Weekly Update: January 6, 2014
Earthquakes 40th Anniversary Party
Who: Earthquakes players and staff, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, The Old Firm Casuals and The Forgotten
What: Unveiling of the club’s new logo and jersey and live music
Where: San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose – 87 N San Pedro St. in San Jose, CA 95110
When: Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. PT
Earthquakes to Unveil New Logo, Jersey on Jan. 30 at San Pedro Market
The Earthquakes will unveil the club’s new logo and jersey at their 40th Anniversary Party on Thursday, Jan. 30 at San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose. The free event is open to the public and will also include a live concert by The Old Firm Casuals, featuring long-time Quakes fans Lars Frederiksen, as well as The Forgotten. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. PT. Fans can RSVP by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com. Each person who RSVPs to the event will be entered to win a free Earthquakes jersey.
40th Anniversary Event Details / Amenities
The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT with Earthquakes players available for autographs and photographs, along with a Q&A session featuring current and former Quakes. Fans in attendance will have the chance to remember the club’s roots with historical displays featuring items provided by History of San Jose, including numerous old Quakes jerseys. The club’s new stadium mobile preview center will also be on site to allow fans to sit in stadium seats and view a 3D seat map. Additionally, San Pedro Square Market’s vendors will offer discounts and specials to fans looking for food and drinks throughout the night. The logo and new uniforms will be unveiled in dramatic fashion at the event during a special presentation that will include Kaval and current and past players, along with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. Immediately, following the presentation, the new jerseys and additional merchandise with the new logo will be available for purchase. The night will conclude with live performances from The Old Firm Casuals and The Forgotten.
Wondolowski, Goodson Called to USMNT Duty
Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski were called to United States Men’s National Team duty by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday for the Americans’ first 2014 FIFA World Cup preparation camp of the year. The duo reported to Carson, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 6 and will remain with the U.S. through their friendly against South Korea on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the StubHub Center (2 p.m. PT / ESPN2, UniMas). The Americans will train in Southern California from Jan. 7-12 before departing for Brazil for two weeks in Sao Paolo. They will return stateside on Jan. 26 ahead of their friendly against South Korea.
Earthquakes Partner with PIVOT Marketing Agency
The Earthquakes have signed a partnership with San Francisco-based PIVOT Marketing Agency. The sponsorship-oriented agreement will explore partnerships for the club’s new stadium and jersey. Among the local clients in PIVOT Marketing Agency’s portfolio are: The Clorox Company, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Phizzle, University of San Francisco, University of Pacific and Santa Clara University. They also work with America’s Cup contender Artemis Racing and MMA Inc. PIVOT is based in San Francisco and has an office in New York City.
10 Nationally Televised Games for Earthquakes in 2014
The Earthquakes announced their 2014 slate on Monday, a schedule that includes 10 nationally televised games and home dates at Stanford Stadium and Levi’s® Stadium. For a full look, visit www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule. Individual tickets for all games except matches at Stanford Stadium and Levi’s® Stadium will be available through a special Visa Pre-Sale starting on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. PT and will be available by visiting the club’s website or by calling 1-800-225-2277. Groups of 10 or more should call the Front Office at 408-556-7700 to inquire about group rates.
Stanford Stadium On-Sale Date
The Earthquakes will play at Stanford Stadium for a fourth-consecutive year on Saturday, June 28 against the LA Galaxy. The previous two editions drew sellout crowds of over 50,000. In addition to the soccer match, fans will be treated to a Salute to the Armed Forces halftime show and post-game fireworks extravaganza. Tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 with a special Visa Pre-Sale. General public availability will follow two days later starting at 10 a.m. PT.
Earthquakes Decline Options on Six Players
The Earthquakes declined options for Nana Attakora, Dan Gargan, Evan Newton, Marcus Tracy, Peter McGlynn and Cesar Diaz Pizarro last week. That group will now be eligible for the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft in December.
Earthquakes to Open Levi’s® Stadium on Aug. 2, 2014
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority 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 to purchase season tickets today.
Club Announces Creation of PDL Affiliate
The Earthquakes became the fourth MLS club to establish a Premier Development League squad last week. They will begin competing in 2014 with a home location and coaching staff still to be decided. 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.
Marcinkowski Called to U.S. U-20 Duty
Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski was called to United States U-18 camp last week as they prepare for the upcoming Copa del Atlantico in the Canary Islands. The training camp runs from Jan. 4-11 in Lakewood, Fla. and precedes the tournament in Spain, which is scheduled for Feb. 4-7.
The Earthquakes U-16s will return to action for the first time in the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 18 against the De Anza Force at De Anza College (1:30 p.m. PT).
The Earthquakes U-18s will return to action for the first time in the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 18 against the De Anza Force at De Anza College (11 a.m. PT).