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10 March 3:10 pm

Only 5 days until regular season starts back up. So we have one question for you - have you perfected your #QuakesGameFace

Prove it. From now until Friday, tweet yours using the hashtag #QuakesGameFace for a chance to win two tickets to our MLS home opener vs. Real Salt Lake on Saturday PLUS a post-game photo opportunity with an Earthquake.

Going to our CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Toluca on Tuesday? Even more reason to show up with a #QuakesGameFace. 

Bring it, Quakes fans. We can't wait to see you again. 

10 March 12:34 pm

The guy can fly. 

07 March 1:55 pm

Here's a game-changer: 

According to a recent post on MLSsoccer.com, Major League Soccer has officially caught up to Major League Baseball in the percentage of adolescents who claim to be avid fans of their respective leagues. 

To be exact, 18 percent of 12 to 17 year olds are now following and supporting MLS. 

Not significant enough for you? 

The article goes on to say that this age group is undoubtedly the hardest to win over. They're at an age where they are following everything and consuming it all at once.  Better yet, they are on the cusp of entering the working force, having disposable income and lots of free time to support their teams. 

Taking this knowledge and adding it to the fact that MLS is only 19 years old - while MLB stands at a ripe age of 145 - this is great news for our league and its future growth in the United States.

Oh, and did we mention its a World Cup year? Yeah, things are only going up from here.

Be sure to check out the full article on MLSsoccer.com. 

05 March 4:31 pm

Today's international date marks another chance for Victor "Muma" Bernardez and the Honduran National Team to get one more tune-up before they had to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Los Catrachos host Venezuela for a friendly today in San Pedro Sula; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT. 

Venezuela has only won one of their last 14 games on the road. Honduras, on the other hand, has been in good home form lately - defeating the United States and drawing Mexico on their way to qualifying for the World Cup.

A mainstay for Los Catrachos' defensive line, Bernardez has been a regular call-up for nearly a decade and was a crucial part of their 2014 World Cup qualifiying. The consistent center back made one appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Honduras, playing the full 90 in a scoreless draw against Switzerland. 

It's expected that he'll be starting for the Honduras squad come this World Cup, though. Los Catrachos first face France at the World Cup this summer and will continue Group E play against Ecuador and Switzerland. 

05 March 3:23 pm

Remember that time that Ellen broke the internet with a selfie at the Oscars

 

 

So does our hysterical technical staff.

#StadiumSelfies FTW: 

 

 

04 March 8:26 pm

Have lunch plans for Wednesday?

Swing by the Coleman Landings Shopping Center located at 1331 Coleman Ave., right next to our new stadium construction site. We'll have our New Stadium Preview Center in the Chipotle parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Grab a burrito and come chat with us about our brand new stadium opening in 2015! 

04 March 12:30 pm

Let's call this one the Gorlitz Golazo. 

Welcome to the club, Andi! 

03 March 7:11 pm

Earthquakes rookies JJ Koval and Tommy Thompson celebrated Read Across America Day by reading two of their favorite Dr. Seuss books to local elementary school students. 

Koval visited Meadows Elementary School in San Jose and read The Cat in the Hat to 75 third graders. After finishing the book, the Stanford graduate had some time to show off his juggling skills, much to the delight of the students.  

Rookie Tommy Thompson visited Baker Elementary School in San Jose and read the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax to first graders. Afterwards, the homegrown player chatted and signed autographs for the kids. 

Now in its 17th year, Read Across America Day was created by the National Education Association to promote literacy in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

03 March 1:59 pm

Calling all Quakes fans: 

In honor of MLS Jersey Week, we have a special offer going for our new kits! When you purchase a jersey at our Merchandise Store located at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220 in Santa Clara, you will receive two free tickets to our crucial CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal when we face Liga MX side Toluca on March 11. 

This special offer is happening this week and this week only, so make sure you swing by our office to redeem your tickets and purchase your new Quakes jersey! 

03 March 12:50 pm


 

In case you missed it, Major League Soccer and Chipotle dropped a pretty big announcement earlier this morning. Chipotle will be the official fast Mexican food sponsor of MLS and 12 of its clubs, including the San Jose Earthquakes. Among many grassroots initiatives with youth players, the unique partnership also includes Chipotle sponsoring the first-ever MLS Homegrown player match at the 2014 MLS All-Star Game in Portland. 

To kick off the partnership, Chipotle wants to reward you, too. Satisfy your hunger before you head to our MLS home opener vs. Real Salt Lake on March 15 - wear your Quakes gear to any local Chipotle, buy a burrito and get one for free. 

This promotion will only happen on March 15, so get your new Quakes swag today!