Earthquakes announce their Comcast SportsNet television broadcast schedule for the 2011 season


Earthquakes announce their Comcast SportsNet television broadcast schedule for the 2011 season

March 18, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will again televise a minimum of 16 Earthquakes games in 2011 in High Definition. Ten games will air on Comcast SportsNet California, five games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and one on Comcast SportsNet Plus.We are proud to once again offer our games in High Definition on Comcast SportsNet, said Earthquakes President David Kaval. Comcast SportsNet has been a great partner the past three seasons and we are looking forward to another great season of Quakes soccer on their networks. The Quakes broadcast schedule begins on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area with their home opener against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 19. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT.In addition to the 16 games on Comcast SportsNet, the Quakes also have four national television broadcasts to bring their total number of television broadcasts to 20. All matches will also be available on the MLS Direct Kick Package. Additional games may be added to the CSN schedule at a later date.Comcast SportsNet California Vice President and General Manager Larry Eldridge added, The Earthquakes have one of the most passionate, dedicated fan bases in the MLS and we are committed to presenting them with comprehensive and exciting Quakes coverage all season long.The partnership will also include appearances by Earthquakes players and coaches onChronicle Live and coverage on bothSportsNet Central and SportsNet Reports.The broadcast booth will remain the same this year as long-time Northern California announcer Jim Kozimor will join John Shrader for all Quakes games, while Dan Dibley will serve as the sideline reporter.Shrader, who has been the voice of the Earthquakes either on radio or television since 1996, maintains the color analyst role. In addition to his work on the broadcasts, he will also oversee the teams radio broadcasts, write a blog on the team He has been a broadcaster in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He currentlyteaches journalism and media at San Jose State University. Prior to his current duties, he spent 15 years at all-sports station KNBR 680 AM, where he hosted talk shows and covered the San Francisco 49ers. He has broadcast numerous events around the country, and spent time at two San Jose televisions stations, KNTV and KICU. For nearly a decade Shrader was the voice of San Jose State athletics.Shrader broadcast the 2002 & 2003 MLS All-Star Games and the 2002 and 2003 MLS Cup Finals on the radio.Kozimor, a veteran sports broadcaster for over 20 years, begins his second season as the play-by-play announcer for all Quakes broadcasts. One of the most versatile announcers in the industry, he is the host of Raiders Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet California. His play-by-play duties for Comcast SportsNet have included college basketball and football for the Pac-10 and WCC, high school football, Major League Lacrosse and World Team Tennis. He also called a number of California Cougars games of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Kozimor was the long-time televisionradio broadcaster for the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs. Before that, he was an announcer with the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons.A 15-year veteran of local television andradio, Dibley will again be the sideline reporter for the San Jose Earthquakes on Comcast SportsNet California. He also appears as a featured sidekick during the Gary Radnich show on KNBR 680, which is simulcast on Comcast SportsNet California and now replayed weeknights at 11 p.m. as the Radnich Remix. Additionally, heis the lead play-by-play voice for high school andcollege sports on Comcast Hometown Network. He spent 12 years asa physical educationinstructor andyouth soccer coachin Marin County.About Comcast Sports GroupComcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, operates 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Groups sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nations largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see Broadcast ScheduleDate Opponent Time TV Saturday, March 19 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, March 26 at FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. TBD ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, April 2 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 7:30 p.m. CSN Saturday, April 9 TORONTO FC 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, April 16 at New York Red Bulls 4:30 p.m. TBD Saturday, April 23 CHIVAS USA 1:00 p.m. CSNCATELESaturday, April 30 at Philadelphia Union 1:00 p.m. TBD-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 p.m. TBDSaturday, May 14 COLUMBUS CREW 7:30 p.m. CSNCA Saturday, May 21 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:30 p.m. CSNCA Saturday, May 28 at Chicago Fire 5:30 p.m. CSNBA-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, June 4 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30 p.m. CSNCAGALASaturday, June 11 at D.C. United 4:30 p.m. TBD Friday, June 17 at Sporting Kansas City 5:30 p.m. FSCSaturday, June 25 LA GALAXY 8:00 p.m. FSC-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 2 NEW YORK RED BULLS 7:30 p.m. ESPN2Wednesday, July 6 at Chivas USA 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, July 9 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, July 16 at Columbus Crew 4:30 p.m. TBDWednesday, July 20 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7:00 p.m. CSNCASaturday, July 23 at Real Salt Lake 7:00 p.m. CSNCASaturday, July 30 D.C. UNITED 7:30 p.m. CSNBA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, August 3 at New England Revolution 5:00 p.m. TBDSaturday, August 6 PORTLAND TIMBERS7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, August 13 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, August 20 at LA Galaxy7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, August 27 at Toronto FC 4:00 p.m. TBD -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, September 10 CHICAGO FIRE 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, September 17 at Houston Dynamo 5:30 p.m. TBDWednesday, September 21 at Portland Timbers 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, September 24 at Colorado Rapids 6:00 p.m. TBD-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, October 1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, October 15 at Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. FSCSaturday, October 22 FC DALLAS7:30 p.m. CSNCA----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------All times Pacific. All times and dates are subject to change. Home games in all CAPSCSNCA = Comcast SportsNet California; CSNBA = Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; CSN = Comcast SportsNet Plus; FSC = FOX Soccer; TELE = Telefutura; GALA = Galavision

Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings


Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

The San Jose Earthquakes completed their participation in the 2017 MLS Superdraft with a nod to local soccer talent.

A couple of days after selecting a pair of midfielders in rounds one and two, the Quakes chose winger Christian Thierjung from the University of California with their third-round selection.

Thierjung joins Nick Lima, San Jose’s second-ever homegrown signing, as offseason moves that involve Golden Bears.

Thierjung, 22, goes to the Quakes after four seasons at Cal, where he appeared in 73 games, tallying 27 goals and seven assists.

As a senior, Thierjung was named First-Team All-Pac-12, Third Team All-Far West Region and Second-Team Academic All-Pac-12. He was selected First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-Far West Region in 2015.

Thierjung also played for the Quakes' PDL affiliate Burlingame Dragons FC during the 2016 season, tallying two goals in five total appearances.

With their fourth-round selection, the Quakes took Auden Schilder, the 22-year-old goalkeeper from the University of Washington.

Schilder was selected Second Team All-Pac-12 Conference and Second Team All-Far West Region in 2016 after surrendering just 18 goals in 20 appearances and posting five shutouts.

During rounds one and two, the Quakes selected Generation Adidas midfielder Jackson Yueill with the No. 6 overall selection and University of South Florida midfielder Lindo Mfeka.

Also making local soccer news, Thierjung’s teammate on Burlingame Dragons FC, three-year captain Joshua Smith, was selected in the fourth round by the New England Revolution. Smith also captained the University of San Francisco.

On Tuesday, San Jose announced the signings of Marvell Wynne and Tommy Thompson. Per league rules, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Thompson, 21, became the Earthquakes' first-ever homegrown player signing in 2014, following one season at Indiana University where he was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. He’s yet to score a point in an MLS match.

Wynne has appeared in 301 games during his 11-year MLS career, recording two goals and 21 assists. He was an invaluable member of a Quakes team that was hit hard by injuries in 2016.

Wynne helped the Colorado Rapids win MLS Cup in 2010. He has also represented the United States National Team and was a starter during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

The San Jose Earthquakes began their 2017 draft by taking a UCLA Bruin. And if he pans out to play anything like the player he emulates his game around, the Quakes might have themselves a true superstar. 

Jackson Yueill, a midfielder, was selected by the Quakes with the sixth pick in the 2017 Superdraft. Yueill, who models his game around FC Barcelona and Spanish National Team legend Andres Iniesta, is a Generation Adidas Signing for the Earthquakes.

"I'm super excited," Yueill said. "I love the west coast. I'm excited to move to San Jose. It's a really good environment with the team and the fans. I've heard great things. I'm excited to try and bring another cup to San Jose." 

The UCLA product played in 40 games during his college career, scoring nine goals and notching 17 assists during those contests. His 11 assists in 2016 led the Pac-12. 

Considered a high-upside player, Yueill joins the Quakes in what already is a pretyt stacked midfield. "I see myself as an 8," Yueill said of his fit in the MLS game. "A box-to-box midfielder who can get into the attacking zone and create goal scoring opportunities." 

Yueill was named to back-to-back NSCAA First Team All-Far West Region and First Team All-Pacific 12 Conference teams. He has represented the United States on the U-20 team.

As a member of Generation Adidas, Yueill's salary will not count against salary cap. 

"I'm a player that loves to learn," Yueill said. "It's always great to come to a team where the coach believes in you."

With the 28th pick of the draft, the Earthquakes selected another midfielder -- Lindo Mfeka of the University of South Florida. 

A four-year player with the Bulls, Mfeka scored 16 goals and notched 18 assists in his college career. 

Mfeka is a two-time First Team member of the All-American Athletic Conference. He was born in Durban, South Africa.

Day 2 of the MLS Superdraft will happen via conference call next Tuesday. The Quakes have two picks remaining -- the 50th and 72nd overall selections. 

Rounding out local Superdraft News: Two members of the Quakes' Premier Development League affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC, were selected in Day 1. Brian Nana-Sinkam (Stanford) was selected by the MLS-champion Seattle Sounders and Brian Wright (Vermont) went to the New England Revolution.