Quick question – how far away are you from the Epicenter of Soccer?
From Japan to Greece to Germany, we’ve got fans all around the world, calculating their distance to our state-of-the-art new stadium, opening in 2015.
By submitting a photo to our #MilesToEpicenter Contest presented by Alaska Air, fans have a chance to show their distance from the Epicenter from anywhere in the world and win prizes by sharing their photos. You can print out the sign from sjearthquakes.com or pick one up from the Quakes Front Office. Just calculate your distance, write it in, snap a photo with the sign and either email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload the photo through our website or Facebook page.
Fans can also share their photo with the hashtag #MilesToEpicenter on Twitter and Instagram and vote for their favorite submission. The photo with the most votes will receive a trip for four to an Earthquakes away match, which includes airfare on Alaska Airlines and hotel.
There’s still time to submit your photo! The contest with Alaska Airlines wraps up when we open the brand new Levi’s Stadium vs. Seattle Sounders FC on August 2.
1. Closing out Candlestick. This match is one of the final events at Candlestick Park. It is a huge honor to host such a powerful team at a historical stadium.
2. La Liga champs and UEFA Champions League semifinalists. Atletico beat out Barcelona by three points to win the 2013/2014 La Liga title. Atletico lost in extra time in the 2014 Champions League final to Real Madrid.
3. Key players for Atletico played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Mario Mandzukic played for Croatia, Toby Alderweireld played for Belgium, Tiago Mendes played for Portugal, Jose Maria Gimenez and Christian Rodriguez played for Uruguay, and Koke and Juanfran played for Spain. Don’t miss seeing these players in person!
4. Experience a live match from the Copa EuroAmericana. There are thirteen teams in the tournament from CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and EUFA, including Atletico Madrid, Club America, Valencia CF, ACF Fiorentina and more.
Tickets are still available to this game on Sunday. Let's close out Candlestick with a great match!
On Tuesday, Earthquakes player Yannick Djalo and Chicago Fire player and San Jose native Benji Joya made an appearance at Cristo Rey High School in San Jose.
The players spoke about Fresh Carts, which are mobile vendors that will be coming to San Jose. Fresh Carts is designed to bring affordable healthy food to low-income neighborhoods. Yannick and Benji showed off their skills ahead of Wednesday's Quakes vs. Chicago Fire and talked about how Fresh Carts provides a fun, fast, and fresh way to get your fruit and veggies.
Follow @HealthTrust on Twitter for more healthy tips!
Visa is teaming up with the Quakes to offer Visa Signature holders an exclusive deal for the first sporting event at Levi’s® Stadium. The Quakes host Seattle Sounders on August 2 at 7:30PM PST. The first 15,000 fans will receive a “Beat Seattle” sign, brought to you by BMW. This offer includes tickets, parking, and a post-game player meet-and-greet. If interested call 888-877-1035.
Visa is also offering to their Signature cardholders a $20 discount on lower Bowl Sideline tickets to the sold-out 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Portland on August 6, 2014. The MLS All-Stars face up against Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon at 6:30PM PST.
The discount includes Two Lower Bowl Sideline match tickets in Section 117. The cost is $160 per package. Call Visa Signature Events at 888-877-1035 or visit visa.com/signature and click on the sports tab to purchase tickets!
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|
|Co-Ed Open||Rancheros||Echa pa Lente|
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.
Wondo's warm welcome back included fans waiting around SFO for his arrival. We sure did miss this guy (and baby Emersyn, too).
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.
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.
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.