Life is good for the U.S. Men's National team as they power through, undefeated in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Chris Wondolowski shone particularly bright last week when he bagged four goals in two matches. The new week of the tournament has brought fresh success for newly-acquired Quake Clarence Goodson. The defender earned flattering reviews for his performance in last night's 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.
ESPN's Jeff Carlisle gave Goodson an eight- the highest score of the players- for keeping the U.S. organized and posing a threat on set pieces.
The New York Times named Goodson the Man of the Match and gifted him with a solid 7 rating, calling him "extremely confident and dominant defensively."
The U.S. Men's National Team will next face El Salvador in the Quarterfinals at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday in Baltimore.
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Visit a participating Wells Fargo banking location and open a new Wells Fargo consumer or business checking account and receive a complimentary San Jose Earthquakes scarf. This sweet offer runs through July 31 and is available at more than 100 Wells Fargo banking locations throughout Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.
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Will Wondo make USMNT history again tonight?
Time will tell. Klinsmann's squad rounds out Gold Cup play tonight in Connecticut against Costa Rica.
If Wondo scores another brace, he will become the first player in a US jersey to ever score more than 2 goals in 3 consecutive matches.
Watch the match tonight on Fox Soccer. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. PT.
It's time for our second XFINITY Clinic of the Summer.
Join us on July 23 in Union City for soccer, fun and a chance to play with the pros.
Each clinic is run by Earthquakes players, and participants will receive a ball and a ticket to an upcoming home game.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity for your child! Space is limited, so sign up early.
Here's your chance to wine and dine with Quakes players and coaches. Can you think of anything better?
Join us at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill on July 28 for our annual event, benefitting the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund.
Each seat will enjoy a live auction, raffle, grape stomp and, of course, a meal with your favorite Quakes.
For more information and to purchase seats, click here.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Wondolowski became the first player in USMNT history to record back-to-back multiple goal games in one tournament. Wondo's hat-trick against Belize and his second-half brace versus Cuba set the record, and he could break one more.
If Wondo scores two against Costa Rica in the USMNT's final match of Gold Cup group play on Tuesday, he will again be the only player in USMNT history to score two or more goals in each of three straight matches for the US squad.
See if Wondo can make history again - tune in to Fox Soccer on Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT for USAvCRC.
The San Jose Earthquakes weren't the only winners on Saturday. The club raised $10,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation thanks to the third annual A&W Root Beer Float Night.
The amount raised set a new club record for the event. Combine that with San Jose's 1-0 win against Seattle Sounders FC, and it was one successful night.
And, in case you missed it, here is a hilarious outtakes reel from our A&W Root Beer Float Night promo video. Enjoy!
Wondo nets two for the USMNT, and the Quakes win in front of another sold-out crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Needless to say, it wasn't a bad day to be a Quakes fan.
It's safe to say that Wondolowski made his name heard in the soccer world after brace against Cuba on Saturday. Not only did he have all the Quakes fans talking, but he had some of the biggest names in the sport singing his praises:
He did again, folks.
While wearing three W's on his jersey (one was pressed on the inside), Chris Wondolowski slotted another two goals for the USMNT against Cuba. His sixth in three games, his fifth goal in Gold Cup play, Wondo is now tied with Clint Dempsey for fifth on the USMNT Gold Cup scorers list.
And he still has a game in group play to go. An incredible achievement.
Relive the magic here: