— 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.
A few Quakes players will pay a visit to the oncology wing at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital tomorrow. Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas and Medhi Ballouchy will hang out with the oncology units' patients to brighten their day. We will have a video up after the visit.
In the meantime, check out last year's video of Salinas and Chris Wondowloski's visit:
A historic rivalry is something that anyone can get behind. Combine that rivalry with beating LA, and most of Northern California will stick by your side.
Thanks to our Bay Area athlete friends for the support - we can't wait to see you at the California Clasico. #BeatLA!
— Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) June 25, 2013
— Brent Burns (@Burnzie88) June 17, 2013
— jason demers (@jasondemers5) June 25, 2013
As the Quakes rev up for Cali Clasico, Quakes President Dave Kaval and midfielder Sam Cronin will preview the eagerly- anticipated match on Yahoo! Sports Talk Live this week.
First up, President Kaval will join host Jim Kozimor at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Sam Cronin will follow suit and be on the program at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Tune in to Comcast Sports Net for both interviews and don't miss Quakes v. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on Saturday.
Good news Quakes fans! We're offering up a special #CaliClasico ticket deal for all of our Twitter followers:
Follow us on Twitter and get an awesome, discounted ticket for this year's must-see match. Let's beat LA!
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— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 25, 2013
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 22, 2013
It was a beautiful weekend for a little soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo.
More than 110 teams made their way to Cesar Chavez Elementary in East Palo Alto for the fun. Quakes players Tommy Muller and Ty Harden were also on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.
Each tournament player received a ticket to a Quakes home game and an official tournament t-shirt. Quakes associate partners 7UP, Xfinity and SoccerEarKraze were in attendance with freebies for attendees.
Wells Fargo made sure that all of the participants were hydrated with complimentary water.
Girls U10: Livermore Young Guns
Girls U12: Hollister Tremors
Girls U13: Impact Futsal Impact 99
Boys U8: Hayward Tecos Oro
Boys U9: US Sports Coaching
Boys U10: Salinas All Stars
Boys U11: Impact Futsal Fuego 01
Boys U12: Koras
Boys U13: Mexico Soccer League
Boys U14: Peru F.C.
Boys U17: Elite RYSC
Coed Open: Picazo
Mens Open: Valedores F.C.
Missed out on the action? Don't worry. Our second 4v4 tournament of the summer will be held on August 10 in Hayward. Sign up here.
Adam Jahn is one talented kid. The rookie already has four goals to his name and shows no sign of slowing down. We decided to capitalize on his magic touch and take him back to Stanford- where he's a student- to shake things up a bit before #CaliClasico (get it? Earthquakes are shaky).
The result was way better than we expected. Everything Jahn touched turned blue and ended up in a blue afro.
Help us Quake out Stanford University on Saturday. Get your tickets to Quakes vs. Galaxy while you can.
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:
Although we didn't get the result we wanted, it was a great effort by the boys and a great experience. Walking into the the locker room and seeing everyone's names on the jerseys gave me goose bumps - it was a great feeling. The day after the game we started the morning off with a team walk around the town before shifting our focus onto our next opponent France. During the middle of the day, however, we got a break and U.S. Soccer organized a lunch for the players and all the families that came to support the team.
Yesterday, we worked on the finishing touches of our game plan in preparation for France. Everyone's getting focused and ready to get 3 points today!
My jersey in the locker room:
Walk around town with the team:
Our GIF(t) to D.C. United could have been a combination of all things Lenny - his brace last year or his hattrick the year before that - but we decided to go the historical route for our friends in the nation's capital.
Our fans under the age of 17 won't remember the first goal in MLS history, so we'll lay it out for our millenials in a way they'll understand:
San Jose vs. D.C. at Spartan Stadium, April 6, 1996 - San Jose defeats D.C. 1-0, courtesy of Eric Wynalda.
You're welcome for the history lesson, D.C. See you this weekend.
Fresh off their first road win of the season, The Quakes head to Washington D.C. this weekend looking to bag three more points from Saturday's match against last-place D.C. United. Here's what you should know ahead of the game:
1. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday. Catch it on CSNCA and 1590 KLI. Watch it with fellow Quakes fans at one of our Preferred Pub Partners.
2. D.C. United is off to a rough start and have just one win in 15 games. Their six points puts them at the bottom of league standings and makes them an easy target for ridicule. However, don't rule out the black and red. Their roster touts the likes of veteran midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and U.S. International goalkeeper Bill Hamid. D.C. most recently fell 2-1 to Toronto FC last weekend at home.
3. The boys are back in town! Victor Bernardez and Martin Chavez have rejoined the Quakes and will be available for the match. Bernardez and Chavez have been with the Honduran National Team in recent weeks for World Cup Qualifying. Last weekend's victory over the Colorado Rapids also marked the first time key players Alan Gordon, Chris Wondolowski and Steven Lenhart all started together.
4. This game marks Mark Watson's second match as the interim head coach of the Quakes. While Watson is sticking to the 4-4-2 formation employed by Frank Yallop, Look for a more possession-oriented style a play on the field.
5. The Earthquakes and D.C. United have plenty of connections. To name a few:
- De Rosario began his MLS career with the Quakes in 2001. From 2001-2005, De Ro notched 27 goals and 31 assists. He also helped lead the Quakes to two MLS Cup championships in '01 and '03.
- De Rosario, Nana Attakora, Dejan Jakovic and Kyle Porter are capped Canadian Internationals.
- Brandon McDonald spent three seasons with San Jose from 2009-2011.