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

Earthquakes hand FC Dallas first loss of season, win 1-0


Earthquakes hand FC Dallas first loss of season, win 1-0


FRISCO, Texas -- Jahmir Hyka scored on a spectacular move in the 81st minute and the San Jose Earthquakes handed FC Dallas its first loss of the season, 1-0 on Saturday night.

Hyka took a pass from Marco Urena and touched the ball straight up over defender Matt Hedges as he raced by before putting the ball in off the post for his third goal.

David Bingham made three difficult saves for his fifth shutout, the 25th in his seven seasons with San Jose (5-4-4). The Earthquakes, who played Wednesday night, had just one win in their previous 12 road games and had been shutout six times and outscored by 13.

Hyka's goal also ended a string in which Chris Wondolowski had scored or assisted on the last seven Quakes goals.

Dallas (5-1-4) was unbeaten in its previous eight games with San Jose, outscoring the Quakes 12-4 with five clean sheets.

Dallas dominated most of the game with 62.3 percent possession and Jesse Gonzalez only made one save.



Late Wondolowski equalizer keeps Quakes unbeaten at home


Late Wondolowski equalizer keeps Quakes unbeaten at home

It’s been a season of inconsistencies for the San Jose Earthquakes. But one thing that has been certain is that in San Jose, at Avaya Stadium, the Quakes are pretty close to unbeatable. 

And they continued that trend Wednesday night thanks in large part to Tommy Thompson and Chris Wondolowski, who combined for a goal in the game’s 83rd minute to salvage a 1-1 draw.

In six home matches, the Earthquakes are 3-0-3. 

The equalizer came less than three minutes after Carlos Rivas had put Orlando on top with a goal from inside the 18-yard box. 

But it was then that head coach Dominic Kinnear reached to his bench for Thompson. 

The late substitution paid off not too long after when a Jahmir Hyka corner found its way over to Thompson just outside the penalty area. The midfielder put the ball on frame and as it was going wide, Wondolowski was there to poke the ball home. 

The goal was the fifth of the season for Wondolowski. It was also Thompson’s first point for the big club since signing San Jose’s first ever Homegrown Player contract. 

David Bingham made a huge save on Brazilian international Kaka in stoppage time to keep the game drawn. 

Turning point: You have to look to Kinnear’s substitution in the 82nd minute that brought on Thompson. The midfielder is known for his creativity on the ball, but had yet to turn that into production for the Quakes since signing his contract. On Wednesday, his first point could not have come at a bigger time. Thompson’s first point came in his 57th game with the club.  

Man of the match: Bingham has played lights out at Avaya in 2017. And when the game opened up in the last 10 minutes, it was his save that kept on Kaka that preserved the unbeaten record at home and a much deserved point for the home squad.  

Injury update: Quakes fans got some bad news before the start of Wednesday’s game when the team announced Harold Cummings, a big offseason acquisition at center back, is out of the season. The Costa Rican international suffered a foot injury while in his San Jose home. The blow is huge for the Quakes, who are already thin defensively.

Booked: Orlando: Leo Pereira (yellow, 25’); San Jose: Anibal Godoy (yellow, 44’), Marco Ureña (yellow, 62’), Nick Lima (yellow, 68’), Darwin Ceren (yellow, 70’). 

Up next: The Earthquakes head to Texas to face FC Dallas on Saturday. While the Quakes are unbeaten at home, their fortunes change significantly on the road. They’ll try to turn that around against a tough Dallas team.