Community Spotlight: Burling visits John Muir MS

Amway Kicks for Kids made an appearance in San Jose on Monday

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San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes defender Bobby Burling visited John Muir Middle School in San Jose on Monday afternoon in San Jose as a part of the Amway Kicks for Kids program. The Amway Kicks for Kids program, in its second year, helps teach local youth about the importance of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
 
The students greeted the Quakes defender with cheers and applause as he took his place in front of the crowd of 150 students who attended the assembly.
 
Burling stressed the impact that a healthy diet and active lifestyle has had on his life. The Colorado native also explained the importance of being active and getting enough rest to perform at your best. Burling spoke about how he got started in his career and emphasized the importance of education.
 

Next Up: Quakes close out season vs. FCD

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The San Jose Earthquakes host their season finale on Saturday, Oct. 22 against FC Dallas at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., presented by Xfinity. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will air live on Comcast SportsNet California, 1220 KDOW and 1370 KZSF. Five thousand fans will receive a commemorative Troy Dayak Hall of Fame pin with Dayak set to be inducted to the club’s Hall of Fame during halftime on Saturday.

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 19-15-8
Home: 11-6-4
Away: 9-9-4
Shootout (1996-99): 4-3
Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-0
Playoffs: 2-2-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 69, New England – 47

Earthquakes Schedule for the Week of 10/17/11
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 10:15 a.m. PT – Practice at Nutrilite Training Facility
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Off
Thursday, Oct. 20 – 10:15 a.m. PT – Practice at Buck Shaw Stadium
Friday, Oct. 21 – 10:15 a.m. PT – Practice at Nutrilite Training Facility
Saturday, Oct. 22 – FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes, Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Sunday, Oct. 123 – Off

Injury/Discipline/International Duty Report
Out: Andre Luiz (L – knee injury), Ike Opara (L – foot injury), Alan Gordon (surgery), Steven Lenhart (family leave), Bobby Convey (R – knee inflammation); Doubtful: Anthony Ampaipitakwong (L – groin strain); Questionable: Nana Attakora (L – hamstring strain), Scott Sealy (R – quadriceps strain); Probable: Ramiro Corrales (R – ankle sprain).

Last Game
Earthquakes 1, Seattle Sounders FC 2; Oct. 15, 2011; CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
Chris Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading 15th goal of the season in a 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes loss against Seattle Sounders FC in front of 64,140 fans at CenturyLink Field. San Jose’s striker finished a one-on-one in the box against Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller after taking a well timed through ball by Rafael Baca in the 24th minute. The goal tied Wondolowski with D.C. United’s Dwayne De Rosario atop the Budweiser Golden Boot standings. Wondolowski has scored San Jose’s last five goals dating back to a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 24 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Quakes held court against Seattle until the final minutes. Sammy Ochoa equalized for Sounders FC in the 82nd minute and Fredy Montero scored the game winner in the 87th.

Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 2, FC Dallas 0; March 26, 2011; Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas
Chris Wondolowski tallied twice in the first half to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-0 road win against defending Western Conference Champion FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park. The 2010 MLS Budweiser Golden Boot winner has scored San Jose’s last 12 regular season goals, extending his MLS record dating back to Sept. 15, 2010. Wondolowski also moved into sole possession of fifth place on the Earthquakes all-time leading goals list with 22, surpassing former US international Eric Wynalda. Chris Leitch helped create Wondolowski’s first goal, chipping a pass over the FC Dallas backline. Wondolowski chest-trapped the ball with his back to the goal then unleashed a ferocious left-footed strike that beat goalkeeper Kevin Hartman to the far corner for a 1-0 San Jose lead in the 5th minute. The build up to Wondolowski’s second goal also started with Leitch, this time in the 23rd minute. San Jose’s right back lofted a pass to the far side of the field that Joey Gjertsen collected before whipping a cross to the near post. Wondolowski was there to nod the pass toward the opposite corner and in for his fourth career multi-goal game. Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch stopped three point-blank chances by Milton Rodriguez in the second half to help preserve the shutout.

History of the Quakes – FC Dallas Rivalry
The Earthquakes were 9-1-4 in the final 14 games against Dallas prior to San Jose’s relocation to Houston … The Quakes posted a seven-game winning streak during that stretch from July 20, 2002-Apr. 15, 2004 … San Jose and Dallas met in an important match on Oct. 16, 2004, as San Jose needed a win or a tie to advance to the playoffs, while Dallas needed a win to clinch the final berth in the playoffs. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the Cotton Bowl, giving San Jose a spot in the playoffs, while Dallas did not qualify. Ramiro Corrales scored the Quakes second goal in that game … On Sept. 27, 2003, San Jose’s Dwayne De Rosario scored the fastest goal from the start of the game in MLS history, netting a goal 11 seconds into the match at Spartan Stadium against Dallas. De Rosario would go on to net a hat trick in the game, the second hat trick in Quakes team history … The Quakes +20 goal differential against Dallas is the highest against any team in the league … The Earthquakes were 0-1-1 against FC Dallas last season … The Earthquakes defeated FC Dallas in a 2-0 road win in the first meeting of this season on Mar. 26.

Earthquakes – FC Dallas Connections
FC Dallas’ Kevin Hartman and Ugo Ihemelu played for Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop in 2006 with the LA Galaxy ... Hartman also played with San Jose forward Scott Sealy with the Kansas City Wizards from 2007-08 … FC Dallas forward Andrew Wiedeman played his college soccer at Cal, and is from Oakland, Calif. … FC Dallas rookie Bobby Warshaw is a 2011 SuperDraft first-round pick out of Stanford ... FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez played with San Jose defender Ramiro Corrales with the MetroStars in 2000 … FC Dallas midfielder Zach Loyd and San Jose defender Chris Leitch both attended the University of North Carolina.

Earthquakes All-Time Leaders vs. FC Dallas
Defender Ramiro Corrales has four goals and six assists in 23 career appearances … Forward Scott Sealy has four goals in seven career appearances … Midfielder Bobby Convey has three goals and one assist in 10 career appearances … Forward Steven Lenhart notched an assist against FC Dallas last season as a member of the Columbus Crew ... Forward Chris Wondolowski has two goals and one assist in 11 career appearances … Goalkeeper Jon Busch is 5-3-3 with three shutouts in 10 career appearances.

FC Dallas All-Time Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Midfielder David Ferreira has two goals and two assists in five career appearances … Midfielder/defender Brek Shea has two goals and one assist in four career appearances … Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman is 17-11-6 with ten shutouts in 35 career appearances.

After he finished speaking, Burling selected six students to join him in front of their classmates for a juggling contest. Before the day was done, he also participated in a question and answer session where the topics ranged from the importance of keeping good grades to what his advice would be to give young defenders.
 
To conclude the afternoon, Burling signed autographs and posed for photographs with the students. Earthquakes staff passed out t-shirts and two tickets to the Quakes match against Chivas USA on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Buck Shaw Stadium at 7 p.m.
 
The Earthquakes and Amway teamed up to create the Amway Kicks for Kids program in 2009. Throughout the 2010 season Earthquakes players will visit 15 schools or community centers in the Bay Area to discuss the importance of being active and living a healthy lifestyle.