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Quakes Did A Solid Job With Sending Players Away This Offseason

Grading The Quakes Offseason Moves (7 Games In, Part 1) After a last place finish in the West, the Quakes had a lot to do this offseason. They changed the team a lot, dumping veterans Jon Busch, Jason Hernandez, and Atiba Harris, making room for young players like Cordell Cato, Innocent Emeghara, Fatai Alashe, and Leandro Barrera. How have the moves faired 7 games into the season...
Via Total MLS
29 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes Outduel Vancouver Whitecaps to 1-0 Victory

Former Earthquakes teammates Salinas and Beitashour face off. (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY/Kelley L. Cox) San Jose’s defense put on a clinic against the league-leading Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, who had no shots on goal in their 1-0 loss. The Earthquakes spoiled Vancouver’s five-game unbeaten streak and even their own record to 3-3. Despite the final score, San Jose...
Via The Sports Journal
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Capsules

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for Rowe, whose blast from 17 yards deflected off the head of defender Shaun Francis, who committed...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelyn Rowe Scores Twice In Revolution’s 2-1 Win Over Earthquakes

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for Rowe, whose blast from 17 yards deflected off the head of defender...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Revolution win first of season, beating Earthquakes 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for Rowe, whose blast from 17 yards deflected off the head of defender Shaun Francis, who committed...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Earthquakes open new home with 2-1 win over Fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Fatai Alashe and Ty Harden scored goals in the first half and the San Jose Earthquakes opened their new stadium with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night. Goalie David Bingham made three saves for the Earthquakes (2-1). San Jose has won back-to-back games after going winless in its previous 16. The setting was perfect, too - a sellout crowd on hand...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Preview of Seattle vs. San Jose

Quaking in Their Boots? The Quakes are more likely to be battling for a high draft pick than they are to be battling for a playoff spot this season. Dominic Kinnear has assembled his side to defend and counter, especially on the road. San Jose will come into CenturyLink and hope to absorb the pressure of the Sounders attack, and hopefully get a few opportunities to use their speed...
Via Total MLS
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Earthquakes-Sounders Preview

The Seattle Sounders finished at the opposite end of the Western Conference standings from the San Jose Earthquakes last year but had a lackluster record in the season series. The Sounders, however, have fared well in recent home games against the Earthquakes, who will try to earn their first win since beating Seattle in August on Saturday night. Seattle claimed its first Supporters...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Clarence Goodson Edging Toward Return but Won’t ‘Rush’

It’s been a while since Clarence Goodson has stepped on the field during a MLS game—July 11 to be exact. Last summer, the veteran center back was sidelined by a toe injury, and now he’s working his way back from a foot problem. According to Dominic Kinnear, the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes, Goodson is getting close. “He looked pretty good today,” said Kinnear...
Via BaySportsNet
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson: Pablo Pintos and Steven Lenhart Could Take Part In California Clasico But Yannick Djalo Still Out

Yannick Djalo won’t be taking part in the third installment of the California Clasico. According to San Jose Earthquakes head coach mark Watson, the attacker has been taking part in training, but is still “a little ways away unfortunately.” Watson also explained that Steven Lenhart and the newly-signed Pablo Pintos could see the field on Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa...
Via BaySportsNet
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Djalo and Lenhart Still One to Two Weeks Away from Returning For San Jose Earthquakes

Slowly, the San Jose Earthquakes are getting healthier. Yannick Djalo, who hasn’t played since straining his quad back on August 2, could be nearing a return as head coach Mark Watson explained on Wednesday during training. “He’s getting closer. He started jogging I believe Friday. So, he’s kind of building himself up day by day. So, he’s getting closer. I’d say he...
Via BaySportsNet
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via BaySportsNet
July 09, 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...
Via BaySportsNet
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...
Via BaySportsNet
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...
Via BaySportsNet
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...
Via BaySportsNet
May 12, 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,...
Via World Soccer Talk
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...
Via BaySportsNet
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: http://t.co/8UVi7E2TkH — Karl Buscheck (@KarlBuscheck) April 27, 2014 On a windy night at Buck...
Via BaySportsNet
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...
Via World Soccer Talk
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...
Via Total MLS
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 MLSSoccer.com. #Quakes74...
Via BaySportsNet
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...
Via BaySportsNet
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 in the start of...
Via Total MLS
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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