Earthquakes to Face Club Leon, Landon Donovan on Saturday, March 24
San Jose Earthquakes will face Liga MX’s Club Leon at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, March 24 at 7:15 p.m. in an international friendly. The match will mark Landon Donovan’s first time playing in the U.S. after signing with Club Leon in January of this year. Donovan played for the Quakes from 2001-04, helping San Jose win the 2001 and 2003 MLS Cups. The match will serve as Bonus Game A for Quakes Season Pass Holders and is included in their ticketing package. Season pass holders can now purchase additional tickets as part of an exclusive presale. Fans interested in becoming a Quakes Season Pass Holder and taking advantage of presales like this one and other perks can sign up here for more information. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. and are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Individual ticket prices start at $25, with special rates available for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets can be purchased by calling the Earthquakes Front Office at 408-556-7700. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes Unveil Navy SEAL Foundation Jersey
The San Jose Earthquakes and adidas unveiled the club’s Navy SEAL Foundation Jersey, featuring a sleek white design with blue and gray trim. A portion of proceeds from jersey sales at the Quakes Team Store, powered by Gyft, will benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Quakes are the first team in Major League Soccer history to have a portion of their jersey revenue benefit a nonprofit. The Quakes unveiled the jersey in dramatic fashion at the unveil event at Hornet Field in Alameda, Calif. Pulling along the side of the Bay in a military rescue boat, retired Navy SEAL Dan O’Toole jumped out of the moving vessel and swam to shore. Upon reaching dry land and stepping on the stage in front of 1,000 fans, he removed his wetsuit top to give the public their first glimpse of the new kit. Read the full story here and see photos of the jersey unveiling here.
Earthquakes, Wells Fargo Introduce Dynamic New Partnership
The San Jose Earthquakes and Wells Fargo announced a dynamic multi-year partnership, which will see Wells Fargo become the official retail bank and credit card of the Earthquakes. The partnership is highlighted by numerous community initiatives, including Neighborhood Nights and Goals for Education. Each Neighborhood Night celebrates a different community in the San Jose area, including Downtown San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, Santa Clara and many more. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes to Honor First Responders on Opening Night
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club will honor first responders with a variety of activations on Opening Night against Minnesota United FC, presented by Avaya, on Saturday, March 3 set to kick off at 7:15 p.m. Fans arriving at Avaya Stadium for the first match of the 2018 MLS regular season can take advantage of photo opportunities with first responder vehicles. Ahead of kickoff, San Jose Police Officer Katie Reyes will perform the national anthem accompanied by a color guard presentation. Following the game, the Quakes will host the first-ever First Responders Cup, a match between police officers and firefighters. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes Announce 2018 Theme Nights
The San Jose Earthquakes announced the promotional calendar and theme nights for the Quakes’ home matches during the 2018 MLS regular season, featuring several new themes and the return of fan favorites. The Earthquakes will kick off the season’s theme nights on Saturday, March 3 at 7:15 p.m. against Minnesota United FC, presented by Avaya. First responders will be honored throughout the evening, and the first 15,000 fans that arrive at the stadium on Opening Night will receive a schedule magnet, courtesy of Avaya. Read about the rest of the theme nights here.
Earthquakes Extend Affiliate Partnership with Reno 1868 FC
The San Jose Earthquakes and Reno 1868 FC announced the two clubs have extended their affiliate partnership through the end of the 2019 season, with an option for 2020. The teams’ original two-year partnership agreement ran through 2018. “We are very excited to announce the extension of our partnership with Reno,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “We would like to give each player the opportunity to have his own pathway. By working together on the technical and commercial sides, led by Ian Russell, Eric Edelstein, Andy Smith and the whole team, we are thrilled to announce that we will be extending this partnership together.” Read the full story here.