Andres Imperiale vs. SF Deltas 2017

WEEKLY UPDATE: June 19, 2017

The San Jose Earthquakes continue their homestand this week as they host Real Salt Lake on Saturday, June 24. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and KZSF 1370.

 
The Earthquakes enter the match after keeping Western Conference leaders Sporting KC scoreless in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Avaya Stadium.


OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 9-9-9
Home: 6-5-3 (24 GF, 19 GA)
Away: 3-4-6 (11 GF, 19 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 35, Real Salt Lake – 38
 
Last Game vs. Salt Lake
Earthquakes 2 – 1 Real Salt Lake; Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA
The San Jose Earthquakes defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Avaya Stadium. After Simon Dawkins opened the scoring for the Earthquakes, Salt Lake equalized before the end of the first half. Fatai Alashe secured the victory by scoring in the second to make the final score 2-1.
 
 
History of the Quakes – RSL Rivalry
Real Salt Lake joined MLS as an expansion side prior to the 2005 campaign … The two teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first-ever meeting on April 30, 2005, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, with Alejandro Moreno providing a late equalizer for San Jose … After going 2-0-2 over their first four MLS regular-season meetings, the Quakes dropped their first league tilt to RSL, 3-1, on May 31, 2008, at Rice-Eccles … The Quakes suffered two straight home defeats in league play in shutout fashion in back-to-back season openers in 2010 (3-0) and 2011 (1-0) … On March 19, the Quakes and RSL kicked off the 2011 season at Buck Shaw Stadium in a match later dubbed, “The Great Deluge,” as RSL took a 1-0 decision in a driving rainstorm through a 64th-minute Kyle Beckerman strike from 25 yards out that glanced off the left post and went in … That game marked Simon Dawkins’ MLS debut for the Quakes as a 66th-minute substitute … Real Salt Lake swept the 2011 season series with a 4-0 triumph in Utah on July 23 … The Quakes win against RSL on April 21, 2012 snapped a six-game winless streak in all competitions, including an 0-3-2 mark in the five prior MLS regular-season match-ups, and a loss via penalty-kick shootout in a 2010 US Open Cup play-in contest at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes again beat RSL on June 23, 2012 by a 2-1 scoreline behind late goals from Alan Gordon and Chris Wondolowski for their first-ever win at RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium …  RSL was the last Quakes opponent to play a regular-season match at Spartan Stadium, earning a 2-2 tie on Oct. 8, 2005 … San Jose was 3-0-0 against RSL in 2012, outscoring them 9-2 in the process … The Earthquakes dropped their first two games of 2013 against RSL, losing 2-0 on March 3 at Buck Shaw Stadium and 3-0 on June 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium, but bounced back for a key 2-1 win at Rio Tinto on Sept. 21 thanks to a brace from Steven Lenhart … The San Jose Earthquakes rallied from a two-goal first-half deficit to tie Real Salt Lake 3-3 in the club’s 2014 MLS opener on Saturday, March 15 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Sam Cronin scored for the second time in as many games to lead the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Aug. 30 … The Earthquakes were defeated by Real Salt Lake by a score of 2-0 on October 11, 2014 at Rio Tinto Stadium … San Jose was defeated by Real Salt Lake 1 – 0 on April 5, 2015 at Avaya Stadium … The Quakes earned a road point against Real Salt Lake with a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on May 1, 2015 … San Jose defeated RSL 1-0 at Avaya Stadium in their final matchup of 2015 thanks in large part to a late goal by Matias Perez Garcia … The Quakes and Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2016 on July 22 … The Quakes defeated RSL 2-1 at Avaya Stadium with goals from Simon Dawkins and Fatai Alashe on Oct. 1, 2016.
 
Earthquakes – RSL Connections
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski played with RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman for the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2016 Copa America Centenario … Wondolowski also played with Beckerman and RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando for the USMNT in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil … Rimando (1997-99) and RSL defender Tony Beltran (2006-07), as well as Quakes defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05), played collegiately at UCLA … Wondolowski has also played alongside RSL defender Beltran with the USMNT … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis, as well as RSL defender Demar Phillips and forward Omar Holness, were all born in Jamaica and have played for their country’s national team … Earthquakes midfielder Simon Dawkins and RSL midfielder Luke Mulholland were both born in England … RSL defender Aaron Maund and forward Joao Plata were teammates with Quakes forward Quincy Amarikwa at Toronto FC in 2012.


EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY

Erik’s Deli Sandwich Judging
Who: Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe
What: Fatai will be tasting sandwiches voted on by fans to become the Quakes sandwich at Erik’s Deli
When: Monday, June 19 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Erik’s Deli; 148 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA
 
Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: The Quakes are supporting the Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program with an appearance from Q to get the students excited to continue their learning during the summer months.
When: Monday, June 19
Where: Dahl Elementary School in San Jose
 
Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: The Quakes are supporting the Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program with an appearance from Q to get the students excited to continue their learning during the summer months.
When: Tuesday, June 20
Where: Santee Elementary & McKinley Elementary in San Jose
 
Boys & Girls Club Peninsula – Summer Teen Program
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: The Boys & Girls Club is kicking off its summer teen program with an appearance from Q.
When: Tuesday, June 20
Where: East Palo Alto Boys & Girls Club
 
Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: The Quakes are supporting the Franklin-McKinley School District Summer Reading Program with an appearance from Q to get the students excited to continue their learning during the summer months.
When: Wednesday, June 21
Where: Meadows Elementary School in San Jose
 
Kick, Lead, Dream Camp Visit
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: Kick, Lead, Dream soccer camp mascot appearance and group photo
When: Wednesday, June 21
Where: Mountain View
 
Modelo Meet & Greet
Who: Earthquakes midfielder Darwin Ceren
What: The Quakes have partnered with Modelo to give fans a chance to meet a player for autographs and photos.
When: Thursday, June 22 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Safeway in Milpitas; 555 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA
 
PG&E Kicks for Kids Ticket Distribution
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’
What: PG&E Kicks for Kids Ticket Distribution
When: Thursday, June 22
Where: Morrill Middle School in San Jose
 
Lucile Packard Summer Scamper
Who: Earthquakes mascot ‘Q’ and Quakes Brand Ambassadors
What: Lucile Packard Summer Scamper – kids fun run and inflatable activation
When: Saturday, June 25
Where:  Stanford University


MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
 

Full Parity
The Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake are 9-9-9 in league play since the latter joined MLS in 2005.
 
On The Mark
Quakes captain Chris Wondolowski has scored a club-leading eight goals from 17 appearances against RSL as a Quakes player. He is two strikes away from equaling the record for most all-time goals against Real Salt Lake (10, Edson Buddle).
 
Mr. Assists
Quakes midfielder Shea Salinas leads San Jose with six assists against Real Salt Lake from his 15 appearances against the Utah club as a Quakes player.
 
Let The Good Times Roll
The Earthquakes are on a four-game undefeated streak against Real Salt Lake that dates back to May 1, 2015 (2-0-2).
 
Marginal Differences
Eight of the past nine matchups between the Quakes and RSL have been decided by a single goal or ended in a draw.
 
The Debutant
Quakes midfielder Jackson Yueill made his Earthquakes debut on Wednesday, June 14 during the U.S. Open Cup match against the San Francisco Deltas, starting and scoring his first goal for the club in less than four minutes of play. He made his MLS debut during San Jose’s 0-0 draw against Sporting KC on Saturday, June 17, coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute.


RENO 1868 FC UPDATE
Reno 1868 FC resumes USL play tonight with a matchup in Salt Lake City against Real Monarchs SLC. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT at Rio Tinto Stadium. Reno is currently on a seven-game undefeated streak heading into the match.


BURLINGAME DRAGONS FC UPDATE
Burlingame Dragons FC played to two matches over the weekend. Despite taking an early lead against Ventura County Fusion, the Dragons fell 4-1 to the visitors on Saturday afternoon. On Father’s Day, Burlingame hosted Fresno Fuego with the 2-0 scoreline going in favor of the visitors.
 
The Burlingame Dragons will be back in action on Friday, June 23, when they take on FC Golden State at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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