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16 June 11:24 am

What do you get when a heated rivalry meets California's biggest fireworks show? The perfect Father's Day gift.

And Chris Wondolowski has the goods. He's giving away two tickets to the sporting event of the summer - Quakes vs. Galaxy on June 29th at Stanford Stadium (TICKETS).

 

Tweet him why your dad deserves to go to #CaliClasico (don't forget the hashtag!). He'll announce the winner tomorrow morning. 

Happy Father's Day to all of our Quakes Dads! 

 

14 June 4:31 pm
  1. Mark Watson will make his MLS head-coaching debut
  2. Speaking of MW, we're pretty sure he is one of the only head coaches to participate in a Google+ Hangout. Check out what he has to say before he headed to Colorado.
  3. Last time the Quakes visited Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Wondo happened... Have you seen our GIF(t) of the Week
  4. Where to watch: Quakes vs. Rapids, tomorrow 6 p.m. PT kickoff. Find your watch party here
  5. What do you get when a heated rivalry meets California's biggest fireworks show? The California Clasico. Family 4-Pack to 6/29 Quakes vs. Galaxy at Stanford offer ends tonight at 10 p.m. PT. Get it while you can.  
14 June 12:20 pm

Remember what happened the last time the Quakes visited Dick's Sporting Goods Park? 

Well, Wondo happened. Three times. 

1 Wondo: 

2 Wondo: 

3 Wondo: 

See you this weekend, Rapids. 

13 June 1:29 pm

The race for the final spot in the Earthquakes' CONCACAF Champions League group could be decided as early as Sunday.

Guatemalan Apertura winner Comunicaciones weathered the road leg of their semifinal with a 1-1 result against Marquense on Wednesday. Barring an upset, that would mean that the winner of Heredia-Halcones FC would join the Earthquakes and Montreal Impact in Group 5.

Halcones FC took a 2-0 lead at home last night. While that might seem like a significant margin, Heredia won't feel like they're too far behind come Sunday; the squad is 7-0-2 at home during the Clausura, including a 5-0 drubbing of Halcones FC on May 19. Apparently trips to Estadio del Monte on the Caribbean side of Guatemala are a daunting task.

For a full list of results from Guatemala, click here

13 June 10:56 am

 

On a cool summer afternoon in the middle of East San Jose, Quakes midfielder Rafael Baca found a way to make a very special day for 46 middle schoolers all the more memorable. Chosen as the keynote speaker for the Adalante Dual Language Academy 8th grade graduation, Baca was met with a warm welcome full of applause. While Baca chose to deliver his speech in spanish, making it tougher for me to understand, it was clear from the reactions of the students that he was able to captivate them and provide them with excellent advice for the future.

Born in Tuxpan, Mexico and raised in Englewood, California, Baca understands the importance of being proficient in more than one language. Fittingly, all the students at Adalante had completed an enjoyable nine years, armed with the ability to speak both Spanish and English and ready to move on to high school. After Baca spoke, three students had the honor of recounting their experiences at Adalante, emphasizing the close-knit community and "family" of the school. The entire ceremony was festive, as even Baca himself couldn't resist dancing to the spanish music coming from the speakers. Baca wasn't finished, however, after delivering his speech. The midfielder was called back on stage to shake the students hands before they received their diplomas, and eventually sign a few autographs for his fans.

12 June 11:21 am

Know an MLS President who uses Vine more than @QuakesPrez? Didn't think so. Dave Kaval visited the new stadium site today and Vine'd his way through the new construction. 

Take a look. Follow his Tumblr here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 June 2:51 pm

Hot off of a crucial win in Jamaica, the U.S. Men's National Team travels back to home soil tonight, facing Panama in Seattle. 

The U.S. is currently tied for first in group play with Mexico and Costa Rica. All currently have seven points in their race to the World Cup. 

Below is a list of bars where you can catch the match in the Bay Area. Tune in to ESPN at 6:30 p.m. PT. 

 

Hyde Park Lounge
1070 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 275-1681

Jack's Neighborhood Bar & Lounge
167 East Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 287-5225
Double D's Sports Grille
354 N Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6882

Danny Coyle's
668 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 558-8375

Britannia Arms
173 W. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 278-1400

 

Wicked Chicken
2565 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 246-9464

 

 

10 June 4:29 pm

Instead of our weekly Google+ Hangout, we're hosting a special one-on-one interview with new interim head coach Mark Watson. 

So get to know the new man in charge. Have a question? From now until Thursday, tweet them in to @SJEarthquakes with the hashtag #AskMW. He'll answer the best on air on Thursday at 2 p.m. PT. 

 

10 June 12:01 pm

Vote Chris Wondolowski, Victor Bernardez, Justin Morrow, Sam Cronin, Adam Jahn and Jon Busch for #MLSAllStar. It's easy: 

From June 10 - July 2, fans can text, vote online and Tweet their votes for the Fan XI All-Stars. 

Ways to do it: 

  • At MLSsoccer.com: visit the site, vote for your starting lineup of 11 players, beginning June 10. 
  • Text MLS: text an player's last name to 22442. 
  • Twitter: fans will have the ability to vote solely on Twitter from June 20 - 21. Full details will be coming soon on MLSsoccer.com. 

From July 3 - July 10

Like playing FIFA Soccer 13? This one's for you. 

  • From July 3 at 9 a.m. PT through July 10 at 12 p.m. PT, fans can participate in the AT&T MLS All-Star 'In the Game' Challenge. 
  • The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes will be removed from the eligible forward list.
  • Fans will be invited to play the game and score as many goals as possible with the remaining eligible forwards. Score a goal, the player receives one vote. 
  • Player with the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI. 

Go on Quakes fans, vote today

06 June 3:59 pm

After defeating the Seattle Sounders and Crossfire Premier and tying the Cal Odyssey, the San Jose Earthquakes U-18 team secured a wildcard spot in the 2013 playoffs. The team will be making its first appearance in the USSDA playoffs since becoming an academy program.

The team is led by co-captains Jesse Morales and Trevor Long, Roberto Mendoza, Bryce Clark, Isaiah Dargan, and leading-scorer Elisama Padilla.

The Earthquakes finished the season fourth in the Northwest Division with a record of 16-11-1. The team’s defense, anchored by Long and Dargan, allowed the second fewest goals in the division behind only the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps. Padilla (15) and Morales (10) have accounted for 25 of the team’s 62 goals.

The playoffs will be held at FC Dallas Park from June 24-27. The team will be riding a hot streak into the postseason as they finished the season 4-1-1 and outscored opponents 16-6 over their last six games.