Three Straight Wins for Quakes, Looking for Four

The San Jose Earthquakes are showing their pre-season promise. The team is now undefeated in their last three games and at top of the table. Last Saturday, the boys in black and blue crushed the Whitecaps by scoring 3 goals in 11 minutes, as they came back in the second half after giving up their […]

Earthquakes Dominate Toronto FC

The Earthquakes continued their winning streak at BMO field by defeating Toronto FC 3-0. Chris Wondolowski scored twice and Shea Salinas scored his first goal of the season.  Formation Head coach Frank Yallop used a 4-1-2-1-2 formation in the first half, with a repeat backline consisting of Corrales, Morrow, Bernardez and Beitashour. Cronin once again […]

Quakes Not Able to Finish vs Dynamo

Before the match against the Houston Dynamo, Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop commented, “Houston is fantastic on set plays, so we can’t have everybody 5-foot-6 playing.” And after the 1-0 loss, Yallop said, “There’s a reason why we didn’t score, and I don’t know exactly what it is, but we didn’t score a goal.”  Puzzling. The stats […]

Earthquakes Win Despite Poor Offense

After a 5-0 win against Chivas in their last pre-season match, San Jose was expected to win big again, this time against a restructured New England squad and with a rookie coach. The Earthquakes won but with only one goal, scored by Chris Wondolowski through an assist by Shea Salinas who intercepted a Rev’s bad pass in […]

San Jose Earthquakes Season Preview

Many have praised the pre-season upgrades to the San Jose Earthquakes roster. Speed added on the wings? Check. Creativity injected into the center midfield? Check. A seasoned, World Cup international signed to command the back-line? Check. Each position has at least two backups? Check. Fans excited? Check.   All looks good, right? Perhaps it is […]

Despite Good Technical Performance, Earthquakes Extend Winless Streak

Sadly for the Earthquakes and their fans, this past Saturday’s match against the LA Galaxy resulted in the 12th straight winless game for the boys in black and blue. LA showcased their newest marquee striker Robbie Keane, captain of the Irish National team and long time EPL player. He proved his worth early by scoring the […]

Earthquakes Face Tougher Road to Playoffs with Loss to Rapids

Colorado last met San Jose in the fall of 2010, knocking the Earthquakes from the playoffs. This past Saturday night, the Rapids beat the Earthquakes 2-1, leaving San Jose more sore and adding to the Earthquakes’ streak of 11 consecutive winless matches. In the last two matches, San Jose has shown 90 plus minutes of passion and […]

Earthquakes Ready to Battle Timbers

San Jose meets Portland on Saturday night at the plywood-constructed stadium also known as Buck Shaw, the home of the Earthquakes. What can we expect in this showdown between two teams that are close in the MLS table? Both teams are desperately attempting to reach the playoffs but one team is performing better than the […]

Earthquakes Out Coached, Again

The San Jose Earthquakes lost again, this time against DC United, 2-0 on Saturday. The result adds to a long dismal stretch of awful performances: winless in the last nine league matches with only four goals. You could point the blame at a jury-rigged backline (due to injuries and suspensions) that couldn’t handle the speed […]

Earthquakes Get Cheated but Offbeat Performances Continue

We can all agree that Real Salt Lake’s Alvaro Saborio took a dive and “fooled” the referee David Gantar (in his seventh MLS match) and his linesman. Gantar initially gave a red card to Brad Ring who was a mile away from Saborio.  After consulting with the linesman, who we all assumed had a better view of […]

Earthquakes Face “Attractive Soccer” of Real Salt Lake

Everyone knows that within the MLS, Real Salt Lake plays the most attractive soccer, centering on a controlling midfield, short passing game and forwards with plenty of pace. RSL hasn’t played in over 11 days and will be well rested to face the visiting Earthquakes, who tied with Vancouver this past Wednesday. The obvious strategic […]

Earthquakes Offense Finds Spark Against Whitecaps

The moment Earthquakes fans were waiting for finally arrived: a goal by the boys in black and blue! After a goal-scoring slump, Wondo was back. He produced his first of two goals in the 3rd minute from a skillful midfield assist by Dawkins, on loan from Tottenham. The Englishman has proven more than once that […]

Earthquakes Produce Another Scoreless Draw

Not finding the back of the net has become the common theme for the San Jose Earthquakes. Saturday’s scoreless draw against Columbus Crew was the Quakes third straight MLS game yielding zero goals.   On a positive note, the Quakes seemed to have control of the match with over 51% possession, yet most of it […]

Earthquakes Looking for Goals

The San Jose Earthquakes are dying for an offensive spark. Tuesday’s exhibition match against West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League, showed the Quakes can score, given the chance, including the wonder-goal by goalie David Bingham. PvAT2STwPAk[/youtube] The last San Jose goal was by midfielder Khari Stephenson from a long 35 yards away. Creating […]

Earthquakes Must Show Toughness vs Union

The theme for the San Jose Earthquakes today must be toughness. For three straight matches, the Earthquakes have shown they will let their guard down once their opponent challenges them with a few serious scoring chances. Things won’t get any easier this weekend as the Earthquakes visit Philadelphia to take on what has been a surprisingly potent […]