081410_Pimentel 5
Michael Pimentel

Earthquakes Weekly Update: October 18, 2010

The San Jose Earthquakes aim to close out their regular season home slate on Fan Appreciation Night with a win on Wednesday, Oct. 20 when they take on Chivas USA at Buck Shaw Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet California, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish). The game is presented by Xfinity. Following the team’s final home match on Wednesday, the Quakes then travel to Kansas City to take on the Wizards on Saturday, Oct. 23 in the regular season finale. The match at CommunityAmerica Ballpark kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT. The game will air live on MLS Direct Kick and 1220 KDOW.

Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 2-4-4
Home: 1-2-1
Away: 1-2-3
Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 13, Chivas USA – 13

Earthquakes vs. Kansas City Wizards All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 20-17-6
Home: 13-4-5
Away: 7-13-1
Shootout (1996-99): 3-4
Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-4
Playoffs: 2-1-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-1-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 54, Kansas City – 50
Earthquakes Schedule for the Week of 10/18/10
Tuesday, October 19 – 10 a.m. – Training at Buck Shaw Stadium
Wednesday, October 20 – Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA at 7 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. live on Comcast SportsNet California, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).
Thursday, October 21 – Travel to Kansas City
Friday, October 22 – Training in Kansas City
Saturday, October 23 – Earthquakes vs. Kansas City Wizards at 5:30 p.m. PT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark live on 1220 KDOW.

Injury Report/National Team Duty:
Out: Andre Luiz (L knee surgery); Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); Ike Opara (L foot fracture); Joe Cannon (L ankle fracture).
Last Game
Houston Dynamo 1, Earthquakes 0; Oct. 16, 2010; Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, California
The San Jose Earthquakes dropped a 1-0 decision to the Houston Dynamo at home on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 10,597 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Houston defender Andrew Hainault’s 23rd minute goal off a Brad Davis corner was the difference between the two sides. The Dynamo outshot the Earthquakes by a healthy margin of 19-10. San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch came up big with some clutch saves, finishing the game with a total of six stops. The Earthquakes nearly tied the game with a couple of late scoring chances, yet midfielder Bobby Convey’s shot hit the post and forward Chris Wondolowski’s volley went over the crossbar.
Last Game vs. Chivas USA
Chivas USA 3, Earthquakes 2; April 24, 2010; The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA collected a victory on April 24, holding off a late push from the visiting San Jose Earthquakes for a 3-2 victory at The Home Depot Center. Goals from Sacha Kljestan, Justin Braun and Chukwudi Chijindu were the difference as the Red-and-White claimed their second consecutive win at home. It was Kljestan who found the back of the net first. San Jose equalized just before halftime with a 41st-minute penalty kick. Chris Wondolowski netted from the spot for the visitors, slotting a low ball into the left-hand corner of the net after he was taken down in the box by Jonathan Bornstein. Any momentum the Quakes had going into the second half was quickly squelched by Justin Braun in the 54th minute. The big Chivas striker got onto the end of an incisive cross from Mariano Trujillo to head the ball past a diving Cannon and into the far left side of the net. It was Braun’s fourth consecutive goal against the Earthquakes. Substitute striker Chukwudi Chijindu added a third notch for the Red-and-White in the 88th minute after collecting a long pass from Lahoud and outpacing Steven Beitashour. The SoCal native calmly slipped the ball under Cannon, who had charged off his line. The Quakes swarmed in the game’s closing minutes, getting a goal of their own in the 92nd minute when defender Steven Beitashour hit a speculative shot from beyond the 18-yard line that sailed over the Chivas USA defense but dipped under the bar at the last moment.
Last Game vs. Kansas City
Earthquakes 1, Kansas City Wizards 0; August 14, 2010; Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, California
The San Jose Earthquakes pulled out a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards on Aug. 14 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Chris Wondolowski supplied the only goal, as he found the back of the net in the 35th minute after a delicate chip from the newest Earthquakes midfielder, Khari Stephenson. Wondolowski was free at the back post and finished with a volley to put the Quakes in front. Joe Cannon returned as Quakes goalkeeper and posted a shutout, his sixth this season, allowing San Jose to extend their home unbeaten streak against Kansas City to 13 games, which dates back to August of 2000.
