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Tesho Akindele Voted MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 23 of the 2014 MLS season. Akindele scored a hat trick, the first of his career, in this week's 5-0 versus the San Jose Earthquakes.

Akindele opened his score sheet in the 43rd minutes, making it a 2-0 lead for FCD, with left footed shot off the far post.

San Jose Earthquakes 0 – FC Dallas 5, Real Salt Lake 2 – Seattle Sounders 1

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FC Dallas had a big week 23 in MLS, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 while Real Salt Lake picked up three points. Read More

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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There are few players, let alone rookies, that are as hot as Tesho Akindele. Having scored three goals in his previous five games, the FC Dallas rookie put forth his best effortyet in the team's 5-0 destruction of the San Jose EarthquakesSaturday.

The 22-year-old forward scored a hat-trick, the first of his career, with two of his three finishes coming of the poacher variety in displays of positional awareness beyond his years.

Hanauer describes Yedlin transfer as “good decision” for Sounders

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After all of the rumors, discussions and negotiations that have paved the way, DeAndre Yedlin is finally a Tottenham Hotspur player, even if just in name only for the moment.

The U.S. Men's National Team fullback is set to stay with Seattle Sounders for at least the duration of the 2014 MLS season.

Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy

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Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.

The MLS Elder Statesman

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Bill Buckner. Chris Webber. Chris Wondolowski. Players with great careers, but defined by an unfortunate moment. For long-time Major League Soccer watchers and supporters, the Wondo addition to the US Men's National Team in Brazil was well deserved. Every US-born MLS MVP in a four-year World Cup cycle shouldhave a.

Galaxy acquire Gordon in trade with Earthquakes

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The "Bash Brothers" era in San Jose is over.

In a flash, the LA Galaxy completed a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes to bring Alan Gordon back to Southern California. In return, the Galaxy sent an undisclosed amount of allocation money to the Earthquakes.

The San Jose Earthquakes slow down the Galaxy with a draw

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Matías Pérez García scores in his debut match for the San Jose Earthquakes, in a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday night at the StubHub Center. Photo provided by

Banned in MLS

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What it really means to be banned in MLS

A few weeks ago during a friendly between Orlando City and Tampa Bay Rowdies, several members of Orlando's Iron Lion Firm started a large fight in the stands which resulted in four members being arrested and fifteen people being banned through various points of the upcoming MLS season.

Jon Busch and Stephen Keel | Episode 422

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch checks in to talk about new stadiums, California Classico, and MLS playoffs. In the second segment, FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel about IM screen names, the plight of the curly haired man, and of course soccer.

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

Misfiring teams play to scoreless draw in inaugural MLS Homegrown Game

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PORTLAND, Ore. There were chances aplenty, butthe final bit of quality needed to put them away was nowhere to be found.

The MLS Homegrown team and Portland Timbers Under-23 squadmisfired their ways to a goal-lessdraw in the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game at Providence Park on Monday night.

MLS Scores: San Jose beats Seattle and Houston gets a win

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The San Jose Earthquakes opened an NFL stadium with a big crowd and a big win over the Seattle Sounders in week 21 of the MLS season. Read More

MLS Week 21: A Look Ahead

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Fresh off of a 3-0 victory over the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders, the LA Galaxy will have yet another chance to make a nationally televised statement when they take on the Portland Timbers Saturday.

Both sides enter this weekend's clash on a high note, as the Timbers boast back-to-back victories ahead of Saturday's matchup at StubHub Center.

MLS Ticker: Besler, Zusi deals revealed; Beasley not ready for USMNT retirement; and more

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When Matt Besler and Graham Zusi signed Designated Player contracts with Sporting Kansas City, it represented a landmark deal for the club and Major League Soccer.

However, the deals were also a great piece of business for Sporting KC and owner Robb Heineman.

Earthquakes announce Argentine playmaker Perez Garcia as Designated Player signing

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Good things come in small sizes. That is what the San Jose Earthquakes are hoping for, at least.

The Earthquakes announced on Thursday that they have signed diminutive attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia to a Designated Player deal. The 5-foot-5 Perez Garcia, 29, is the third DP in San Jose's history and joins the clubafter having last played for Club Atletico Tigre in his native Argentina.

MLS on national television

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MLS gets a national television game on NBC with the LA Galaxy hosting the Portland Timbers while San Jose opens an NFL stadium. Read More

Yannick Djalo wins MLS Player of the Week

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San Jose Earthquakes forward Yannick Djalo wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 20 of the 2014 season. Read More

Postmortem: Chicago Fire (1) at San Jose Earthquakes (5)

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Mike Magee in yet another middling-to-poor performance (Photo: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey asks "Then why are your having fun for?" after a 5-1 loss to San Jose...

A postmatch should have analysis and critique, calling out the poor and highlighting the well played.

MLS Scores: Big wins for Manchester City, Manchester United, and San Jose

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Manchester City and Manchester United beat MLS teams in friendlies while San Jose scored 5 goals against Chicago. Read More

How not to screw up CONCACAF Champions League: a guide for MLS

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You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (

CCL 2014-15 is nigh. Austin Fido is here to ease you back in to the CONCACAF Champions League chat with some friendly advice for MLS's representatives...

CONCACAF Champions League returns August 5th with the opening round of the group stage for the 2014-15 edition.

Lenhart scores late to earn draw with Red Bulls

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Through the first 84 minutes of the San Jose Earthquake's clash with the New York Red Bulls, Steven Lenhart was the goat.

The Earthquakes forward played a hand — literally — in what appeared to be the game's lone goal by conceding a penalty via handling the ball on a Red Bulls corner.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and World Cup soccer links for July 15

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Infographics, weekly honors, dubious winning streaks and World Cup look-backs and look-aheads. For freedom.

