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20 May 12:00 pm

It's that time of year again. Summer is here, and that means the Annual Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo is back. 

For three consecutive years, Wells Fargo and the San Jose Earthquakes have teamed up to host youth and adult soccer tournaments across the Bay Area. This summer, teams can claim their fame in two locations - East Palo Alto and Hayward.

On June 22, the first tournament will be held at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in East Palo Alto. Teams - in divisions boys and girls U-8 through U-19, men's and women's rec, adult coed and men's open - can register here to play in the single-day tournament. Registration is $150 for Youth, Adult CoEd and Men's and Women's Rec, and $175 for Men's Open Division. A maximum of seven players is allowed per roster, with a team trophy awarded for champions of each division. Each individual on the first and second place teams will receive a medal. 

The prize pack for the Men's Open Division Championship is listed below: 

First Place

$50 Visa gift card courtesy of Wells Fargo for each player

Earthquakes scarf for each player 

Additional ticket to an Earthquakes home game for each player

 

Second Place

$25 Visa gift card courtesy of Wells Fargo for each player

Additional ticket to an Earthquakes home game for each player

 

Stakes are high, so it's time and start training. Added bonus: Quakes players will be on site, so you have a chance to impress a professional athlete with your skill. Register today

19 May 3:19 pm

Third and fourth graders at Ryan Elementary weren’t the only ones having fun at the Get Earthquakes Fit Family event presented by Kaiser Permanente on Friday. Quakes players, Rafa Baca and Mehdi Ballouchy, teamed up with Q and head athletic trainer Brian Lee to share their wisdom on eating healthy and exercising daily. 

Ryan Elementary is one of 25 schools this year to participate in the Get Earthquakes Fit program. The San Jose Earthquakes and Kaiser Permanente partnered to create a curriculum designed to increase physical activity in the classroom and at home. Get EQ Fit requires students to engage in 20 minutes of physical activity each day. Each fun five-week program begins with a visit by a Kaiser Permanente physician and ends with a congratulatory visit from a Quakes player. 

Friday marked the completion of Ryan Elementary’s Get EQ Fit program. Families enjoyed a farmers market, raffle giveaway, Quakes swag and, of course, a visit from Rafa Baca and Mehdi Ballouchy. 

Check out the photos below. Thanks for having us, Ryan Elementary! 

 

18 May 10:15 pm

Goonies were back at Buck Shaw tonight in a Western Conference showdown with the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids may have gotten on the board first, but in true Goonie fashion, the Quakes came back to equalize in the 78th minute. 

Be sure to use #SJEarthquakes, and your Tweets could make our Storify: 

 

05 May 12:10 pm

Saturday was another memorable day at the office for the Earthquakes what with another Goonie moment courtesy of Sam Cronin(ja) & Co. However, the most touching storyline goes to Marcus Tracy making his MLS debut after more than three years away from first team competition.

The former Hermann Trophy winner at Wake Forest took his game to Aalborg BK out of college, but knee injuries forced his career to take a detour. In fact, his last first team appearance came on Dec. 5, 2009 in a 2-0 Aalborg loss against Sonderjyske (he did make a handful of reserve appearances in 2010).

Count it up and Tracy's 76th-minute substitution for Marvin Chavez was his first senior team appearance in 1,246 days or 3 years, 4 months and 29 days. In other words, the last time he suited up, President Barack Obama was wrapping up Year 1 in his new house, iPads had yet to hit the market and, fortunately, Bieber Fever wasn't quite a thing yet.

Tweet at this guy and welcome him back: @MarcusGTracy.

12 April 9:14 am

The accolades (?) keep coming for Earthquakes mascot Q and UFC fighter Luke Rockhold. This morning, the duo received co-No. 1 honors in ESPN SportsCenters' Not Top 10 for their "Mascot Hit in the Groin by Soccer Ball" affair from last weekend's ceremonial first goal.

The video is up against New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and his infamous "Butt Fumble" for Worst of the Worst. To vote, follow this link and click "SportsCenter: Worst of the Worst" on the left column.

08 April 10:50 am

UFC fighter Luke Rockhold might not have scored the ceremonial "First Goal" on Saturday, but the judges gave him a unanimous decision after drilling Earthquakes mascot 'Q' in the groin with his shot.

Rumor has it 'Q' was demanding a re-match in the Octogon after the incident to exact his revenge.

27 March 5:58 pm

How much paperwork goes into building a stadium? Enough that you need a dolly to drag it all into City Hall.

Club president Dave Kaval did just that on Wednesday, offering up a few trees worth of building documents for the City of San Jose to peruse over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, prep work continues at the site.

25 March 7:29 pm

How far will fans be from the field when the San Jose Earthquakes open their new stadium? Quite simply, not far.

Here's a comparitve look at the rakes of various venues from around the league:

25 March 6:04 pm

Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is back to baffling opposing defenses. His nifty trap-and-fire from Saturday won the Earthquakes three points and is nominated for AT&T Goal of the week.

Fans can click here to vote and/or text G4 to 22442. Voting is open until 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Thursday.

20 March 2:02 pm

Earthquakes defender Justin Morrow scored his second career MLS goal on Saturday, equalizing in the 73rd minute of a 1-1 draw in Columbus. Even better, MLSsoccer.com's Greg Lalas breaks gave the strike some love in this week's Anatomy of a Goal.

Take a look below to see the build up to @jmo_row_15's impressive finish: