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Fan Guide: A&W Root Beer Float Day - Quakes open August against Portland

Kickoff: August 2, 2:00 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium
Television: ESPN 2
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Parking Lots: 10:00 a.m.
**Fans will be able to purchase parking passes at the lots on game day.
Will Call/Ticket Services: 11:30 a.m.
Box Office: 11:30 a.m.
Avaya Stadium Gates: 12:00 p.m.
Giveaway: 5,000 Cinch Bags, courtesy of A&W
**Today's match is SOLD OUT. The Avaya Stadium Box Office will be closed.**

A&W Root Beer Float Day

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location: 7UP Epicenter at Avaya Stadium
Price: Recommended $5 donation
Charities: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or the Earthquakes Community Fund

**For the full list of Celebrity Scoopers, click here.**

Food Trucks
Speedy Panini
Lalo’s Tacos
Houndstooth Pizzeria
Gold Rush Eatery

OPPONENT INFORMATION
 
Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 1-5-6
Home: 1-1-3 (7 GF, 7 GA)
Away: 0-4-3 (6 GF, 12 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 13, Portland – 19
 
Last Game vs. Portland Timbers 
Portland Timbers 1, Earthquakes 0; July 5, 2015; Providence Park in Portland, Ore. 
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Providence Park, with the deciding goal coming in the 91st minute. Due to two injuries and a call up to the U.S. National Team, San Jose was forced to play without all three of its Designated Players for the first time this season, including leading scorer and U.S. international forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Matias Perez Garcia, who leads the team in assists. The Quakes were also without midfielders Sanna Nyassi and Cordell Cato, who were absent due to yellow card accumulation and a call up to the Trinidad and Tobago National Team, respectively. In the 19th minute, Quakes keeper David Bingham made a clutch save to keep the score level. Sprinting up the left side of the pitch, Portland defender Jorge Villafana pulled the trigger on a left-footed shot near the edge of the penalty area that was seemingly destined for the far post. Bingham lunged to his left and got enough on it to put the ball out of play for a corner kick. Five minutes later, San Jose nearly took a 1-0 lead. Midfielder Shea Salinas looped in a lofting corner kick and forward Mark Sherrod was the first man to it. He headed the ball to the far post, beating the keeper, but was denied by a defender positioned on the goal line. In the 57th minute, midfielder Tommy Thompson created a chance for himself. Dribbling in the right side of the penalty area with several Timbers defenders around him, Thompson snuck a quick shot across his body that slipped past the keeper. However, the ball rolled just wide left of the far post and out for a goal kick. The Timbers broke the deadlock in the 91st minute. Following a free kick, the ball was batted around in front of goal before Quakes midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi went to clear it. Portland midfielder Jack Jewsbury jumped in front of the clearance attempt and deflected the ball over Bingham and into the net.
 
History of the Quakes-Portland Timbers Rivalry 
The Earthquakes and Timbers rivalry dates back to when the teams played in the North American Soccer League … The squads faced off for the first time as members of the NASL in 1975 in San Jose and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-1 with Ilija Mitic scoring both goals for the Quakes … The Timbers evened the series with a 2-1 home victory towards the end of the ’75 season … In 1976 the teams only met once and Portland got the better of the Earthquakes in a 1-0 victory in San Jose … The Earthquakes swept the 1977 season series with a 3-2 victory at home and 2-1 win in Portland … The Timbers came back in 1978 and outscored the Earthquakes 8-2 in two wins on their way to the NASL National Conference Final, where they lost to the New York Cosmos … The teams split the 1979 series with Portland winning 4-3 in San Jose and the Earthquakes winning 2-1 in Portland …In 1980 the Earthquakes dropped both games to the Timbers, losing each match by just one goal … The Timbers got the best of the Earthquakes in 1981 as well, sweeping the season series by finals of 3-0 and 2-1 … 1982 was the last NASL series between the two teams … The Earthquakes won the first game 1-0 in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 1-0 when they traveled to San Jose … The two sides played again in a 2001 exhibition in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 2-1 … The next meeting came in 2004 during the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes won 3-0 … In 2005 the sides met again in the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-0 … The Earthquakes topped Portland in U.S. Open Cup Qualifying 1-0 on May 3, 2011 with Ike Opara scoring the game winner in the 120th minute … The Earthquakes and Timbers battled to a pair of 1-1 draws in 2011 … Portland got the better of San Jose 2-1 at JELD-WEN Field in the two team’s first meeting of 2012, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Earthquakes … Chris Wondolowski came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals and rally San Jose from a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 19 … The Earthquakes and Timbers closed out the 2012 regular season with a 1-1 draw on Oct. 27. Chris Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s single-season mark of 27 goals with a penalty kick in the 24th minute … Portland won the clubs’ first of three meetings in 2013 1-0 at JELD-WEN Field with Will Johnson curling home a free kick in the 78th minute … San Jose rallied at Buck Shaw Stadium to draw even with Portland 1-1 thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from Adam Jahn on April 21, 2013 … The Earthquakes picked up their first-ever win against the Timbers on July 27, 2013 with a 2-1 result at Buck Shaw Stadium … San Jose secured a valuable road point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Timbers at Providence Park to open their 2014 series on Sept. 7 and then fell 2-1 in the next installment at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 4 … In their third game against the Timbers in 2014, the Earthquakes suffered a 3-0 loss at Providence Park … In their first meeting of the 2015 season, the Earthquakes lost late at Providence Park after giving up a 91st minute goal that led to a 1-0 win for the Timbers.  
 
Earthquakes – Portland Timbers Connections
San Jose forward Mike Fucito played for the Timbers in 2012 … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas played with Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Portland head coach Caleb Porter was originally drafted by San Jose in the third round (No. 27 overall) of the 1998 MLS SuperDraft … Porter appeared in four matches with the Clash in 1999, his only season with the club … Earthquakes Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia, Timbers forwards Maximiliano Urruti and Gaston Fernandez, Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri and Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto are Argentinean … The group were all in the top division of Argentine soccer in 2011-12 with Perez Garcia playing for CA All Boys, Urruti for Newell’s All Boys, Fernandez for Estudiantes LP, Valeri for Lanus and Paparatto for Tigre … Perez Garcia, Paparatto and Valeri each started their careers at Lanus in the Buenos Aires province … Perez Garcia and Paparatto played together at Tigre from 2012-14 … Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart and Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell are both English and played in the Premiership … Ridgewell spent most of his professional career in Stewart’s hometown of Birmingham, playing for Aston Villa from 2002-07 and Birmingham City from 2007-12 … Timbers goalkeeper Andrew Weber played for San Jose from 2009-11 … Weber also played with Quakes midfielder Cordell Cato on Seattle Sounders FC during the 2012 season … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis, midfielder Khari Stephenson and Portland defender Alvas Powell were all born in Jamaica … Quakes defender Jordan Stewart made his MLS debut against Portland on July 27, 2013.
 

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