Weekly Update: November 11, 2013

Learn about all of the weekly news and events for the Quakes

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Get Earthquakes Fit Opening Ceremony Assembly Presented by Kaiser Permanente
Where: OB Whaley Elementary School, 2655 Alvin Avenue in San Jose
When: Wednesday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Get Earthquakes Fit Closing Ceremony Assembly Presented by Kaiser Permanente
Who: Earthquakes midfielder Rafa Baca
Where: Fairwood Elementary School, 1110 Fairwood Elementary School in Sunnyvale
When: Wednesday, November 13 at 1:15 p.m.

Job Shadow Day with the Earthquakes
Who: Junior students from KIPP San Jose Collegiate School
Where: Earthquakes Front Office
When: Friday, November 15

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

First Steel Erected at New Stadium Site
The Earthquakes began erecting the steel framework for the club’s future office building and locker rooms at their new stadium site on Nov. 5. Head coach Mark Watson, general manager John Doyle and president Dave Kaval signed the first crossbeam, which was placed on the west end of the structure. Representatives from Devcon Construction and Schuff Steel Company were also on hand to celebrate the occasion. The Earthquakes’ new 18,000-seat stadium will be located on Coleman Ave next to San Jose International Airport. For information about tickets, visit www.sjearthquakes.com/newstadium.

Earthquakes Duo Joins Honduras for Friendlies Against Brazil, Ecuador
Earthquakes players Victor Bernardez and Marvin Chavez have been called to Honduran national team dutyahead of upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Ecuador. Honduras faces 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. They’ll then head to Houston to play Ecuador on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Bingham Joins FC Copenhagen for Training Stint
Goalkeeper David Bingham will train with FC Copenhagen through Nov. 20 after arriving there last week. The third-year Bay Area native has made five appearances during his three seasons in San Jose. Bingham was an All-American at Cal before landing with the Earthquakes through a weighted lottery on Jan. 26, 2011. He started one regular season game in 2013, a 2-1 win against FC Dallas on Oct. 26 at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Earthquakes to Open Levi’s® Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014
The Santa Clara StadiumAuthority and the San Jose Earthquakes announced that they have partnered to present the first event at Levi’s® Stadium. The Earthquakes will play host to Seattle Sounders FC in one of Major League Soccer’s most heated rivalries on August 2, 2014. Earthquakes season ticket holders and Levi’s® Stadium SBL holders will have priority access to tickets for this event. Tickets for the general public go on sale at a later date. In order to ensure great seats at the match, fans should call the Earthquakes Front Office at 408-556-7700 topurchase season tickets today.

Club Announces Creation of PDL Affiliate
The Earthquakes are thefourth MLS club to establish a Premier Development League squad. They will begin competing in 2014 with a home location and coaching staff still to bedecided. The PDL has over 60 teams from the United States and Canada split amongst four conferences. The rosters are comprised of amateur players in the U-23 age group. The Earthquakes’ squad will feature players who have competed for the club’s Academy and other locally-based talent. Other MLS teams to field teams directly in the PDL include the Chicago Fire, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Portland Timbers, while Seattle Sounders FC, the New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union also hold affiliations with the PDL’s Sounders FC U-23, Real Boston Rams and Reading United AC, respectively. For more information about the club’s Academy system, please visit www.sjearthquakes.com/academy.

Quakes President Dave Kaval’s Office Hours
Earthquakes president Dave Kaval’s office hours are held every Tuesday between 3 and 5 p.m. Participants are welcome to call orvisit in person at our Front Office at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220 in Santa Clara. In addition, Dave will be holding his office hours from the new stadium site located at 1135 Coleman Ave, San Jose, Calif., on the second Tuesday of each month between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. To make an appointment during his office hours, email Dave directly at president@sjearthquakes.com. Office hour dates are subject to change. Be sure to read his blog, Kaval’s Kickoff, available exclusively at www.sjearthquakes.com, and follow him on Twitter at @QuakesPrez.  

ACADEMY NOTES 

U-14 Update
The Earthquakes’ U-14 Academy defeated San Juan SC 2-1 on Saturday. Kaya Fabbretti upped his season goal total to 13 with a brace as the U-14s improved to 7-1-0 on the year. The Quakes return to action on Saturday, Nov. 16 against Pateadores at StubHub Center’s Field 3 (10 a.m.).

U-16 Update
The Earthquakes’ U-16s defeated San Juan SC 2-1 on Saturday thanks to late goals from Philip Hausten and Michael Anderson. After falling behind 1-0 in the 61st minute, Hausen equalized in the 70th and Anderson tallied the game-winner in the 76th. San Jose is 6-2-0 and tops the Northwest Division with a 2.25 points per-game average. The U-16s close out the month on Saturday, Nov. 16 against the Santa Cruz Breakers atCabrillo College (12:30 p.m.).

U-18 Update
The Earthquakes’ U-18s defeated San Juan SC 4-2 on Saturday, improving to 1-4-3 this season. The Quakes will close out their November slate on Saturday, Nov. 16 against the Santa Cruz Breakers at Cabrillo College (10 a.m.).