Danny Hoesen

Fafa Picault

Curtin breaks the ‘silence’ on Olivier Mbaizo

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The Union finally provided answers on Olivier Mbaizo. The focus also remains on the young back line and a stalled attack

Picault signed, Bedoya/Pontius vs Blake in USA-JAM friendly tonight, league news, more

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Union add a speedy winger. Union teammates face off in tonight's USA-Jamaica friendly. League news. For and against Trump travel ban. A thank you.

San Jose Earthquakes

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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It was a frustrating night as the Union drew with San Jose. It stemmed from a confounding problem reflected in these player ratings: The parts were good, but did not sum to a greater whole.

ATF: Gulati Out as Chair of 2026 World Cup Bid

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Also: Asad returns to Atlanta, Meg Morris plays despite injury, Danny Hoesin named Player Of The Week and more!


For Thorns FC forward Meg Morris, an injury won't keep her from soccer: "This is what I love" | Portland Timbers
"Obviously, a lot of people looking in at me and this decision will be like, ‘Wow, she's really stupid.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/30/17

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The Union are actually trying to sign a player (maybe), USMNT youth camp (definitely), and more in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Report: Union make offer for Polish defender
He's got international experience and a $2.4m release clause.

MLS Ticker: Danny Hoesen, Chris Duvall, and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes will have forward Danny Hoesen back in 2018. They secured their Dutch forward by turning his one-year loan fromFC Groningen into a permanent transfer using Targeted Allocation Money.

"We're very happy to have come to an agreement with his former club to bring Danny back on a permanent transfer," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

Quakes' forward acquisitions pay it forward when it matters most

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Back in January, there was no need for squinting towards the podium to notice the optimism from general manager Jesse Fioranelli as he welcomed his winter signings.

Nine months later, in the San Jose Earthquakes' most significant game in nearly half a decade, following a season filled heavy rotation up front, the striking tandem Marco Ureña and Danny Hoesen along with Chris Wondolowski served to be the difference.

Recap: Houston Dynamo forwards ice cold in 0-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes

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The Dynamo were unable to come back from a first half goal by Danny Hoesen as they fell 0-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes

The Houston Dynamo were hoping to improve their standing on the Western Conference table against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday evening following their 0-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at home last weekend.

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."

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Open Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The one stat that sticks out is we won 57.6% of our duels, so the guys battled and they worked hard and that's all I could ask for." -Brian Schmetzer


Seattle Sounders FC 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Venue: Avaya Stadium

Referee: Nima Saghafi

Assistants: Chris Elliott, Eric Ehrhardt

Fourth Official: Joseph Dickerson

Attendance: 13,442

Weather: Clear and 60 degrees


SJ - Shea Salinas 6'

SEA - Aaron Kovar 48'

SJ - Danny Hoesen (Jackson Yueill) 84'


SEA - FranciscoNarbón (ejection) 35'

SEA - Will Bruin (caution) 82'

SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 90'+2'


Seattle Sounders FC - Tyler Miller; Nouhou, Tony Alfaro, Samuel Rogers, Henry Wingo (Will Bruin HT); Joevin Jones, Ray Saari (Oniel Fisher 87'), Francisco Narbón, Aaron Kovar; Irvin Parra (David Olsen 90'), Harry Shipp

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Rodrigue Ele, Zach Mathers

Total shots: 4 (Shipp, 2)

Shots on goal: 2 (Kovar/Bruin, 1)

Fouls: 8 (Bruin, 2)

Offside: 1 (Parra, 1)

Corner-kicks: 2 (Kovar, 2)

Saves: 5 (Miller, 5)

San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Tarbell; Nick Lima, Andrés Imperiale, Kofi Sarkodie; Shea Salinas (Cordell Cato 90'+2'), Jackson Yueill, Aníbal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka (Danny Hoesen 77'), Kip Colvey; Tommy Thompson (Victor Bernárdez 90'), Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes not used: David Bingham, Matt Bersano, Shaun Francis, Thomas Janjigian

Total shots: 20 (Salinas/Thompson, 4)

Shots on goal: 7 (Salinas, 2)

Fouls: 13 (Imperiale/Godoy, 3)

Offside: 1 (Colvey, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Hyka, 5)

Saves: 1 (Tarbell, 1)



Overall thoughts on the game:

"Well, it's unfortunate that the guys worked extremely hard, going down a man—again—and being able to manufacture a goal and then giving up a second goal.

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.

Real Salt Lake

The MLS report: Week Zlatan

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MLS had quite the weekend. We'll recap the week that was with a look to the Pacific Northwest, a brief snapshot of the Union's next opponent, and touch on a certain someone's debut.

MLS Week 17: Coaching change overshadows rivalry week

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The roundup for week 17 of the 2017 MLS season starts with a coaching change in San Jose. The Earthquakes announced that coach Dom Kinnear and assistant John Spencer are out in favor of technical director Chris Leitch as the new head coach with director of methodology Alex Covelo as his assistant.

Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League run ends

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In a series that won't be remembered for what happened on the field, Borussia Dortmund exited the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage. Dortmund lost 3-1 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate.

Monaco opened the scoring in the 3rd minute at Stade Louis II, adding a second goal in the 17th.

Going Dutch

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A crucial Champions League match this evening as Ajax try to plot their way through to the last 16 against Borussia Dortmund.

Qualification - which looked unlikely after two opening defeats - would see Ajax in the second stage of the competition for the first time since 2006 and for only the second time since 2000.

The Rest

UCL Rewind: 10-man Ajax stun Barca; Arsenal tops winless Marseille; and more

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It wasn't quite David and Goliath, but Ajax certainly beat the odds in UEFA Champions League action Tuesday.

Ajax came away with a huge upset in Amsterdam, clinging to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona despite being down to ten for most of the second half.