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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

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