The San Jose Earthquakes' recent Goonie-like comebacks have been quite a spectacle, but the task at hand isn't about late comebacks in front of the home faithful. Rather, it's about getting something meaningful from a road match, something they've struggled to do for quite some time.
A Friday triple-header and MLS comes to FOX. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.
Three Big Storylines:
Friday sees three MLS games on the schedule, two being on National TV and one being the first Cascadia Cup match of the year as the Sounders head to Vancouver (this is not the gamethread you are looking for).
Friday's soccer TV schedule has MLS action with NYCFC visiting the Philadelphia Union. Also on the MLS week 7 schedule, San Jose plays Dallas on UniMas. Earlier in the day, there are games from the Championship, Scottish Premier League, Ligue 1, and La Liga.
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Even though the San Jose Earthquakes began the year with two straight victories, Chris Wondolowski and newly-acquired forward Marco Ureña didn't quite show real cohesion as an attacking duo.
It has taken some time, butSaturday's 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders may have been the match where Wondolowski and Ureña finally started to look like a tandem capable of working well together.
By Clemente Lisi – HARRISON, NJ (Apr 3, 2017) US Soccer Players – The year was 2001 and the San Jose Earthquakes knocked out the Columbus Crew and Miami Fusion to reach MLS Cup. Standing between it and the trophy was the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Earthquakes, led by a young Landon Donovan, pulled off the upset against its Western Division rivals to win the championship.
David Bingham lodged a very strong entrant for goalkeeping balls-up of the season at the weekend, with the San Jose Earthquakes' glovesman somehow managing to direct an off-target effort back into his own goal.
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The ricket came late on during San Jose's MLS clash with Sporting Kansas City at a sold-outChildren's Mercy Park.
The cold in the northern half of the United States wasn't enough to stop two of the hottest performances of MLS Week 2. Atlanta United dismantled Minnesota United's back line for six goals, while New York City FC downed D.C. United with ease in frigid temperatures at Yankee Stadium.
Elsewhere, a Western Conference rookie continued to impress and a few unexpected sides extended their perfect records into Week 3.
Crew SC are unique among MLS clubs in terms of their tactical approach.
The majority of MLS teams play either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. Just four of the 22 clubs — D.C. United, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC — use something other than one of those formations as their main look.
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - San Jose Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli wasn't a typical choice for the job when his new club hired him to replace John Doyle in January. Fioranelli joined the Quakes from Roma, where he was part of management team that oversaw player scouting, player development, match analysis, and recruitment.
The first CONCACAF Under-20 championship in USMNT history and the opening week of the 2017 MLS season take center stage in the latest episode of The SBI Show.
Host Ives Galarcep looks back at the U.S. Under-20s triumphant tournament in Costa Rica, and is joined by U.S. Under-20 winger and Real Salt Lake loanee Brooks Lennon to discuss his return to the USA and the U-20 CONCACAF triumph.
The opening weekend of the 2017 Major League Soccer season delivered adecent amount of surprises with wins by the Houston Dynao and San Jose Earthquakes over the Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact, respectively. Some of the league's top franchises also made statements with impressive victories over the last three days.
Quick thoughts on the game and rate the Dynamo's performances against the San Jose Earthquakes
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.
The Houston Dynamo are hosting the San Jose Earthquakes this weekend. Houston are coming off of a draw against Minnesota United. Houston sit above San Jose in the standings by just one point. You can check out our full preview here.
The fickle sports gods decided to frustrate me this week. Yes, a point in San Jose via a 1-1 tie might be considered an acceptable outcome, but man, something about the Earthquakes-Sounders games really drives me crazy. It's not just the results, which have been frustratingly in favor of the California team, but also the game flow – or lack thereof.
Nicolas Lodeiro's golazo that broke the scoreless deadlock in the 84th minute should've been it. In fact, the Seattle Soundersshould have walked out of Avaya Stadium with a road win and three important road points – especially against Western Conference rival San Jose Earthquakes.
But there were still more thanfive minutes left in the match.
A thuggish San Jose ties the game late when Chris Wondolowski levels it at 1-1
If there is a lesson from the 1-1 draw between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders it is that one must always mark Chris Wondolowski. In MLS the man just scores goals. Today, he ended a match after Seattle looked likely to win.
Saturday April 8 (7:30 PM, Q13 Fox & Univision-Seattle) the Seattle Sounders take their first trip down to Avaya Stadium of 2017. The San Jose Earthquakes are 5th in the West with a 2-2-0 +0 record. Seattle is 1-1-2 +1 and 6th in the conference. Victor Bernardez is suspended for the match. CenterLineSoccer is the SB Nation home for the 'Quakes.
San Jose's injury-time equalizer was like a gut punch for the Sounders—but they have to move on.
Even though Saturday's match between the Seattle Sounders and San Jose Earthquakes kind of felt like an inevitable draw, Nicolas Lodeiro's late goal for the Sounders seemed like the perfect snatch-and-grab by the away side.
The Earthquakes have historically been a problem team for Seattle, and Brian Schmetzer wants to change that.
Four games into the 2017 season and the Seattle Sounders currently sit in sixth place in the West with five points. Considerably better than their 2016 start, but a little short of the expectations that come with winning the MLS Cup last season.
Monday's soccer news starts with a simple point from San Jose Earthquakes assistant coach John Spencer. It was Spencer on the sideline for the Quakes in their 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City. Spencer stepped in with Dom Kinnear unable to coach due to an illness. What Spencer saw from his squad on Saturday night was an ability to control possession.
Sporting Kansas City tasted victory for the first time in 2017, and have David Bingham to thank for it.
The San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper committed an 89th-minute blunder that gifted Sporting KC an insurance goal it wound up needing on the way to a 2-1 victory at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday night.
The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.
Referee thanks Sounders forward for correcting a call.
It's not very often that a player corrects a referee in order to get a call to go against his team. But, according to referee Ricardo Salazar, that's exactly what Jordan Morris did in Saturday's game against the San Jose Earthquakes.
This is most likely to avoid traffic issues with nearby Seattle Mariners games
The Seattle Sounders and MLS announced earlier this week that three of the Sounders games have had their scheduled kickoff times changed. This is probably to accommodate the Seattle Mariners, who have home games at Safeco Field on all but one of these dates.
An imperfect start doesn't always mean an imperfect finish. The San Jose Earthquakes proved that at Avaya Stadium Saturday night.
The Earthquakes clawed back from an early two-goal deficit, taking full advantage of a David Ousted red card to score three unanswered goals on the way to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, with their comeback capped off by a long-range winner from Anibal Godoy.