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Earthquakes Weekly Update: June 14, 2010

Following their penalty-kick shootout win over Chivas USA last weekend in the inaugural Sacramento Cup, the San Jose Earthquakes take this week off before returning to MLS play on Friday, June 25 against Real Salt Lake.

Earthquakes Schedule for the Week of 6/14/10
Tuesday, June 15 – Off
Wednesday, June 16 – 2:30 p.m. PT – Training at Nutrilite Training Facility
Thursday, June 17 – TBD
Friday, June 18 – 10:15 a.m. PT – Training at Nutrilite Training Facility
Saturday, June 19 – Off

Last Game
Earthquakes 0, Chivas USA 0; June 12, 2010; Raley Field; Sacramento, Calif.
The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 6-5 penalty-kick shootout win after battling Chivas USA to a scoreless draw for 90 minutes in the inaugural Sacramento Cup. Jon Busch kept a clean sheet and made a kick save on Chivas USA keeper Dan Kennedy during the shootout to spark San Jose in the win. The back four of Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara, Bobby Burling and Justin Morrow kept Busch's net tidy, allowing just one shot on goal. Both sides converted their first five attempts in the shootout. Chris Wondolowski, Ramiro Corrales, Javier Robles, Ryan Johnson and Ramon Sanchez lined up for San Jose's five while Gerson Mayen, Carlos Borja, Maicon Santos, Michael Umana and Jose Macotelo made good for Chivas USA. Jason Hernandez scored the decisive tally after Busch's save to win the Sacramento Cup.

Misc. Notes

Quakes in Sacramento
The Earthquakes are still unbeaten in Sacramento in their history following their penalty-kick shootout win over Chivas USA on June 12. The team faced CD Olimpia from Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions Cup match at a sold-out Sheldon Florin Community Stadium on March 16, 2002. Landon Donovan, Ian Russell and Jeff Agoos scored for the Quakes in a 3-1 win that moved San Jose into the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup. Ramiro Corrales is the only current Quakes player that appeared in that match.

Wondolowski Among MLS Leaders
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski is currently tied for third in scoring in MLS with Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls and Kei Kamara of the Kansas City Wizards with six goals. The six goals are one more than his previous career high of five in 2008, when he split time with Houston and San Jose.

Convey Remains Near Top of Leaderboard
Quakes midfielder Bobby Convey sits alone in second in the league in assists with seven. This total ties his career high, which he matched in 2001 for D.C. United. Convey trails only Galaxy midfielder, Landon Donovan, who has nine assists.

San Jose in June
The Quakes are 26-18-14 all-time in June in MLS play.

Cannon Among All-Time Leaders
Earthquakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon is among the all-time league leaders in a number of goalkeeping categories. He is second in goalkeeper appearances (285), starts (284) and minutes played (25,665). He is now second all-time in saves (1,154), second all-time in shutouts (73) and fourth all-time in wins (103) in league history. For San Jose, Cannon is first in club history as a goalkeeper in starts (170), minutes played (15,471), saves (686), wins (65), and shutouts (43) and second in appearances (170), goals against average (1.33), and saves percentage (73.4). He also holds the team's all-time record for saves in a game with 12 on July 8, 2000 at Colorado.

Corrales Among All-Time Leaders
Ramiro Corrales has the most appearances in franchise history with 178 and has made 162 starts, while logging 14,405 minutes played as a member of the Quakes. He is now alone in second place in franchise history in starts, third in all-time in club history for minutes played and ninth in assists with 21.

Quakes Host Club Partner Tottenham Hotspur July 17
The San Jose Earthquakes will play club partner Tottenham Hotspur from the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday, July 17 at Buck Shaw Stadium. The kick-off time will be announced at a later date. Season ticket holders should use their Bonus Game “B” ticket for the match. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (800) 225-2277 or by logging on to sjearthquakes.com. Tottenham Hotspur, also known as Spurs, signed a club partnership agreement in 2008 with the objective of creating a long-term bond between the two clubs. The relationship focuses on both soccer and commercial development by exchanging and implementing the best practices from both organizations. The partnership to date has seen Earthquakes technical staff visiting Spurs Lodge on numerous occasions, with the team using the Tottenham Hotspur training facility as a base for this season’s pre-season preparations.

Quakes Launch Blog “The Core”
The Earthquakes have launched their official team blog at http://www.quakescore.blogspot.com. Make sure to check out the latest written content from the San Jose Earthquakes.
Philadelphia Match on Sept. 18 Moved to Sept. 15
The San Jose Earthquakes announced last week that their game that was scheduled for Saturday, September 18 has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The full 2010 Earthquakes schedule is available on www.sjearthquakes.com.

Quakes Individual Tickets
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that individual tickets for all 2010 Earthquakes home games are now on sale. The Quakes significantly reduced prices for the 2010 season with prices ranging from $20-50. Tickets for the much anticipated 2010 campaign are available online at sjearthquakes.com or by calling 1-800-225-2277. The new, reduced prices for the 2010 season are as follows; Premier Midfield $50 per game ($60 in 2009), Center Circle $35 per game ($40 in 2009), Sideline $25 per game ($35 in 2009) and Goal View $20 per game ($22 in 2009).

Earthquakes 2010 Partial Plan
The San Jose Earthquakes have one partial plan for the 2010 season still available, the Pick 6 Plan. With the Pick 6 Plan you can select any six Earthquakes home games at Buck Shaw Stadium during the 2010 regular season. Prices are as follows: Corona Cove - $330, Center Circle - $192, Sideline - $132, Goal View - $108, Supporters Section - $90. To purchase either of these partial plans or full season tickets, call the front at 408-556-7700 and ask to speak to a ticket sales representative.

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