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Chris Wondolowski: Playoff-clinching victory over the Loons was epitome of Quakes season

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Much like a late September evening at Avaya Stadium after the San Jose Earthquakes collapsed against the Chicago Fire, there was an abnormal delay to manager Chris Leitch's appearance in the club's press conference room on Sunday afternoon.

However, this time around there was a major difference: the concerns weren't if Leitch was going to address the media at all, it was if his appearance was going to be suitable or, at least, appealing enough for the media following the Quakes celebratory champagne showers in front of thousands of their faithful supporters.

Quakes locker room encapsulates the aftermath of CONCACAF's craziest night

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SAN JOSE, Calif. On Friday, the San Jose Earthquakes traveled to Vancouver as one. On the same bus, on the same plane and with the same intention: winning against the Whitecaps on Sunday to remain in contention for a first playoff appearance in five years.

But just 48 hours earlier, on Wednesday, Chris Wondolowski and Anibal Godoy, separately, traveled back to San Jose from the depths of North America.

Portland Timbers at San Jose Earthquakes: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers have embarked on their final road trip of the 2017 regular season, heading south to take on the San Jose Earthquakes in a match that could sew up a playoff spot for the Timbers if the results fall their way. The Quakes, however, still have playoff hopes of their own and will need a win at Avaya Stadium if they want to have any chance of beating out Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, and the Houston Dynamo for the final two spots in the West.

Chris Wondolowski: Quakes at 'do-or-die point' after collapse to Fire

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It was a winter the San Jose Earthquake supporters really didn't have to prepare themselves for. Historically, in the past five years, the Quakes have been a club of sorrows and empty results.

Foreign players put pen to paper, the club remained in the hunt with its former outdated, yet legendary, manager and, as unconvincing as some results were, the Quakes sat as high as fifth in the Western Conference with the like of rookie manager Chris Leitch in charge.

D.C. United’s trip to San Jose, and wrapping up Chicago

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We have to break down that loss before moving on

Well that sucked. Jason, Adam, and Ben have to talk about D.C. United's game against the Chicago Fire and how, for the first 10 minutes or so, D.C. United looked decent; it all went down hill from there. We discuss the deflated body language after the own goal, and the poor play of the forwards.

Quakes playoff hopes boosted amid Chris Wondolowski's historic night

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SAN JOSE, Calif. The stars over the South Bay on Saturday night could not have aligned finer for Chris Leitch and co.

Despite failing to accumulate many points on the road, which Leitch described as "the elephant in the room," the San Jose Earthquakes regained substantial playoff ground after a pragmatic, yet effective performance in a historical-heavy game.

Chris Wondolowski continues to bolster legacy by reaching another milestone

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Before the David Villas and the Sebastian Giovincos, MLS was spoiled by the consistency of Chris Wondolowski. They say that with times comes change, but the script the San Jose Earthquakes' captain has been written and rewritten for quite some time.

Match preview: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union

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The struggling Union travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquake. PSP tries to convince you to stay up late with our match preview. Hey, it can't be worse than "San Andreas."

Chris Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes past shorthanded Crew

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The San Jose Earthquakes picked off right where they left off last week, and earned a hard-fought victory over a Federico Higuain-less Columbus Crew.

With goals from Chris Leitch's first-choice forwards, the Quakes edged past the Crew, 2-1, at Avaya Stadium on Saturday.

Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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If you aren't at the stadium you can watch on JOEtv, Univision-Seattle and maybe even ROOT Sports.

One of the games where the Seattle Sounders didn't make a miracle comeback was way back during their first meeting with the San Jose Earthquakes. Then, as Chris Wondolowski is prone to do, the Quakes scored a last minute goal to save a home point.

Wondolowski scores a brace against Galaxy with Silva’s 38 on his back

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Less than a week ago the San Jose Earthquakes organization was struck with crippling news. One of their own, defender Matheus Silva, found himself in a coma and on the verge of death after nearly drowning.

Seven days later, 22-year-old Silva miraculously finds himself stable and on the road to recovery.

Earthquakes continue to provide late drama in California Clasicos

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SAN JOSE, Calif. It is the 90th minute, the scoreboard at Stanford Stadium reads: Earthquakes 1-1 LA Galaxy. If California Clasico's have been your cup of tea for several years, you know there is some late magic bound to happen.

Shea Salinas knows this very well, and on Saturday, he probably knew a little too much.

Portland Timbers Bounce Back with 2-0 Win Over Shorthanded San Jose Earthquakes

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The Portland Timbers returned home to Providence Park in style tonight, beating a ten man San Jose Earthquakes side 2-0 thanks to a Diego Valeri brace.

