Earthquakes Weekly Update: September 27, 2010

Quakes look to stay hot against Chicago Fire on Wednesday; travel to Columbus on Saturday

Jon Busch distributing vs. Philadelphia Union 091510

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Brian Bahr / Getty

Fresh off a thrilling 3-2 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field last Saturday, the San Jose Earthquakes play two games in the span of four days, beginning with a home game against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, September 29th at 8 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. At halftime of that game, former Earthquakes player Ronald Cerritos will be inducted into the Earthquakes Hall of Fame. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet California, ESPN3.com, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (in Spanish). The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Ronald Cerritos pin, presented by Xfinity.
 
The Earthquakes then travel to take on the Columbus Crew on Saturday, October 2nd at 4:30 p.m. PT at Crew Stadium, which will be broadcast live on MLS Direct Kick and 1220 KDOW. Earlier this season, the Earthquakes defeated the Fire 2-1 on April 10th at Toyota Park with goals from forward Arturo Alvarez and defender Ike Opara, and earned a 2-2 draw against the Crew on Wednesday, June 2nd at Buck Shaw Stadium. Alvarez and forward Chris Wondolowski each scored a goal for San Jose.
 
Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 7-11-9
Home: 5-4-5
Away: 2-7-4
Shootout (1996-99): 1-0
Overtime (2000-05): 0-0-3
Playoffs: 2-2-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 28, Chicago – 38
 
Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 12-18-2
Home: 9-6-2
Away: 3-12-0
Shootout (1996-99): 3-2
Overtime (2000-05): 1-1-1
Playoffs: 1-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-1-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 49, Columbus – 60
 
Earthquakes Schedule for the Week of 9/27/10
Tuesday, September 28 – 10 a.m. – Training at Buck Shaw Stadium
Wednesday, September 29 – 8 p.m. – Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet California, ESPN3.com, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (in Spanish).
Thursday, September 30 – Travel to Columbus
Friday, October 1 – Train in Columbus
Saturday, October 2 – Earthquakes at Columbus Crew at 4:30 p.m. PT at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Broadcast live on MLS Direct Kick and 1220 KDOW.

Injury Report/National Team Duty:
Out: Andre Luiz (L knee surgery); Ike Opara (L foot fracture); Joe Cannon (L ankle fracture); Ramiro Corrales (L knee sprain).
 
Last Game
Earthquakes 3, Toronto FC 2; Sept. 25, 2010; BMO Field; Toronto, Ontario
The San Jose Earthquakes picked up another road win with a 3-2 victory in Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Chris Wondolowski became the third player in franchise history to score a hat trick in a game with all three goals for San Jose on the afternoon.The Quakes jumped on top of Toronto early, as Bobby Convey outworked Dan Gargan for the ball in the back, and when he beat him on the dribble,  Gargan pulled him down as San Jose earned a penalty. Wondolowski hammered home his team-leading tenth goal of the season, leaving Stefan Frei with no chance on the well taken penalty. Wondolowski doubled his tally in the 53rd minute after a great buildup found him alone in front of the net, and his finish on a Ryan Johnson cross gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage. Dwayne De Rosario pulled the home side within a goal in the 66th minute as he chipped Jon Busch to his back post, which looked to give Toronto some momentum. The Quakes had other ideas as just one minute later, Wondolowski became the third player in franchise history to record a hat trick, joining Landon Donovan and Dwayne De Rosario, who did the trick in back to back games in September of 2003. Wondolowski was played in again by Johnson, and his right-footed blast from just inside the area was an immediate response to De Rosario’s goal. Toronto answered again, this time in the 79th minute when Maicon Santos tapped in a Chad Barrett cross, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Quakes held on for a 3-2 win.
 
Last Game vs. Chicago Fire
Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 1; April 10, 2010; Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Illinois
The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,276 in Chicago’s home opener at Toyota Park. San Jose capitalized on a communication breakdown between Fire ‘keeper Andrew Dykstra and defender C.J. Brown to take the lead. Arturo Alvarez was the hero for the Earthquakes, chipping an 18-yard shot over the heads of Brown and Dykstra – who were still on the ground after colliding – to score in the 49th minute. Marco Pappa put the Fire level only three minutes after San Jose opened the scoring, ripping a 25-yard shot into the right upper 90. Pappa was assisted on the goal by Collins John, who laid off a Patrick Nyarko pass directly into the path of Pappa, allowing the Guatemalan midfielder to shoot on the first touch. The Fire almost scored again in the 73rd minute when Patrick Nyarko pulled Cannon out of net before squaring the ball to John at the top of the 18. John one-timed his shot towards goal, but San Jose's Jason Hernandez came up with a miraculous goal line clearance to keep the game knotted up at one. Nine minutes later, the Earthquakes made the Fire pay for their near miss, when rookie defender Opara headed midfielder Bobby Convey’s cross into the back of the net from eight yards out for the game-winner.
 
