Tommy Thompson and the rest of the MLS Homegrown team will face the U23 Portland Timbers at 7 p.m. PT at Providence Park in Portland ahead of the MLS All-Star Game. The Homegrown Team consists of the best Homegrown players across the league, and it was fitting that the Quakes' first-ever Homegrown player was selected for the roster. Thompson was called up to the U-20 Men's National Team. Don't miss Thompson play in the first-ever Homegrown match! Fans can watch the match live on mlssoccer.com.
We all can't wait until we get to make history and open up Levi's Stadium on Saturday when we host the Seattle Sounders.
The guys got a little taste of what to expect of the world-class facility ahead of the big day.
Can #LevisSelfies be a thing?
— Shea Salinas (@SalinasSJ11) August 1, 2014
Kaya Fabretti and Ivan Valencia are among 54 players selected from MLS Academies for the 2014 Generation adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) Showcase in Portland, Oregon from July 31 through August 5th.
Held in conjunction with the MLS All-Star game, the Generation adidas ESP Showcase is a week-long gathering of MLS Academy talent. The 54 players will be divided into three teams (East, Central and West) and will compete in a round robin tournament along with FC Bayern Munich's U16 Academy Team.
Schedule of Events
- Thursday, July 31 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
- Friday, August 1 - Match day 1
- Tuesday, August 2 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
- Wednesday, August 3 - Match day 2
- Thursday, August 4 - Generation adidas youth all-star training
- Friday, August 5 - Match day 3
The opening two games on match day 1 will be held at Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers and the 2014 MLS All-Star Game (Aug. 6 on ESPN2 and UniMas). All remaining matches will take place at Tualatin Hills Rec Center.
On Tuesday, the Quakes teamed up with Chipotle and held two Homegrown clinics at Watson Field in San Jose. The clinic coaches included Quakes' players Brandon Barklage, Mike Fucito, Khari Stephenson, Cordell Cato, Shea Salinas, Sam Cronin and Billy Schuler. Three Academy coaches were alongside the Quakes players, with Academy Technical Director Chris Leitch being the head coach of the clinic.
Stations held different drills including dribbling, shooting and 2v2. Afterwards, the kids were in for a special treat - all received a free Chipotle soccer ball, dinner buffet and autographs with the players.
Big thanks to Chipotle for helping make this all happen!
Fans are invited to meet star player Alan Gordon just two days before the Quakes open up Levi's® Stadium to face Seattle Sounders FC. Come meet him on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo in Willow Glen.
Competitive and well-known corporations like eBay, Google, and GoPro can compete on the field too!
On Saturday, we hosted our annual Corporate Cup with 32 teams in two divisions: Men's Corporate and Co-Ed.
Here are the results from the tournament:
Last year's champion National Tire Warehouse faced up against Driscoll's in the final for the Men's Corporate division. After an intense extratime, the game was still knotted at 3-3, resulting in a best-of-three penalty kick shootout. Driscoll's ended up victorious in the shootout, winning 2-0. Andrew Goldberg from team Jumio won the Golden Boot.
In the Co-Ed division, PetersenDean beat Peoples Associates 4-1 to win the championship. Ramon Farinazo from the winning team received the Golden Boot award.
Thanks to everyone that was a part of this successful tournament! Over $50,000 was raised for the Eathquakes Community Fund. And a big thanks to Cosmo Catering who provided all the food and drinks for the day.
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 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.
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