Fan Guide: Quakes travel to Montreal for CCL
Montreal Impact vs. San Jose Earthquakes CONCACAF Champions League
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. PT at Saputo Stadium, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Television: Fox Soccer Plus
Montreal Impact Scouting Report
The Montreal Impact (10-6-5, 35 pts.) enter the match third in the Eastern Conference. The Impact are coming off a 3-1 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Italian international Marco Di Vaio leads the club with 11 goals while Felipe and Patrice Bernier are tied atop the club’s assists list with five apiece.
Earthquakes-Montreal Impact Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Impact midfielder Jeb Brovsky were teammates on Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Earthquakes defender Justin Morrow and Brovsky are both Notre Dame alumni, and played together for the Fighting Irish from 2007-09 … Earthquakes midfielder Ramiro Corrales beat Impact midfielder Justin Mapp in 2003 MLS Cup when Mapp was a member of the Chicago Fire … Earthquakes midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy and Impact midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic were teammates on the New York Red Bulls in 2010 … Earthquakes assistant coach Mark Watson, Earthquakes defender Nana Attakora, Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier have all represented Canada at the international level … Earthquakes forward Mike Fucito played with Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins for the Portland Timbers in 2012.
History of the Quakes – Montreal Impact Rivalry
The Earthquakes played the Montreal Impact for the first time in club history on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Saputo Stadium in Montreal with the hosts winning 3-1. The second meeting between the two teams ended in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 4, 2013.
Earthquakes-Sporting KC Match on Aug. 18 Moved to 7 p.m. PT
The Earthquakes have moved kickoff for their home match against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, Aug. 18 to 7 p.m. PT, one hour earlier than previously scheduled. The match will air nationally on Univision Deportes Network. Tickets already printed and distributed for the match will still be valid, but holders should note the time change.
CONCACAF Champions League Schedule
The Earthquakes will play four CONCACAF Champions League matches in group play after qualifying for the tournament by virtue of their Supporters’ Shield win in 2012. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 5 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes at Montreal Impact
Wednesday, Aug. 28 – 7 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes at CD Heredia (Guatemala)
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 7 p.m. PT – Montreal Impact at San Jose Earthquakes
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 7 p.m. PT – CD Heredia at San Jose Earthquakes
NOTE: The Earthquakes’ match against Montreal on Tuesday, Sept. 17 will be Bonus Game B for the club’s season ticket holders. Season ticket holders will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for that match during an exclusive window starting on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. PT. The public on-sale date is Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PT. Ticket details for the club’s second CONCACAF Champions League home game will be announced at a later date.
Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge, Presented by Stanford Hospital & Clinics
The club will host its second annual Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge, presented by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, benefiting The Health Trust of Silicon Valley and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, on Sunday, Aug. 18. More information and a registration link are available at www.quakeschallenge.com. The 5K/10K Challenge begins at 8 a.m. with three options for runners of all ages. All participants receive a race t-shirt and access to a post-race celebration. The event is co-produced by Threshold Racing and Firstwave Events, the same companies that organize the San Jose Turkey Trot, Santa Cruz Half Marathon, and the San Jose Metro Triathlon.
Goodson, Alas Make Debuts
United States Men’s National Team defender Clarence Goodson and Salvadoran midfielder Jaime Alas made their club debuts in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Chivas USA at Buck Shaw Stadium. Goodson started and played 90 minutes, helping San Jose earn its third clean sheet of the season. Meanwhile, Alas came on for Cordell Cato in the 77th minute and played the final 13 minutes.
Earthquakes Record Third Shutout of 2013
The Earthquakes topped Chivas USA 2-0 on Saturday, earning their third clean sheet of the season and second in three games. Jon Busch was in goal for the Quakes while Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson and Jordan Stewart anchored the backline.
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