Quakes Viewing Party
What: Earthquakes Viewing Party
Who: Shakers Squad, Earthquakes Staff
Location: O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub in San Jose
Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details: Come check out the Quakes final regular season game at O’Flaherty’s in San Jose before the LLS Light the Night Walk.
Misc. Notes
Quakes Host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 20
The San Jose Earthquakes will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night in their last home game of the 2010 regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 20 when they host Chivas USA at Buck Shaw Stadium at 7 p.m. PT in conjunction with the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Breast Cancer Awareness initiative. In collaboration with MLS corporate partners adidas, American Airlines and Gatorade, the Quakes match on Oct. 20 with Chivas USA will be played with a commemorative pink adidas Jabulani match ball. Buck Shaw Stadium will highlight the campaign with pink co-branded American Airlines field boards, and players will use pink sideline towels provided by Gatorade. In addition, the Earthquakes players will wear a special pink MLS W.O.R.K.S. ribbon patch on their jerseys, pink adidas sweat bands and goalkeepers will use pink gloves to showcase their support.
Quakes Host Fan Appreciation Night on Oct. 20
The San Jose Earthquakes will hold Fan Appreciation Night on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Buck Shaw Stadium for the club’s final home game of the season. The Earthquakes will host Chivas USA with kickoff at 7 p.m. PT.
Earthquakes, Club Quake and SSV Team up for LLS Light the Night Walk
The San Jose Earthquakes have partnered with their supporter’s group, Club Quake, and the Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation for the third straight year to participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk on Saturday, Oct. 23 in downtown San Jose. Earthquakes players, members of the team’s front office, along with Earthquakes fans will walk in the event that raises funds and awareness for blood cancers. This year the team will walk in honor of former Earthquakes player Joe Vide, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year. The Light The Night Walk festivities will be held at Arena Green Park in San Jose. Participants walk carrying illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. All funds raised through the Light The Night Walk support LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Quakes to Host Playoff Game on Saturday, October 30
The San Jose Earthquakes will host a playoff game at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Earthquakes’ opponent and the kickoff time are still yet to be determined. Tickets are now on sale for the game and fans can purchase tickets online or by calling 800-225-2277. For groups of 10 or more, tickets can be purchased through the Earthquakes front office by calling 408-556-7700.
Quakes Launch “Wondoland”
The San Jose Earthquakes have launched “Wondoland” on their website, and it can be found at sjearthquakes.com/wondoland. Follow all of your Chris Wondolowski news here as San Jose march towards MLS Cup.
Wondolowski One Shy of Club Record for Goals in a Season, Moves Up All-Time Lists
Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season in San Jose’s 2-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday, Oct. 9, one shy of the franchise single season record of 15 set by Ronald Cerritos in 1999. Wondolowski’s 14 goals are tied for the second-most scored in a single season with Ariel Graziani’s 14 goals scored in 2002. Wondolowksi is now tied with Earthquakes teammate Ryan Johnson for seventh place on the club’s all-time goals scored list with 17. Finally, Wondolowski moved past Dwayne De Rosario and sits third all-time in franchise history with nine career game-winning goals.
Wondolowski Ranks Second in MLS in Goals Scored, First in Game-Winning Goals
With two goals against D.C. United on Oct. 9, Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski currently ranks second in MLS with 14 goals this season, behind Edson Buddle of the Los Angeles Galaxy (17). Additionally, Wondolowski leads the league in game-winning goals with eight.
