Weekly Update: February 3, 2014
GOALKEEPERS (4) – David Bingham, Jon Busch, *Billy Knutsen, Bryan Meredith.
DEFENDERS (12) – Brandon Barklage, Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Clarence Goodson, ^Andreas Gorlitz, Ty Harden, Jason Hernandez, Tommy Muller, ^Jon Otsemobor, *Joe Sofia, Jordan Stewart, ^Daniel Welsh.
MIDFIELDERS (11) – ^Juan Baena, Cordell Cato, *A.J. Corrado, Sam Cronin, Sam Garza, Atiba Harris, *JJ Koval, Walter Martinez, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, Shea Salinas, Tommy Thompson.
FORWARDS (6) – Mike Fucito, Alan Gordon, Adam Jahn, Steven Lenhart, Billy Schuler, Chris Wondolowski.
*Unsigned 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick
Feb. 3-9 – Tucson, Ariz.
Feb. 10-20 – San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 21-March 1 – Portland, Ore.
March 2 – San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 5 – #Seattle Sounders FC at 10 a.m. PT
Feb. 8 – #Houston Dynamo at 2 p.m. PT
Feb. 15 – LA Galaxy at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. at 7 p.m. PT
Feb. 23 – %Portland Timbers at 5 p.m. PT
Feb. 26 – %Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m. PT
March 1 – %Portmore United FC (Jamaica) at 2:30 p.m. PT
# Desert Diamond Friendlies at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
% Rose City Invitational at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore.
Ticket Information for Preseason Games
Each of San Jose’s preseason games is open to the public. Tickets are being sold by the host organization for each event. That list includes:
Desert Diamond Friendlies – www.fctucson.com
LA Galaxy Friendly - Chukchansi Park Box Office, www.ticketreturn.com or call 1-559-320-TIXS. VIP Field Tickets, groups of 25 or more or those interested in luxury suites can order directly by calling 1-559-320-4487.
Rose City Invitational – www.portlandtimbers.com
Wondolowski Scores Brace for USMNT
Chris Wondolowski scored both goals for the United States Men’s National Team in a 2-0 win against South Korea on Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It was the third multi-goal game for Wondolowski with the Americans, upping his career national team haul to nine goals in the process. Wondolowski started and played 60 minutes before leaving to a rousing ovation after his second goal. Earthquakes teammate Clarence Goodson also made an appearance in the match, subbing on at center back in the 60th minute.
Earthquakes Unveil New Logo, Jerseys
The Earthquakes unveiled the club’s new logo during a public event attended by over 4,000 fans last week at San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose. The club projected images and videos onto the 12-story Sunwize building at the corner of W St. John St. and N San Pedro St. For more information about the unveiling, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.
Earthquakes Acquire Allocation Money from Vancouver for Beitashour
The Earthquakes acquired allocation money from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for defender Steven Beitashour last week. Beitashour, 26, had two goals and 16 assists in 87 appearances during his four years with the Earthquakes. The San Jose native joined the club as a second round (30th overall) selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft following a standout career with San Diego State. After playing in just eight games during his rookie season, Beitashour broke out with a team-high seven assists in 2011. He followed that effort with six assists in 33 games in 2012, earning a starting spot in the AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea FC in the process. After missing San Jose’s first six games of 2013 while recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia, Beitashour closed the year with one goal and three assists in 27 games. He also earned his first international cap as a second-half substitute for Iran in a 2015 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Thailand on Oct. 15, 2013.
CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Schedule Announced
The Earthquakes will host Deportivo Toluca FC on Tuesday, March 11 in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal. Kickoff is 7 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium with television information to be announced at a later date. San Jose will travel to Mexico the following week for the second leg on Wednesday, March 19 at Nemesio Diez Stadium. Kickoff will be 5 p.m. PT with television information to follow at a later date. Earthquakes season ticket holders should use Bonus Game “A” for the match. Individual tickets are available by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com or calling 1-800-225-2277.
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 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.