Did you know: Last night was amazing?
One stellar goal, three points and a clean sheet – got that. Here are a few more reasons why you should remember last night's 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Union:
- Jason Hernandez (12,238) surpassed Wade Barrett (12,218) for No. 5 on the club’s all-time minutes played
- Chris Wondolowski tied club Hall of Famer Troy Dayak for No. 9 on San Jose’s all-time appearance list with his 129th
- #Marchto200: San Jose is one win away from No. 200 in club history
- Jon Busch recorded his 72nd career clean sheet, one away from Matt Reis for No. 5 on the all-time MLS list
- Most importantly, San Jose's 16 corner kicks set a new club record (previous: 15 vs. LA on Aug. 26, 2000 and vs. Chivas USA on May 13, 2012)
June's dramatic California Clasico still leaves a sweet taste in our mouth, and we hope it gets even sweeter this weekend.
Just like MLSsoccer.com's Anatomy of a Goal, we thought we'd break down Alan Gordon's stoppage time game-winner... in GIF form - cause it's Friday, right?
1. It all started with this. It's okay to laugh. Marvin is.
2. Turns out giggles do lead to goals. That's fun:
3. Buschy celebrates.
4. Icing on the cake.
Join us for the official watch party at the Wicked Chicken in Santa Clara this weekend when the Quakes face their SoCal rivals, the LA Galaxy, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT. Tune in to CSN Plus or catch the match on 1590 KLIV or 1370 KZSF.
Every wondered what the bash brothers do when they're not on the soccer field?
We'll give you a hint:
The famed Quakes duo, Alan Gordon and Steven Lenhart, will be featured on NBC Sports Network's weekly show, MLS Insider, tonight. The hour-long special will highlight the Bash Brothers' play on and, mainly, off the pitch.
We're not one to give any spoilers... but we're pretty sure the man in the gorilla suit will make an appearance too. Tune in or set your DVRs to NBC Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. PT tonight.
We know what you're thinking. How do I get my hands on one of these perfect house pets? I mean, it's pottery based on a professional soccer player that grows. And, you can style it any way you want!
Come on, people. There really isn't anything better (unless it twerked like the real Lenny... way better than Miley may we add).
The Steven Lenhart Chia Pet is available for one time only at the Lenhart Chia Pet Night on September 8 presented by Cosmopolitan Catering. 2,500 fans who come to watch the Quakes face the Philadelphia Union at Buck Shaw Stadium will take home one of these bad boys.
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.
During this week in 2004, the Quakes beat the then Dallas Burn 3-0 at Spartan Stadium. Ramiro Corrales tallied the first goal of the match, pulling off a brilliant finish from Landon Donovan's assist. A Dallas own goal and a second half strike from Brian Ching, also assisted by Landon Donovan, sealed the deal for the home side.
To make the night even more memorable, the Quakes wore a throwback red kit in honor of the club's 30th anniversary.
Is this technically a throwback of a throwback? Regardless, it's Friday and history likes to repeat itself.
Ah, just another day in the life of the Steven Lenhart Chia Pet.
Just a man and his Chia Pet. Happy Friday. pic.twitter.com/0m1gORgc55
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) August 23, 2013
Stay tuned for a video starring the Lennys next week. And, of course, snag your own Lenny Chia Pet courtesy of Cosmopolitan Caterers on Sunday, Sept. 8 when the Quakes take on the Philadelphia Union at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Hey, you want to be a VIP?
Lucky Supermarkets and Squirt Soda want to send you to Quakes vs. Colorado Rapids on October 9 in style.
Just go to your neighborhood Lucky Supermarket, grab the text code and text to enter to win. The grand prize winner not only gets to hangout in the TV booth with Dan Dibley for the first half, but they get two on-field VIP seats, pre-game on-field passes to watch warmups AND one case of 7UP or Dr. Pepper for an entire year.
For more details, click here.
Quakes defender Justin Morrow isn't most proud of his professional career or his achievements on the pitch.
In his eyes, what is his greatest accomplishment?
It's plain and simple: "I finished school."