This & That: Quakes notes for Dec. 10, 2012

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Sam Cronin vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Dave Elkinson

Miscellaneous Notes

Quakes President Dave Kaval Named to “40 Under 40”
Earthquakes President Dave Kaval has been named to the "40 under 40" list by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Sports Business Journal. Kaval, 37, enters his third season with the Quakes in 2013 and has already helped the team to their first Supporters' Shield since 2005, while also receiving approval for a new state-of-the-art 18,000 seat soccer-specific stadium located at 1125 Coleman Ave, San Jose. Under Kaval's direction, the Quakes received approval for a soccer specific stadium located directly across from San Jose International Airport. In preparation for the 2014 stadium opening, the Quakes historically broke ground with their fans. Kaval led a Guinness World Record groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 21 that attracted 6,256 of the Quakes faithful in which participants dug continuously for two straight minutes. The event eclipsed the previous mark of 4,532 set in Jaipur, India. The Quakes have also seen ticket and sponsorship revenues increase significantly for the second straight year. To read the full article on Kaval, please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2012/12/07/40u40-dave-kaval.html?page=all.

Quakes Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule
The San Jose Earthquakes unveiled their 2013 preseason schedule today, a slate that includes trips to Tucson, Ariz., Oxnard, Calif. and Portland, Ore. for friendlies and the second-annual Timbers FC Preseason Tournament. Players will report to camp on Saturday, Jan. 19 with the club’s first practice to follow on Monday, Jan. 21. For more information on the preseason game schedule and the preseason travel schedule, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.

San Jose Earthquakes Preseason Game Schedule:
Feb. 2 – #Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo, 10 a.m. PT
Feb. 17 – %Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers, 5 p.m. PT
Feb. 20 – %Earthquakes vs. AIK (Sweden), 5 p.m. PT
Feb. 23 – %Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas, 2:30 p.m. PT

Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Games may be added at any time.

#The Desert Friendlies presented by FC Tucson at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
%Timbers Preseason Tournament at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore.

San Jose Earthquakes Preseason Travel Schedule:
Jan. 19 – Team Physicals
Jan. 21-27 – San Jose, Calif. at Earthquakes Training Facility
Jan. 28-Feb. 2 – Tucson, Ariz. at Kino Sports Complex
Feb. 3-5 – San Jose, Calif. at Earthquakes Training Facility
Feb. 6-10 – Ventura, Calif. at Oxnard Community College
Feb. 11-15 – San Jose, Calif. at Earthquakes Training Facility
Feb. 16-Feb. 23 – Training in Portland, Ore. (Matches on Feb. 17, Feb. 20, Feb. 23)

Earthquakes Partner with Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park
The Earthquakes will once again partner with Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The club will feature an Earthquakes-themed tree in the park throughout the holiday season.

Wells Fargo Goals for Education
The Earthquakes raised a total of $18,500 through the Wells Fargo Goals for Education program thanks to the club’s 72 regular season strikes and two MLS Cup Playoff tallies. The club is now sifting through donation requests to determine which organizations will receive funds through the program. Thanks to 40 goals in 2011, the partnership raised $10,000 for local youth soccer and athletic development programs a year ago.

Academy Update

U16 and U18 Squads Participate in Nike Friendlies
Earthquakes U16 and U18 teams travelled to Sarasota, Fla. to participate in the Nike International Friendlies/Development Academy Winter Showcase. U16 team member, Philip Hausen, a speedy winger, scored multiple goals in two of his three matches, including a hat trick in a win over the Dallas Texans. The event brought teams together from four different countries on three continents. The Quakes U16s played three matches in Florida and earned a record of 1-1-1. San Jose’s U18 team battled the same three opponents in three equally physical and taxing matches and finished with a record of 1-2. The U18s remain in first place in the Northwest Division with 21 points as they hit the holiday break. Their next match is Jan. 19 vs. Santa Cruz Breakers.