San Jose Earthquakes

Major League Soccer

ECS to Sounders ownership: ‘This is about trust’

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"It's not about saving that fanbase. We're writing to you today to save our ideals."

Chances are that if you've been rooting for any team in North America, it has been threatened with relocation, contraction, or something else that would have taken it away. The idea of this happening to an MLS team isn't even foreign, being that Chivas USA was contracted only a few years ago and the San Jose Earthquakes were relocated in 2005.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 33

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With one week left in the Major League Soccer regular season, there are plenty of teams heating up at the right time.

There are also teams holding on to their respective playoff lives, with tricky matches ahead on Decision Day.

Here's how our power rankings shape up after the penultimate Sunday of the season:

SBI MLS POWER RANKINGS (WEEK 31)

1 (Last Week- 1).

David Bingham expected to depart Quakes

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After falling out of favor with San Jose Earthquakes' rookie coach Chris Leitch's in early August, reports indicate that David Bingham is in fact lined up for an exit out of the Bay Area.

But the 27-year-old goalkeeper will reportedly have little problem finding a new home once his contract expires this winter as the Black and Blue's longtime No.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 30

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While the Supporters' Shield race wrapped up on Saturday, the playoff race tightened thanks to some results across MLS.

Toronto FC sealed the Supporters' Shield by defeating the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

The Columbus Crew locked up a playoff berth with a win over D.C. United. (READ)

FC Dallas' playoff hopes took a hit with a tie in Orlando.

With playoffs at stake, Quakes plugging pieces on and off the field

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SAN JOSE, Calif. There was an uncommon and unknown element about the 11 players Chris Leitch fielded on Saturday.

Aside from their rousing, creative and cohesive play on the pitch, they brought long-lost smiles to those in the stands and even influenced those same to cheer go-getting defensive plays which in past blowouts were only mused.

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.

Fire clinch first playoff berth since 2012 with rout of Earthquakes

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It took six long and largely disappointing seasons, but the Chicago Fire are finally back in the playoffs.

The Fire defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-1, at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday night, clinching a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Nemanja Nikolic scored goals 19 and 20 on the night, tying Portland's Diego Valeri for the league lead.

Hat Trick Mullins turns into Pa4rick Mullins, USMNT jersey designs leaked? and more: Freedom Kicks for 9/25/17

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Also: an emotional story down in RVA.

Hi. That was fun, wasn't it?

Recaps of D.C. United's 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes by us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Center Line Soccer has the NorCal take.

Lampard weighs in: "Class" performance from Mullins (MLS): Former Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea player Frank Lampard pays tribute to former New York City FC teammate Patrick Mullins.

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.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 27

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It doesn't look like anyone will be catching Toronto FC in the regular season nor the SBI MLS Power Rankings, but there's plenty of movement behind them as the playoff push continues.

The Western Conference certainly has a Cascadia feel at the current moment as the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps duke it out for playoff positioning.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 27

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MLS was back with a full slate of matches this weekend as we learned the first playoff team of the year and saw a couple late goals.

Nemanja Nikolic finally scored again for Chicago Fire, but his goal was cancelled out by Bradley Wright-Phillips as New York Red Bulls earn a 1-1 home draw. (READ)

Toronto FC became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a domination 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, complete with a pair of goals from Jozy Altidore.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/9/17

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Union preview, MLS helping Costa Rica, and La Liga going abroad.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Bedoya, Yaro suspended for match against Minnesota United FC
The Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Josh Yaro when the team takes on Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

Earthquakes cruise their way to drubbing of Galaxy

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A great performance one night can easily wash away the thoughts from a miserable one, no matter how recent it was. The San Jose Earthquakes washed away the thoughts of a midweek drubbing at Real Salt Lake by defeating the LA Galaxy, 3-0, on Sunday evening.

Chris Wondolowski scores MLS goals

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - On Saturday in a stadium that he probably deserves some credit for helping bring about, San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski added another record to this already lengthy list. With his penalty kick goal deep into added time, Wondolowski hit the double-digit goal scoring mark for the eighth consecutive season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/23/17

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Union defense news, MLS Power Rankings, and Champions League qualifiers in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union defender Keegan Rosenberry emerges after months stuck on the bench
The Harrisburg-area native's arrival off the bench in Saturday's 2-2 draw at San Jose broke a streak of 13 games without playing.

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.

Wondolowski's stoppage-time penalty saves draw for Quakes

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As they have all season, the San Jose Earthquakes once again managed to pull themselves out of a would-be loss to save a point, this time, against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

San Jose's 2-2 draw came after Shea Salinas was taken down by Union defender Joshua Yaro inside Philadelphia's 18-yard box in the final seconds.

Portland Timbers

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 35

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Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons returns to the show to discuss the turning point in the Thorns' regular season, the team's tactical flexibility, and the lessons from last season's playoff disappointment.

Jamie and Chris recap the Portland Timbers' deflating loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, cast aspersions on the NWSL award process, and look ahead to the NWSL semifinal.

Quakes playoff hopes live another day after edging Timbers

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The San Jose Earthquakes playoff hopes remain intact after a gritty performance against an old foe who, as well, has playoffs in mind.

After the turbulent, woeful showing against the Chicago Fire midweek, the Quakes performed in a do-or-die manner, and edged the Portland Timber, 2-1, at an antsy Avaya Stadium.