Well, it's Tuesday morning, and I'm late with your Freedom Kicks. For that I apologize. But we're ready to go now, so grab your coffee, be sure your umbrella is in your bag, and dig in.

2014 MLS Season

Soccer TV: Reims vs PSG and LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Reims and PSG start the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season on beIN Sport and the LA Galaxy host the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer News: The San Jose Earthquakes sign a player

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The San Jose Earthquakes sign a Designated Player and Real Madrid try some American football in Friday's soccer news roundup. Read More


Earthquakes upset Sounders to open Levi’s Stadium

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Well, that's how you show off a new billion dollar house, even if it isn't exactly yours.

Yannick Djalo's first-half strike gave the San Jose Earthquakes all the scoring they needed in a 1-0 upset victory over the Seattle Sounders in front of 48,765 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Earthquakes push five past Fire in impressive victory

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Not since 2012 had the San Jose Earthquakes offense been so deadly, putting up five goals on Wednesday in an impressive victory over the Chicago Fire.

The Earthquakes were on the sweet end of a 5-1 rout against the Fire at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday night, with five different players finding the back of the net for San Jose.

Steven Lenhart

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at San Jose Earthquakes

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Frank Yallop returns to San Jose tonight. (

OTF's Jon Denham wonders if Frank Yallop thought he'd be sitting on three wins when he returned to San Jose...

I'm fairly certain Frank Yallop circled July 23rd on his imaginary calendar when he saw this year's schedule.

Know Your Enemy: San Jose Earthquakes

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Tag Team Title > Supporters' Shield??

OTF's Stephen Mangat isa one man natural disaster...It's amazing when something is so obvious yet seems to be overlooked by the person to whom it should matter most. Did Nixon not realize that taping everything in the Oval Office was far more dangerous to himself, a slightly unhinged loon, than it was to anyone else?

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Filibuster podcast episode 88: San Jose Earthquakes, World Cup farewell, and previewing Chivas USA

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On tap tonight: PBR, Resurrection ale, Blantons bourbon, and crisp, clean water

Even though the World Cup is over, the Filibuster crew is here to bring soccer noises into your ears. Adam, Jason, and Ben first turn our attention to D.C. United's 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, and talk about their road win streak, Bill Hamid, Chris Rolfe, the MLS team of the week, and the difference in performance between the first half hour and the next sixty minutes.

The Last Word on D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes: The Golden Age of Bill Hamid

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We are witnessing a level of play by Bill Hamid right now which we D.C. United fans will fondly look back on in the years ahead. This is his golden age, and we should be enjoying every terrific moment of it.

Friday night's win on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes was a prototypical D.

Early lead holds up as United win 2-1 in San Jose

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Goals from Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva inside the first twenty-five minutes staked D.C. United to an early lead that just held up in their 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes last night at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Buoyed by another sterling display of goalkeeping in as many weeks from Bill [.

Hamid Kills Goonies: D.C. United hang on to defeat San Jose Earthquakes - Highlights + Recap

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Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Hamid.

The first half hour of the game tonight was something to behold. D.C. United pressed high up the field, got a couple of goals and utterly dominated the opening 30 minutes against the San Jose Earthquakes. It was a bit of a surprise, given Ben Olsen's tendency to sit back on the road.

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

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Hope you had your coffee this afternoon, because tonight will be a late start on national TV as D.C. United will try to keep their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Take a disco nap if you need it after work today, friend. You're in for a late night.

D.C. United Scouting Report: San Jose Earthquakes

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San Jose is at the foot of the Western Conference, but the Bay Area has never been a happy hunting ground for D.C. United. That said, fans are well within reason to demand a third straight road win out of the Black-and-Red given their place in the standings as compared to their hosts.

Sometimes you have to really land hard to figure things out.

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

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Is it a trap game coming up late this evening, or will the teams' play on the field match their respective records so far?

We fell a little bit out of practice with our predictions threads over the World Cup break, but we're back at it this week, as D.C. United travel to play the San Jose Earthquakes tonight.

Soccer TV: San Jose Earthquakes vs DC United

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The San Jose Earthquakes host DC United in an MLS regular season meeting on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

The Rest

Castillo, Akindele propel FC Dallas in rout of Earthquakes

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You couldn't have blamed FC Dallas one bit if, after traveling from Texas to California following a grueling U.S. Open Cup semifinal loss to the Philadelphia Union, Oscar Pareja's would have shown up at Buck Shaw Stadium tired and lethargic.

Instead of a tired FC Dallas, the San Jose Earthquakes ran into an inspired FC Dallas, which delivered their best performance of the season in a 5-0 blowout win on Saturday night.

Galaxy dominate, but Earthquakes still salvage draw at StubHub Center

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The Los Angeles Galaxy dominated the San Jose Earthquakes in almost every way possible on Friday night at Home Depot Center. Every way except the one that counts, the actual score of their Western Conference showdown.

The Earthquakes mustered just three shots on the night, but converted two of those chances to earn a 2-2 tie against the Galaxy on a night when the home team carried the play and created the majority of the chances.

Ladies and gentleman, start your Olympic cycles.

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It is quite a cozy camp for now, but of course there are several European-based players and some others with Mexican clubs that will later swell these ranks.G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Zack Steffen (University of Maryland)D - A.J. Cochran (Houston Dynamo), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ramon Martin del Campo (San Jose Earthquakes), Bryan Gallego (Arizona United), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (

RBNY vs Earthquakes: Still Not Able To Close The Deal

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You talk about letting a sure three points slip from your grasp - wow! Another ridiculous defensive breakdown and the New York Red Bulls saw another late lead slip away in the dying minutes of regulation. Yes, it was two points down the drain and an end to Steven Lendhart's goal-scoring drought (you're welcome ya big douche).