The Timbers poured it on in the early going and that pressure was telling as the Earthquakes looked to mix it up and disrupt the home side, only to find themselves pinned back and without opportunities to break down the pitch.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 12

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A handful of league matches took place on Wednesday as week 12 in MLS kicked off with some midweek action.

The Philadelphia Union continued to cruise as Fafa Picault and Chris Pontius led the hosts to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. (READ)

Nemanja Nikolic continued his hot streak as his brace plus David Accam's goal gave the Chicago Fire a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.

Timber Mini-Cruise: San Jose Earthquakes 3, Portland Timbers 0

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Well, the Timbers have their first true faceplant of 2017.

On Saturday in San Jose, the Timbers were tactically confused, flat-footed, and ultimately fatally shorthanded as the Earthquakes handed the Timbers their worst loss of the season.

Bad losses happen, especially on the road, and especially especially when a team is playing without two of its most important players.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Wondolowski-Ureña tandem starting to click for Earthquakes

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Even though the San Jose Earthquakes began the year with two straight victories, Chris Wondolowski and newly-acquired forward Marco Ureña didn't quite show real cohesion as an attacking duo.

It has taken some time, butSaturday's 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders may have been the match where Wondolowski and Ureña finally started to look like a tandem capable of working well together.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Nico Lodeiro’s golazo offset by Wondo’s late equalizer

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A thuggish San Jose ties the game late when Chris Wondolowski levels it at 1-1

If there is a lesson from the 1-1 draw between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders it is that one must always mark Chris Wondolowski. In MLS the man just scores goals. Today, he ended a match after Seattle looked likely to win.

Earthquakes Notes: Advantage at Avaya, replacing suspended Bernardez, and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes endured a disappointing two-match road swing, suffering a pair of losses to offset a promising two wins to start the season.

Fortunately for the Earthquakes, they'll be back at home to take on Seattle on Saturday, and are 2-0 at Avaya Stadium this season.

USA 2, Cuba 0 - Green, Wondo Shine In Second Half

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An ugly game but a fine way to introduce the youth to the future and what CONCACAF qualifying is all about.

For forty-five minutes the United States looked as disjointed as the field they were playing on.

But in the second half, thanks to substitute Chris Wondolowski and a tenacious all-around effort from Julian Green, the USMNT defeated Cuba 2-0 in a historical friendly from Havana.

Wondolowski, Green lead USMNT to ugly win over Cuba

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It certainly wasn't the U.S. Men's National Team's best performance. Uglyfield conditionsled to an even uglier first half before a pair of the more debated call-ups sealed a win.

Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green each scored a second half goal to push the USMNT to a 2-0 win over Cuba at theEstadio Pedro Marrero.

Chris Wondolowski taps it to get San Jose early lead

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After a horrid attempted clearance by Tyrone Mears the ball falls into space where Jordan Stewart could cut it back into the area. Chris Wondolowski finished the simple shot from the center and top of the six.

San Jose Earthquakes have dominated possession early in the match. Seattle is not creating going forward, and their defense is defined by Stefan Frei's dominance defending set-pieces.

Fire capture third win against Earthquakes

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – It took the better part of the first half, but something seemed to click for the Chicago Fire's offense on Friday night against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The visiting Earthquakes controlled possession for theopening 20-plus minutes, but when they didn't make much of that possession, the Fire began to grow into the game.

Major League Soccer

Should C.J. Sapong earn a USMNT callup?

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We lay out the case why MLS' leading American goalscorer should - and should not - expect a phone call from Bruce Arena.

C.J. Sapong, the man who leads the line for the Philadelphia Union, has posted a career season. The United States Men's National Team has struggled in 2017 - especially up top, and especially when it has needed a physical attacking presence alongside or in lieu of Jozy Altidore.

MLS Scores: Big return for the Red Bulls

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The MLS schedule resumed after taking the Gold Cup group stage off with a midweek start for week 20. Some teams scheduled international friendlies. Others took the break and the time to regroup. The Red Bulls restarted their MLS season strong, beating San Jose 5-1 at home. Sean Davis put New York up in the 38th with Sacha Kljestan doubling the lead in the 73rd.

MLS Scores: The league celebrates Independence Day

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July 4th was a soccer day for MLS. The Independence Day schedule started in Atlanta with United coming back to beat San Jose 4-2. Tommy Thompson opened the scoring for the Quakes in the 2nd minute. It took awhile for Atlanta's equalizer through Carlos Carmona's goal in the 55th. Josef Martinez put United up in the 65th minute.

MLS Week 18: Big crowd for San Jose vs LA

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Week 18 of the 2017 MLS season saw another big crowd for an MLS game. San Jose drew 50,617 to Stanford Stadium for the California Clasico against the LA Galaxy. They gave the home fans a stoppage time winner, taking the game 2-1. It didn't start well for San Jose with Jelle Van Damme putting the Galaxy up in the 11th minute.

