The Earthquakes return to Avaya Stadium this week to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Aug. 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California Plus, KNBR 1050 and KZSF 1370.
Saturday’s match will also be annual Quakes Pride Night, presented by Meriwest. Prior to the game, the 7UP Epicenter Fan Zone will host a PRIDE Fan Experience featuring a DJ, food and LGBTQ resource fair. The first 5,000 fans will also receive a special PRIDE giveaway.
Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 4-3-2
Home: 2-1-1 (3 GF, 2 GA)
Away: 2-2-1 (7 GF, 8 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 10, Philadelphia Union – 10
Last Game vs. Philadelphia
Earthquakes 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union; April 30, 2016; Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
The San Jose Earthquakes scored a late equalizer to earn a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium, despite playing the final 30 minutes of the match with 10 men. Midfielder Simon Dawkins weaved through multiple Union defenders and buried his shot past goalkeeper Andre Blake in the 83rd minute to secure a point for the road side. Watch highlights
History of the Quakes – Philadelphia Union Rivalry
San Jose and Philadelphia have played just nine times in their history, with the Union only joining MLS as an expansion franchise ahead of the 2010 season … The Quakes hold a 4-3-2 series edge, and have split a pair of meetings at Talen Energy Stadium … The Quakes swept the series in 2010 … A goal by Arturo Alvarez at 90+1 gave San Jose a come-from-behind 2-1 road win at Talen Energy Stadium on July 10, before a 1-0 victory courtesy of a 69th-minute Chris Wondolowski strike at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 15 … The Union won the first match-up of 2011 1-0 at Talen Energy Stadium on April 30, thanks to a 76th-minute penalty kick by Sebastien Le Toux. That match featured Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Justin Morrow and Steven Lenhart in their first starts for San Jose … The return fixture ended in a scoreless stalemate at Buck Shaw on July 9 … In their lone meeting in 2012, Steven Lenhart came off the bench to score twice, including a 93rd-minute game-winner, to lead San Jose to a 2-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium on April 28 … The Quakes won their only meeting 1-0 in 2013 after a goal from Shea Salinas at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 8, 2013 … Although the Quakes fought back from an early two goal deficit, the Philadelphia Union defeated the Earthquakes 4-2 in their only match-up of 2014 … The Earthquakes fell to the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Sept. 5, 2015 in their first-ever meeting at Avaya Stadium … In their only meeting of the 2016 season, the Quakes rallied from a 1-0 deficit and being a man down to equalize in the 83rd minute through Simon Dawkins.
Earthquakes – Union Connections
Quakes midfielder Shea Salinas played for San Jose in 2008 and 2009 before being selected by the Philadelphia Union in the ’09 MLS Expansion Draft. Salinas made 17 appearances during his one season with the Union … Union goalkeeper Andre Blake and Quakes midfielder Simon Dawkins have both played for the Jamaican National Team … Quakes forward Quincy Amarikwa and Union midfielder Maurice Edu are both from Bakersfield, Calif. … Earthquakes midfielder Matheus Silva and Union midfielder Ilsinho and defender Fabinho are all from Brazil … Union defenders Jack Elliott and Aaron Jones, forward Jay Simpson and Earthquakes midfielder Simon Dawkins were all born in England … Quakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell (2012-15) and Union defenders Oguchi Onyewu (2000-01) and Aaron Jones (2015-16) all played collegiately at Clemson University … Union midfielder Fabian Herbers and Quakes defender Florian Jungwirth were both born in Germany … Quakes defender Kofi Sarkodie (2008-10) and Union midfielder Adam Najem (2013-16) both played collegiately at University of Akron … Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen and Union defender Giliano Wijnaldum were both born in the Netherlands and have both played for FC Groningen.
EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY
Wells Fargo Player Meet & Greet
Who: Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski
What: Meet & Greet at local Wells Fargo branch
When: Friday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo; 685 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA, First Floor Suite 10
From the Start
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski in the only player on the team who has played in all of the Earthquakes’ nine matchups against the Union. The Danville-native leads the Quakes with three goals and two assists against Philadelphia from those nine appearances.
Consistency Is Key
Wondolowski has scored at least 10 or more goals for the past seven MLS seasons, an MLS record he set. He is currently just one goal away from extending the record to an eighth consecutive season.
Against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, Wondolowski reached 22,000 career minutes in MLS regular season play.
The Quakes are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak at home in MLS play dating back to June (4-0-1). In that span, San Jose has outscored its opponents 7-3.
Beast Against the East
San Jose is currently undefeated at home against Eastern Conference teams this season (2-0-1).
RENO 1868 FC UPDATE
Reno 1868 FC defeated San Antonio FC 2-0 on Saturday, handing the Texan club only its second loss this season. The result brings Reno’s goal output in its inaugural season to a league-leading 51 goals.
Next up for the Quakes affiliate is an important visit to Northern California to take on Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, Aug. 19. Republic FC currently sits just two points below Reno in the Western Conference standings in fifth place. Kickoff at Papa Murphy’s Park is scheduled for 8 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on uslsoccer.com.
QUAKES ACADEMY UPDATE
Over the weekend, the San Jose Earthquakes Girls Academy took part in the Mustang Girls Stampede U-13 - U17 Tournament in Danville. All four of the Earthquakes teams (U-13, 14, 15 & 17) reached the finals. two won their age group’s championship, while the other two lost their finals on penalty kicks. Overall, the four Quakes teams combined for a 16-2 record in the tournament (both losses coming in the finals), while outscoring their opponents 70 goals for to eight against.
On the boys side of the Quakes Academy, four players will spend the week training with the Earthquakes’ United Soccer League affiliate, Reno 1868 FC: Ivan Valencia, Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus, Nico Lemoine and Adolfo Trujillo.