Saturday night was a special night for everyone at California Clasico, but it but it was a little sweeter for one little boy and his mother.
Jackson Fyffe, 5, went to the game expecting to score the first ceremonial goal before the game. However, he was rewarded with so much more than just a goal.
Jackson's mother, Lt. Colonel Celene Fyfee, surprised him on the field after being deployed in Afghanistan since December. The reunion was a complete surprise for Jackson, and as you can see from these photos and video- it was nothing short of amazing.
Jackson still got to score the first goal like he planned, but his mom scored it with him.
Marvin Chavez taught a little lesson to the Galaxy on Saturday.
And laughed about it.
It's the GIF(t) that keeps giving.
Saturday's match was one for the history books.
Flash Gordon's brace led the Quakes to an unforgettable win over rival the LA Galaxy. Watch his incredible stoppage time game winner paired with the call from Anthony Passarelli at KLIV radio:
An inside look of what it is like to be at #CaliClasico:
But Q's just glad he doesn't have to worry about another run-in with Beckham this year...
Happy GIF(t) of the Week, LA!
There are plenty of ways to get to California Clasico at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. We've made it nice and easy for you to map out your ride to the biggest game of the year:
If you're driving, be sure to plan ahead and get there before 6 p.m. to beat traffic. All lots are $20- cash only- for cars. Oversized vehicles are $30-cash only. Click HERE for directions.
Season Ticket Holders: If you have a Buck Shaw Stadium parking pass for Lot 1, 2, 4- please park in Lot 2 at Standford Stadium.
If you're taking Caltrain, note that the Stanford Stadium station will be open on Saturday. The station does not have Clipper machines or ticket vending machines. Clipper users (8-ride or e-cash) should use Palo Alto Caltrain Station. Customers who are purchasing tickets from the ticket vending machines should buy a Day Pass from their originating station before heading to the game.
If you're taking the bus, service is 24 hours and the VTA runs through San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Click here for the schedule.
We'll see you there!
Saturday's California Clasico is a matchup between Major League Soccer's fiercest rivals- but there's more to it than just soccer. Here's your #CaliClasico checklist of things, other than soccer, you don't want to miss out on at Stanford Stadium:
1. The Epicenter:
This ultimate fan hangout spot will be open from 4 - 6:45 p.m. Come here for fun for the whole family - live music from Melted State, face painting, poster making and special booths from our sponsors including a StateFarm photo booth where fans can dress up with scarves, Quakes gear, body paint and more and the Benjamin Moore Paint By Number booth. Come help paint a large mural with other fans!
2. Food Trucks:
Bring your appetite. We'll have food trucks from Gold Rush Eatery, Bacon Bacon, Rice Rockit, Lalos Tacos, Speedy Panini and Twisted Chili
Arrive to your seat early because we have a special pre-game in store for you. We're not one to give away any secrets but flyovers and skydivers may be in the mix...
4. Halftime Show:
Stay in your seat, folks. Our Salute to Armed forces show is one that you won't want to miss.
5. Post-game fireworks:
We're not kidding when we say we have the largest fireworks display this state has ever seen. Figure out your post-game fireworks plan.
Other documents to keep handy for tomorrow:
Hit up eBay, Quakes fans.
MLS All-Star nominee Jon Busch is auctioning off his game-worn cleats and gloves for a great cause. In honor of the Earthquakes' Salute to Armed Forces night presented by XFINITY this Saturday, Jon Busch will be wearing commemorative gear, supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation. His boots are one of a kind, engraved with "8/6/2011" and "Honor and Remember," and his gloves are adorned with two Navy SEAL patches.
And, you can donate $10 to the Navy SEAL Foundation just by a simple text!
Text 'SEAL' to 90999. A one-time $10 charge will be added to your wireless bill.
Text and submit your bid today, help your 'keeper support a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Auction ends on July 3.
To place you bid for Busch's commemorative game-worn cleats, click here.
To bid on Busch's game-worn gloves, click here.
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:
The team seems like it's got a new chance at life! Even though it wasn't the three points we were looking for, the late goal against France to give us a tie was crucial as it gives us the possibility to pass to the next round.
After the France game, we flew to Kayseri, Turkey and have been training at the Kayserispor training facilities. Today we trained inside the Kadir Has Stadium which was very different from Galatasary's venue but spectacular in its own way.
Everyone's focused for our last group game tomorrow as it's win or go home for us from here on out.
Hopefully, we can get the 3 points!
Be sure to watch Kendall and the USMNT U-20s against Ghana on Thursday, 10 a.m. kickoff on ESPNU or WatchESPN.
— Adam Jahn (@PillowFeet14) June 26, 2013
It's shaping up to be a hot day in the Bay Area. What better way to spend it than sipping a root beer float and cheering on the Oakland A's?
The 14th Annual Oakland A's MUG Root Beer Float Day is from 10:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. in the Eastside Club at the O.co Coliseum. A's players, coaches and Quakes players Adam Jahn, David Bingham and Earthquakes Shakers will be serving up the $2 floats.
Admission is free with a ticket to this afternoon's game vs. the Cincinnati Reds.
For more information and a full list of the celebrity scoopers click here.
After the game, join the Shakers Corona Girls and fellow Quakes fans at Old Pro (541 Ramona Ave., Palo Alto CA) from 7-9 p.m. tonight. The Shakers and Corona Girls will be guest bartending for the night. The event is open to all ages.
The Quakes will host a Root Beer Float Night of their own on July 13 before they take on Seattle Sounders FC. The event, sponsored by A&W, will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Last year, the Quakes raised $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.