Last Game vs. Columbus Crew
Earthquakes 2, Columbus Crew 2; June 2, 2010; Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, California
The San Jose Earthquakes battled back not once, but twice on Wednesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium to earn a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew. San Jose fell behind in the fifth minute when Eddie Gaven finished into an empty net off of a rebound to give the visitors the early advantage. Just seconds after the restart, San Jose was level. Arturo Alvarez finished from just inside the area on a feed from Andre Luiz. Alvarez beat William Hesmer low to his near post. Columbus pulled in front yet again, this time in the 70th minute off a corner, when Chad Marshall headed home a Guillermo Barros Schelotto cross. San Jose equalized on another set piece, as Bobby Convey picked up his career-high tying seventh assist of the season, when his cross was flicked on by Scott Sealy at the front post to an unmarked Chris Wondolowski. He headed home his team-leading and career-high sixth goal of the year.
 
Misc. Notes
 
Quakes in the Community
What: Meet and Greet at Sabor Salvadoreno
Who: Ronald Cerritos and Arturo Alvarez
Location: Sabor Salvadoreno in San Jose
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Details: Cerritos and Alvarez will pose for pictures and sign autographs.
 
Cerritos to Be Inducted into San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame on Wednesday
Former Earthquakes great Ronald Cerritos will be inducted into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday, September 29th when the Earthquakes host the Chicago Fire at Buck Shaw Stadium at 8 p.m. PT. Cerritos, the all-time club leader in goals scored and assists, will join former Earthquakes player and current general manager John Doyle as the lone members of the club Hall of Fame.
 
Wondolowski Becomes Third Player in Club History to Record Hat-Trick
Forward Chris Wondolowski became just the third player in club history to record a hat-trick when he scored all three goals in San Jose’s 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th at BMO Field. Landon Donovan recorded the first hat-trick in Earthquakes history on September 20, 2003 in a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards. One game later, forward Dwayne De Rosario notched the second hat-trick in club history in 5-2 win over the Dallas Burn on September 27th. Additionally, Wondolowski is one of only five players to record a hat-trick this season. The other four are Brian Ching of the Houston Dynamo, Sebastien Le Toux of the Philadelphia Union, Blaise Nkufo of Seattle Sounders FC and Zack Schilawski of the New England Revolution. On the season, Wondolowski has a career-high 12 goals, which is the most goals scored by an Earthquakes player since Brian Ching tallied 12 in 2004.
 
Wondolowski Earns MLS Player of the Week Honors
San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski was named MLS Player of the Week on Monday, September 27th for his three goal performance in the Earthquakes’ 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th. It is the first time Wondolowski has earned Player of the Week honors in his career, and the first Earthquakes player to win the award since Ronnie O’Brien in August 2008.
 
Johnson, Convey Set a Career-High in Assists in a Single Season
San Jose forward Ryan Johnson and midfielder Bobby Convey each set career-highs in assists in a single season in the Earthquakes’ 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th. Johnson notched his fifth and sixth assists of the season while Convey tallied his 10th, both of which came on forward Chris Wondolowski’s third goal of the game. Johnson also assisted on Wondolowski’s second goal. Johnson’s previous career-high in assists in a single season was two, achieved in 2009. Convey’s previous career-high in assists in a single season was seven, achieved in 2001 when he was a member of D.C. United.
 
Geovanni Records Assist
Earthquakes Designated Player Geovanni notched his second career MLS assist in the 53rd minute of San Jose’s 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Brazilian played Ryan Johnson down the left sideline, and his one-touch cross found an unmarked Chris Wondolowski for the second goal of the match. Geovanni previously scored and recorded an assist in the Quakes 2-1 win in Houston on Sept. 5.
 
Notable Highs
The San Jose Earthquakes have two players this season with notable season-highs. Forward Chris Wondolowski’s 12 goals are the highest by an Earthquakes player since Brian Ching’s 12 goals in 2004. The club record for goals in a season is 15, set by Ronald Cerritos in 1999. Midfielder Bobby Convey’s 10 assists are the highest by an Earthquakes player since 2005 when Dwayne De Rosario notched 13. The club record for assists in a season is 14, achieved by Eddie Lewis in both 1997 and 1999.
 
