Lima Gets the Call

January 8, 2018

Quakes’ homegrown fullback Nick Lima was called up to “Camp Cupcake” today. He was the only member of the team to receive a call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team. The annual January call-ups are usually meant to evaluate the talent pool of players that are not regularly capped by the U.S. senior team. This

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Arena (Finally) Out

October 13, 2017

Bruce Arena resigned as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team. The question was never if Bruce would be removed, but when and how? Fortunately for U.S. Soccer fans, the resignation of Arena (rather than his firing) is a mea culpa that needed to be displayed. For the first time in over 30

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Unfathomable (USMNT Bounced from 2018 World Cup)

October 10, 2017

Fresh off the heels of a 2017 Gold Cup Trophy, all the United States Men’s National Team needed to do was not lose to the 99th-ranked team in the world: Trinidad & Tobago. The United States lost 2-1. If the United States had drawn Trinidad and Tobago, their superior goal differential would have seen them

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USMNT Gold Cup Pics

July 28, 2017

It was an awesome night for the United States Men’s National Team, as they beat the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica 2-1 to win the 2017 Gold Cup. The match featured two former Quakes: defender Shaun Francis for Jamaica, and defender Justin Morrow for the United States. Neither saw any pitch time for the final, but

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Let’s Talk Gold Cup Prelim Roster

June 6, 2017

United States Men’s National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena announced his 40-man preliminary Gold Cup roster on Saturday. Chris Wondolowski made the list, David Bingham did not. Chris Wondolowski deserves the call-up, but don’t expect a final roster spot, even after Saturday’s horrendous game versus 57th ranked Venezuela in which forward Bobby Wood failed to

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Let’s Talk USA vs. Honduras

March 27, 2017

On Friday, the USMNT defeated Panama 6-0 at Avaya Stadium, the highlight of a huge soccer weekend in the Bay Area. Let’s talk takeaways. Attendance Avaya Stadium was not sold out in one of the biggest matches of the year. This is due in part to U.S. Soccer and their introduction of a pre-sale lottery system for

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Quakes Call Ups

March 20, 2017

The San Jose Earthquakes have nine players called by their respective national teams this weekend, eight of whom will be looking to help their countries find a spot in the 2018 World Cup. Most recently, Quakes forward and captain Chris Wondolowski got the call today in preparation for the USMNT’s World Cup qualifying hexagonal match versus

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Let’s Talk USMNT Roster

March 16, 2017

With the U.S. Men’s National Team coming to Avaya on March 24th in a must win Hex qualifier against Honduras and a second qualifier versus Panama on March 28th in Panama, USMNT Head Coach Bruce Arena announced his preliminary roster. Forwards: Altidore, Dempsey, Morris, Wood Mids: Acosta, Bedoya, Bradley, Jones, Fab Johnson, Lletget, McCarty, Nagbe,

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