San Jose Earthquakes starting XI - at Chicago Fire 2016

Weekly Update: July 4, 2016

The Earthquakes return to Avaya Stadium for their final matchup with FC Dallas on Friday, July 8, presented by Shane Co. As part of the Earthquakes annual Pride Night, the match will feature an opening ceremony presentation honoring the victims of the tragic events in Orlando, Florida, as well as the local LGBTQ community. In addition, the Earthquakes will donate $1 for every ticket used at the match to a variety of charities, including the OneOrlando Fund, Project MORE Foundation, the Billy DeFrank Community Center, LGBTQ Youth Space and the You Can Play Project. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on UniMas, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.
Last Friday, the Earthquakes were defeated 1-0 at Toyota Park by the Chicago Fire despite a strong defensive performance from their backline, which featured no natural center backs due to injuries to five defensemen.
 

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 25-19-14
Home: 15-7-7 (49 GF, 31 GA)
Away: 10-12-7 (40 GF, 38 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 89, FC Dallas – 69
 
Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 0, FC Dallas 0; May 28, 2015; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California
The San Jose Earthquakes extended their unbeaten streak to three games with a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas at Avaya Stadium. Playing without four regular starters due to Copa America call-ups, San Jose was able to earn a point against a team coming off of three straight victories that sits just one point shy of the top of the league table. Just prior to halftime, midfielder Shea Salinas beat his defender at the end-line before sending in a dangerous cross. The pass was blocked and rolled out to Matias Perez Garcia, who quickly laid the ball off to Chad Barrett. Barrett’s first-timed shot forced a save by goalkeeper Chris Seitz. In the 57th minute, excellent link-up play between Perez Garcia and Barrett once again led to a chance in front of net. Barrett’s pass across the box rolled through several on-looking defenders before Perez Garcia’s left-footed strike tailed wide of the goal. The two teams traded late-game scoring opportunities, but neither were able to break the deadlock.
 
History of the Quakes – FC Dallas Rivalry
The Earthquakes were 9-1-4 in the final 14 games against Dallas prior to San Jose’s relocation to Houston … The Quakes posted a seven-game winning streak during that stretch from July 20, 2002-Apr. 15, 2004 … San Jose and Dallas met in an important match on Oct. 16, 2004, as San Jose needed a win or a tie to advance to the playoffs, while Dallas needed a win to clinch the final berth in the playoffs. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the Cotton Bowl, giving San Jose a spot in the playoffs, while Dallas did not qualify. Ramiro Corrales scored the Quakes second goal in that game … On Sept. 27, 2003, San Jose’s Dwayne De Rosario scored the fastest goal from the start of the game in MLS history, netting a goal 11 seconds into the match at Spartan Stadium against Dallas. De Rosario would go on to net a hat trick in the game, the second hat trick in Quakes team history … The Earthquakes won both matches against FC Dallas last season … The Earthquakes defeated FC Dallas in a 2-0 road win in the first meeting of this season on Mar. 26, and closed out the 2011 season with a 4-2 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 22 … In their first meeting this season, the two teams battled to a scoreless draw on July 7 at FC Dallas Stadium … The Earthquakes followed up with a 2-1 win on July 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes’ plus-25 goal differential against FC Dallas is the highest against any team in the league … San Jose is riding a six-game unbeaten streak against FC Dallas … The Earthquakes were 1-1-1 against FC Dallas in 2013 … FC Dallas won their first meeting of 2012 1-0 at FC Dallas Stadium thanks to a strike from Fabian Castillo … The Quakes and FC Dallas tied 2-2 on August 24 after three red cards were issued … The Quakes capped off the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 win at Buck Shaw Stadium in Ramiro Corrales last game of his career … San Jose won their first two meetings against FC Dallas in 2014, each with a score of 2-1, before dropping the third game 5-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 16 … On March 7, 2015 the Quakes dropped the season opener at FC Dallas with a stoppage time goal, 1–0 … In the second matchup of the 2015 season, San Jose kept a scoreless draw at Avaya Stadium on June 7 despite finishing the game with only nine men … The Earthquakes fell to FC Dallas 2-1 in their final game of the 2015 season after going down to 10 men in the second half due to a Matias Perez Garcia red card … In their first meeting in 2016, the Quakes drew 2-2 with FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium … San Jose played to a scoreless draw against FC Dallas at Avaya Stadium in their second meeting, despite being without four players due to Copa America Centenario call-ups.
 