Earthquakes Aiming for Unbeaten Month of September
By earning either a win or a draw on Wednesday, September 29th against the Chicago Fire at Buck Shaw Stadium, the Earthquakes would be unbeaten in the month of September. San Jose currently 3-0-1 in September and 5-1-1 in its past seven games. The last time the Earthquakes were unbeaten in a month was in September of last season when the club amassed a record of 1-0-2.
 
San Jose Keep Adding to Highest Point Total Since Return
By earning three points against Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th, the San Jose Earthquakes now have a total of 39 points, the most the team has earned in a season since returning in 2008. The previous high was 33 points, achieved in 2008. The club record for points in a season is 64, set in 2005 when the Earthquakes clinched their only Supporter’s Shield in club history.
 
Quakes Hit Eleven Wins
The San Jose Earthquakes recorded their 11th win of the regular season on Saturday, September 25th, the most wins the club has had in a season since returning in 2008. In their first season back in 2008, the Earthquakes went 8-13-9, and in 2009 the club went 7-14-9.
 
San Jose Earns First Win in Toronto
Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field marked the first victory for the Earthquakes in Toronto. In the two previous matches in Toronto, the Earthquakes earned draws, (0-0) and (1-1).
 
Earthquakes Currently Tied for Sixth Place in Playoff Standings
With 39 points in 24 games, the San Jose Earthquakes are currently tied for sixth place in the playoff standings with Seattle Sounders FC, who have played 26 games so far this season. The Colorado Rapids sit in eighth place with 38 points and FC Dallas is in fifth place with 46 points. The Earthquakes are six points clear of ninth place Kansas City (33 points).
 
Wondolowski Tied for Third in Goals, Leads MLS in Game-Winning Goals
With three goals in the Earthquakes’ 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th, forward Chris Wondolowski increased his season total to 12, which is tied for third in MLS. Dwayne De Rosario of Toronto FC and Sebastien Le Toux of the Philadelphia Union also have 12 goals on the season. Edson Buddle of the Los Angeles Galaxy leads MLS with 14 goals, followed by Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls (13). Wondolowski also leads the league in game-winning goals with seven, followed by Edson Buddle of the Los Angeles Galaxy (6), Alvaro Saborio of Real Salt Lake (4), Dwayne De Rosario of Toronto FC (4) and Fredy Montero of Seattle Sounders FC (4).
 
Convey Ranks Tied for Third in Assists, Tied for First in Game-Winning Assists
San Jose midfielder Bobby Convey currently ranks tied for third in MLS with 10 assists, along with Sebastien Le Toux of the Philadelphia Union. Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy leads the league with 14 assists, followed by David Ferreira of FC Dallas (12). Convey also ranks tied for first in MLS in game-winning assists with five, along with Donovan and Ferreira.
 
Quakes Set Shutout Record Since Return
With a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, September 15th, the San Jose Earthquakes set the record for shutouts in a season since the team’s return in 2008 with their 10th clean sheet of the season. The all-time club record for shutouts in franchise history for a season is 12, set in 2005. Additionally, the Earthquakes are now one of only six teams in the league with double digit shutouts. Real Salt Lake has 13, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC each have 11, and the Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls each have 10 shutouts.
 
Current Home Shutout Streak Second-Longest in Club History
The San Jose Earthquakes recorded their fourth consecutive shutout at home with a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, September 15th. The four-game streak is now the second-longest home shutout streak in franchise history. The longest home shutout streak is five games, coming during the 2005 season when the Earthquakes tied Dallas (0-0) and D.C. United (0-0), and defeated Real Salt Lake (3-0), Los Angeles (3-0) and Colorado (1-0).
 
Earthquakes Among MLS Leaders in Saves, Fewest Goals Allowed
The Earthquakes have notched 92 saves in 24 games, ranking fourth in the MLS. Only the New England Revolution (106), Toronto FC (102) and New York Red Bulls (95) have more saves. The Earthquakes also rank tied fourth in the league in goals allowed with 25 along with the Colorado Rapids. Real Salt Lake leads the league, allowing just 17 goals, followed by the Los Angeles Galaxy (21) and FC Dallas (22).
 
Busch Among MLS Leaders in Two Categories
San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch currently ranks fourth in goals against average (0.92) and fourth in saves percentage (77.1). Busch has amassed a record of 5-3-4 in 12 games this season while notching four shutouts.
 
Quakes With Great Record in One-Goal Games
With a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, September 25th, the San Jose Earthquakes improved their record in one-goal games to 9-3-0, which is tied for the second best record in the MLS with FC Dallas (6-2-0). The Columbus Crew have the best record at 7-2-0 in one-goal games.
 
