WEEKLY UPDATE: December 12, 2016

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MLS Announces Players Available for Selection in Expansion Draft Tuesday

The San Jose Earthquakes protected goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Victor Bernardez, Andres Imperiale and Kofi Sarkodie, midfielders Fatai Alashe, Cordell Cato, Darwin Ceren, Simon Dawkins, Anibal Godoy and Shea Salinas, and forward Chris Wondolowski. Goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell and midfielder Tommy Thompson are automatically protected due to their Generation adidas and Homegrown Player status, respectively.

The Quakes left the following players unprotected and available for selection tomorrow: goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, defenders Kip Colvey, Clarence Goodson, Shaun Francis, Jordan Stewart and Marvell Wynne, midfielders Leandro Barrera, Marc Pelosi, Alberto Quintero and Matheus Silva, and forwards Quincy Amarikwa, Chad Barrett, Henok Goitom, Innocent, Steven Lenhart and Mark Sherrod.

Earthquakes, LA Galaxy to Face Off in Las Vegas

The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club will face the LA Galaxy on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in a preseason match set to kick off at 7 p.m. PT at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.

Tickets for the match start at $20 and went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. via ticketfly and californiaclasico.com.


“Green Bike Giveaway” presented by City of San Jose Environmental Services Department and GreenTeam of San Jose
Who: Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe
What: Green Bike Giveaway at Christmas in the Park and player autographs
Where: Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez
When: Wednesday, Dec. 14; 4:30 – 6 p.m. PT

Santa Run Silicon Valley, presented by TiVo
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: Will cheer runners on at the finish line, and take photos with fans in the photo booth
Where: Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez
When: Sunday, Dec. 18; 3 – 4:30 p.m. PT

A look back on important moments in Earthquakes history that took place during the week of Dec. 12 – 18

Dec. 18, 2002 – Re-Signed Landon Donovan
The Earthquakes re-signed Landon Donovan to a two-year contract. The forward originally joined the Quakes from Bayer Leverkusen on March 29, 2001. During his four seasons with the Quakes, Donovan scored 32 goals in 87 regular season games and helped the team win MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003.


San Jose Earthquakes closing in on G.M.
By Elliott Almond, Mercury News

Pizarro: Works/San Jose dedicates auction to longtime collector Ray Ashley
By Sal Pizarro, Mercury News

Pizarro: Kids, cops go shopping together in San Jose
By Sal Pizarro, Mercury News

Ramos names 20-player roster for international friendlies in Costa Rica
By Staff, U.S. Soccer

Local Roundup: Boyle records triple-double, leads Scotts Valley girls hoops
By Staff, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sunderland AFC transfers: Black Cats linked with Scottish starlet
By Steve Brown, ChronicleLive.co.uk

St. Louis seeks $40 million in state tax credits for MLS stadium
By Mike Fault, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Marcinkowski called into U-20 international camp
By Staff, GUHoyas.com


11 various clips from Bay Area and Reno:

Pequeño Gigante en la Cancha de Fútbol
By Juan Francisco Ramirez, Telemundo 48