Khari Stephenson is officially once again a member of the Earthquakes.
San Jose announced Tuesday that it has brought back Stephenson a year after he left to play for Real Salt Lake. The 33-year-old Jamaican midfielder with experience playing in Europe and MLS played for the Earthquakes from August 2010 to the end of the 2012 campaign, compiling eight goals and eight assists in 69 regular season matches.
For the San Jose Earthquakes, there is no time to shake off the preseason cobwebs because aCONCACACAF Champions League bout awaits.
The Earthquakes may not have played in opening weekend of the 2014 MLS season because of a bye in the schedule, but that will not stop them from having the difficult task of hosting a Toluca side in midseason form in the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinals series.
A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)
New OTF contributor Cory Jensen brings you a detailed look at the teams we in Fireland only have the pleasure of meeting once a year...
In all reality, Major League Soccer's eastern conference has garnered all the preseason attention with Michael Bradley, Jermaine Defoe, DC United's reconstruction, and the impending introduction of NYCFC.
You just can't get enough of MLS savant Stephen Mangat's .gif parade, can you?
MLS First Kick is right around the corner, so let's do it West Coast stylee...
San Jose Earthquakes
The Earthquakes are like this year's Barcelona (first time anyone has ever said that, I'm betting) still capable of hitting the heights of prior years, but not with the same consistency when the team was at its peak.
PORTLAND, Ore.-The Rose City Invitational wrapped up Saturday at Providence Park with the San Jose Earthquakes earning a victory and the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps playing to a hard-fought draw.
PORTLAND, Ore.- For the three MLS teams competing in Portland this week, the second night of the Rose City Invitational was a night to look at players trying to either break into their team's starting lineup or to solidify their spot on the roster.
PORTLAND, Ore.- The first night of the Rose City Invitational saw two very different matches Sunday night, as the San Jose Earthquakes knocked off the host Portland Timbers in an extremely physical game typical of the regular season matches between the two Western Conference clubs.
There haven't been any official jersey releases since last week, so we've compiled an in-progress calendar of the upcoming reveal dates (who's next?). Also, a few teams are teasing (or leaking) their new jerseys.
Yes, we remain officially excited about the new 2014 Major League Soccer jerseys.
Just a day into preseason training, the Vancouver Whitecaps have added two key pieces to their squad for the Major League Soccer season.
The Whitecaps confirmed on Monday that they have acquired right back Steven Beitashour from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation money, and signed him to a new contract.
The Aurora, Colo. native signed a new contract to remain with the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday, keeping the 13-year Major League Soccer veteran with his hometown club. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Unites States men's national team opened 2014 with a shaky, but still relatively dominant 2-0 win over South Korea from a sold out StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Chris Wondolowski bagged a brace in both halves to make his case for a ticket to Brazil. The San Jose Earthquakes striker scored in the 4th and 60th minutes with assists from Brad David and Landon Donovan, respectively.
Chris Wondolowski scored both U.S. goals in their 2-0 win over South Korea on Saturday.
Chris Wondolowski found the back of the net twice to lead the United States to a 2-0 victory over South Korea at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. on Saturday afternoon in the team's first match of 2014.
The San Jose Earthquakes landed one of the best attacking players in college soccer after reaching a deal to sign Indiana University freshman sensation Tommy Thompson to a Homegrown Player contract, sources confirmed to Goal USA on Friday.
A day after a draft that saw them land a pair of California natives in the 2014 MLS Draft in J.
In part two of our 2014 season preview, we take a closer look at the eight teams that currently share the Western Conference with the Portland Timbers. Portland ended up finishing 2013 on top of the standings, but they'll have plenty of competition for the that level this season. Real Salt Lake advanced to MLS Cup but they'll need to adjust to a new coach, Los Angeles, FC Dallas and San Jose return their main core of players, while Seattle underwent a bit of an overhaul in their locker room while there still isn't a coach in charge of Colorado.
The Portland Timbers played their first of three matches in the 2014 Rose City Invitational tournament at Providence Park against their old rivals, the San Jose Earthquakes. While the Timbers held significant advantages offensively in terms of possession and chances, they couldn't break down San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch.
Sacramento Republic FC officially announced on January 23 that they had reached an affiliation agreement with the Portland Timbers for the 2014 MLS and USL Pro campaigns, which was exciting news for the club. The information was tempered slightly by a development whereby Sacramento will also be an affiliate for San Jose, the closest MLS club to them in proximity.
D.C. United is releasing their new home jersey this afternoon, and the leaked kit is out; however, rumors are hinting that the leaked jersey might be missing a few details. A potential sponsor announcement, perhaps?
As happens with these sorts of things, D.C. United's new home jersey has been leaked by the same people who leaked the new San Jose Earthquakes jersey.
Four days later, the Black-and-Red are back on the field in Bradenton, Fla.
After playing a majorly revamped team in their first preseason game on Wednesday, D.C. United will take the field tonight against the Chicago Fire, another team making major changes, none bigger than ditching former head coach Frank Klopas and replacing him with Frank Yallop, most recently of the San Jose Earthquakes.
On tap this week: Evan Williams neat and Sweet Water 420.
Your favorite D.C. United podcast affiliated with this website is back for what what should have been (but inevitably wasn't) a very quick episode. Adam and Jason go without Ben this week to round up the latest (little) D.C. United news and run the rule over the new San Jose Earthquakes logo and uniforms.
That size being 22, to be exact.G - Bill Hamid (DC United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)M - Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls),
OTF's CONCACAF editor Austin Fido brings you most of what you need to know about the upcoming CCL quarterfinals...Eight teams and six weeks left in our regional showpiece tournament. Here's a look at the quarterfinal match-ups, including a reminder of how each club got to this stage, and an update on what they've been doing while CCL has been on hiatus.