Earthquakes – FC Dallas Connections
Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson began his career as a member of the Dallas Burn in 2004 (they re-named the club FC Dallas one year later) … Goodson was a No. 7 overall pick for Dallas in the 2004 SuperDraft and went on to record three goals and two assists in 74 appearances during his four seasons in Texas … Goodson (2000-03) and FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz (2005-06) played college soccer at Maryland … FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd and Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski have played together numerous times with the U.S. Men’s National Team … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas grew up in the Dallas area and played USL soccer in the summer for Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados in 2005 and 2006 … Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead (2009-12) both attended UCLA … FC Dallas midfielder Atiba Harris played on the Earthquakes in 2014 … FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead and Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn and midfielder/forward Tommy Thompson are all from Sacramento, Calif … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas (2004-07) and FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (2011-12) both attended Furman University … Quakes midfielder Matias Perez Garcia and defender Andres Imperiale, as well as FC Dallas midfielders Mauro Diaz and Mauro Rosales and forward Maximiliano Urruti were all born in Argentina … San Jose defender Victor Bernardez and FC Dallas defender Maynor Figueroa are both from Honduras and played on the national team together from 2004-2014 … Quakes midfielder Cordell Cato and FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Rosales played together on Sounders FC in 2012.
 

EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY 

U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle Meet & Greet
Who: Earthquakes forward Chad Barrett and goalkeeper David Bingham
What: Player Meet & Greet at US Women’s Open
Where: CordeValle Golf Course, 1 CordeValle Club Drive, San Martin, CA 95046
When: Wednesday, July 6 from 2-3 p.m.
 
Heineken Meet & Greet at Total Wine & More
Who: Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart
What: Player Meet & Greet at Total Wine & More, presented by Heineken
Where: 43484 Boswell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538
When: Saturday, July 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
 
Burlingame Dragons vs. Las Vegas Mobsters
Who: Earthquakes Mascot Q and Player TBD
What: Burlingame Dragons last regular home game of the season
Where: Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
When: Sunday, July 10 from 1-3 p.m.
 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Low-Scoring Affairs
San Jose and FC Dallas have had difficulty scoring against one another over the last several meetings. The two teams have combined to score eight total goals in their last five matchups, with four of those goals coming in a single match earlier this season (D 2-2 on 4/9). Since the start of last season, the clubs have finished 0-0 or 1-0 three times.
 
Looking to Rebound
On Friday, the Quakes will be looking to snap a six-game winless streak against FC Dallas. San Jose’s last victory over the Lone Star club came on May 31, 2014 (2-1), which marked the third of a three-game win streak against them.
 
Evenly Matched
The Quakes and FC Dallas have finished in a draw in three of the last four meetings.
 
A Tale of Two Halves
Over the course of this rivalry, San Jose has scored 60% of its goals (53 of 89) in the first half, while FC Dallas has tallied 58% of its goals (40 of 69) in the second half.
 
Leader Against Dallas
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski has scored five goals in his career against FC Dallas, tied for the third most among all active players in the league.
 
Wynne Nears 50
With an appearance against FC Dallas, defender Marvell Wynne will play in his 50th career game with the Earthquakes. Wynne would surpass 50 appearances with a club for the third time in his career (Toronto FC, Colorado Rapids).
 
Bingham Eyeing Personal Milestone
With just five minutes against FC Dallas Friday night, goalkeeper David Bingham will eclipse 5,000 career minutes with the Earthquakes. He would become just the fourth Quakes goalkeeper to reach the milestone, along with Pat Onstad, Joe Cannon and Jon Busch.
 
Against the East
The loss to the Chicago Fire marked the Earthquakes first against an Eastern Conference opponent this season (1-1-3).
 
The Captain Returns
San Jose welcomed back captain Chris Wondolowski during their match against Chicago last Friday. Wondolowski missed each of the team’s previous four MLS matches, and one U.S. Open Cup match, while with the U.S. National Team at Copa America Centenario.
 
Bingham Matches Season High
Goalkeeper David Bingham made six saves last week against Chicago, tied for a season-high (5/7 at SEA).
 
No More Than One
The Quakes have now held opponents to no more than one goal in 12 of their 17 matches this season.
 
On the Leaderboard
Among the Earthquakes that rank near the top in various statistical categories in MLS are:
  • Chris Wondolowski – 7 goals (t-8th in MLS)
  • David Bingham – 5 wins (t-10th in MLS)
  • David Bingham – 4 shutouts (t-5th in MLS) 
MLS Goals Since 2010
Chris Wondolowski has been by far the league’s most efficient striker since 2010, leading the league in goals during that time span:
 
1. Chris Wondolowski – 109 goals
2. Robbie Keane – 77
3. Alvaro Saborio – 71
4. Kei Kamara – 66
5. Sebastien Le Toux – 55
6. Bradley Wright-Phillips – 54
7. Fabian Espindola – 53
8. Thierry Henry – 51
T9. Dominic Oduro – 50
T9. Will Bruin – 50
 
Wondolowski Continues To Climb All-Time MLS Goals List
Chris Wondolowski knows how to find the back of the net. Here are the top-10 all-time goal scorers in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 144 in 334 games
2. Jeff Cunningham – 134 in 365 games
3. Jaime Moreno – 133 in 340 games
4. Chris Wondolowski – 116 in 242 games
5. Ante Razov – 114 in 262 games
6. Jason Kreis – 108 in 305 games
7. Dwayne De Rosario – 104 in 343 games
8. Taylor Twellman – 101 in 174 games
9. Edson Buddle – 100 in 304 games
T10. Roy Lassiter – 88 in 179 games
T10. Carlos Ruiz – 88 in 182 games
 
