Khari Stephenson blast on goal vs. Sporting KC 061711

Game Guide: Quakes host Sporting KC

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium
Television: Comcast SportsNet California
Radio: 1220 KDOW (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Giveaway Item: National Hispanic University sack pack (limit 2,500)
Presenting Sponsor: National Hispanic University

Epicenter Fan Zone
Gourmet Food Trucks: El Tonayense, BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chill
Activities: Inflatables, face painting, sign making
Special Booths: National Hispanic University, Mendocino Forest Products, LLS Community Tent

Kansas City Scouting Report:

  • Sporting Kansas City moved into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 win against Columbus on Wednesday at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
  • SKC acquired Peterson Joseph, the “Haitian Xavi,” from Portuguese club Braga on Sept. 1. Joseph has six senior caps for Haiti and looks to get more playing time on the field in Kansas City. He grew up as the youngest of four brothers and learned to play in the streets of Haiti.
  • SKC are 2-1-2 in their last five matches, including wins against Columbus and Houston.

Six Degrees (or less) of Quakes-SKC Separation: Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford

  • Earthquakes midfielder/forward Khari Stephenson and Sporting KC defender Shavar Thomas were born in Jamaica.
  • Shavar Thomas attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.
  • Hotchkiss alumni include Henry Ford II, CEO of Ford Motor Company and his grandson William C. Ford, retired Vice Chairman of the Ford Motor Company and owner of the Detroit Lions.
  • The Detroit Lions are 3-0, thanks to the young quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is 79-of-118 for 977 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions so far this season.

Mobile Apps:
MLS MatchDay – The official app of Major League Soccer, proving in-game highlights, up-to-the-minute score updates, news and more.
Yorder – A free app that allows fans to order food, drinks, Q the mascot and souvenirs from their seat at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Twitter hashtags:
#SJEarthquakes – Official Quakes account
#SportingKC – Official Sporting account


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