Earthquakes Capture Sacramento Cup in PKs

Earthquakes Capture Sacramento Cup in PKs

June 12, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 6-5 penalty-kick shootout win after battling Chivas USA to a scoreless draw for 90 minutes in the inaugural Sacramento Cup hosted at Raley Field.Jon Busch kept a clean sheet and made a kick save on Chivas USA keeper Dan Kennedy during the shootout to spark San Jose in the win. The back four of Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara, Bobby Burling and Justin Morrow kept Busch's net tidy, allowing just one shot on goal.Both sides converted the their first five attempts. Chris Wondolowski, Ramiro Corrales, Javier Robles, Ryan Johnson and Ramon Sanchez lined up for San Jose's five while Gerson Mayen, Carlos Borja, Maicon Santos, Michael Umana and Jose Macotelo made good for Chivas USA. Jason Hernandez scored the decisive tally after Busch's save to win the Sacramento Cup.In a largely defensive stalemate, both teams kept a close eye on the area, allowing only Chukwudi Chijindu's slow-rolling dribbler that was easily scooped up by Busch. Other than that, Busch was unchallenged for most of the night.Beitashour and Johnson picked up cautions for San Jose. Cuesta also drew yellow for Chivas USA after tussling with Johnson in the 82nd minute.San Jose will return to MLS regular season action on June 25 at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium.San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
June 12, 2010 Raley Field
Attendance: 7,134Scoring Summary: NonePenalty Kicks: CHV Gerson Mayen (goal), Carlos Borja (goal), Maicon Santos (goal), Michael Umana (goal), Jose Macotelo (goal), Dan Kennedy (save); SJ Chris Wondolowski (goal), Ramiro Corrales (goal), Javier Robles (goal), Ryan Johnson (goal), Ramon Sanchez (goal), Jason Hernandez (goal).Misconduct Summary: CHV Mariano Trujillo (caution) 37; SJ Steven Beitashour (caution) 35; CHV Gerson Mayen (caution) 82; SJ Ryan Johnson (caution) 82.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara (Jason Hernandez 72), Justin Morrow, Omar Jasseh (Ramiro Corrales 72), Ramon Sanchez, Brad Ring, Javier Robles, Arturo Alvarez (Chris Wondolowski 72), Ryan Johnson.Statistics: Shots 4; Shots on Goal 0; Saves 1; Fouls 7; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 4. Chivas USA Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 46), Mariano Trujillo (Jorge Flores 46), Michael Umana, Dario Delgado, Carlos Borja, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 46), Osael Romero (Jose Macotelo 46), Blair Gaven (Ben Zemanski 46), Jesus Padilla (Gerson Mayen 46), Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 46), Maykel Galindo (Chukwudi Chijindu 46). Statistics: Shots 9; Shots on Goal 1; Saves 0; Fouls 16; Offsides 3; Corner Kicks 3. Quotes SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the win:
It was a good, competitive game, and I think that anytime you can have that in our break its a good thing. I thought we did well, especially defensively with a clean sheet. To come out on top in a shootout and win the Cup was great. I was pleased with our demeanor tonight; I thought it was very positive.Looking forward:
We will have a couple more days off, and then we will get back to work on Wednesday and really look to come out of the gates strong in Salt Lake, which is a tough place to play. We will try to get a good start again, and try to win the game. They are coming off of the break as well, and we hope to catch them and get a good result. I feel that we are poised to be a good team and hopefully that will be proven on that Friday night.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCHOn the result:
Its important that we won the game. We want to build a winning mentality here in the locker room and it doesnt matter if it is a friendly, a regular season game, or a US Open Cup game, it doesnt matter. We just want to have that consistency, and thats what Frank (Yallop) and the coaching staff have been looking for, and thats what we did tonight. It wasnt easy, but we dug in, and credit the guys in front of me, they did a great job.On the penalty shootout:
Dan (Kennedy) put one right down the middle for me. Penalty kicks are tricky, and sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you dont. You have to credit both teams, I thought that every penalty kick up until that one was taken very well. I dont know if I would have gone the right way on any of them if I would have come up with the save, they were that well taken. I knew Dan was probably going to hit it hard, because thats what goalkeepers do, and luckily it was close enough for me to get a touch to it.

Neymar to sign extension with Barcelona through 2021


Neymar to sign extension with Barcelona through 2021

MADRID — Neymar will sign a three-year contract extension with Barcelona on Friday, a deal that will keep the Brazil forward with the Spanish club until 2021.

Barcelona and Neymar had made the announcement of the agreement in July.

The previous contract was to end in 2018. The new deal will run through June 2021, Barcelona said Monday.

The club's announcement in July ended speculation that Neymar was unhappy in Spain and was looking to move to another club. Paris Saint-Germain was among the clubs reportedly trying to sign him.

At the time, the club said the contract's buyout clause would be fixed at 200 million euros ($219 million) for the first year of the new contract, 222 million euros ($243 million) for the second, and 250 million euros ($274 million) for the final three years.

Neymar has been with Barcelona since moving from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. He has scored 90 goals in 149 matches, including five goals in eight matches this season.

A key player in Barcelona's potent attack along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, Neymar helped the team win nine titles: two Spanish league titles, two Copa del Reys, two Spanish Super Cups, the Champions League, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup.

The trio of attacking players scored 122 goals in the 2014-15 season and 131 goals last season, both record figures.

Neymar and his father, who acts as his agent, are likely to face trial for fraud in Spain in a case into alleged irregularities regarding his transfer from Santos to Barcelona. A Brazilian investment group which was entitled to 40 percent of the transfer claims it received a smaller compensation than it should have because part of the fee was concealed.

Barcelona also confirmed that defender Javier Mascherano will be staying with the club until 2019. That deal also had been announced in July.

Bingham makes seven saves in Earthquakes' 0-0 draw with Whitecaps


Bingham makes seven saves in Earthquakes' 0-0 draw with Whitecaps


SAN JOSE -- Paolo Tornaghi had a clean sheet in his first MLS start and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Sunday in a game with no playoff implications.

Both teams had already seen their postseason hopes vanish. Vancouver (9-15-9) had its winless streak extended to four games and San Jose (8-11-14) has only won once in its last 10 games.

Tornaghi came out of his area to block Simon Dawkins' shot from the corner of the 6-yard box in the seventh minute. Cordell Cato tried to curl a shot inside the far post in the ninth minute but Tornaghi dove to deflect it wide.

Vancouver forward Masato Kudo won a loose ball in the penalty area in the 54th minute but David Bingham deflected the open shot. Bingham blocked Kudo's shot in the 56th and Kudo's rebound attempt hit the crossbar.

It was the sixth straight draw in the series at San Jose - with the last win coming on April 6, 2012.