10 From 10: Playoff Bound

San Jose's return to the MLS Cup Playoffs is No. 3 in our countdown

There were many events that defined the San Jose Earthquakes run to
the Eastern Conference Championship. Each day we will reveal the
latest in our countdown of the 10 most memorable moments from 2010.
Stay tuned!

After back-to-back last-place finishes in the Western Conference, nobody outside of the San Jose Earthquakes organization expected to see the black and blue reach the MLS Cup Playoffs.

On October 29 at RFK Stadium, Chris Wondolowski struck twice to clinch the Quakes first post-season trip since rejoining the league in 2008, but no champagne bottles were uncorked. The celebration was brief if nonexistent.

It was business as usual for the Blue Collar Boys. The Quakes truly believed they were playoff bound from Day 1 and turned doubters into believers at every juncture along the way.

No. 3 in our countdown: Playoff Bound

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10 From 10 Countdown

No. 4: Beat LA
No. 5: Training Grounds
No. 6: San Jose Samba
No. 7: Spurs in San Jose
No. 8: Defense Dominates
No. 9: We Like Ike

No. 10: Artie's Game Winner