Convey Tied for Fourth in MLS in Assists, Tied for First in Game-Winning Assists
Earthquakes midfielder Bobby Convey is currently tied for fourth in MLS in assists with 10, along with Brad Davis of the Houston Dynamo, Fredy Montero of Seattle Sounders FC and Patrick Nyarko of the Chicago Fire. Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy leads the league with 15 assists, followed by David Ferreira of FC Dallas (13) and Sebastien Le Toux of the Philadelphia Union (11). Additionally, Convey is tied for first in the league with five game-winning assists along with Donovan and Ferreira. Finally, Convey’s 10 assists are the highest by an Earthquakes player since 2005 when Dwayne De Rosario notched 13. The club record for assists in a season is 14, achieved by Eddie Lewis in both 1997 and 1999.
Quakes Tie Shutout Record
The Earthquakes tied the franchise record for shutouts in a season with their 12th clean sheet of the season on Saturday, Oct. 9 against D.C. United. The record was set in 2005 when the Earthquakes won the lone Supporter’s Shield in club history. Additionally, the Earthquakes are now one of seven teams in the league with double digit shutouts. Real Salt Lake has 14, the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls have 12, the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders FC have 11, and FC Dallas has 10.
Busch Among MLS Leaders in Multiple Categories
San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch currently ranks fourth in goals against average (0.94), third in saves percentage (78.7), tied for eighth in shutouts (6) and ninth in saves (74) in MLS. Busch has amassed a record of 6-5-5 in 16 games this season.
Busch Among All-Time League Leaders
San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch is among the all-time league leaders in a number of categories. Busch ranks ninth in games played in goal (163), ninth in games started in goal (162), ninth in minutes played in goal (14,630), ninth in wins (66), ninth in saves (681) and eighth in shutouts (52).
Ramiro Corrales Returns for the Earthquakes
After missing the last 10 games due to a left knee sprain, San Jose defender Ramiro Corrales returned to the field on Saturday, Oct. 16 in a 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo at Buck Shaw Stadium. Corrales entered the game as a substitute in the 61st minute for defender Chris Leitch. Corrales injured the knee in the Earthquakes’ 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 7 at Dick Sporting Goods Park. With 185 appearances with the Earthquakes in his career, Corrales is the club’s all-time leader in appearances, and ranks second behind goalkeeper Joe Cannon in minutes played (14,964) and games started (168).
McDonald Misses Houston Game
San Jose Earthquakes defender Brandon McDonald was forced to sit out of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo due to red card suspension. McDonald earned a red card in the Earthquakes’ 2-0 win over D.C. United on Oct. 9 in the 8th minute. Up until that point, McDonald was the lone Earthquakes player to play in every game this season. Since the team returned in 2008, only two players have played in every game in a season. Forward Ryan Johnson played in all 30 games last season, and goalkeeper Joe Cannon played in all 30 games in 2008.
San Jose Falls at Home to Houston For the First Time
With a 1-0 loss on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes lost a home game against the Houston Dynamo for the first time in franchise history. Entering the game, the Earthquakes had a record of 2-0-1 against Houston at home. Earlier this season, the Earthquakes became the first of the two teams to record a win on the road with a 2-1 victory on Sunday, Sept. 5 at Robertson Stadium.
Cronin to Make 50th Career Appearance
Should midfielder Sam Cronin play in the Earthquakes’ game on Wednesday, Oct. 20 against Chivas USA, it will be the 50th appearance of his career. Cronin, selected with the number two overall pick by Toronto FC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of Wake Forest, appeared in 27 games with Toronto in 2009, and six in 2010 before being acquired by San Jose on Jun. 21. Since joining the Earthquakes, Cronin has appeared in 16 games.
Earthquakes Looking for First Win Against Chivas USA Since Return
The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking for their first victory against Chivas USA since returning to MLS in 2008 when they face off on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Buck Shaw Stadium at 7 p.m. PT. The Earthquakes are 0-4-2 against Chivas USA since 2008, including a 3-2 loss this season at The Home Depot Center on Apr. 24. The two teams met for the first time during the 2005 season with the Earthquakes amassing a record of 2-0-2 that year.
