Mark Watson Says Chris Wondolowski Looks ‘Really Sharp’ After Returning to San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes could have their top two players back on the field for Friday night’s game against D.C. United. “100 percent,” said head coach Mark Watson about the chances of Chris Wondolowski playing on Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. “I think it would be tough to keep Wondo off the field.” After the team’s training session on Wednesday, Watson...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Gut Feeling – Who will the USA start vs Ghana in its World Cup opener?

Ghana group opponents USAU.S. men’s national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has narrowed his World Cup roster from 30 to 23. He has cut U.S. veterans Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu and Clarence Goodson along the way. He has turned to young talents like Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks in their place. Now, he has another tough call ahead of him: Paring down his roster to...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes: Jon Busch Just Doing his ‘Job’

With the 3-0 beat down of the Houston Dynamo last Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium, Jon Busch picked up the 107th win of his career, which is tied for the sixth-most in MLS history. Afterward, Busch, who made a number of brilliant saves on the night, was simply impressed with the work of his teammates. “I thought it was a tremendous team performance all around. I thought every player...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clarence Goodson’s Misfortune is San Jose Earthquakes’ Lucky Break

On Thursday afternoon at Stanford, Chris Wondolowski achieved his “ultimate dream.” The San Jose Earthquakes’ all-time leading scorer was one of 23 players named to the final World Cup roster. His club teammate Clarence Goodson, however, was not. The 2010 World Cup veteran’s exclusion from the squad was shocking to say the least. With 46 national team appearances to his name...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Wondolowski Pursuing ‘Ultimate Dream’

On a blistering afternoon at Stanford Stadium, Chris Wondolowski explained just what it would mean to earn a trip to Brazil. “It’s the ultimate dream.” The San Jose Earthquakes striker, who was born in Danville, gets the chance to pursue that World Cup dream right in his own backyard. The US national team will be training at Stanford for the next two weeks before playing...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson Make Preliminary World Cup Roster

Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson have taken a big step toward Brazil. The San Jose Earthqaukes’ striker and central defender have both been included in the preliminary 30-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Training camp for the United States team is set to get underway at Stanford University on Wednesday, May 14. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann discussed the selection process...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Down a Man, Earthquakes Defeat FC Dallas 2-1

Hampered by injuries and stuck in the cellar of the Western Conference, the San Jose Earthquakes needed a win on Saturday night in the worst way, and after 96 minutes and a red card issued to Shea Salinas, the Earthquakes were able to earn a much coveted three points with a 2-1 victory against visiting FC Dallas. “That was quite a night…it was a long hard fought night and I am...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Our Picks for the US Men’s National Team World Cup Squad

With only 35 days until World Cup 2014, USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is getting closer to naming his final 23-man squad for the tournament where the USA will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Klinsmann has plenty of difficult choices ahead of him to finalize the list to the 23 best players. Here are our picks of the 23-man squad for Brazil 2014: Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard,...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodson on his Way to World Cup Spot and San Jose Earthquakes Add Spanish Giants to Summer Schedule

A summer trip to Brazil is definitely on Clarence Goodson’s mind. Jurgen Klinsmann is set to announce his preliminary 30-man roster for the World Cup on May 13, and the national team’s  training camp is slated to get underway the following day at Stanford. After the San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-0 win over Chivas USA on Saturday, the central defender admitted that he’s been...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Djalo Leads San Jose Earthquakes to 1-0 Win Over Chivas USA

The San Jose Earthquakes looked like a whole new team when Yannick Djalo entered the game. The club grabbed a 1-0 win over Chivas USA, San Jose’s first of the year, thanks to a 69th minute strike from the winger. #Quakes74 take a 1-0 lead in 69th minute as Djalo scores on the volley: — Karl Buscheck (@KarlBuscheck) April 27, 2014 On a windy night at Buck...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting The Roster For USMNT’s Pre-World Cup Friendlies

The only games that separate the US from their World Cup opener with Ghana in Brazil are three international friendlies. Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 30 players into camp before the game against Azerbaijan, and there are many questions as to who will fill these spots. So, here’s my attempt at trying to predict the 30, knowing everything we know after the Ukraine and Mexico friendlies...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Revs Break West Coast with First Win of Season

The New England Revolution collected their first win of the season in dramatic fashion as Lee Nguyen scored a stoppage time tally to give his team a 2-1 result over the San Jose Earthquakes. While the Revs were delayed in finding their first goal of the year, Saturday’s outcome meant that they collected their first win ahead of seven teams, including Eastern Conference foes the...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes Slump to ‘Disappointing’ 2-1 Loss Against New England Revolution

