Earthquakes Weekly Update

Quakes travel to Los Angeles for match with struggling Chivas USA on Saturday

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This Week
The Quakes hit the road this week after winning their second straight game, knocking off the New England Revolution 2-0 in front of the home crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium. With the win San Jose moved over .500 for the first time since their return to MLS in 2008. The Quakes play Chivas USA on Saturday, April 24 at The Home Depot Center at 7:30 p.m. PT, looking to improve to 2-0 on the road in 2010. The game can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel, and can be heard on 1220 KDOW.
 
Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 2-3-4
Home: 1-2-1
Away: 1-1-3
Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 11, Chivas USA – 10
 
Earthquakes Schedule for the Week of 04/19/10
Tuesday, April 20 – 10:15 a.m. – Training at West Valley College
Wednesday, April 21 – 10:15 a.m. - Training at West Valley College
Thursday, April 22 – 10:15 a.m. - Training at West Valley College
Friday, April 23 – 10:15 a.m. – Travel to Los Angeles
Saturday, April 24 – Earthquakes at Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. live on CSN California.
 
Injury Report
Doubtful: Arturo Alvarez (left hamstring strain); Out: Cornell Glen (left hamstring strain), Eduardo (left hamstring strain).
 
Last Game
Earthquakes 2, New England Revolution 0; April 17, 2010; Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.
Chris Wondolowski, starting in large part because three other San Jose forwards were sidelined by hamstring problems, scored his first goal of the season to put the Earthquakes ahead to stay Saturday in what would become a 2-0 win over New England. Ike Opara and Bobby Convey hooked up for the second consecutive week to provide the extra cushion as the Quakes bobbed above the .500 mark for the first time since being re-formed in 2008. San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon recorded his 100th career MLS victory.
 
Last Game vs. Chivas USA
Earthquakes 2, Chivas USA 2; Oct. 17, 2009; The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
The San Jose Earthquakes and Chivas USA battled to a 2-2 draw at The Home Depot Center. Just seven minutes in, Chivas USA's Sacha Kljestan got to a loose ball and sent a through ball towards Maykel Galindo, who easily outpaced the Earthquakes defense. Galindo dribbled into the penalty area and ripped a 12-yard shot past Andrew Weber and into the back of the net. In the 21st minute, San Jose pulled level. Brandon McDonald powered a header into the back of the net for the Quakes first tally and Ryan Johnson beat Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton with a header in the 58th minute for the second. However, Chivas USA would find an equalizer as Justin Braun's header settled into the back of the net in the 66th minute.
                                                    
Misc. Notes

Quakes in the Community
What: Get Earthquakes Fit
Who: Jason Hernandez
Location: Millbrook Elementary
Date: Tuesday, April 20th
Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Details: Hernandez will speak to the students about the importance of healthy lifestyles and nutrition.
 
What: Get Earthquakes Fit
Who: Andrew Weber
Location: Baldwin Elementary
Date: Wednesday, April 21st
Time: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Details: Weber will speak to the students about the importance of healthy lifestyles and nutrition.
 
What: REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Breakfast
Who: Joe Cannon
Location: San Jose Marriott
Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Details: Cannon will appear on behalf of the Earthquakes at this event.
 
Quakes Above .500 for First Time Since Coming Back to MLS
The San Jose Earthquakes won on Saturday, April 17 against the New England Revolution to move to 2-1 on the season. With the win, the Quakes move above .500 for the first time since the team returned to San Jose before the 2008 season.
 
Opara Comes Through Again
Rookie defender Ike Opara scored for the second straight week, scoring in the 72nd minute against the New England Revolution. The rookie struck again with his head, linking up with Bobby Convey again, this time off of a corner kick. Watch the goal here.
 
Wondo Strikes for First Goal in First Start
Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored the first goal against the New England Revolution in the Quakes win and his first start of the season. The Danville native was the recipient of a well-played through ball by Ryan Johnson, and finished coolly to put the Quakes on top. This was Wondolowski’s second game-winner since his return to the Quakes last year (Aug. 22 against Kansas City in stoppage time). Check out Wondo’s goal here.
 
Convey Notches Second Assist
Quakes midfielder Bobby Convey picked out Ike Opara at the back post on a corner kick in the 72nd minute against the New England Revolution. It was the second time they teamed up for a goal in as many weeks, after Convey found Opara for the game-winner in Chicago on April 10.
 
Gjertsen Tallies First MLS Assist
Quakes midfielder Joey Gjertsen found his name on the scoresheet for the first time in his MLS career when he played the ball to Ryan Johnson that eventually led to the first San Jose goal in the 57th minute. Gjertsen won the ball in the defensive third, knocking Chris Tierney off the ball, and finding his target forward Johnson, who picked out Wondolowski for the goal.
 
Cannon Wins 100th Game
Earthquakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon notched his 100th career win on Saturday against the New England Revolution. With this win, he becomes the fourth goalkeeper in MLS history to record 100 career wins. FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman is the all-time leader with 146 wins.
 
Alvarez Set to Make 150th Appearance
Quakes midfielder/forward Arturo Alvarez will make his 150th career appearance in MLS if he plays on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA. He has started 92 games and scored 22 goals and notched 17 assists in his eight-year career.
 
