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07 August 11:55 am

Meet Shea Salinas, test drive a BMW, and score tickets to an Earthquakes match!

In a partnership with BMW, the Quakes are holding a test drive with player Shea Salinas. On August 15, Salinas will be at Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

At this apperance, fans will can come and meet the players, take pictures and get autographs. Additonally, fans who test drive a vehicle will receive two free tickets to the match against Real Salt Lake on August 30. 

Ticket Test-Drive Event:
When: August 15 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Peter Pan BMW San Mateo, 2695 South El Camino Real, San Mateo 
Who: Shea Salinas 

07 August 11:30 am

Goalkeeper Jon Busch is featured on Pitch Pass to talk about new stadiums, Cali Classico and MLS playoffs. Download the mp3 and listen to Busch talk about opening up Levi's Stadium last weekend, picking up points and more.

06 August 3:40 pm

The Earthquakes posted their fourth clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s grand opening of Levi’s Stadium, blanking conference-leading Seattle Sounders FC 1-0.

There were plenty of positives to take from the match – Chris Wondolowski channeling his inner John Stockon, Yannick Djalo finding the net for the second-straight game and Jon Busch’s continued heroics in goal, among them.

Maybe the most important thing to take away from the win: backline consistency.

Every team goes through their share of injury woes, but few have been as unfortunate as the Earthquakes in 2014, specifically on the backline. Offseason signing Andreas Gorlitz went down with a season-ending ACL tear against Colorado on May 7, Brandon Barklage has battled through multiple knocks, Jason Hernandez went on a two-month hiatus after a badly strained quad in the season opener against Real Salt Lake, Clarence Goodson will be in a boot for the next 6-8 weeks due to a sprained toe and both Shaun Francis and Jordan Stewart have missed games with various ailments. Center back Victor Bernardez has been a model of good health, but was MIA for six games while representing Honduras at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Long story short: Every Earthquakes defender has missed time due to injury or international duty this season.

Fortunately for San Jose, they seem to have found some consistency. Shaun Francis, Victor Bernardez, Jason Hernandez and Jordan Stewart have started three straight games together, compiling a 2-0-1 record in the process. The last time San Jose started the same group on its backline in three-straight games? August of 2013. And it’s only happened three times since the beginning of the 2013 season.

As any player or coach would tell you, winning in MLS is tough enough due to parity, lengthy travel and various other homefield advantages, but winning without a consistent back four is even more difficult. Don’t be surprised if you see more clean sheets as the defensive unit continues to gel during this period of (relatively) good health.

Games

RB

RCB

LCB

LB

# Times

3/15 vs. RSL

Cato

Bernardez

Hernandez

Francis

1

3/22 at SKC

Cato

Bernardez

Goodson

Francis

1

3/29 vs. NE

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

1

4/13 vs. CLB

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

2

4/19 at COL

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Goodson

Harden

1

4/26 vs. CHV

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

1

5/3 at VAN

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

3

5/7 vs. COL

Gorlitz

Bernardez

Harden

Stewart

1

5/10 vs. DAL

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

4

5/17 at SEA

Barklage

Harden

Stewart

Francis

1

5/25 vs. HOU

Barklage

Harden

Stewart

Francis

2

5/31 at DAL

Francis

Harden

Goodson

Stewart

1

6/7 at TOR

Barklage

Harden

Goodson

Stewart

1

6/28 vs. LA

Barklage

Harden

Hernandez

Stewart

1

7/2 vs. CHV

Barklage

Harden

Hernandez

Stewart

2

7/11 vs. DC

Barklage

Bernardez

Goodson

Stewart

5

7/19 at NY

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

1

7/23 vs. CHI

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

2

8/2 vs. SEA

Francis

Bernardez

Hernandez

Stewart

3

 

06 August 3:24 pm

On August 16 the Quakes will host FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. PT. There will be a limited amount of Save for Seals signed shirts by keeper Jon Busch for $40. Busch has pledged to donate $50 for every save during the 2014 to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund has pledged to match that donation.

06 August 10:41 am

The 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be played on Wednesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. PT at Providence Park, Portland, Oregon. This match marks the first time the MLS All-Stars will take on a club from the German Bundesliga. Bayern won the Bundesliga last year, now with 24 titles, and also made it to the 2014 UEFA Champions League semifinals. 

This is the eleventh time the MLS All-Stars have faced an international competiton for the All-Star Game, with the last three years being against AS Roma, Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC. The All-Stars currently have a record of 7-3-1.

This match will be live on ESPN2, UniMas and TSN/RDS.  

04 August 2:24 pm

Tommy Thompson and the rest of the MLS Homegrown team will face the U23 Portland Timbers at 7 p.m. PT at Providence Park in Portland ahead of the MLS All-Star Game. The Homegrown Team consists of the best Homegrown players across the league, and it was fitting that the Quakes' first-ever Homegrown player was selected for the roster. Thompson was called up to the U-20 Men's National Team. Don't miss Thompson play in the first-ever Homegrown match! Fans can watch the match live on mlssoccer.com.

04 August 10:19 am

Want to win this 2013 team-signed ball? All you have to do is follow @PositiveCoachUS on Twitter and retweet this tweet between now and August 8 to be entered to win. #StayPositiveMyFriends

01 August 2:20 pm

We all can't wait until we get to make history and open up Levi's Stadium on Saturday when we host the Seattle Sounders.

The guys got a little taste of what to expect of the world-class facility ahead of the big day. 

Can #LevisSelfies be a thing?

 

 

30 July 3:11 pm

Kaya Fabretti and Ivan Valencia are among 54 players selected from MLS Academies for the 2014 Generation adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) Showcase in Portland, Oregon from July 31 through August 5th. 

Held in conjunction with the MLS All-Star game, the Generation adidas ESP Showcase is a week-long gathering of MLS Academy talent. The 54 players will be divided into three teams (East, Central and West) and will compete in a round robin tournament along with FC Bayern Munich's U16 Academy Team. 

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, July 31 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
  • Friday, August 1 - Match day 1
  • Tuesday, August 2 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
  • Wednesday, August 3 - Match day 2
  • Thursday, August 4 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
  • Friday, August 5 - Match day 3

The opening two games on match day 1 will be held at Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers and the 2014 MLS All-Star Game (Aug. 6 on ESPN2 and UniMas). All remaining matches will take place at Tualatin Hills Rec Center.

30 July 2:47 pm

On Tuesday, the Quakes teamed up with Chipotle and held two Homegrown clinics at Watson Field in San Jose. The clinic coaches included Quakes' players Brandon Barklage, Mike Fucito, Khari Stephenson, Cordell Cato, Shea Salinas, Sam Cronin and Billy Schuler. Three Academy coaches were alongside the Quakes players, with Academy Technical Director Chris Leitch being the head coach of the clinic. 

Stations held different drills including dribbling, shooting and 2v2. Afterwards, the kids were in for a special treat - all received a free Chipotle soccer ball, dinner buffet and autographs with the players. 

Big thanks to Chipotle for helping make this all happen!