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Retro Football: George Best Scores ‘Best NASL Goal Ever’ As Superb American Commentary Steals The Show, 1981 (Video)

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Seeing as today is the 10th anniversary of his death, we thought we'd pay timely homage to the great George Best by bringing you this impeccable solo effort scored for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June of 1981.

The goal is almost universally regarded as the finest ever scored in the NASL, though the wonderfully stereotypical American commentary is truly the star of the show here.

Who will make the MLS 2015 playoffs?

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Who will make the MLS 2015 playoffs? - originally posted on

The MLS regular season is winding down as competition is starting to heat up for a spot in the MLS playoffs. This is the last week of games before the first round of MLS playoff games starting on October 28th. There are several teams who have locked themselves into the playoffs, but there are still teams who have to fight until the end to make the cut.

MLS Week 31: Western Conference

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Draws in the Western Conference during MLS Week 31 keeps the top of the table tight with teams staying in contention. Read More

Wins for NYCFC and New England in MLS

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NYCFC shutout Toronto FC and the New England Revolution beat the Red Bulls to start Week 29 of the 2015 MLS season. Read More

The Dom Kinnear MLS model

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Dom Kinnear is once again showing how to take a team built on a budget into the MLS playoffs, this time with the San Jose Earthquakes. Read More

Quincy Amarikwa | Episode 520

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It is #QuincyTime on PitchPass this week. San Jose Earthquakes' Quincy Amarikwa talks about his preferred position, "man buns", and the upcoming Cali Classico.

Follow @QuincyAmarikwa on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

Alex Lima ensures 2-1 Dynamo victory over Earthquakes

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Dynamo-SJ Earthquakes: Aug. 8, 2015

Seventy five minutes of dominance were almost wiped away in one instance Saturday night, silencing the BBVA Compass Stadium crowd and forcing the Dynamo to regroup against the shorthanded San Jose Earthquakes.

Fortunately for the Dynamo, Brazilian midfielder Alex Lima saved them from what would have been an embarrassing draw against the shorthanded Earthquakes.

Sporting Kansas City

MLS Tick: Dynamo reportedly set for new majority owner, and more

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It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.

Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.

Soccer TV: Orlando City vs NYCFC and San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City

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Orlando City plays NYCFC with Orlando still in playoff contention while San Jose hosts Sporting Kansas City on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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It was the 50th league game between KC and San Jose. San Jose leads the all time series 22-21-7.

Matt Besler made his 200th start in all competitions for KC, he's the seventh player to hit that mark.

It was the worst loss for Kansas City since a 6-0 loss in Dallas in 2009.

It was the worst home loss for Kansas City since a 7-0 loss to Chicago in 2001.

From the Highest of Highs to the Lowest of Lows

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After the dramatic comeback on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps you had to expect a bit of a letdown at some point soon. That said I'm not sure anyone expected this much of a letdown. Last night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC suffered their biggest defeat ever at Sporting Park and the second largest home defeat in the club's history as the San Jose Earthquakes came in and got their first win in KC in 11 years in emphatic fashion, playing KC off the field to the tune of a 5-0 win for the Quakes.

Columbus and NYCFC draw, big win for San Jose

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Columbus and NYCFC finished 2-2 and San Jose shutout Sporting Kansas City 5-0 on the road as Week 25 begins in MLS. Read More

Match Day 23: Games in Hand

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Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC will begin their process of making up the one to four games in hand on the rest of the Western Conference when they host the San Jose Earthquakes. It will also be Kansas City's fourth game in 12 days when you include last week's 3-1 US Open Cup win over Real Salt Lake.

Philadelphia Union

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Philadelphia Union will look to build momentum off of their surprising 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. The Columbus Crew are 3-1-1 in their last 5, but are coming off of a 3-0 home whooping at the feet of FC Dallas this past Sunday. The Crew will be aiming to solidify their fairly secure playoff spot, while Union are desperately trying to get an invitation to that tournament.

