It was Shelby Humphrey’s birthday wish to attend a Quakes home game to see her favorite player, Chris Wondolowski.
To make this happen, she saved her allowance and any extra funds she could find since March of this year, naming it the “Wondo Fund.” Shelby ended up collecting the funds needed to purchase a ticket for her and was able to celebrate her special day with the Quakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. Shelby’s friend wrote a poem for her about her favorite Wondo.
It was a night to remember - not only was she able to see her favorite team dominate on the field, but after the game, Wondo signed the poem and posed for a photo.
Happy birthday, Shelby!
For Chris Wondolowski’s big return back to Buck Shaw Stadium after his world travels, he was not only welcomed home with open arms by fans, but also by his family. This was the first time that Wondolowski’s grandfather has seen him play at home in Santa Clara.
This was a special moment for both of them because his grandfather, who flew in from Oklahoma, was in attendance to see Wondo’s two goals for the 2-0 win over Chivas USA.
Enjoying watching the @RAIDERS training camp right now. They are putting in the work and looking sharp.
— Chris Wondolowski (@ChrisWondo) August 4, 2013
Gold Cup ----> MLS All-Star ----> Buck Shaw ---> Oakland Raiders training camp?
Wondo's been a busy guy lately, but that didn't keep him from stop by the Raiders' training camp in Napa on Sunday.
He even got to hang out with kicker Sebastian Janikowski after training.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) August 4, 2013
Fans pack Buck Shaw to see Wondo's return, Goodson and Alas' debuts and the Quakes victory over Chivas USA.
Add some more goonie swag to your life.
Tomorrow's match presenting sponsor, Alaska Airlines, is giving away these sweet shades to 2500 fans in attendance.
Remember tomorrow's kickoff for Quakes vs. Chivas USA is at 7 p.m. PT. Arrive early to snag your swag.
Two worlds collided when ultimate Quakes fan Kate McDougall made the pilgrimage to the Goonies House in Astoria, Ore. The house is the set of the 1985 cult-classic film and holds a special place in the hearts of Quakes' fans.
McDougall threw up her Earthquakes scarf for the photo op. Thanks for sharing, Kate!
Chris Wondolowski has had a busy summer representing the National Team, being named to the 2013 MLS All-Stars and leading the San Jose Earthquakes in goals.
On Wednesday night in Kansas City, Wondo suited up for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game, appearing as a halftime substitution. Although the All-Stars went on to fall 3-0 to AS Roma, Wondo left an impression on All-Star coach Peter Vermes. Vermes had this to say on Wondolowski and fellow All-Star Landon Donovan:
“I thought both those guys did well. Landon is a world class player that does so many things on the field that I don’t think people realize that gets taken for granted. And Wondo, we had to play him a little bit out of position a little bit. He likes to play closer to goal, but we had him wide at times. They did a hell of a job.”
Wondolowski has appeared in three consecutive MLS All-Star Games.
Who knew Wondo could drop a beat?
Uh, so maybe he should stick to scoring goals, but we'll give him and the rest of the MLS All-Stars an 'A' for effort.
Tune in to ESPN2 or Unimas at 6 p.m. PT when MLS All-Stars take on AS Roma at Sporting Park.
Many know the likes of GoPro, National Tire Warehouse and DZH Phillips as competitive corporations and leaders of their industries. But did you know these teams can bring it on the field?
On Saturday, we hosted our annual Corporate Cup with over 26 teams competing in three divisions: Men's Corporate, Co-ed and Men's Open.
Here's a breakdown of the results:
The top 8 teams that qualified for the playoffs were National Tire Warehouse, Nvidia, Fox Racing, Infineon, Box, GoPro, Workday and eBay. National Tire Warehouse and Nvidia battled it out in a heated final, but NTW won 4-3. National Tire Warehouse's Bradley Mitchell took home the Golden Boot for the division.
The top 4 teams that qualified for the playoffs were DZH Phillips, People's Associates, eBay and Chegg. DZH Phillips defeates Peoples Associates in the final, and the Golden Boot winner was Parshan Rayatkah from DZH Phillips.
It was a really close final between DV8 Elite and Harmonie, but DV8 Elite edged over their competition 5-4 to claim the title. Ramiro Ceja from the 3rd place finishers, Fight the Flop, took home the Golden Boot award in the division.
Thanks to all who made this year's Corporate Cup a success! All of the proceeds from the tournament went to the Quakes' Kicks for Kids program that allows for thousands of under privileged youth to be brought out to various Quakes matches.
A big congratulations is in order to Wondo, Goodson, Gordon and the USMNT for winning the 2013 Gold Cup and extending their undefeated streak to 11 matches.
Wondo, who notched 5 goals in the tournament, shares the Golden Boot award with fellow teammate Landon Donovan and the Panamanian striker Gabrial Torres.
It may not be the only Golden Boot Wondo has seen, but it's his first in the red, white and blue.
We couldn't be more proud of our humble Wondow:
Gold Cup champs, Golden boots for the tourney. Couldn't be more honored than mentioned n the same breath as Landon pic.twitter.com/eGLOcx1OmG
— Chris Wondolowski (@ChrisWondo) July 28, 2013