Fan Guide: Quakes host Revs in opener

Everything fans need to know heading into Saturday's match between San Jose and New England

Chris Wondolowski vs. New England Revolution

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San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: Comcast SportsNet California
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)

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Epicenter Fan Zone

Gourmet Food Trucks: El Tonayense, BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chill, Grill Stars, IZ IT, O Mi Ninja, Grillaz Gone Wild, Chairman Bao Bun, Sam’s Chowdermobile
Activities: Inflatables, face painting, The CW Podsquad
Special Booths: Mix 106.5, Off the Wall Soccer bounce house
Community: Community booth with auction for signed Earthquakes merchandise; bins at each gate and Guest Services tent for equipment drive to collect donations for Quakes midfielder Jean-Marc Alexandre’s youth soccer academy in Verrettes, Haiti

New England Revolution Scouting Report

The New England Revolution finished 5-16-13 and in the cellar of the Eastern Conference in 2011. The club enters the 2012 season with a new head coach in former Revs defensive stalwart (2001-09) Jay Heaps. Heaps shares the club’s all-time record for appearances at 243 apiece with leading returning goal-scorer Shalrie Joseph (eight goals in 2011).

New England posted a 6-0-1 record during the preseason. The Revs completed the undefeated run by drawing 0-0 with the LA Galaxy in the finals of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz., with the Galaxy claiming the tournament title by virtue of a penalty-kick tiebreaker.

Kelyn Rowe, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of UCLA, impressed throughout the lead-up with a team-best four goals and four assists over six matches. The Revs picked up U.S. Men’s National Team veteran Lee Nguyen on March 2 through the Waiver Draft, a day after the midfielder was waived by Vancouver.

Milestones and Streaks

- Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez has both appeared in 99 matches and started 99 times for the San Jose Earthquakes since joining the club ahead of the 2008 season.
- Quakes captain Ramiro Corrales has earned 198 starts in his San Jose career.
- Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski has a current MLS-best active streak of five straight games with at least one goal scored dating back to the final five contests of 2011.
- San Jose capped the 2011 season on a club-record streak of six straight home sellouts.

Quakes-Revs Connections

- Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski and Revs midfielder Benny Feilhaber have played together on the U.S. Men’s National Team.
- Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham played with Revs defender A.J. Soares at Cal for three seasons (2008-10).
- Quakes midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong’s eventual national champion Akron side ended Soares’ senior campaign at Cal in the 2010 NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.
- Quakes midfielder Brad Ring and Revs defender Kevin Alston played together at Indiana University from 2006-08. Ring also was at IU with Revs newcomers Lee Nguyen in 2005, Alec Purdie in 2007-08 and Michael Roach in 2007.
- Revs midfielder Stephen McCarthy spent the first four years (2006-09) of his college career with Santa Clara at Buck Shaw Stadium prior to transferring to North Carolina for his redshirt senior season in 2010.
- San Jose and New England were two of the 10 original members of MLS during its inaugural 1996 season.

Mobile Apps

MLS MatchDay 2012The official Major League Soccer app, providing up-to-the-minute score updates, in-game highlights, news and more.
Yorder – A free app that allows fans to order food and beverages, Q the mascot and souvenirs from their seat at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Twitter

@SJEarthquakes – Official account of the San Jose Earthquakes (#SJEarthquakes)
@QuakesMatchday – NEW! this season, follow for live updates on game days
@NERevolution – Official account of the New England Revolution (#Revs)