Weekly Update: May 5, 2014
San Jose returns to action on Wednesday, May 7 against the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium, presented by Supercuts. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. PT on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF. The giveaway item for the match will be 2,500 foam fingers, courtesy of Supercuts. The club also hosts FC Dallas on Saturday, May 10 at Buck Shaw Stadium for the Earthquakes’ 40th Anniversary Game, presented by Gordon Biersch. Kickoff for that match is 7:30 p.m. PT on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF. The Earthquakes will enshrine former player and general manager Johnny Moore to the Earthquakes Hall of Fame at halftime. The giveaway item for the match is 2,500 1974 throwback jersey T-shirts.
Earthquakes 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3; May 3, 2014; BC Place in Vancouver, B.C.
Chris Wondolowski scored twice to rally the San Jose Earthquakes to within one goal of their hosts, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC ultimately took the win 3-2 at a sold-out BC Place. Vancouver jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 20 minutes. Kekuta Manneh opened the scoring with a chipped shot in the 10th minute. The Gambian striker hit the post with his initial effort, but one-timed a shot off the other post and in with his next touch. Morales scored the next two for Whitecaps FC, the first of which came from the penalty spot after Victor Bernardez was whistled for a foul on Darren Mattocks in the area. Morales doubled his haul one minute later, hammering a shot from just outside the box. The Earthquakes pulled one back moments before halftime, slotting a penalty past Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted. Alan Gordon earned the penalty after Whitecaps FC defender Jay DeMerit took him down in the box on an aerial challenge. Wondolowski pulled another one back during second-half stoppage time. The United States Men’s National Teamer collected a deflected cross and sent a left-footed shot past Ousted for his fifth goal of the season. Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch made his 1,000th career save during the second half, denying former Santa Clara University striker Erik Hurtado from point-blank range on a Vancouver counter attack.
Earthquakes in May
The Earthquakes are 30-32-17 all-time in the month of May.
COLORADO RAPIDS INFO
Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 26-18-11
Home: 13-8-6 (45 GF, 35 GA)
Away: 13-10-5 (35 GF, 34 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 1-2; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-2; Playoffs: 0-1-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup Play-In: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 83, Colorado Rapids – 69
All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:
Earthquakes Colorado Rapids
Goals 8 - Chris Wondolowski 10 - Paul Bravo
Assists 7 - Barrett/Donovan 9 - Paul Bravo
Shots 38 - Chris Wondolowski 46 - Chris Henderson
Shots on Goal 20 - Chris Wondolowski 28 - Paul Bravo
Fouls Committed 44 - Ramiro Corrales 41 - Chris Henderson
Fouls Suffered 53 - Richard Mulrooney 34 - Paul Bravo
Wins 8 - Joe Cannon 7 - Marcus Hahnemann
Losses 6 - Cannon/Kramer 4 - Cannon/Pickens
Shutouts 6 - Joe Cannon 3 - Scott Garlick
Saves 83 - Joe Cannon 43 - Marcus Hahnemann
Goals Allowed 20 - David Kramer 14 - Marcus Hahnemann
All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:
Earthquakes Colorado Rapids
Goals 3 - Chris Wondolowski (10/6/12) 2 - 5 players tied
Assists 2 - 9 players tied 2 - 8 players tied
Shots 7 - Chris Wondolowski (10/9/13) 7 - 3 players tied
Shots on Goal 5 - Gordon/Wondolowski 5 - Omar Cummings (9/18/09)
Fouls Committed 5 - 9 players tied 7 - Matt Okoh (6/3/00)
Fouls Suffered 6 - Mulrooney/Donovan 7 - Alain Nkong (5/25/05)
Saves 12 - Joe Cannon (7/8/00) 9 - Joe Cannon (8/28/04)
Goals Allowed 4 - David Kramer (5/27/99) 5 - Scott Garlick (8/25/01)
Last Game vs. Colorado Rapids
Earthquakes 0, Colorado Rapids 0; April 21, 2014; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
The Earthquakes picked up their first clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Despite missing both of their regulars on the depth chart at left back and starting right back Brandon Barklage, Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson was able to cobble together a backline that withstood the Rapids’ advances throughout the match. The Earthquakes also finished the game down a man after second-year forward Adam Jahn was sent off in the 87th minute. The Earthquakes put pressure on their hosts early and nearly found the net two minutes in. Alan Gordon had a look in front of goal after a Shea Salinas corner kick, but his header rattled the crossbar and bounced away. Chris Wondolowski had another golden chance in the 38th minute after losing his marker on a free kick from Salinas. Wondolowski snapped a header toward goal, but watched his shot shave the woodwork just high. Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch was largely untested in picking up his first shutout of the season. He made one save with Andreas Gorlitz, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson and Ty Harden providing cover on the backline. Gorlitz, a former Bayern Munich product, played 90 minutes in his San Jose debut while Harden went the distance in his first career start at left back.