Earthquakes Aim to Earn First Win in Kansas City Since Return
When the San Jose Earthquakes travel to face the Kansas City Wizards at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 23, the club will be looking to earn its first win against the Wizards on the road since returning in 2008. Last season, the Earthquakes lost 2-0 on Apr. 5. In 2008, the Earthquakes lost 3-2 on Oct. 15. Additionally, San Jose is 0-4-0 in their last four regular season games in Kansas City, and 0-6-0 overall including a playoff game (Oct. 30, 2004) and a U.S. Open Cup game (Aug. 24, 2004). The Earthquakes’ last win in Kansas City came on Aug. 14, 2004, a 2-0 win. Overall, the Earthquakes are 7-13-1 on the road against Kansas City.
Earthquakes Midfielder Joey Gjertsen Undergoes Successful Surgery on his Right Knee
San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Joey Gjertsen underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday, Oct. 15. Gjertsen had the surgery performed by Dr. Michael Oberlander at Sequoia Surgical Pavilion in Walnut Creek. The Tacoma, Wash. Native last appeared as a substitute on Sept. 25 in a 3-2 win over Toronto FC. He has made 18 appearances in his first MLS season, starting 16 games, with one goal and one assist.
Quakes Currently Eighth in Playoff Standings
The San Jose Earthquakes currently hold the eighth spot in the playoff standings with 43 points with two games remaining. The Earthquakes trail the Colorado Rapids by two points after the Rapids defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 on Saturday, Oct. 16. Should the playoffs begin today, the Earthquakes would move into the Eastern Conference Bracket and play the New York Red Bulls.
SJEarthquakes.com Launch Playoff Hub
The San Jose Earthquakes have launched their playoff hub on their website, and it can be found at //www.sjearthquakes.com/playoffs <//www.sjearthquakes.com/playoffs> . Follow all of your Quakes playoff news here as San Jose march towards MLS Cup.
Bloggin’ With Buschy
The San Jose Earthquakes have launched a blog written by goalkeeper Jon Busch at //www.sjearthquakes.com/news/2010/10/bloggin-buschy-road-trip <//www.sjearthquakes.com/news/2010/10/bloggin-buschy-road-trip> . The colorful ‘keeper shares his unique thoughts as the Quakes make their playoff run.
Quakes Still Solid in One-Goal Games
Despite falling 1-0 to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes still possess a solid record in one-goal games. This season, the Earthquakes are 9-4-0 with a .692 winning percentage in one-goal games, good enough for sixth in MLS. The Columbus Crew own the best record in one-goal games with a winning percentage of .778, followed by the Los Angeles Galaxy (.750), FC Dallas (.750), Seattle Sounders FC (.714) and Real Salt Lake (.700). Additionally, the Earthquakes’ nine wins in one-goal games is tied with the Galaxy for the second most in MLS, behind Seattle’s 10 wins.
Road Warriors
With a road record this season of 6-4-4, the Earthquakes have more wins on the road than the team had in 2008 and 2009 combined. In 2008, the Earthquakes went 2-8-5 on the road in their first season back. In 2009, the Earthquakes went 1-10-5 with the lone win coming against D.C. United on September 27, 2009 at RFK Stadium. With 22 points on the road so far this season, the Earthquakes have doubled the 11 points the team had in 2008 for the most points earned on the road since the team returned. The franchise record for points on the road in a single season is 30 points, achieved in 2005. This season the Earthquakes have the second highest winning percentage on the road in the MLS with a .571 clip, along with FC Dallas. The Los Angeles Galaxy have the highest (.700). Finally, the six wins the Earthquakes have on the road are tied for the second most road wins along with the Seattle Sounders FC. The Los Angeles Galaxy have the most road wins in MLS with nine.