Hernandez Makes 100th Appearance
Quakes defender Jason Hernandez made his 100th career MLS appearance on Saturday, April 17 against the Revolution in the 2-0 win. He has made 83 starts in his six-year career.
 
Earthquakes – Chivas USA Connections
Quakes defender Jason Hernandez played for Chivas USA from 2006-2007 with many of the current members of Chivas USA and their current head coach Martin Vasquez was an assistant at that time ... Quakes defender Bobby Burling played at Chivas USA for  two and a half seasons before being acquired in 2009 … Defender Ante Jazic of Chivas USA played with the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2006-2007 and the Canadian national team from 2004-2006 under current Quakes head coach Frank Yallop ... Sacha Klestjan played at Seton Hall University for two years (2003-2004) with Quakes defender Jason Hernandez ... Quakes forward Ryan Johnson played with Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton for part of 2006 in Chicago ... Chivas USA assistant coach Carlos Llamosa played for one season in D.C. with Bobby Convey and with Jason Hernandez at Chivas USA … Chivas USA defender Kevin Harmse played with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 under current Quakes coach Frank Yallop …Yallop also coached Marcelo Saragosa in Los Angeles in 2006 …Quakes midfielders Arturo Alvarez and Ramon Sanchez play with Chivas USA midfielder Osael Romero on El Salvador’s national team … Chivas USA forward Jesus Padilla is originally from San Jose, and lived there until he moved to Guadalajara at age 14.
 
Earthquakes Leaders vs. Chivas USA
Arturo Alvarez has three career assists against Chivas USA ... Joe Cannon has registered three wins and four ties, with one shutout against Chivas USA in 13 appearances in his career.
 
Chivas USA Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Goalkeeper Zach Thornton has six career wins and seven ties with five shutouts against the Quakes in 18 appearances ... Justin Braun has three goals against San Jose in four career appearances …
 
San Jose in April
The Quakes are 21-22-11 all-time in April in MLS play.
 
Cannon Among All-Time Leaders
Earthquakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon is among the all-time league leaders in a number of goalkeeping categories. He is second in goalkeeper appearances (277), starts (276) and minutes played (24,945). He is now third all-time in saves (1,133), third all-time in shutouts (69) and fourth all-time in wins (100) in league history. For San Jose, Cannon is first in club history as a goalkeeper in starts (162), minutes played (14,751), saves (665), wins (62) and shutouts (39) and second in goals against average (1.33), and saves percentage (73.0). He also holds the team's all-time record for saves in a game with 12 on July 8, 2000 at Colorado.
 
Corrales Among All-Time Leaders
Ramiro Corrales has the most appearances in franchise history with 170, has made 154 starts and 13,692 minutes played as a member of the Quakes. He is now third place in franchise history in starts and is third in all-time in club history for minutes played. He is one start behind Richard Mulrooney for second all-time.
 
Quakes Host High School Night of Champions
The San Jose Earthquakes hosted their High School Night of Champions on Saturday, April 17 against the New England Revolution at Buck Shaw Stadium. High School teams that have won CIF Sectionals were honored pre-game and received a signed certificate from general manager John Doyle congratulating the players. Each player from the 14 schools (15 teams) received tickets to the game, and there were over 250 players and an additional 250 family members and friends that attended the game.
 
Schools that were recognized for their accomplishments were:
Alisal High School (boys)
Aragon High School (girls)
Ceres High School (boys)
Dublin High School (boys)
Encina High School (boys)
Jesuit High School (boys)
John O’Connell High School (boys)
Presentation High School (girls)
Rocklin High School (boys)
Santa Cruz High School (boys and girls)
St. Francis High School (boys)
Stockdale High School (boys)
Sutter High School (girls)
Tioga High School (boys)
 
Philadelphia Match on Sept. 18 Moved to Sept. 15
The San Jose Earthquakes announced last week that their game that was scheduled for Saturday, September 18 has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The full 2010 Earthquakes schedule is available on www.sjearthquakes.com.
 
Quakes Individual Tickets Now On Sale
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that individual tickets for all 2010 Earthquakes home games are now on sale. The Quakes significantly reduced prices for the 2010 season with prices ranging from $20-50. Tickets for the much anticipated 2010 campaign are available online at sjearthquakes.com or by calling 1-800-225-2277. The new, reduced prices for the 2010 season are as follows; Premier Midfield $50 per game ($60 in 2009), Center Circle $35 per game ($40 in 2009), Sideline $25 per game ($35 in 2009) and Goal View $20 per game ($22 in 2009).
 
Earthquakes 2010 Partial Plan
The San Jose Earthquakes have one partial plan for the 2010 season still available, the Pick 6 Plan. With the Pick 6 Plan you can select any six Earthquakes home games at Buck Shaw Stadium during the 2010 regular season. Prices are as follows: Corona Cove - $330, Center Circle - $192, Sideline - $132, Goal View - $108, Supporters Section - $90. To purchase either of these partial plans or full season tickets, call the front at 408-556-7700 and ask to speak to a ticket sales representative.