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21 July 3:59 pm

For a fourth consecutive year, the San Jose Earthquakes and Wells Fargo teamed up to hold youth and adult soccer tournaments in the Bay Area. This Summer’s first Earthquakes 4v4 Presented by Wells Fargo happened UC Santa Cruz this past weekend.

90 teams participated, including U8 girls, U8 boys, Adult Co-Ed and Men’s Open. Players received autographs and took pictures with Earthquakes players Tommy Muller and Andreas Gorlitz.

Sponsors who attended the tournament included BMW who had 2 cars on site, Wells Fargo, and University of California, who had a life-size Jenga game at their booth.

Winners of each division received a team trophy, as well as individual medals for first and second place teams. The winners of the adult divisions also received autographed nesting dolls presented by Wells Fargo by players Clarence Goodson, Chris Wondolowski, and Victor Bernardez.

The last tournament of the summer takes place Saturday, August 9 at the Trione Fields in Santa Rosa. Registration is open until 8/1. All participants receive an Earthquakes ticket voucher, event t-shirt, and sponsor gifts. Participants can register and find more information at www.sjearthquakes.com/4v4.

Full list of tournment winners: 

Division 1st Place 2nd Place
Boys U8 Santa Cruz Stallions White Santa Cruz Stallions Red
Boys U9 - Copa Deportivo Salinas All-Stars Aptos Tide
Boys U9 - Samba Earthquakes Pre-Academy Stanford SC Freeze
Boys U10 - Copa Almaden FC Strikers Santa Cruz Surf
Boys U10 - Samba Earthquakes Pre-Academy White Earthquakes Pre-Academy Blue
Boys U11 - Copa Santa Cruz Surf Aptos Tide
Boys U11 - Samba Earthqukes Pre-Academy Blue Earthquakes Pre-Academy White
Boys U12 - Copa Deportivo Salinas All-Stars Aptos Adrenaline
Boys U12 - Samba Legends Respect Earthquakes Pre-Academy
Boys U13 Ballistic United SC 1 Ballistic United SC 2
Girls U10 Santa Cruz Breakers 2 Santa Cruz Breakers 1
Girls U11 Futsal Legends Pajaro Valley United 
Girls U13 Santa Cruz Surf 1 Santa Cruz Surf 2
Girls U16 Santa Cruz Jaws A Santa Cruz Untouchables
Men's Open  Aztecas FASITO
Co-Ed Open Rancheros Echa pa Lente

 

14 July 3:41 pm

The San Jose Earthquakes have linked up with the San Jose Public Libraries this summer for Story Time with the Quakes presented by BMW! 

In conjunction with the Summer Reading Challenge, the duo have collaborated to give opportunities to meet Quakes players, win tickets to games and, of course, hear one of your favorite classics during Story Time. 

This week, you can catch two Story Time with the Quakes presented by BMW on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Quakes defender Clarence Goodson will be at the Biblioteca Latinoamericano Branch Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 7/15. If you can't make that time - or if you just want more story time - rookie midfielder JJ Koval will be reading his favorite at Joyce Ellington Branch Library at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, 7/16. 

Be on the lookout for upcoming dates and times for more Earthquakes reading their favorite childhood picks! For more information on the program, click here. 

03 July 6:23 pm

Wondo's warm welcome back included fans waiting around SFO for his arrival. We sure did miss this guy (and baby Emersyn, too). 

27 June 5:16 pm

Not only do we believe that we can win, the Bay Area believes that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is the hottest sporting event of the summer.  

San Francisco was ranked as the 10th largest market in the country with a 7.2 rating for ESPN’s USA vs. Germany telecast. After the match, San Francisco stood as third largest viewing market in the country for World Cup matches on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC with a 3.5 rating.

After a record-breaking audience of 18.22 million viewers for the United States 2-2 draw with Portugal on Sunday, June 22, ESPN recorded the second highest-rated men’s World Cup match in a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday, June 26 with an average minute audience of more than 12 million people across ESPN’s television, digital and audio platforms.

The United States marches on to the Round of 16 of the World Cup against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. PT in Salvador.