History of the Quakes – Chivas USA Rivalry
The Earthquakes own a 2-4-4 all-time record against Chivas USA ... The two teams met for the first time on April 9 at Spartan Stadium during the 2005 season, a wild back-and-forth game ending in a 3-3 draw … During the 2005 season, San Jose and Chivas USA met three additional times: a 1-1 draw on June 12 at The Home Depot Center, a 3-0 win for the Earthquakes on Sept. 10 at Spartan Stadium, and a 2-1 win for the Earthquakes on Sept. 17 at The Home Depot Center … Since returning in 2008, the Earthquakes have yet to defeat Chivas USA in a regular season game. In 2008, the Earthquakes lost 1-0 on July 5, earned a 0-0 draw on Aug. 23 and lost 1-0 on Oct. 11. In 2009, the Earthquakes lost 1-0 on May 2 and earned a 2-2 draw on Oct. 17. This season, the Earthquakes fell 3-2 on April 24 at The Home Depot Center … This season, the Earthquakes defeated Chivas USA on penalty kicks in an exhibition in Sacramento on June 12.
Earthquakes – Chivas USA Connections
Quakes defender Jason Hernandez played for Chivas USA from 2006-2007 with many of the current members of Chivas USA and their current head coach Martin Vasquez was an assistant at that time ... Quakes defender Bobby Burling played at Chivas USA for  two and a half seasons before being acquired in 2009 … Defender Ante Jazic of Chivas USA played with the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2006-2007 and the Canadian national team from 2004-2006 under current Quakes head coach Frank Yallop … Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa (2006), forward Alan Gordon (2006-2007) and midfielder Paulo Nagamura (2006) also played with the Galaxy under Yallop … Gordon also attended Oregon State, the same college as San Jose forward Ryan Johnson ... Johnson also played with Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton for part of 2006 in Chicago … Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa played with San Jose forward Arturo Alvarez with FC Dallas from 2006-2008 ... Chivas USA assistant coach Carlos Llamosa played for one season in D.C. with Bobby Convey and with Jason Hernandez at Chivas USA … Quakes midfielder Arturo Alvarez played with Chivas USA midfielder Osael Romero on El Salvador’s national team … Chivas USA forward Jesus Padilla is originally from San Jose, and lived there until he moved to Guadalajara at age 14 … Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon (in 1993) both attended UC Santa Barbara … Chivas USA midfielder/forward Michael Lahoud played at Wake Forest with San Jose forward Scott Sealy (2004), defender Ike Opara (2007-2008) and midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-2008) … Chivas USA defender Alex Zotinca played on the Kansas City Wizards with San Jose midfielder Khari Stephenson (2004-2005) and forward Scott Sealy (2005-2006) … Quakes defender Justin Morrow and Chivas USA forward Maykel Galindo were teammates earlier this season when both were on loan with FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in USSF D-2.

Earthquakes All-Time Leaders vs. Chivas USA
Forward Cornell Glen has three goals and one assist in three career appearances … Forward Arturo Alvarez and defender Chris Leitch each have three assists … Forward Ryan Johnson, forward Chris Wondolowksi and defender Brandon McDonald each have one goal … Midfielder Steven Beitashour scored the lone goal of his career in the Earthquakes’ 3-2 loss on Apr. 24 this season … Goalkeeper Jon Busch has three wins and two shutouts in four career appearances.
Chivas USA All-Time Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Forward Justin Braun has four goals in five career appearances … Forward Alan Gordon has four assists in six career appearances … Defender/midfielder Ante Jazic has three assists in three career appearances … Defender Jonathan Bornstein has two assists in six career appearances … Forward Chukwudi Chijindu and forward Maykel Galindo each have one goal each … Goalkeeper Zach Thornton has seven wins and five shutouts in 19 career appearances.
