Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC

Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC

Aug. 1, 2010
EARTHQUAKES PAGE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes fell 1-0 to visiting Seattle Sounders FC thanks to Fredy Monteros seventh goal of the campaign. Seattle grabbed the lead in the 26th minute when Sanna Nyassi broke down the sideline and his cross found an unmarked Montero. The Columbian took advantage of the free space and his header beat Jon Busch to give the Sounders the early advantage. That lead was able to stand up as San Jose failed to find the back of the net. The Earthquakes face off against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park at 6 p.m. PT. The game will air live on 1220 KDOW and the MLS Direct Kick package.San Jose Earthquakes (6-5-5) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (7-8-4)July 31, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 10,351 Scoring Summary: SEA Fredy Montero (Sanna Nyassi) 26. Misconduct Summary: SJ Sam Cronin (caution) 15; SJ Ramiro Corrales (caution) 80; SEA Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 91.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Ramiro Corrales, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez (Chris Wondolowski 74), Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald (Arturo Alvarez 46), Sam Cronin, Joey Gjertsen, Scott Sealy (Ryan Johnson 46), Cornell Glen.Statistics: Shots: 8; Shots on Goal: 2; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 8; Corners: 5. Seattle Sounders FC Kasey Keller, James Riley, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke (Tyrone Marshall 46), Leo Gonzalez, Sanna Nyassi, Nathan Sturgis, Osvaldo Alonso, Steve Zakuani (Alvaro Fernandez 69), Fredy Montero, Blaise Nkufo (Nate Jaqua 86). Statistics: Shots: 9; Shots on Goal: 7; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 4; Corners: 6. QUOTES SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the result:Im disappointed. I thought it was definitely our worst performance this season, including Real Salt Lake. From the whistle it just didnt seem like we had any idea or any scrap in us so it was really disappointing. I like to give players a chance and the players that come out arent necessarily playing badly; some guys just look good at training so you give them a shot. The players have to take it and earn their right to play. On what went wrong:Im just disappointed from the whole club side of this, its a massive game and we just lay down and die really. Especially in the first half it didnt look like we had any cohesion at all. We worked hard all week, talked about what we want to do with the ball and all the things that go into playing well and Im just disappointed. You have to give Seattle some credit, theyre a good side, they play well and defensively they were solid. We just didnt move the ball correctly and we were reacting to everything and not anticipating. Our counterattack seems a bit better away from home, but when we come home weve got to do it as well.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER IKE OPARA On what the team can take from this game heading into next weeks game at Colorado:We need to put a full match together, to keep the intensity up from the first whistle to the final one. Thats what I think were going to have to focus on. It just shows that in the second half when we bring the intensity, we can play with just about anyone. Hopefully next week we get the result.On the goal by Fredy Montero:We allowed Fredy Montero too much time to turn and that was my fault. After he laid the ball off he made a run to the middle and Sam Cronin and I just didnt track and thats inexcusable in the box. You have to live and learn.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER SAM CRONIN On how the team puts the loss behind it:Thats the only choice we have. Theres still a lot of season left. It was still an important game for us but we still have a lot to play for so we have to put it behind us, get ourselves ready for Colorado.On what the team can take from this game:Probably that we cant just show up and expect to win games. Home or away we have to have that mentality and we really cant afford going into a game with that mentality and have a great team jump on you like that. Well make it better for the next time. -- Courtesy San Jose Earthquakes Media Services

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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Levi's Stadium to host 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final

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Levi's Stadium to host 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — This year's CONCACAF Gold Cup final will be played on July 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced first-round sites in December and the site of the final on Wednesday. The 12-nation tournament opens July 7 at Harrison, New Jersey.

The United States and defending champion Mexico head a field that includes Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, French Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique and Panama. The final spot will be determined by a playoff between Haiti and Nicaragua in March.