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

New acquisitions shine as Quakes end preseason with win over USL's Republic

New acquisitions shine as Quakes end preseason with win over USL's Republic

The San Jose Earthquakes concluded their 2017 preseason campaign with a 4-1 win against Sacramento Republic FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Shea Salinas, Simon Dawkins, Jahmir Hyka and Danny Hoesen each scored for the Earthquakes in the victory to give San Jose a 6-1-2 record in preseason play.

In the 14th minute, Salinas gave the Earthquakes a 1-0 advantage when he one-timed Tommy Thompson's cross into the back of the net. In the buildup to the goal, Nick Lima threw the ball in and found fellow Homegrown player Thompson on the right side of the six-yard box. With one touch, Thompson crossed the ball to Salinas who made no mistake with his finish.

Republic FC equalized the match in the 54th minute with a penalty from Sammy Ochoa after Anibal Godoy was called for a handball in the box.

The Earthquakes regained the lead in the 66th minute when Dawkins sent a powerful low shot into the bottom left corner of Sacramento's goal from the top of the 18-yard box after receiving a through pass from Darwin Ceren.

After entering the match at halftime, Hyka made the game 3-1 in the 79th minute, finishing Godoy's cross with one touch.

Hoesen concluded the scoring for the Quakes in first minute of stoppage time after he dribbled past the Sacramento defense and sent the ball across the goal into the bottom right corner to make the final score 4-1.

"It was good," said Quakes defender and second-ever Homegrown signing Nick Lima, who started Saturday. "It was obviously our first time in the preseason in the stadium. It was good to get out there with our starters and I think we finished the way we wanted to. There's obviously a lot of improvement that we need to do, but now we have a week just to focus on Montreal. That was the ultimate goal from the beginning of preseason to get ready for that game and I think we took a step in the right direction."

The Earthquakes will start the 2017 MLS Regular Season next Saturday, March 4, at 6:45 p.m. against the Montreal Impact.

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Earthquakes acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth

Earthquakes acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has acquired Dutch forward Danny Hoesen on a season-long loan, with an option to buy, using Targeted Allocation Money and signed German defender/midfielder Florian Jungwirth using Targeted Allocation Money, pending receipt of P-1 Visas and ITC.

Hoesen, 26, most recently played for FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie. Since joining FC Groningen ahead of the 2014-15 season, Hoesen has tallied 15 goals and five assists in 72 appearances, including four goals in 12 matches so far this season. He helped the club win the 2014-15 KNVB Cup, the Dutch version of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

"Danny Hoesen gives us a player with a strong frame that is tall, but also has a fast pace," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. "He can attack the space in counter-attack situations. He can also work in tandem with whichever striker will be supporting him. He's a player that comes from very attack-minded football in Holland and will be the perfect striker to give us an additional element in the box that we may have been missing."

Hoesen began his professional career with Fortuna Sittard of the Dutch second division, before joining English side Fulham FC in 2008 at the age of 17. Playing with Fulham's U-23 side, Hoesen spent time on loan with HJK Helsinki of the Finnish first division in 2010, helping the club win the league title, and later his former club Fortuna Sittard (2011-12) before returning to England in June of 2012. He scored four goals in 10 total appearances for Fulham's youth side.

In August of 2012, Hoesen was transferred to Dutch powerhouse Ajax. Over the next season and a half, Hoesen scored 13 goals and added six assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for the first team, while also scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for the club's U-21 squad. He helped Ajax win the 2012-13 league title and the 2013 Johan Cruyff Shield. Hoesen also appeared in five UEFA Champions League matches against Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona and AC Milan, scoring goals against Dortmund and Barcelona.

He then joined Greek first division side PAOK Thessaloniki on loan in January of 2014 and finished the season with one goal and two assists. Hoesen was then transferred from Ajax to FC Groningen in July of 2014 where he remained until signing with San Jose.

Internationally, Hoesen has made 13 total appearances for the Netherlands at various youth levels, scoring three goals.

Jungwirth, 28, joins the Earthquakes after two and a half seasons with SV Darmstadt 98 of the German Bundesliga. He made 63 appearances for Darmstadt, recording three assists, and helped the club earn promotion from the 2. Bundesliga to the top flight with a second place finish in 2014-15.

"Florian is capable of playing all defensive positions. He came up through the German National Team system and won the European Cup with them," said Fioranelli. "He grew up as a central defender, on both the right and the left. He was later moved to defensive midfield because he is a player that has a strong presence and is very logical and careful when it comes to possession and build-up situations. He is a player that has a lot of heart and has been very much liked on every team that he's played for because he will fight for his teammates and is a natural leader."

Jungwirth began his career at the youth ranks of TSV 1860 Munich. After making 33 appearances for the club's U-19 side, he earned his way onto the club's reserve squad, TSV 1860 Munich II, where he tallied three assists in 48 games played.

In January of 2010, he was transferred to Dynamo Dresden of the 2. Bundesliga, where he remained for three and a half seasons. During his time with Dresden, Jungwirth made 97 appearances and recorded two assists.

Ahead of the 2013-14 season, Jungwirth moved to VfL Bochum, also of the 2. Bundesliga. During his one season with the club, he scored one goal in 30 appearances with the first team and two goals in four appearances with the club's reserve side. Jungwirth then signed with Darmstadt in September of 2014.

Internationally, Jungwirth has made 44 appearances for Germany at various youth levels from U-16 to U-20, scoring two goals.

"I think both guys have a strong background coming from top leagues overseas and will help on both sides of the ball," said Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear. "Our expectation is that Danny will score goals and Florian will provide a solid presence on the backline."

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