Earthquakes, Club Quake and SSV Team up for LLS Light the Night Walk
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that they have partnered with their supporter’s group, Club Quake, and the Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation for the third straight year to participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk on Saturday, Oct. 23 in San Jose. Earthquakes players, members of the team’s front office, along with Earthquakes fans will walk in the event that raises funds and awareness for blood cancers. This year the team will walk in honor of former Earthquakes player Joe Vide, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year. The Earthquakes will also host The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 11. Six-year old Aidan Bowen, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007, will perform the honorary First Kick at this Saturday’s game against the LA Galaxy. At the following match on Sept. 11 against FC Dallas, the Earthquakes will also host a silent auction for signed Earthquakes jerseys. Proceeds from the auction will benefit both LLS and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund. Fans will be able to sign up for the Light The Night Walk at the LLS booth in the pregame vendor area this weekend and on Sept. 11.
 
Road Warriors
With a road record this season of 5-4-3, the Earthquakes have more wins on the road than the team had in 2008 and 2009 combined. In 2008, the Earthquakes went 2-8-5 on the road in their first season back. In 2009, the Earthquakes went 1-10-5 with the lone win coming against D.C. United on September 27, 2009 at RFK Stadium. With 18 points on the road so far this season, the Earthquakes have surpassed the 11 points the team had in 2008 for the most points earned on the road since the team returned. The franchise record for points on the road in a single season is 30 points, achieved in 2005. This season the Earthquakes have the third highest winning percentage on the road in the MLS with a .542 clip. The Los Angeles Galaxy have the highest (.654), followed by FC Dallas (.615). Finally, the five wins the Earthquakes have on the road are tied for the second most road wins, along with the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders FC. The Los Angeles Galaxy have the most road wins in MLS with seven.
 
History of the Quakes-Chicago Fire Rivalry
The Earthquakes and the Chicago Fire have had a memorable rivalry since the Fire came into MLS in 1998.The most memorable game of the rivalry came in 2003, when Chicago and San Jose met for the MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on Nov. 23. The Quakes defeated the Fire 4-2 in Frank Yallop’s final game as the head coach before returning last season. Landon Donovan scored two goals, while Ronnie Ekelund and Richard Mulrooney each netted a goal to lead the Quakes to the victory. That game was the only playoff meeting between two of the league’s most successful clubs … Joe Cannon has appeared in 21 matches against Chicago and posted seven shutouts … Jason Hernandez made his MLS debut on Oct. 5, 2005, playing for New York against the Fire at Soldier Field in Chicago.
 
Earthquakes – Chicago Fire Connections
Ryan Johnson spent time with the Chicago Fire before coming to San Jose. After being drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2006, he was traded to Chicago midway through that season. He played three games for Chicago in 2006 … Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch played with the Fire for the last three seasons, where he won MLS Goalkeeper of the Year … Quakes rookie defender Ike Opara and midfielder Sam Cronin played with Fire midfielder Corben Bone at Wake Forest, where they won a national championship together … Fire midfielder Julio Martinez plays on El Salvador’s national team with Quakes midfielder Arturo Alvarez … Alvarez also played for Fire coach and former head coach of El Salvador, Carlos de los Cobos with the national team … San Jose midfielder Brad Ring grew up in the Chicago area and played his youth and high school soccer there … Chicago defender C.J. Brown is from Hayward, Calif. and played college soccer at San Jose State … Fire forward Calen Carr played college soccer in the Bay Area at Cal … Logan Pause played with current Quakes defender Chris Leitch at the University of North Carolina and with Bobby Convey on the U-23 United States national team during Olympic qualifying in 2004 … Justin Mapp also played with Convey while at D.C. United … Quakes defender Tim Ward played for the Chicago Fire from 2009-2010 until he was traded to San Jose on August 6th … Chicago forward/midfielder Peter Lowry played college soccer at Santa Clara University … Chicago forward Brian McBride played with Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch on the Columbus Crew from 2002-2003.
 

Earthquakes All-Time Leaders vs. Chicago Fire
Forward Scott Sealy has five goals and two assists in 10 career appearances … Forward Arturo Alvarez has three goals and one assist in 13 career appearances … Midfielder Bobby Convey has one goal and two assists 12 career appearances … Forward Chris Wondolowski has two goals in five career appearances … Goalkeeper Jon Busch has five wins and three shutouts in 12 career appearances.
 
Chicago Fire All-Time Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Forward Brian McBride has nine goals and two assists in 17 career appearances … Midfielder Marco Pappa has two goals and one assist in three career appearances … Forward Patrick Nyarko and midfielder Freddie Ljungberg each have one goal and one assist … Forward Collins John and defender Wilman Conde each have one assist.
 
