Earthquakes Earn 0-0 Draw with NE Revolution

Earthquakes Earn 0-0 Draw with NE Revolution

May 15, 2010
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. TheSan Jose Earthquakes posted another clean sheet to earn a 0-0 tie on the roadagainst the New England Revolution Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. TheEarthquakes have now notched three straight shutouts and the team moved into atie for second place in the Western Conference with the tie.San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England RevolutionMay 15, 2010 Gillette StadiumAttendance: 13,611

Scoring Summary: NoneMisconduct Summary: SJ Ramiro Corrales (caution) 20; NE JosephNiouky (caution) 39.San Jose Earthquakes Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch, BobbyBurling, Jason Hernandez, Ramiro Corrales, Joey Gjertsen, Andre Luiz, BrandonMcDonald, Bobby Convey, Ryan Johnson, Chris Wondolowski (Cornell Glen 83).Statistics: Shots: 13; Shots on Goal: 6; Saves: 4; Fouls:12; Offsides: 3; Corner Kicks: 7.New England Preston Burpo, Kevin Alston, CoryGibbs, Pat Phelan, Seth Sinovic, Sainey Nyassi, Joseph Niouky, Chris Tierney,Marko Perovic, Zak Boggs (Khano Smith 70), Kheli Dube (Zack Schilawksi 70).Statistics: Shots: 11; Shots on Goal: 4; Saves: 6; Fouls: 13;Offsides: 3; Corner Kicks: 8.QUOTESSAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn game:I thought it was an evengame. We had some chances to score, but overall it was a fair result. A pointon the road is always good. We havent conceded a goal for three straightgames so we can take some positives out of the game.On health:Health is a big thing. We hadJason (Hernandez) out most of the year last season and we had a lot of otherplayers battling injuries. We are a little nicked up now, but we have a solidsquad now and everyone is fighting for spots. I like the spirit on thisteam.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER BOBBY BURLINGOn chance in secondhalf:I saw the play developing. Itook it on the chest and I looked around and I was surprised by how open I was.I started licking my chops and the ball started to get really big. I justpounded it. I probably should have done a better job placing it or laying itoff to Wondo (Chris Wondolowski).Looking ahead to Seattle:Seattlehas one of the best home crowds in the league. Last game at home they gotbeaten pretty badly so they are going to come out flying and try to get somegoals early. We have to go in with a good mentality and try and get anothergood result.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER JASON HERNANDEZOn defending theRevs:They were coming prettydirect at times which is pretty easy for us to defend. Usually the tough timesare when the dynamic runs are coming out of the midfield. For the most partwhen it is direct it suits us pretty well. Bobby Burling did a great job in theair and Chris Leitch and Ramiro (Corrales) did a good job of tucking inbehind.On getting aresult:I think to come on a crosscountry flight and play a team with their back against the wall on a turf fieldand to come out with a 0-0 is a great performance for us. We would have likedto get three points, but I am sure they would say the same thing. To leave witha point is good enough for us right now so we are happy with it.

Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

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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.