Player ratings & analysis: Earthquakes 1-2 Union

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Conor Casey saved the day when it looked like a dire match was going to be decided by a wild handball.

Conor Casey rages against the dying of the light

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The tide of age stops for no one. But Conor Casey will not go gentle into that good night. PSP's Dan Walsh offers this appreciation.

Conor Casey named to ESPN Team of the Week

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The Philadelphia Union striker joins Clint Dempsey and Didier Drogba on ESPN's Team of the Week.

Conor Casey's brace against the San Jose Earthquakes was good enough to get the Philadelphia Union's 34-year-old striker a position on ESPN's Team of the Week for Week 27. Along with Casey, the Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba, who had a hat trick against the hapless Chicago Fire, and the Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, who had a goal and an assist against Toronto FC.

Monday morning game changers sees a hamstring halt the Earthquakes

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Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, the Union went all the way to San Jose and took three points back East.

A much better commentator than I once said that "Football is a funny ol' game".

The Resurrection Of Conor Casey: San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union took home all three points in a 2-1 comeback victory Saturday night thanks to two goals from Conor Casey.

The Philadelphia Union entered San Jose with little optimistic possibility of making the playoffs, and while they still have that, they left with three more points and a good-feeling 2-1 victory.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union story stream: News, updates, and highlights

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The Philadelphia Union head to the city by the City by the Bay to face the San Jose Earthquakes. Can they take advantage of a Quakes team missing four starters to international duty? From previews to reviews and analysis, this is everything you need to know all in one place.

One of the biggest differences between MLS and European leagues is that the travel in MLS is much further than in Europe.

Preview: Union at San Jose Earthquakes

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San Jose went undefeated in August despite not playing particularly well. They will be missing a slew of key players Saturday, including important holding midfielder Anibal Godoy.

Early goal finally catches up to D.C. United in loss to 'Quakes

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Conceding early for the fourth straight home game, United lose for the second time at RFK this season

Before Saturday night, in the last three home games, D.C. United had somehow managed to win three times, despite giving up four goals within the first ten minutes of those games. Comeback wins against the New England Revolution, the Philadelphia Union, and Real Salt Lake had papered over the early goals in each of those games.

Forbes: D.C. United 13th-highest value in MLS, doubled since 2013

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An updated valuation of MLS teams finds the Black and Red up in a couple of different areas.

Forbes has released an updated list of the most valuable teams financially for 2015, and with the top 5 teams remaining virtually unchanged since 2013's list. And without further adieu, here is this year's list:

Team Value ($M) Revenue ($M) Operating Income ($M)1
Seattle Sounders 245 50 10
LA Galaxy 240 44 4
Houston Dynamo 200 26 5
Portland Timbers 185 35 4
Toronto FC 175 32 -7
Sporting Kansas City 165 29 4
Chicago Fire 160 21 -6
New England Revolution 158 25 7
FC Dallas 148 25 -3
San Jose Earthquakes 146 13 -1
Philadelphia Union 145 25 2
New York Red Bulls 144 22 -9

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Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

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The San Jose Earthquakes host the 1st-place in the Western Conference LA Galaxy as part of MLS rivalry week on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

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Friday's soccer TV schedule has an actual rivalry for MLS rivalry week with the San Jose Earthquakes ... Read More

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes CONCACAF Champions League 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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One United will be heavily favored over the other United tonight along the mighty Anacostia River.

It's been weeks - months? - since D.C. United gave us a league match to feel truly comfortable with, but Montego Bay United will hardly arrive for tonight's CONCACAF Champions League match feeling confident.

D.C. United 0-2 San Jose Earthquakes: Player Ratings

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It's that thing were we place numbers to names and you can do your own as well.

D.C. United went into Saturday's game with the San Jose Earthquakes having to feel a little good, after having 9 days of rest (more depending on the player) and taking a second choice squad to Panama and winning arguably their toughest CONCACAF Champions League game of their group.

D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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United faces a new-look Quakes side in a big game for both clubs at RFK tonight.

