Turning the Page to 2018: What the Quakes Must Do to Contend

October 27, 2017

By, Thomas Viola The 2017 season ended with a thud for the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday night, losing 5-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first round of the MLS playoffs. For the Earthquakes though, it is hard to call this season anything other than a success. Yes, it took a miracle stoppage-time winner against

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Galaxy Hire Dom Kinnear

August 29, 2017

In a somewhat surprising move, the L.A. Galaxy have hired former Quakes Head Coach Dom Kinnear as an assistant coach under Sigi Schmid. Both Kinnear and Schmid left their respective teams during tumultous times. Schmid was fired last season by the Seattle Sounders after Seattle began the season with a 6-12-2 record; Seattle managed to

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Let’s Talk MLS Promotion/Relegation

February 28, 2017

First off, know that it will never happen. BUT! If MLS were to have promotion/relegation, what could/would/should it look like? Most other leagues around the world simply have a season, and the team with the best record at the end of the season is crowned champion. A few teams with the worst records are relegated to

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Quakes Winning MLS Polls = Something’s Wrong

April 8, 2016

Two times this week, the San Jose Earthquakes have won an MLS poll: Q won best mascot, and Adam Jahn won Goal of the Week. Suspicions should be raised in the wake of Jahn’s equalizer being voted best MLS goal for Week 5, and possibly with Q winning best mascot. As most fans of the team and

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The Hella Cup

February 22, 2016

Yep, it’s official. Give it a read! Some may dismiss a rivalry between San Jose and Sacramento due to San Jose’s “dominating” 4-0-1 record, but when you do the math, SRFC have actually held a lead for 39 MORE aggregate minutes during these matches than the Quakes.  The Quakes have a tendency to win late, which

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David Bingham 101

February 7, 2016

I did a write-up on the Bay Area’s own David Bingham for Last Word on Sports.  Please give it a read when you can! David Bingham 101

Draft Day One Analysis

January 15, 2016

The Quakes picked up two new players in the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft, with more rounds Tuesday, January 19. Andrew Tarbell The first pick-up has many Quakes fans scratching their heads.  Andrew Tarbell, the top ‘keeper in this year’s draft from Clemson University, was picked up by San Jose with the eighth

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Congrats, PTFC

December 7, 2015

Great playoff run, great team chemistry, well-deserved win despite the controversial calls.  Looking forward to beating the defending champs next year. 🙂 Photo Credit:

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