History of the Quakes – Kansas City Wizards Rivalry
The Earthquakes own a 20-17-6 record all-time against the Kansas City Wizards … The first game the two teams played against one another was a thrilling game on Apr. 21 in 2006 at Spartan Stadium. With the game tied 2-2 at the end of regulation, the Earthquakes fell in penalty kicks by a score of 8-7 … San Jose’s first win against Kansas City came later that season, a 2-1 victory at Spartan Stadium on May 29 … The Earthquakes and the Wizards have faced each other in three games in the playoffs. The first game came on Nov. 15 during the 2003 season at Spartan Stadium, a 3-2 win for the Earthquakes in overtime. The two teams met again in the postseason the following season in 2004 for two games. The Earthquakes won the first game 2-0 on Oct. 24 at Spartan Stadium, while the Wizards won 3-0 on Oct. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium … With a 1-0 victory over the Wizards on Aug. 14 this season, the Earthquakes extended their unbeaten streak against Kansas City at home to 14 games, the longest such streak in team history. Additionally, the Earthquakes’ 8-0-4 record at home against the Wizards in the last 12 regular season games is tied for the second longest streak in MLS history.
Earthquakes – Kansas City Wizards Connections
Quakes forward Scott Sealy was selected by Kansas City with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and played with the Wizards from 2005-2008, scoring 28 goals and notching five assists in 88 career appearances … Kansas City defender Matt Besler and Quakes defender Justin Morrow played with each other at Notre Dame from 2006-2008 … Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad played in San Jose from 1999-2002, appearing in 84 games and helping the Quakes to the 2001 MLS Cup championship … Both Quakes defender Chris Leitch and Kansas City defender Michael Harrington played at the University of North Carolina … Kansas City forward Kei Kamara played part of the 2008 season with the Earthquakes, appearing in 12 games and scoring two goals … Kamara also played with Quakes defender Chris Leitch and goalkeeper Jon Busch with the Columbus Crew (2006), and with Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski with the Houston Dynamo (2008-2009) … Kansas City defender Shavar Thomas played with Quakes defenders Bobby Burling (2008-2009) and Jason Hernandez (2007) with Chivas USA … Thomas, Quakes forward Ryan Johnson and midfielder Khari Stephenson have each played for the Jamaican National Team … Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg was born in Santa Rosa, California and played at Cal.

Earthquakes All-Time Leaders vs. Kansas City Wizards
Bobby Convey has one goal and three assists in 12 career appearances … Ramiro Corrales has one goal four assists in 23 career appearances … Chris Wondolowski has two goals in four career appearances … Jon Busch has five wins and five shutouts in 16 career appearances … Arturo Alvarez, Scott Sealy and Cornell Glen each have scored one goal in their careers against the Wizards.
Kansas City Wizards All-Time Leaders vs. Earthquakes
Midfielder Davy Arnaud has three goals and two assists in 14 career games against San Jose … Forward Josh Wolff has three goals and two assists in 18 career appearances … Forward Jamar Beasley has two goals in four career appearances … Midfielder Jack Jewsbury has one goal and one assist in 10 career appearances … Defender Aaron Hohlbein and forward Kei Kamara each have one goal.
Quakes Potent in the Final 15 Minutes
With forward Arturo Alvarez’s goal in the 90th minute on July 10 against the Philadelphia Union, the Earthquakes now have scored seven goals in the final 15 minutes this season. On April 10, rookie defender Ike Opara scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute of a 2-1 victory on the road against the Chicago Fire. On April 24, midfielder Steven Beitashour scored in the 90th minute of a 3-2 road loss to Chivas USA. On May 8, forward Chris Wondolowski scored in the 76th minute, and defender Bobby Burling scored in the 85th minute of a 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls at Buck Shaw Stadium. On May 29, captain Ramiro Corrales scored in the 75th minute of a 3-1 home loss to Toronto FC. On June 2, Wondolowski scored in the 79th minute of a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Alvarez Approaching 25 Career Goals
Quakes forward Arturo Alvarez scored his 24th career goal on Saturday, July 10 against the Philadelphia Union. This season, Alvarez has three goals in eighteen games.
Earthquakes Solid When Scoring First and Leading at Halftime
This season, the Earthquakes are 11-0-2 when scoring the first goal and 7-0-2 when leading at halftime.

San Jose in October
The Quakes are 6-9-10 all-time in October in MLS play.

Download the FREE MLS App

Follow San Jose's scores, updates, highlights, analysis and more.