Portland Timbers Slip Up Against San Jose Earthquakes in 2-1 Loss

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The Portland Timbers could have clinched a playoff berth with a point against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, but instead fell short on a slippery Avaya Stadium pitch, losing 2-1 on the road.

Early in the match both teams pressed forward at a frantic pace, pressing the ball and looking to sneak an early goal.

Houston Dynamo

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.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against New York City FC

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Who do you want to start against New York City FC?

The Houston Dynamo are winless in their last four matches and head into one of their most difficult fixtures of the year when they travel north to take on New York City FC. The Dynamo will have their work cut out for them as they've struggled mightily on the road this season recording just a single win in 15 road games while New York City has lost at home just twice.

Houston Dynamo 0, San Jose Earthquakes 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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How well do you think the Dynamo players performed against the San Jose Earthquakes in their 0-1 loss

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

Quakes earn much-needed three points against Dynamo

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Like its counterparts, the San Jose Earthquakes contributed their fair share to shake the Western Conference playoff picture more than it already was.

With a first-half strike from Danny Hoesen, the Quakes edged out the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, in a must-win scenario at Avaya Stadium on Saturday night.

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.

The Peel Episode 46: The Dynamo’s first home loss and the state of the Dash with Jen Cooper

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The city was strong the team was not.

Well the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club took their first road win of the year from the "undefeated at home" Houston Dynamo. The guys will breakdown the match and what went wrong. How does this match play into the clubs playoff picture?

This wasn't the only bad spot for the organization as the Houston Dash and RGVFC Toros both lost as well.

Houston Dynamo Looking to Extend Unbeaten Run against Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Houston Dynamo are back on the road where they'll travel to Vancouver, BC to take on the Whitecaps as they'll hope to stretch their unbeaten streak to 7

Fresh off a 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, the Houston Dynamo are back on the road full of confidence. The club is currently unbeaten in its previous six matches with three of those coming on the road.

The Peel Episode 43: Goals and Flips

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The old man can score and do front flips

THE OLD MAN SCORES!! Justin and Sean of The Peel review the big Houston Dynamo win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Along with the win the guys will discuss the much anticipated debut of Tomas Martinez.

They will also set up for the up coming road fixture against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

D.C. United

Patrick Mullins' four goals lift D.C. United over spineless Quakes

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Coming into Saturday's match, D.C United's forward Patrick Mullins, had yet to put one in the back of the net in limited action this season. That all changed in 45 minutes.

The forward fired a hat-trick plus one against a spineless San Jose Earthquakes in D.C. United's 4-0 victory at RFK Stadium in one of the Black and Red's few bright spots of the season.

Patrick Mullins powers D.C. United to 4-0 win over San Jose

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The striker scored his first, second, third and fourth goals of the season in big win

Patrick Mullins has had a rough go in 2017, but an incredible second half saw Mullins score four times as D.C. United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0. Mullins finally scored his first goal of the season in the 57th minute, which was quickly followed up by the striker finishing off his hat trick in 11 minutes.

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.

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."

World Cup Qualification

US in peril as Urena double delivers for Costa Rica

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Costa Rica striker Marco Urena scored twice to leave the United States’ World Cup qualification hopes in jeopardy here Friday as the 2014 quarter-finalists grabbed a 2-0 away victory.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.

US in peril as Urena double delivers for Costa Rica

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Costa Rica striker Marco Urena scored twice to leave the United States’ World Cup qualification hopes in jeopardy here Friday as the 2014 quarter-finalists grabbed a 2-0 away victory.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.

The Rest

Quakes in control of playoff destiny following late equalizer against Whitecaps

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The San Jose Earthquakes are in a situation that has been everything but foreign for them in the past five years: being in control of their playoff destiny heading into Sunday's Decision Day.

It was a game of inches and fingertips, but once the dust settled, the Quakes and the Vancouver Whitecaps left BC Place with a point each following their 1-1 draw.

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.

Should Revolution hire a club legend as next head coach?

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Share your thoughts in today's open thread.

The last time the Revolution hired a head coach, Diego Fagundez had yet to celebrate his 17th birthday and Andrew Farrell still played for the Louisville Cardinals. Fast forward six years, and the Revs have a coaching vacancy once more.

Immediately after reports surfaced that New England had parted ways with Jay Heaps, speculation began about who would fill the void.

Jozy Altidore brace leads TFC's thrashing of Quakes

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There are many reasons why Toronto FC lead the Supporters Shield race, but once of them is the team's form at BMO Field. On Saturday, they stepped up yet again for a lopsided win on home turf.

Thanks to a stellar brace performance by Jozy Altidore, Toronto took care of business against a feeble side in their 4-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Brilliant Albert Rusnak leads RSL to trashing of Quakes

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With playoffs imminent and both teams with dire hopes of punching a ticket, Mike Petke's men walked away with the last laugh from Rio Tinto Stadium.

With a fierce showing from their attack, Real Salt Lake trashed a visiting and 10-man San Jose Earthquakes, 4-0, in Utah on Wednesday night, earning the team three vital points that can go a long way in the next month.

Player Ratings: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia left points on the table at San Jose on Saturday night. Who's to blame for the late collapse?