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21 June 11:07 am

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. 

21 June 9:42 am

 

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. 

 

20 June 4:21 pm

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: 

June 20, 2013

It's the day before the big game against Spain! Yesterday we practiced at the Galatasaray Annex field which is where the Galatasaray Academy does most of their training. Today was a mostly free day so the players could get focused for tomorrow. We practiced at around 4pm at Turk Telecom Arena which is Galatasaray's game field. It was a short but very sharp training for us, now just on to tomorrow. 

Watch Kendall McIntosh and the U-20 USMNT in their opening match of group play vs. Spain - tomorrow, 10:45 a.m. PT on ESPN2, WatchESPN. 

McIntosh and teammates: 

 

20 June 2:01 pm

Rafa Baca stopped by the Kick, Lead and Dream Soccer Camp at Cherry Chase Elementary on Wednesday to talk to the campers about overcoming adversity and finding success.  

Baca shared his inspiring journey as a Mexican immigrant that moved to the states to attend school and become a successful soccer player.  Baca stressed the importance of education and college as the key to achieving your dreams.

At the end of his speech, Baca led the kids in chanting "Si Se Puede!" which translates to "Yes We Can!" in English. 

The Kick, Lead and Dream Initiative is a program where motivated teenagers serve as role models to at-risk kids.  The fun day camp provides an opportunity for the kids to hone their soccer skills while learning leadership skills from the teen mentors.  To find out more on the program visit: http://kldsoccer.com/

20 June 11:02 am

 

 

Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers, roaming the earth foraging for nuts, berries and all kinds of weird animal meat that did nothing for their life expectancy rate.

Get your inner hunter-gatherer (minus the loin cloths and facial hair) on today and win big. Keep your eyes glued to @SJEarthquakes Twitter account beginning at 3:30 p.m. for hints that will lead you to the ultimate prize of four tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy game on June 29 at Standford Stadium.

Hints will be tweeted every 30 minutes until 7 p.m.  The clues will lead you to a location in the Bay Area where four tickets to #CaliClasico will be waiting for you.

Get out there and start hunting! 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: We have a new #QuakesHunt record, folks. Congratulations to our winner @PhillipLuna

19 June 1:35 pm

The Quakes new interim head coach Mark Watson will be making the rounds this week to talk about his new gig.

First up, he will join host Jim Kozimor on Yahoo Sports Talk Live today. Tune in to CSN California from 5-6 p.m. PT to hear from the man behind the Quakes first road win of the season. 

Watson will also be on Counter Attack on SiriusXM FC with hosts John Harkes and Tony Meola this afternoon around 3 p.m. PT.

19 June 1:22 pm

Get your voting game on, Quakes fans- it's time to send our guys to the 2013 MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Twitter voting opens at 9 a.m. PT on Thursday and will be open until 8:59 p.m. PT on Friday.

How to vote:

Use #MLSAllStar AND the player's full name or their twitter @handle.  Vote for as many players as you want in a single tweet.

Tweet all your want, there is no limit to the number of Twitter votes you can cast.

Example: Jon Busch, Chris Wondolowski, Adam Jahn, Victor Bernardez, Sam Cronin #MLSAllStar

Just to jog your memory- our All-Star candidates are:

Jon Busch
Chris Wondolowski - @ChrisWondo
Adam Jahn -  @PillowFeet14
Victor Bernardez
Sam Cronin 
Justin Morrow - @jmo_row_15

19 June 11:27 am

Join MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Quakes President Dave Kaval for a little stadium development and technology talk at the Silicon Valley Sports Summit at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great AMerica Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054).

The Quakes are a title sponsor for the event and Commissioner Garber will be serving as the keynote speaker.  President Kaval will also be on hand to discuss stadium development and the impact of technology on the sports industry.

Click here to purchase tickets and read more on the event. 

19 June 11:16 am

The weather will be gorgeous this Sunday, so why not spend it outside with a couple of Quakes players?

Ty Harden and Tommy Muller will be at the third annual Packard Summer Scamper benefiting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The race kicks off at 8 a.m. at Sand Hill Fields at Stock Farm and Oak Roads, Stanford University.

Online registration for the 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run ends at 10:59 p.m. on Thursday but runners can register the day of, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Run for a good cause and meet Ty and Tommy.  We'll see you there!

19 June 10:25 am

In this week's Anatomy of a Goal, MLS Digital editor-in-chief Greg Lalas takes a deeper look at Lenhart's goal against the Colorado Rapids, including the build-up by fellow bash brother Alan Gordon. 

Should we start calling Lenny The Roadrunner? Sure looks like it.