History of the Quakes-Crew Rivalry
The Earthquakes and the Crew have had a strong rivalry in MLS history, playing twice in the playoffs and competing in a number of memorable games … In 2001, the Quakes eliminated the Crew from the MLS Cup Playoffs with two convincing wins, 3-1 and 3-0 en route to winning the MLS Cup … Columbus turned the tables on San Jose in 2002 by knocking the Quakes out of the playoffs with a pair of 2-1 victories that both came on goals in the final 10 minutes of the game …Quakes midfielder Ronnie Ekelund scored one of the best goals in league history against Columbus on Sept. 7, 2002. Richard Mulrooney lifted a free kick up for Ekelund, who half-volleyed a shot from 25 yards out into the upper corner. The Quakes went on to win 4-3 in overtime. That overtime win was the team’s only regular season overtime win in team history. The team went 1-1-26 all-time in regular season overtime games. The league eliminated overtimes for the regular season following the 2003 season.
 
Earthquakes – Columbus Crew Connections
Quakes defender Chris Leitch played for the Columbus Crew in 2002 and again in 2006 and also was a teammate of Crew defender Eric Brunner in 2008 in New York  … Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch played with Columbus from 2002-2006 and ranks second in their franchise history in shutouts … Quakes forward Cornell Glen played with the Crew for part of 2005, where he scored four goals and tallied four assists … Quakes defender Tim Ward played with the Crew from 2006-2007 … Columbus defender Danny O’Rourke was the Earthquakes first round draft pick in 2005 and played 13 games for San Jose in 2005 and also went to Indiana, the same school as Quakes midfielder Brad Ring, who played his freshman season with Crew defender Jed Zayner in 2005 … Crew midfielder Brian Carroll played with D.C. United from 2003-2004 with current Quakes midfielder Bobby Convey and went to Wake Forest, the same college as Quakes defender Ike Opara, midfielder Sam Cronin and forward Scott Sealy, as did Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer … Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven played in New York from 2003-2005 with current Quakes defender Chris Leitch and in 2005 with Quakes defender Jason Hernandez ... Crew defender Frankie Hejduk played on the U.S. national team with Bobby Convey … Columbus head coach Robert Warzycha was a player for the Crew in 2002 while Chris Leitch played there … Quakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon and Columbus defender Andy Iro both attended UC Santa Barbara … Columbus defender Chad Marshall played college soccer at Stanford

Earthquakes All-Time Leaders vs. Columbus Crew
Forward Scott Sealy has three goals and two assists in 14 career appearances … Forward Arturo Alvarez, forward Ryan Johnson and defender Ramiro Corrales each have three goals … Midfielder Bobby Convey has one goal and two assists in 15 career appearances … Forward Chris Wondolowski has one goal and one assist in six career appearances.

Columbus Crew All-Time Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Midfielder Eddie Gaven has two goals and two assists in 11 career appearances … Midfielder/forward Robbie Rogers has three goals and one assist in five career appearances … Forward/midfielder Guillermo Barros Schelotto has one goal and two assists in four career appearances … Defender Chad Marshall has two goals in nine career appearances … Midfielder Emmanuel Ekpo has three assists in five career appearances … Midfielder Brian Carroll, midfielder Frankie Hejduk and defender Gino Padula each have two assists.
 
Quakes Potent in the Final 15 Minutes
With forward Arturo Alvarez’s goal in the 90th minute on Saturday, July 10, the Earthquakes now have scored seven goals in the final 15 minutes this season. On April 10, rookie defender Ike Opara scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute of a 2-1 victory on the road against the Chicago Fire. On April 24, midfielder Steven Beitashour scored in the 90th minute of a 3-2 road loss to Chivas USA. On May 8, forward Chris Wondolowski scored in the 76th minute, and defender Bobby Burling scored in the 85th minute of a 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls at Buck Shaw Stadium. On May 29, captain Ramiro Corrales scored in the 75th minute of a 3-1 home loss to Toronto FC. On June 2, Wondolowski scored in the 79th minute of a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew at Buck Shaw Stadium.
 
Alvarez Approaching 25 Career Goals
Quakes forward Arturo Alvarez scored his 24th career goal on Saturday, July 10 against the Philadelphia Union. This season, Alvarez has three goals in sixteen games.
 
Earthquakes Solid When Scoring First and Leading at Halftime
This season, the Earthquakes are 10-0-2 when scoring the first goal and 6-0-2 when leading at halftime.

San Jose in September
The Quakes are 27-21-6 all-time in September in MLS play.

Quakes Individual Tickets
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 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).