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13 June 10:56 am

 

On a cool summer afternoon in the middle of East San Jose, Quakes midfielder Rafael Baca found a way to make a very special day for 46 middle schoolers all the more memorable. Chosen as the keynote speaker for the Adalante Dual Language Academy 8th grade graduation, Baca was met with a warm welcome full of applause. While Baca chose to deliver his speech in spanish, making it tougher for me to understand, it was clear from the reactions of the students that he was able to captivate them and provide them with excellent advice for the future.

Born in Tuxpan, Mexico and raised in Englewood, California, Baca understands the importance of being proficient in more than one language. Fittingly, all the students at Adalante had completed an enjoyable nine years, armed with the ability to speak both Spanish and English and ready to move on to high school. After Baca spoke, three students had the honor of recounting their experiences at Adalante, emphasizing the close-knit community and "family" of the school. The entire ceremony was festive, as even Baca himself couldn't resist dancing to the spanish music coming from the speakers. Baca wasn't finished, however, after delivering his speech. The midfielder was called back on stage to shake the students hands before they received their diplomas, and eventually sign a few autographs for his fans.

12 June 11:21 am

Know an MLS President who uses Vine more than @QuakesPrez? Didn't think so. Dave Kaval visited the new stadium site today and Vine'd his way through the new construction. 

Take a look. Follow his Tumblr here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 June 2:51 pm

Hot off of a crucial win in Jamaica, the U.S. Men's National Team travels back to home soil tonight, facing Panama in Seattle. 

The U.S. is currently tied for first in group play with Mexico and Costa Rica. All currently have seven points in their race to the World Cup. 

Below is a list of bars where you can catch the match in the Bay Area. Tune in to ESPN at 6:30 p.m. PT. 

 

Hyde Park Lounge
1070 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 275-1681

Jack's Neighborhood Bar & Lounge
167 East Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 287-5225
Double D's Sports Grille
354 N Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6882

Danny Coyle's
668 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 558-8375

Britannia Arms
173 W. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 278-1400

 

Wicked Chicken
2565 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 246-9464

 

 

10 June 4:29 pm

Instead of our weekly Google+ Hangout, we're hosting a special one-on-one interview with new interim head coach Mark Watson. 

So get to know the new man in charge. Have a question? From now until Thursday, tweet them in to @SJEarthquakes with the hashtag #AskMW. He'll answer the best on air on Thursday at 2 p.m. PT. 

 

10 June 12:01 pm

Vote Chris Wondolowski, Victor Bernardez, Justin Morrow, Sam Cronin, Adam Jahn and Jon Busch for #MLSAllStar. It's easy: 

From June 10 - July 2, fans can text, vote online and Tweet their votes for the Fan XI All-Stars. 

Ways to do it: 

  • At MLSsoccer.com: visit the site, vote for your starting lineup of 11 players, beginning June 10. 
  • Text MLS: text an player's last name to 22442. 
  • Twitter: fans will have the ability to vote solely on Twitter from June 20 - 21. Full details will be coming soon on MLSsoccer.com. 

From July 3 - July 10

Like playing FIFA Soccer 13? This one's for you. 

  • From July 3 at 9 a.m. PT through July 10 at 12 p.m. PT, fans can participate in the AT&T MLS All-Star 'In the Game' Challenge. 
  • The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes will be removed from the eligible forward list.
  • Fans will be invited to play the game and score as many goals as possible with the remaining eligible forwards. Score a goal, the player receives one vote. 
  • Player with the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI. 

Go on Quakes fans, vote today

06 June 3:59 pm

After defeating the Seattle Sounders and Crossfire Premier and tying the Cal Odyssey, the San Jose Earthquakes U-18 team secured a wildcard spot in the 2013 playoffs. The team will be making its first appearance in the USSDA playoffs since becoming an academy program.

The team is led by co-captains Jesse Morales and Trevor Long, Roberto Mendoza, Bryce Clark, Isaiah Dargan, and leading-scorer Elisama Padilla.

The Earthquakes finished the season fourth in the Northwest Division with a record of 16-11-1. The team’s defense, anchored by Long and Dargan, allowed the second fewest goals in the division behind only the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps. Padilla (15) and Morales (10) have accounted for 25 of the team’s 62 goals.

The playoffs will be held at FC Dallas Park from June 24-27. The team will be riding a hot streak into the postseason as they finished the season 4-1-1 and outscored opponents 16-6 over their last six games.

06 June 10:49 am

Major League Soccer is looking for people who have demonstrated leadership and a willingness to better their community.

Until June 20, the Earthquakes are accepting nominations for people who have made a difference to the San Jose community. Fans can nominate themselves or someone else and have the opportunity to win great prizes.

If selected, our Earthquakes Community MVP will win tickets to a home game, recognition during the game, club merchandise and an autographed item! In addition, our winner will compete for a Grand Prize with the MVP’s of the other 18 MLS organizations. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Also, the winner and a guest will win round-trip airfare for two to Kansas City, two-night hotel stay, two tickets to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park and much more.

The nominator of the Grand Prize winner will receive the same fantastic gift package so send in those nominations!

For full details and entry form, click here.

05 June 12:44 pm

Listen up, Quakes fans:

The Quakes and adidas invite you to a special autograph signing Saturday June 8 at the Redwood City Pro Soccer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Come meet Quake players Sam Garza, Alan Gordon, Justin Morrow, David Bingham and Shea Salinas, and enjoy fun games, snacks and music. Players will be signing autographs from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Added bonus: with the purchase of the new adidas nitrocharge 1.0 and Predator Lethal Zone footwear at the event, you will receive 2 tickets to see the Earthquakes take on the LA Galaxy on June 29th at Stanford Stadium, while supplies last.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity. See you at the Redwood City Pro Soccer on June 8! 

04 June 2:50 pm

 

 

Former Quakes Academy Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh helped the United States Under-20 National Team pitch a shutout against the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 1. The match, taking place in Nice, France, was the team’s third Group A match of the Toulon Tournament. The United States improves to 1-2-0 in group play with one game remaining. The fourth and final match of will be on June 5 against Korea Republic (0-1-1).

Also making national team news is current Quakes Academy goalkeeper, JT Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski played in goal for the United States Under-17 National Team and helped lead them to a 3-1 finish at the Caspian Cup. 

 

 

 

 

03 June 11:42 am

There has been a lot of heavy lifting at the new stadium site these past few weeks. 

As Quakes' President Kaval noted in his update, the construction crew has been working hard to dig up the deep foundation from the old FMC site. 

Just check out the photos below: 

Stay up to date with all the new stadium progress. Visit our live webcam daily.