History of the Quakes-Colorado Rapids Rivalry
The two teams played for the first time in 1996 and the Quakes swept the four-game season series, outscoring Colorado 9-3 in the process … Ramiro Corrales’ first career start came against Colorado on May 8, 1996 … In 1997 Colorado won three of four and swept the Quakes in two games at San Jose … Colorado dominated again in 1998 and had a memorable win at Stanford where they edged the Earthquakes 4-3 in penalty kicks … The Earthquakes returned the favor and beat Colorado 4-3 in penalty kicks in the first match of 1999 and they split the season series 2-2 … 2000 saw the teams split the series again with the Earthquakes winning the first two meetings … on August 25, 2001 the Earthquakes scored three goals in four minutes for their second win of the year against the Rapids. Manny Lagos scored his second goal of the match on an assist from Junior Agogo. Two minutes later Landon Donovan scored on an assist from Ian Russell. Then in the 40th minute Donovan assisted Agogo for the fourth goal. The Quakes added one more and then cruised to a 5-2 victory … In 2002 the teams split the series … In 2003 the Quakes opened the season at Colorado and Brian Ching scored 53 seconds into the match and the Quakes were victorious 2-1 … 2004 began an unbeaten streak in which the Earthquakes did not lose to the Rapids from 2004-2010. The Quakes were 8-0-4 during the streak before losing 1-0 on August 7, 2010 … The two teams met again in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, but the Rapids beat the Quakes 1-0 on their way to winning the MLS Cup … The Quakes were unable to beat the Rapids last year, with the Rapids defeating the Quakes 2-1 on August 13, 2011 at Buck Shaw Stadium, and the sides tying 1-1 on September 24, 2011 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park … The Earthquakes swept their three games vs. Colorado in 2012, outscoring the Rapids 10-3 in the process … Chris Wondolowski’s most recent hat-trick came against Colorado on October 6, 2012 … Mehdi Ballouchy’s first career appearance for San Jose was against Colorado on August 25, 2012 … The Quakes and Rapids tied 1-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium in their first meeting of 2013 … The Earthquakes followed with a 2-1 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 15, the club’s first road win of the season and the first game on the sidelines for interim head coach Mark Watson … San Jose capped their 2013 involvement with Colorado with a 1-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 9 thanks to a goal from Chris Wondolowski … The Quakes and Rapids tied 0-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on April 19 in their first meeting of 2014.
Earthquakes-Colorado Rapids Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris played for the Rapids in 2013 … Rapids midfielder Martin Chavez played for the Earthquakes from 2012-13 … Rapids defender Drew Moor and Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson played together for FC Dallas from 2005-07 … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Rapids midfielder Danny Mwanga played together for the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon (2002-03) and Rapids midfielder Nathan Sturgis played together for the LA Galaxy from 2006-07 … Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon and Rapids forward Danny Mwanga (2008-09) played college soccer at Oregon State … Danny Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia (2010-13) and Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) played college soccer for UCLA … Earthquakes defender Brandon Barklage and Rapids goalkeeper John Berner were born in St. Louis, Missouri … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) and Rapids midfielder Jared Watts (2010-13) played college soccer for Wake Forest … Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan played with the Earthquakes from 2003-05 and played with Chris Wondolowski in Houston from 2006-09 … Rapids forward Edson Buddle was the runner-up to Wondolowski in the 2010 Budweiser Golden Boot race as a member of the LA Galaxy … Buddle was a teammate of Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch with the Columbus Crew from 2002-05 … Buddle also played with Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon from 2007-10 for the LA Galaxy … Wondolowski and Rapids forward Gabriel Torres shared CONCACAG Gold Cup Golden Boot honors with five apiece, Wondolowski for the USA and Torres for Panama; Landon Donovan also had five during the competition.