The New England Revolution turned the tables on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. After the Quakes scored the equalizing goal in the 69th minute, the Revolution grabbed the win on a controversial strike in the dying minutes of stoppage time.  You can watch full match highlights of the 2-1 defeat below, courtesy of #Quakes74...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson Continue Pursuit for World Cup Spots

Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson have taken another step toward representing the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The San Jose Earthquakes duo have been called up to the US National Team in advance of the squad’s final tune-up match before the World Cup kicks off on June 12. Wondolowski and Goodson will be part of a squad that takes on Mexico on April 2...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernardez Leads Quakes Back for Draw v RSL

The San Jose Earthuakes pulled out a gutsy performance Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium as they scored an equalizer en route to a 3-3 tie against visiting Real Salt Lake. The 'Goonies' "never say die" attitude helped them prevail with a late goal by center back Victor Bernardez in the final seconds of stoppage time.     The Quakes were down...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Americans impressed with Brazil's World Cup setup

Back with the San Jose Earthquakes after their nearly monthlong stint on the U.S. national team and training in Sao Paulo, Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski believe Brazil will be ready for the World Cup stage come June. The U.S. held a training camp in Sao Paulo for almost two weeks last month, giving the Americans a feeling of already being acclimated to the culture and an...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

USA welcome World Cup hopefuls to January training camp

On Friday US National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed the 26-man roster for the January training camp in Carson, California.This camp gives an opportunity for a lot of younger players to showcase their abilities for the future and for some of the more established players, who are in the offseason, an opportunity to stay fit. Although no decisions will be made as far as...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Klinsmann changes 7 starters for US against Panama

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed seven starters for the Americans' final World Cup qualifier, starting Brad Guzan in goal in place of Tim Howard on Tuesday night at Panama. Right back Brad Evans was the only holdover in Panama City on a back line that included central defenders Clarence Goodson and Michael Orozco, and left back Edgar Castillo. Alejandro Bedoya and Mix Diskerud...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Davis, Wondolowski in USA squad

United States men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to his training camp roster on the eve the Americans' World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. Wondolowski replaced Eddie Johnson, who strained his left groin during a training session on Wednesday. Johnson was scheduled for an MRI...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Klinsmann adds 3 to US training camp roster

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to his training camp roster on the eve the Americans' World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. Wondolowski replaced Eddie Johnson, who strained his left groin during a training session on Wednesday. Johnson was scheduled for an MRI exam later Thursday...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Final Playoff Push Begins here...Chivas USA host San Jose

CARSON, CA — If the San Jose Earthquakes win every game from here until the end of the season, there is a 99.5% chance they will make the playoffs, and it all begins tonight. San Jose (11-11-8) heads down the I-5 to take on their in-state and Western Conference Rivals Chivas USA (6-16-8) in a match that the Quakes cannot afford to lose. With just four games remaining in the regular...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenhart's Brace Leads San Jose to Victory Over RSL

SANDY, UTAH — With their backs against the wall and playoff hopes dangling in the balance, San Jose came out on top with a little Lenny-magic. Two goals from the curly-headed forward later, the Quakes had their second road win of the season. It couldn’t have come at a more important point in the season either. San Jose (11-11-8) is now just four points out of the fifth and final...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Quakes Unbeaten Streak Alive but Playoff Hopes Dwindle vs Whitecaps

SANTA CLARA, CA — The unbeaten at home streak remains alive and well for San Jose at 14 games. “Unbeaten” being the key word here. The San Jose Earthquakes (10-11-8), in dire need of a win and the three points, tied the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10-10-8) on Saturday evening at Buck Shaw Stadium. In a game that left most of the San Jose faithful feeling frustrated by...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes Playoff Hopes Dwindle

  In a packed house at Buck Shaw Stadium on September 14th, the Quakes hosted Western Conference rival the Vancouver Whitecaps and suffered perhaps the most critical result of the season: a 0-0 draw at home.  The draw yields only one point and holds the gridlocked tie for 7th place between the two clubs (with the Whitecaps still having one game in hand). A playoff birth seems fleeting...
Via Bay Sports Report
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Earthquakes, Whitecaps play to scoreless draw

The San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 0-0 draw Saturday night, damaging both teams' hopes of getting back into the Western Conference playoff picture. The clubs remain tied for seventh place in the West with 38 points each, five behind fifth-place Portland, which currently holds the conference's final postseason berth. San Jose extended its home unbeaten...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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