Congratulations to Quakes U14 Pre-Academy players Marco Campos and J.J. Foe Nuphaus for being selected to participate in the 2014 id2 National Selection International Tour to Italy, which will be held February 27 – March 10.
ABOUT THE 2014 id2 NATIONAL SELECTION INTERNATIONAL TOUR:
The id2 National Selection will consist of 18 male players born in 2000, chosen from all participants in 2013 id2 Program cycle. With the training grounds and stadiums of some of Italy’s top professional clubs as a setting, the team will have the opportunity to train and compete against youth academies from well-known professional clubs , and attend professional games.
Beyond the chance to be immersed in a professional soccer environment and showcase their abilities to the international soccer community, the tour offers players the unique educational and cultural experience of life in a foreign country.
The tour is at no cost to players, except for personal passport-related expenses, etc. US Club Soccer and Nike will fund the tour, including airfare, lodging and meals, and provide a comprehensive training and competition package.
There will be a Quakes presence in the World Futsal Cup this year, as Sebastian Flores and Jota Yamaguchi will be in Spain participating in the 2013 World Futsal Cup in Barcelona from December 29-30. Flores and Yamaguchi will travel with Legends Futsal of San Jose and will be competing against teams from Spain, Italy and Netherlands. Some of the confirmed teams participating in the tournament include FC Barcelona (ES), PARQUE LISBOA (ES), Alter Ego Luparense (IT) and FC Marlene (NL).
Best of luck to Sebastian and Jota! Be sure to follow @sjeqa for all of your Quakes Academy news.
You're invited to another Wondo Party at Wells Fargo!
Meet Wondo this Saturday from 11:30 - 1 p.m. in Danville for an afternoon of fun festivities, including a DJ, face painting and more.
Mark it on the calendars. The sixth annual Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
You won't want to miss this marquee event in the Silicon Valley soccer community. Quakes players will be in attendance, and each guest will have the opportunity to bid on great auction items while enjoying dinner and drinks.
Plus, U.S. Women's National Team legend Brandi Chastain will be the key note speaker.
Buy tickets for the event here.
All the speculation can begin now that the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw is set.
Media is saying that the USMNT drew the Group of Death with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, while Honduras seemingly has the easiest task ahead with France, Switzerland and Ecuador.
We want your opinion though. Vote now:
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 5, 2013
Sources say it may be an ugly one for the United States Men's National Team considering their pot placement, but that doesn't stop us from counting down to one of the biggest events in the sport this year: the 2014 FIFA World Cup draw.
Who will be in the Group of Death? Do Klinsmann's guys stand a chance to make it out of group play? We'll only know that answer come June of next year, but all the speculation can begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT.
Your boss won't care if you're a few minutes late to work tomorrow morning. Set your alarms, grab your breakfast and tune in to the big event beginning at 8 a.m. PT on ESPN 2/ Univision. Not by a TV? Follow the conversation on Twitter using #atDraw.
Who knew Sam Cronin and Ty Harden were master chefs?
The duo along with some members of the Earthquakes' front office made lunch for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford on Wednesday.
Okay - so maybe they should stick to their day jobs, but we have to give it to them: they do dish out some mean quesadillas and BBQ chicken sandwiches.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) December 4, 2013
While the Quakes won't be in Kansas City this year for MLS Cup, you can still watch the marquee event with other Quakes fans.
Join Street Soccer USA at McTeague's Saloon in San Francisco on Saturday for their viewing party, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Quakes' Street Team will be there raffling off autographed jerseys and more.
Not enough Quakes in your life? Don't worry, only 94 days until we're all back together on March 9.
Thankgiving is tomorrow, and there is nothing we are more thankful for than you.
We decided to take the Earthquakes twist on Turkey Day this year and reenact the classic Norman Rockwell painting.
We need your help though. Caption our turkey dinner in comments below with your own witty responses. We'll choose our favorite to receive seven autographed player cards.
So, get your creative juices going before you sink into that Turkey coma. We can't wait to see what you come up with. I mean, you do have Muma's stink-face to work with...
We'll announce the winner on Tuesday, December 3. Happy Quakesgiving!
Congratulations to our winner Carlos Ferreira! His caption and play on words "It's not a fowl, it's a turkey " had us cracking up. Thanks to all who participated in our Thanksgiving Caption Contest. We sure do have some creative fans!
The San Jose Earthquakes are a proud local sponsor of this year's St. Jude's Give thanks. Walk at the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m. The walk, which benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is completely free for participants to register. However, people are encouraged to donate to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Join our team and make sure check out our Quakes Lace Up station at the event. We'll be passing out green shoelaces in honor of local patient Jeremy Kong.