FC DALLAS INFO
Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 23-16-11
Home: 14-16-5 (47 GF, 25 GA)
Away: 9-10-6 (35 GF, 32 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 4-3; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-0; Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup Play-In: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 81, FC Dallas – 57
Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 2, FC Dallas 1; October 26, 2013; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The San Jose Earthquakes finished the 2013 MLS regular season with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas to send off Ramiro Corrales a winner in the final game of his career. Walter Martinez and Chris Wondolowski each scored a goal. Martinez’s goal was his second of the campaign, while Wondolowski’s goal was a team-leading 11th goal of the season. Martinez missed a shot high to the top left corner in the early going, but came back in the 27th minute to give the Earthquakes a 1-0 edge. Wondolowski added his goal, a sharp drive in the upper right corner, in the 57 minute. He was assisted by Steven Lenhart and Shea Salinas. Corrales, making his first start since Sept. 14, had two good scoring chances in the first 11 minutes. He missed wide right in the fifth minute and again in the 11th minute. The last original remaining MLS player from 1996, Corrales received a standing ovation from the crowd when he was introduced. Corrales recived another standing ovation when he was subbed out of the game in the 71st minute, and Lenhart and Victor Bernardez punctuated the moment by carrying him off the field on their shoulders.
History of the Quakes-FC Dallas Rivalry
The Earthquakes were 9-1-4 in the final 14 games against Dallas prior to San Jose’s relocation to Houston … The Quakes posted a seven-game winning streak during that stretch from July 20, 2002-Apr. 15, 2004 … San Jose and Dallas met in an important match on Oct. 16, 2004, as San Jose needed a win or a tie to advance to the playoffs, while Dallas needed a win to clinch the final berth in the playoffs. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the Cotton Bowl, giving San Jose a spot in the playoffs, while Dallas did not qualify. Ramiro Corrales scored the Quakes second goal in that game … On Sept. 27, 2003, San Jose’s Dwayne De Rosario scored the fastest goal from the start of the game in MLS history, netting a goal 11 seconds into the match at Spartan Stadium against Dallas. De Rosario would go on to net a hat trick in the game, the second hat trick in Quakes team history … The Earthquakes won both matches against FC Dallas last season … The Earthquakes defeated FC Dallas in a 2-0 road win in the first meeting of this season on Mar. 26, and closed out the 2011 season with a 4-2 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 22 … In their first meeting this season, the two teams battled to a scoreless draw on July 7 at FC Dallas Stadium … The Earthquakes followed up with a 2-1 win on July 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes’ plus-25 goal differential against FC Dallas is the highest against any team in the league … San Jose is riding a six-game unbeaten streak against FC Dallas … The Earthquakes were 1-1-1 against FC Dallas in 2013 … FC Dallas won their first meeting of 2012 1-0 at FC Dallas Stadium thanks to a strike from Fabian Castillo … The Quakes and FC Dallas tied 2-2 on August 24 after three red cards were issued … The Quakes capped off the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 win at Buck Shaw Stadium in Ramiro Corrales last game of his career.
Earthquakes-FC Dallas Connections
Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson began his career as a member of the Dallas Burn in 2004 (they re-named the club FC Dallas one year later) … Goodson was a No. 7 overall pick for Dallas in the 2004 SuperDraft and went on to record three goals and two assists in 74 appearances during his four seasons in Texas … Goodson (2000-03) and FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz (2005-06) played college soccer at Maryland … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10), Earthquakes defender Ryan Neil (2010-13), and FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson (2003-2007) played college soccer for Cal … Jacobson is from Palo Alto, Calif. … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Jacobson were teammates with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … FC Dallas defender Zach Lloyd and Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski have played together three times with the U.S. Men’s National Team, against Chile on January 22, 2011, against Venezuela on January 21, 2012, and against Panama on January 25, 2012 … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas grew up in the Dallas area and played USL soccer in the summer for Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados in 2005 and 2006 … Salinas played with FC Dallas Eric Hassli for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Salinas also played with FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson for the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Earthquakes forward Billy Schuler (2008-11), FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia (2012), FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges (2011), and FC Dallas defender Zach Lloyd (2006-09) played college soccer at North Carolina … Schuler and Hedges won the 2011 NCAA National Championship with North Carolina … Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead were teammates at UCLA from 2010-12 … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) and FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel (2001-04) played college soccer for Wake Forest … Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart and FC Dallas midfielder Adam Moffat were teammates with the Columbus Crew from 2008- 2010 … Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris and FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas were teammates with the Colorado Rapids in 2013 … FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja coached Harris as the Colorado Rapids Head Coach from 2012-13 … Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez and FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas were teammates with the Honduran national team during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Turn Back the Clock Night
The Earthquakes will turn back the clock when they host FC Dallas on Saturday, May 10 at Buck Shaw Stadium. The match is part of the club’s 40th Anniversary celebration this month, which features a trio of games with ties to the NASL’s 1974 season. Saturday’s match will be played nearly 40 years to the day of the two teams’ first meeting on May 11, 1974 – a 4-3 win for San Jose. To commemorate the occasion, the Earthquakes will induct Johnny Moore, a player from the 1974 season and former general manager, into the club’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony at halftime. Additionally, gameday staff will wear 1974 throwback T-shirts, the club’s photo booth in the Epicenter Fan Zone will feature throwback items and the pre-game playlist will have a 1970s theme. Fans can also purchase a limited edition 1974 shirt at the game and Gordon Biersch will provide 2,500 fans with free throwback jersey T-shirts at the gates.