Two teams that played mid-week road games face off tonight at RFK, as D.C. United hosts the San Jose Earthquakes. The similarities are pretty much limited to the fact that both sides were away on Wednesday, as United sent a squad of reserves to Panama while the Quakes played their best 11 against Sporting KC.

D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The Black-and-Red may be favored against a Quakes side that played mid-week, but they still face a dangerous opponent.

Due to the fact that both D.C. United and the San Jose Earthquakes had road games on Wednesday, there's certainly an argument that fans should a sloppy, sluggish game of soccer tonight.

D.C. United versus San Jose Earthquakes staff and reader predictions

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We have a good feeling going into this game.

D.C. United take on the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday, and we think they have a good shot at all three points. Let us know what you think in the comments!


This prediction took a turn after San Jose bamboozled KC 5-0.

D.C. United/Washington Wizards TV voice Dave Johnson Hospitalized for Dehydration

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The beloved broadcaster may go on the injury report.

The voice of D.C. United on television, Dave Johnson, mentioned on his Facebook page that he was hospitalized for dehydration while hiking on vacation in California.

It was not immediately known if Johnson, a Comcast SportsNet Washington personality who also does occasional appearances as sports anchor on the NBC affiliate in Washington (as well as handling play by play for the Washington Wizards) would be able to return in time for D.

Pre season

LvG: Schweinsteiger was bad

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Following United's 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his frustration over our second half performance. Juan Mata and Memphis Depay scored goals in the first half, with the opposition pulling one back. In the second half, Andreas Pereira was the only goalscorer, which Van Gaal sees as the only highlight.

Pereira: I’m very happy to score my first header

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Andreas Pereira scored his first goal for United in our 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes.

He has spoken of his happiness at scoring and his hopes for next season.

I'm very happy that I scored my first goal and we won the game. I think it's my first one [with my head] so I'm very happy to score my first header.

The Rest

Sounders to kick off 2016 preseason in Tucson's Desert Diamond Cup

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The club announced friendlies against Portland and Vancouver in February

Seattle Sounders head to Tucson, Arizona to kick off their 2016 preseason with two "Desert Friendlies" as part of FC Tucson's annual Desert Diamond Cup event, the club announced on Tuesday.

Seattle's matches are against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Feb.

SBI Spotlight: Fatai Alashe enjoying stellar rookie campaign for Earthquakes

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Dom Kinnear can still remember the conversation. Not long after drafting Fatai Alashe back in January, Kinnear was asked by a colleague whetherhe thought Alashe would help the San Jose Earthquakes in 2015.

Three questions with Luke James of Center Line Soccer

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This week we talk to Luke James of Center Line Soccer, SB Nation's San Jose Earthquakes blog, about the upcoming match between the Quakes and Philadelphia Union.

tBG) San Jose will be without Sanna Nyassi, Anibal Godoy, Cordell Cato, and Marc Pelosi due to international duty. What effect will this have on the Quakes, and who do you see stepping in their place?

Andre Blake gets Jamaica National Team call-up

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The Philadelphia Union will be without Andre Blake as he goes to represent Jamaica in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Andre Blake is set to miss this Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, as he'll be with the Jamaican National Team as they do a home-and-home series with Nicaragua in the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

United’s struggles continue as they drop 2-0 decision at home to San Jose

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D.C. United continued their trend of giving up early goals at home and this time there was no miracle comeback to save them in their 2-0 loss tonight to the San Jose Earthquakes before a season-high 20,043 fans at RFK Stadium.

Robert Jonas interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (8.21.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with San Jose Earthquakes expert Robert Jonas.

During the interview, Robert Jonas discusses the current form of the Quakes, what the keys are for the Quakes to qualify for the playoffs, why Avaya Stadium has been featuring lots of empty seats this season, and a walk down memory lane at some of the golden years of the Quakes.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus San Jose Earthquakes

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With the Portland Timbers trying to sort out their recent road woes, they get a big challenge in a road match with the San Jose Earthquakes. However, in examining everything, sometimes you need to look at all the different possibilities for the answers.