turkey.

Photos from training in Portugal, courtesy of U.S. Soccer: 

Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to follow Kendall McIntosh on Twitter

18 June 12:59 pm

Quakes fans have a reason to have a little extra pep in their step this week following Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids.  It’s the beginning of a new era under Mark Watson and with three points in the bag, things appear to be looking up. 

The Quakes showed you love on Saturday by putting on a good show and bringing home a win, now return the favor by voting for them for a plethora of honors. 

18 June 12:37 pm

Tonight’s U.S. vs. Honduras World Cup Qualifier is a must-watch for fans of both nations.  The U.S. has the upper hand in this one as they sit pretty in first place in the CONCACAF Hex. They’re on a bit of a hot streak, having won their previous three matches. The U.S. will also have a coveted home field advantage and are expecting a packed crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. 

Honduras sits in fourth place in the Hex and are missing key players due to injury.  Regardless, the Catarachos are not to be ruled out- the last time the two sides met, Honduras handed the U.S. an ugly 2-1 loss in February. Honduras is also the last nation to beat the U.S. at home- defeating them 3-2 back in September of 2001.

Honduras features two Quakes players, midfielder Marvin Chavez and defender Victor Bernardez. Look for Chaves to clock some minutes for Los Catarachos but Bernardez will be sitting this one out due to yellow card accumulation.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PT.  Catch the game on ESPN or UniMas or head to one of the Quakes Preferred Pub Sponsors

18 June 12:16 pm

Staying in on Fridays just got a lot cooler.  This Friday, NBC Sports Network will debut MLS Insider, a new weekly show featuring in-depth stories on players, supporters’ groups and all things MLS.  

Tune in to NBC Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. PT on Friday for the premiere. The episode will feature segments on New York Red Bulls star Tim Cahill, recently signed LA Galaxy player Robbie Rogers and the Philadelphia Union supporters group, the Sons of Ben.

The program is produced by Hock Films, primarily known for their three critically acclaimed documentaries for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series. Jonathan Hock, the mastermind behind Hock Films, has some serious filmmaking chops with eight Emmy Awards to his name.  Expect more than just a highlights show as MLS Insider takes you behind the scenes of one of the most innovative and exciting soccer leagues out there.

Kick off your Friday night right or set your DVR and get ready for MLS on TV like you’ve never seen before. 

18 June 12:10 pm

Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch put in a stellar performance in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids (vote now for MLS Save of the Week). His six clutch saves propelled the 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to the top spot of the Castrol Index for Week 16.  

The Castrol Index is calculated by a player’s individual contributions in a game, determined by their positive and negative impact in their zone on the pitch. In Busch’s case, his score was high based on the number of saves he made and his positive contribution in goal. 

Check out the goals and saves that handed the Quakes their first road win of the season: