Happy Supporters Week, Quakes fans!
This week is all about celebrating our 12th man. MLSsoccer.com takes an inside look at the 1906 Ultras at none other than the biggest (and loudest) game of the year: The California Clasico.
Calling all FIFA '13 fans! We need your mad gaming skills to snatch the final spot of the Fan XI for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game. Here's all you need to know to get Chris Wondolowski or Adam Jahn on that roster:
- From July 3 at 9 a.m. PT - July 10 at 12 p.m. PT, fans can participate in the AT&T MLS All-Star 'In the Game' Challenge.
- Fans are 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.
- The Player with the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI.
- The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes will be removed from the eligible forward list.
Saturday night was a special night for everyone at California Clasico, but it but it was a little sweeter for one little boy and his mother.
Jackson Fyffe, 5, went to the game expecting to score the first ceremonial goal before the game. However, he was rewarded with so much more than just a goal.
Jackson's mother, Lt. Colonel Celene Fyfee, surprised him on the field after being deployed in Afghanistan since December. The reunion was a complete surprise for Jackson, and as you can see from these photos and video- it was nothing short of amazing.
Jackson still got to score the first goal like he planned, but his mom scored it with him.
Marvin Chavez taught a little lesson to the Galaxy on Saturday.
And laughed about it.
It's the GIF(t) that keeps giving.
Saturday's match was one for the history books.
Flash Gordon's brace led the Quakes to an unforgettable win over rival the LA Galaxy. Watch his incredible stoppage time game winner paired with the call from Anthony Passarelli at KLIV radio:
An inside look of what it is like to be at #CaliClasico:
But Q's just glad he doesn't have to worry about another run-in with Beckham this year...
Happy GIF(t) of the Week, LA!
There are plenty of ways to get to California Clasico at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. We've made it nice and easy for you to map out your ride to the biggest game of the year:
If you're driving, be sure to plan ahead and get there before 6 p.m. to beat traffic. All lots are $20- cash only- for cars. Oversized vehicles are $30-cash only. Click HERE for directions.
Season Ticket Holders: If you have a Buck Shaw Stadium parking pass for Lot 1, 2, 4- please park in Lot 2 at Standford Stadium.
If you're taking Caltrain, note that the Stanford Stadium station will be open on Saturday. The station does not have Clipper machines or ticket vending machines. Clipper users (8-ride or e-cash) should use Palo Alto Caltrain Station. Customers who are purchasing tickets from the ticket vending machines should buy a Day Pass from their originating station before heading to the game.
If you're taking the bus, service is 24 hours and the VTA runs through San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Click here for the schedule.
We'll see you there!
Saturday's California Clasico is a matchup between Major League Soccer's fiercest rivals- but there's more to it than just soccer. Here's your #CaliClasico checklist of things, other than soccer, you don't want to miss out on at Stanford Stadium:
1. The Epicenter:
This ultimate fan hangout spot will be open from 4 - 6:45 p.m. Come here for fun for the whole family - live music from Melted State, face painting, poster making and special booths from our sponsors including a StateFarm photo booth where fans can dress up with scarves, Quakes gear, body paint and more and the Benjamin Moore Paint By Number booth. Come help paint a large mural with other fans!
2. Food Trucks:
Bring your appetite. We'll have food trucks from Gold Rush Eatery, Bacon Bacon, Rice Rockit, Lalos Tacos, Speedy Panini and Twisted Chili
Arrive to your seat early because we have a special pre-game in store for you. We're not one to give away any secrets but flyovers and skydivers may be in the mix...
4. Halftime Show:
Stay in your seat, folks. Our Salute to Armed forces show is one that you won't want to miss.
5. Post-game fireworks:
We're not kidding when we say we have the largest fireworks display this state has ever seen. Figure out your post-game fireworks plan.
Other documents to keep handy for tomorrow:
Hit up eBay, Quakes fans.
MLS All-Star nominee Jon Busch is auctioning off his game-worn cleats and gloves for a great cause. In honor of the Earthquakes' Salute to Armed Forces night presented by XFINITY this Saturday, Jon Busch will be wearing commemorative gear, supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation. His boots are one of a kind, engraved with "8/6/2011" and "Honor and Remember," and his gloves are adorned with two Navy SEAL patches.
And, you can donate $10 to the Navy SEAL Foundation just by a simple text!
Text 'SEAL' to 90999. A one-time $10 charge will be added to your wireless bill.
Text and submit your bid today, help your 'keeper support a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Auction ends on July 3.
To place you bid for Busch's commemorative game-worn cleats, click here.
To bid on Busch's game-worn gloves, click here.