Wondolowski Near Top Of MLS All-Time Game-Winning Goals List
Chris Wondolowski has a flair for game-winning goals. Here are the top-five game-winning goal scorers in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 41 in 334 games
2. Jeff Cunningham – 40 in 365 games
3. Chris Wondolowski – 38 in 242 games
4. Ante Razov – 33 in 262 games
5. Jason Kreis – 31 in 305 games
 
Road Goals Leaderboard
Here are the top-five goal scorers on the road in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 62
2. Chris Wondolowski – 58
3. Jeff Cunningham – 57
4. Ante Razov – 54
5. Jaime Moreno – 50
 
Goals for One Club
Here are the top-five goal scorers with a single club in MLS history:
 
1. Jaime Moreno, DC – 131
T2. Chris Wondolowski, SJ – 112
T2. Landon Donovan, LA – 112
4. Taylor Twellman, NE – 101
5. Jason Kreis, DAL – 91
 
Earthquakes Announce USL Affiliation with Reno 1868 FC
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed a two-year USL affiliate partnership with Reno 1868 FC beginning in the 2017 season. The partnership agreement allows the Earthquakes expanded opportunities for player development, talent identification and rehabilitation assignments, while managing the technical direction of Reno 1868 FC.
 
Earthquakes to Host Pride Night at Avaya Stadium on July 8
The San Jose Earthquakes will host Pride Night at Avaya Stadium on Friday, July 8, presented by Shane Co., to recognize and support the LGBTQ community during the team’s match against FC Dallas. It marks the fourth season in which the Quakes have hosted a pride event. In support of the LGBTQ community, the Earthquakes will donate $1 for every ticket used at the match to a variety of charities, including the OneOrlando Fund, Project MORE Foundation, the Billy DeFrank Community Center, LGBTQ Youth Space and the You Can Play Project. The donation could grow to as much as $18,000.
 
Fan Voting Launches for 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Team that will face Arsenal FC
Fan Voting for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Team is now live on MLSsoccer.com. Fans can vote their favorite players to the All-Star Fan XI via online ballot and/or the AT&T/EA SPORTS™ “More Than a Vote” Challenge through July 4 at 12 p.m. PT. The MLS All-Stars will face Arsenal FC of the English Premier League on July 28 at Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. 
 

ACADEMY UPDATE

The Burlingame Dragons (U-23s) hosted the BYU Cougars on Saturday, July 2. The Dragons got a late game-tying goal from Panamanian midfielder Romario Piggott, leading to a 1-1 draw. Burlingame faces the Central Pacific Division-leading Fresno Fuego on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Dragons Stadium. To buy tickets, visit www.burlingamedragons.com.
 
The Quakes are holding Talent Identification Days for their Academy teams on Sunday, July 10 and Monday, June 11 at Mustang Soccer Complex in Danville and West Valley College in Saratoga.
 
The Quakes Player Development system consists of five levels:
  • Quakes 1st team (Major League Soccer)
  • Quakes Under-23 team (USL-PDL)
  • Quakes Academy teams (U12, U13, U14, U16, U18 – US Soccer Development Academy) 
  • Quakes Pre-Development Academy teams (U8-U18)
  • Quakes Recreational teams for ages 4-11
The Quakes Academy head coaches Paul Holocher (U-18/U-16), Andre Luiz (U-14/U-13), & Luis Trejo (U-12) will be on hand to encourage & evaluate young players looking to enjoy a great day of soccer and also to show their stuff to an experienced staff.
 
Players interested in joining the academy for the upcoming year will be put through an academy-level training session alongside current academy players in Danville & Saratoga. 
 
“We are excited about the upcoming Talent Identification days, said Holocher. “It is a great opportunity & we know there are many talented young players in the soccer-rich Bay Area and we hope these days can be a catalyst for several to join an MLS Quakes Academy.”
 
When and For Whom:
 
This coming July 10 (Sunday) and July 11 (Monday), the San Jose Earthquakes will be conducting ‘Talent Identification Days’ for motivated young players in the following four (4) birth years: 2001, 00, 99, 98
 
Dates & Locations:
  • July 10: Mustang Soccer Complex: 4860 Camino Tassajara, Danville, 94506
  • July 11: West Valley College, Soccer Field, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, 95070
Times:
  • July 10: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • July 11: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Quakes Academy is committed to the development of young players with aspirations of continuing their growth as an individual as well as learning more about working together as a team while training in a professional environment.
 
Those interested in joining the Quakes for open tryouts on July 10 & 11 are asked to read & fill out this form for more information.
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