Busch Reaches 1,000 Saves Milestone
Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch became the seventh goalkeeper in league history to reach 1,000 career saves in the club’s 3-2 loss against Vancouver over the weekend. He made 367 saves with Columbus from 2002-06, 240 with Chicago from 2007-09 and has 394 since joining the Earthquakes at the start of the 2010 season. Busch is among the top goalkeepers in MLS history, ranking fourth all-time in shutouts with 78 and seventh all-time with 105 wins.
Earthquakes Unbeaten in Eight vs. Colorado
The Earthquakes are 5-0-3 in their last eight games against the Colorado Rapids. Their last loss against Colorado was 2-1 on Aug. 13, 2011 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Quakes have out-scored the Rapids 15-6 during that span.
Wondolowski vs. Colorado
Chris Wondolowski has eight goals in 16 career games against the Rapids. Each of his goals has come in an Earthquakes uniform after returning to the club in June of 2009. He has eight goals in his last 13 games against Colorado.
Earthquakes Boast Five-Game Home Unbeaten Streak vs. FC Dallas
The Earthquakes are 3-0-2 in their last five home games against FC Dallas. Their last loss was 2-1 on Oct. 7, 2009 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Wondolowski vs. FC Dallas
Chris Wondolowski has scored four goals in 18 games against FC Dallas. He has four in his last eight games, including three in 2011 and one in 2013.
Loan Watch: Bingham, Garza in San Antonio
Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham and midfielder Sam Garza each saw action in San Antonio’s 1-0 loss against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday. Bingham started and played 90 minutes while Garza came on as a substitute in the 77th minute.
Loan Watch: Jahn Scores Second Goal for Sac Republic FC
Earthquakes forward and Sacramento area native Adam Jahn scored the game-winner for Sacramento in their 2-1 result against the Orange County Blues on Saturday. Jahn’s goal sealed Republic FC”s first home win in club history and gave him two goals in as many games during his loan stint.
Earthquakes to Host Atletico Madrid at Candlestick Park on July 27
The Earthquakes will host UEFA Champions League semifinalist Atletico Madrid on Sunday, July 27 at Candlestick Park with kickoff at 4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public starting on Tuesday, May 20 at www.sjearthquakes.com. Earthquakes season ticket holders will have a special pre-sale starting on May 12 and will receive a discount off regular ticket prices. Those fans should look for an email from the club’s fan relations department. Suites and group tickets are available through the Earthquakes front office in person or by calling 408-556-7700. The club will also have designated supporter areas in sections 42 and 44.
New Stadium Season Tickets on Sale
Season tickets are now on sale for the Earthquakes' new stadium located on Coleman Ave adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The 18,000-seat stadium is currently under construction and will feature a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seatin in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. A two-acre fan zone, the largest outdoor bar in North America and a double-sided video display will also be featured in the new stadium. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. For more information call 408-556-7700 or visit www.sjearthquakes.com/newstadium.
Nesting Dolls Giveaway at Stanford Stadium, Presented by Wells Fargo
The Earthquakes and Wells Fargo have teamed up for a creative giveaway for the club’s June 28 match against the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium. Ten-thousand fans will receive a nesting doll featuring Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson or Victor Bernardez in an Earthquakes jersey and with their native country’s flag on the back. Wells Fargo is also the presenting sponsor for the match.
Patriotic Celebration Planned for Stanford Stadium
Patrick Roberge Productions is back to produce their third-straight halftime show for the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium. The creators of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics will put together another patriotic show. This year’s edition will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Brazil at Stanford Stadium. Once again, the match will feature the biggest fireworks show in the Bay Area with a 15-minute synchronized performance courtesy of Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, Inc. following the final whistle.
