Matchday: Earthquakes vs. Whitecaps FC

Matchday Information

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.
Parking Lots Open: 3:30 p.m.
Will Call and Guest Services Open: 5:00 p.m.
Title sponsor: Gyft
Giveaway: 5,000 beer steins 

2015 Oktoberfest at Avaya Stadium

  • The 7UP Epicenter will feature a beer trailer with authentic German beers and brats
  • Bratwurst available at the following locations: 
    - Concession stand 4, located behind section 110
    - Concession stand 10, located behind section 124
    - Sausage carts

Oktoberfest Pricing

  • 12 oz Premium German beer $8.00
  • Johnsonville 1/3 lb. Bratwurst $8.50
  • Combo 12 Draft German Beer and Johnsonville 1/3 lb Brat $15.00

Beer Selections

  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Franziskaner Dunkelweiss
  • GB Summerbrau
  • GB Marzen

Food Trucks

  • Gold Rush Eatery
  • Speedy Panini
  • Lalo's Tacos
  • PG&E Coffee Truck
  • Jon Jon's BBQ
  • BBQ Kalbi
  • Twisted Chill
  • Beer Truck Near BBQ Stand


Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 2-6-5
Home: 2-0-4 (7 GF, 4 GA)
Away: 0-6-1 (6 GF, 15 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 13, Vancouver – 19

Last Game vs. Vancouver 
Earthquakes 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3; July 26, 2015; BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia 
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-1 at BC Place. Forward Quincy Amarikwa tallied his third goal in three matches since joining San Jose and midfielder Marc Pelosi made his MLS debut, entering the match as a second-half substitute and logging 20 minutes. The match also saw the return of leading-scorer forward Chris Wondolowski and versatile midfielder Cordell Cato returning to the Earthquakes starting XI. Both players were with their respective national teams at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and haven't suited up for the Quakes in an MLS match since they each found the back of the net in the team's 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy on June 27. Wondolowski started and played 60 minutes in the United States' third-place game in Pennsylvania just one day prior. Vancouver took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute. A deflected ball rolled to midfielder Mauro Rosales at the top of the penalty area and his left-footed shot snuck past Quakes keeper David Bingham. The Earthquakes were forced to use an early substitution when three-time MLS Team of the Week selection defender Clarence Goodson exited with an injury in the 13th minute. Whitecaps FC found the net again in the 32nd minute. Defender Kendall Waston headed home a Rosales corner kick to extend the home side's lead to 2-0 and an Octavio Rivero penalty kick later gave Vancouver its third goal in the 56th minute. San Jose was able to find a goal late, as Amarikwa blasted a shot into the back of the net in the 90th minute off a feed by midfielder Shea Salinas. Amarikwa has now scored three goals in the last two matches, both of which were on the road.

History of the Quakes-Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rivalry
The Quakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC drew in each of their first two all-time meetings in 2011 … The teams tied 1-1 at Empire Field in Vancouver on May 11 as Chris Wondolowski scored a 39th-minute goal on a back-heeled flick that earned MLS Goal of the Week consideration, with Ryan Johnson assisting … The ‘Caps equalized in second-half stoppage time when Davide Chiumiento scored for a share of the points … The return fixture inside Buck Shaw Stadium on July 20 ended in a 2-2 tie with dueling braces by Wondolowski and Vancouver’s Eric Hassli as San Jose was unable to hold on to a pair of one-goal leads … In the first of three meetings in 2012 back on April 7 at Buck Shaw, the ‘Caps took a 1-0 lead early in the second half through a Sebastien Le Toux strike, only to see the Quakes storm back for three goals within a 10-minute span from the 68th to the 78th … Wondolowski tallied two more around what proved to be a game-winning header from second-half substitute Alan Gordon in the 72nd from a Ramiro Corrales cross … In the second meeting of the 2012 season at BC Place in Vancouver on May 5, the Whitecaps came out victorious off a stoppage time goal from forward Eric Hassli. Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 15th minute off a Marvin Chavez cross, but Vancouver answered with a goal from Gershon Koffie shortly before halftime … Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2-1 at B.C. Place in the final matchup of 2012 between the two teams thanks to a Barry Robson 61st minute penalty kick. Whitecaps FC Dane Richards opened the scoring just 20 minutes into the match. Earthquakes Alan Gordon knotted the score at 1-1 just seven minutes before halftime with a header into the back post … The two sides drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2013 with Chris Wondolowski and Corey Hertzog scoring goals at Buck Shaw Stadium … Vancouver won their next match of the campaign 2-0 at BC Place … The two teams drew 0-0 in their final meeting of the season on Sept. 14, 2013 at Buck Shaw Stadium … 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 on May 3, 2014 … The San Jose Earthquakes fell 2-0 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at BC Place … The Quakes tied Whitecaps FC 0-0 in San Jose’s final game at Buck Shaw Stadium on October 18, 2014 … San Jose defeated Vancouver 1-0 in the first-ever night match at Avaya Stadium on April 11, 2015 … Vancouver was able to take the second meeting of the 2015 season, defeating the Earthquakes 3-1 at BC Place in Vancouver on July 26. 

Earthquakes-Vancouver Whitecaps FC Connections
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Steven Beitashour played for San Jose from 2010-2013 … Beitashour was born in San Jose … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 after being selected by the club during the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft … Salinas was traded from Vancouver to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2011, in exchange for allocation money … Salinas and Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey played together with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … NBA All-Star Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC ownership group, played basketball at Santa Clara University … Whitecaps FC forward/midfielder Erik Hurtado attended Santa Clara University where he was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012 … San Jose defender Jordan Stewart and Whitecaps FC defender Sam Adekugbe both were born in England … Quakes defender Victor Bernardez and Vancouver Deybi Flores both are from Honduras … San Jose midfielders Leandro Barrera and Matias Perez Garcia and Whitecaps midfielders Matias Laba and Mauro Rosales were all born in Argentina … Quakes midfielder Khari Stephenson and defender Shaun Francis, as well as Vancouver midfielder Andre Lewis are all from Jamaica … Francis and Whitecaps goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi both played together on the Chicago Fire during the 2013 season … San Jose midfielder Sanna Nyassi and Whitecaps defender Pa-Modou Kah and midfielder/forward Kekuta Manneh are all from Gambia … Vancouver defender Christian Dean’s hometown is East Palo Alto, Calif. … Dean and San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham both played at UC Berkeley.