News hits: 

SF Chronicle

San Jose Mercury

NBC Bay Area

27 June 10:54 am

Alright, Quakes fans - on the eve of the 2014 California Clasico, we can't help but think of our time at Stanford Stadium last year. You all remember it, that stoppage time goal by Gordo that left us celebrating until we couldn't scream anymore. 

We thought we'd relive that moment through your creative captions! Put your witty-ness to the test with this fantastic goal that left Gonzalez and the rest of the Galaxy stunned (or is he smiling?). 

Leave your caption on this blog post to enter to win four tickets to Quakes vs. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium tomorrow. We'll choose the winner by 4 p.m. PT today. 

And tell your friends tickets are still available to this match of the summer! Let's pack the place and #BeatLA. 

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UPDATE: Congrats to John Muskivitch - for his simple, yet awesome comment "Air Gordon!" He's won 4 tickets to Saturday's Quakes vs. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium. 

27 June 9:17 am

We're celebrating the Round of 16 and CONCACAF's success in the World Cup!

In honor of Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States advancing to the knockout round, if you wear any of these team's jerseys to our office on Friday, June 27, you'll receive $5 off tickets to Quakes vs. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, June 28. 

All you have to do is come into our office today wearing a Mexico, U.S. or Costa Rica jersey and that discount is yours. 

Our office is located at 451 El Camino Real Suite 220 in Santa Clara. We'll be here from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Can't make it to the office? Tickets are still available for purchase online.  Or the box office will be open at 1:30 p.m. at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. 

10 June 3:22 pm

Two things: 

1. Massive style points to Bernardez and Los Catrachos - those blazers are sliiiick. 

2. The World Cup starts in 2 days. TWO DAYS. 

09 June 4:38 pm

With seven days left before the United States' first match in Brazil, U.S. Soccer has released a compilation of 23 feature videos called “One Nation One Team. 23 Stories.” This video series provides personal vignettes showcasing each player’s off-the-field personality and individual experiences that have shaped them into the players and men they have become today. Follow Quakes own Chris Wondolowski and the rest of the U.S. Men’s National team throughout the tournament with U.S. Soccer!

09 June 12:37 pm

Proven goal-scoring machine and now Cosmopolitan Magazine eye-candy? Hey, Chris Wondolowski can do it all. 

The Danville native and U.S. Men’s National Team forward graced the latest issue of Cosmo with other USMNT and MLS stars Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez and Kyle Beckerman. The five posed for the magazine’s feature on the World Cup, highlighting the best styles to wear while you watch. While the four were shirtless, of course – I mean, this is Cosmo were talking about – they did rock their World Cup style, donning the USMNT new World Cup kit’s shorts and socks. 

Wondo wasn’t only featured shirtless this week, either. You can the Quakes striker in Rolling Stone's latest USMNT interview. Wondo talks his great affinity for all kinds of pizza, Jay-Z, his deep superstitions and more. Be sure to check out the full article here

With only 4 days until the World Cup begins, the buzz is alive and well. Join the Quakes at our first official World Cup viewing party on Saturday in St. James Park

08 June 5:38 am

Somewhere in Jacksonville, Harry Nilsson’s classic track “Best Friend” is playing over a passing drill between Chris Wondolowski and Brad Davis.

A bromance has rekindled in the build up to Brazil as the two best friends and United States teammates continue their preparation for a June 16 bout against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup.

Wondolowski and Davis were teammates with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 and with the Dynamo from 2006-09. Both stars in Major League Soccer, Wondolowski and Davis were invited to the 30-man U.S. National team camp in Palo Alto and later added to the 23-man World Cup roster on May 22. Just days after punching their ticket to Brazil, both shared a sideline suite with their families at Buck Shaw Stadium for a game between the Quakes and the Dynamo.

Talk about a bonding experience.

According to Fox Sports, both vacation together with their families in the offseason with Mexico as a typical destination.

The annual Wondolowski and Davis family vacation will take its next stop in Brazil as the two get set to represent their country at the world’s biggest stage. Instead of stepping onto the Mexican coast, Wondolowski and Davis will be stepping onto the pitch for their country, the most memorable “vacation” yet for these two best friends.