Busch, Earthquakes Community Fund Team Up for Saves for SEALs Program
For the third consecutive season, the Earthquakes and goalkeeper Jon Busch have teamed up for the Saves for SEALs program. Busch has pledged to donate $50 for every save during the 2014 season to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund has pledged to match that donation. Fans can also support Busch’s efforts by purchasing the Saves For SEALs ticket package for the California Clasico on June 28 at Stanford Stadium. This package includes four tickets in Section 125 (directly behind the north goal), four custom-camouflage Saves For SEALs T-shirts (designed by Busch) and a post-game meet-and-greet with Busch on the field following the fireworks. The package is $200 with 80-percent of the proceeds benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Tickets on Sale for Levi’s® Stadium Match
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Jose Earthquakes have partnered to present the first event at Levi’s® Stadium. The Earthquakes will host to Seattle Sounders FC in one of Major League Soccer’s most heated rivalries on Aug. 2, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
USMNT to Host World Cup Send-Off Match at Candlestick Park
The United States Men’s National Team will open a three-game FIFA World Cup send-off series against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park on Tuesday, May 27. Kickoff is 7 p.m. PT on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. The match marks the first time the USMNT will visit Candlestick Park. The U.S. has only played in San Francisco once before, garnering a 3-2 win against Japan at AT&T Park in 2006. The match will also be the first time the United States and Azerbaijan’s senior teams have played against each other. In addition to the match in San Francisco, the United States will also face Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. on Sunday, June 1 (11 a.m. PT / ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas) and Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday, June 7 (3 p.m. PT / ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas).
Earthquakes-Timbers Game on Oct. 4 to be Aired Live on NBC Sports Network
The club’s match against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, Oct. 4 will be aired live on NBC Sports Network. Kickoff is 8 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. The match was previously scheduled for local viewing at 7:30 p.m. PT. All tickets issued for that match will still be valid at the gates.
Wine And Dine with the Earthquakes Slated for Sunday, May 18
The club will host its Wine and Dine with the Earthquakes event on Sunday, May 18 at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. For a third-consecutive year, guests will enjoy tasting a selection of Guglielmo's red and white wines while mingling with Earthquakes players, coaches and front office staff at the Villa Emile Event Center. They will also experience the irresistible charm of a vintage cobblestone courtyard, a picturesque backdrop with vineyards and rolling hills and a wine bar and arbor still draped with grapes on vines planted by the Guglielmo family three generations ago. The event will feature a buffet dinner courtesy of Cosmopolitan Catering, live auction, raffle and grape stomp as well as celebrity bartending from Earthquakes players. For more information and to register, visit www.sjearthquakes.com or email the club’s community relations manager, Alison Piergallini, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earthquakes to Host Fifth-Annual Corporate Cup
The Earthquakes will host its Fifth Annual Corporate Cup on Saturday, July 26 in San Jose. The 5v5 tournament features companies from across the Bay Area, including past winners National Tire Warehouse, DZH Phillips and DV8 Elite. Teams are guaranteed at least three games and can choose to play in Men’s Corporate, Men’s Open or the Co-Ed divisions. Registration is now open at www.sjearthquakes.com or by calling 408-556-7700. All proceeds will benefit the Earthquakes Community Fund. Packages will include a fully catered meal by Cosmo Catering during the tournament and San Jose Earthquakes match tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Earthquakes Community Fund.
Earthquakes Unveil New Logo, Jerseys
The Earthquakes unveiled the club’s new logo during a public event attended by over 4,000 fans at San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose on Jan. 30. 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.
The Earthquakes U-14s defeated Merced Atlas 1-0 thanks to a 54th-minute goal from Alex Guevara on Saturday. The squad is 7-0-0 with a plus-25 goal differential since the start of 2014. The club’s U-14 Pre-Academy team was also in action, dropping a 2-1 result against Sporting Santa Clara SC on Saturday in the CalNorth State Cup Final.
Pre-Academy U-14s defeated Mountain View-Los Altos in the State Cup Semifinals to advance to the title game against Santa Clara Sporting on Saturday May 3. The club also has an Academy game scheduled for Saturday, May 3 against Merced Atlas with time and location TBA.
The Earthquakes were idle over the weekend. The U-16s play their regular season finale on Saturday, May 10 against San Juan Soccer Club.
The Earthquakes were idle over the weekend. They’ll be back in action for their regular season finale on Saturday, May 10 against San Juan Soccer Club.