MLS Week 14: Coming back at home

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The stories in week 16 of the 2017 MLS season were teams coming back at home and more shutouts. The shutouts started with Friday's game. Portland shutout San Jose 2-0 at Providence Park. San Jose went down a man with a second yellow to Darwin Ceren in the 37th minute for unsporting behavoir. Diego Valeri put the Timbers up in the 50th minute and scored again four minutes into stoppage time.

United States Men's National Team

Morris day-to-day with an ankle injury

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The forward position is under a microscope at U.S. Men's National Team camp in San Jose this week, as injury questions are circling around the key contributors to the squad.

Jordan Morris picked up a knock in the Seattle Sounders' 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, but he continued to play at CenturyLink Field.

Wondolowski added to USMNT roster ahead of World Cup qualifying

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A U.S. Men's National Team camp in San Jose wouldn't feel quite right without Chris Wondolowski involved.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the San Jose Earthquakes forward is set to join the team for camp ahead of a pair of crucial World Cup qualifiers. Wondolowski is set to begin training with the team Tuesday at Avaya Stadium.

Carter-Vickers, Pulisic, Green headline USMNT roster for Mexico, Costa Rica matches

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Several young faces will join the U.S. Men's National Team for two of the biggest games of the qualifying cycle.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has been called up tothe USMNT for the first time, joining fellow youngsters Julian Green, Christian Pulisic and Lynden Gooch on the squad.

USMNT 2, Cuba 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team's clash with Cuba was not a good soccer game. The play was ugly. The field was uglier. The stakes were low, and the desire, at times, seemed even lower.

However, it was a good look into the USMNT program, and what needs fine-tuning heading into the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Chris Wondolowski

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Prior to Friday's U.S. Men's National Team friendly, Jurgen Klinsmann publicly defended his continued inclusion of Chris Wondolowski, calling the forward a "damn good player". In Friday's clash with Cuba, Wondolowski surely did his part to justify Klinsmann's claims.

The San Jose Earthquakes forward provided a goal and an assist in Friday's match at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, leading the U.

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United States-Serbia Preview: Bruce Arena 2, The Sequel

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Bruce Arena's only goal in 2017: Fix a USMNT that's dead last in The Hex.

The return of Bruce Arena as United States Men's National Team coach is a welcome one for most fans. No longer will writers and armchair captains have to questions the lineups and tactics of Jurgen Klinsmann, but that does not mean the current situation facing the USMNT has improved.

Jordan Morris released by USMNT, likely available against Houston

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Morris was one of nine US internationals released prior to New Zealand friendly

The Washington Post's Steven Goff reported on Saturday that Jurgen Klinsmann was making some changes to the USMNT lineup for Tuesday's friendly against New Zealand, including the release of Jordan Morris to return to the Seattle Sounders.

Christian Pulisic replaces Chris Wondolowski to start second half

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With the United States already trailing 2-0 and looking completely ineffective on the offensive end, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has made his first bold decision: Inserting 17-year-old Christian Pulisic to start the second half against Argentina.

Pulisic replaces Chris Wondolowski, who committed more fouls (three) than he had completed passes (two) in the first half.

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USA beat Cuba 2-0 in historic football friendly in Havana

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Havana (AFP) The United States warmed up for their looming World Cup qualifying clash with Mexico with a 2-0 friendly victory over Cuba, only the third time in history the two nations have met on Cuban soil.

Chris Wondolowski in the 62nd minute and Julian Green in the 71st scored for the United Stateson Friday.

USA beat Cuba 2-0 in historic football friendly in Havana

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Havana (AFP) The United States warmed up for their looming World Cup qualifying clash with Mexico with a 2-0 friendly victory over Cuba, only the third time in history the two nations have met on Cuban soil.

Chris Wondolowski in the 62nd minute and Julian Green in the 71st scored for the United Stateson Friday.

The Rest

Revolution 0, Earthquakes 0: Entertaining midweek affair ends scoreless

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The opportunities were there but the goals weren't.

The New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes each got a point on Wednesday in a 0-0 game in which the scoreline didn't accurately reflect the play.

The Revolution attack was buzzing during the opening stanza, perhaps best epitomized by Diego Fagundez's rabona cross.

Review: USMNT vs Argentina

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The best team in the world lives up to their title

Well, we can't say we didn't see that as a possibility.

Going into the game we knew a few things had to happen for the USMNT to stand a chance against the best team in the world. First, the line up had to be right. With the suspension of three first team players it was obvious this wasn't going to happen.