Earthquakes Fall 2-0 to FC Dallas

Earthquakes Fall 2-0 to FC Dallas

June 5, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. TheSan Jose Earthquakes were defeated 2-0 by FC Dallas on Saturday night in Frisco,Texas in their last regular season match before they break for the World Cup.FC Dallas midfielderforward Brek Shea scored a pair in a wild two minutes inthe second half.Shea was the recipient of a DavidFerreira pass across the face of goal in the 58th minute, that he tapped past ahelpless Joe Cannon. Shea struck again in the 60th minute when a ball wasplayed over the top by Ferriera and Shea took advantage of somemiscommunication in the back, scoring off of a rebound, when Cannon saved his initialeffort. San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-2) vs. FC Dallas (3-2-6)
June 5, 2010 Pizza Hut Park
Attendance: 14,431
Scoring Summary: FCD Brek Shea (David Ferreira, Heath Pearce) 58; FCD Brek Shea (unassisted) 60.Misconduct Summary: FCD George John (caution) 66; Jason Hernandez (caution)70.San Jose Earthquakes Joe Cannon, Ramiro Corrales, JasonHernandez, Ike Opara, Chris Leitch, Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald, Andre Luiz(Justin Morrow 23) (Cornell Glen 64), Chris Wondolowski, Arturo Alvarez, ScottSealy (Ryan Johnson 63).Statistics: Shots: 5; Shots on Goal: 2; Fouls: 6; Offsides:2; Corners: 3.FC Dallas Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, UgoIhemelu, George John, Heath Pearce, Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez, Bruno Guarda(Eric Avila 46), Atiba Harris (Eric Alexander 87), Jeff Cunningham (MarvinChavez 70), David Ferreira. Statistics: Shots: 15; Shots on Goal: 5; Fouls: 8;Offsides: 6; Corners: 8. QUOTESSAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the game:
We were flat most of thegame, and not to make excuses, but we werent on top of our game tonight.I thought Dallasplayed well and deserved to win. At halftime, we came out, and I said the positivething is, is that its nil, nil. I dont know how it was, but itwas. We had a little go at them for 10-15 minutes, and then they scored theirgoal and it was tough for us after that. Then the second one went in quickly,so it made things difficult.On surrendering two goals in less than twominutes:
However you want to look atit, its two goals that we should be doing better on, but thatsfootball. We have to do better individually and collectively as a team. We haveshown this year that at times we are very difficult to break down, but tonightwasnt one of those nights. We looked fragile and a little nervous, whichis not like us.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JOE CANNONOn the result:
It was very disheartening, Ithink anyone watching that game will tell you that the better probably wontonight. In football you cant make excuses, but it was tough. Athalftime it was still 0-0, and I thought we were going to be able to get aresult. Looking forward:
Despite the result tonight,give these guys a lot of credit, its been a tough week for us and allthe guys left it all out on the field. Like I said though, there are noexcuses, and it is what it is. This game is over, and we didnt take anypoints. When the season is over, it doesnt matter what the weather wasin Dallas inWeek 13, or wherever we are at. We will regroup, go back and I think it will bea great time to move forward. I think we have had a good first 11 games, but wedefinitely need to make some improvements and we will.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER ARTURO ALVAREZOn playing up top:
Before my injury,thats where I played against Chicago andthats where I came in against Salt Lake. I was doing reallywell, was able to come in for the team, be that guy that got the ball, that wasable to turn and maybe find people, maybe I was able to set myself up for ashot. Unfortunately in this game, that didnt happen. As a team, wedidnt keep the ball well in this game, and that hurt us a lot. I think Dallas did a very good jobon that and obviously it ended up hurting us in the end. On being 5-4-2going into break:
Obviously,our goal was not to go into the break with two losses and a tie. But if youlook at the bigger picture, I think were a total different team thisyear than we were the last two years, and were sitting in a pretty goodspot in the Western Conference. Theres still a lot of games left. Ithink we showed that were the kind of team that doesnt quitanymore. We play from minute one to minute 90. Obviously we didnt finishthe way we wanted to going into this break, but the only thing we can do isjust learn from our mistakes, work on them and then come up three weeks fromnow against Salt Lake.

Earthquakes announce roster moves ahead of 2017 season

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Earthquakes announce roster moves ahead of 2017 season

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has exercised 2017 contract options on six players: goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Victor Bernardez, Kip Colvey and Andres Imperiale, and midfielders Fatai Alashe and Matheus Silva.

The Earthquakes will not exercise options on nine players, including goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, defender Clarence Goodson, midfielders Marc Pelosi and Tommy Thompson, and forwards Chad Barrett, Henok Goitom, Innocent, Steven Lenhart and Mark Sherrod.

In addition, the following players are under contract for the 2017 season: goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell, defender Shaun Francis, midfielders Cordell Cato, Darwin Ceren, Simon Dawkins, Anibal Godoy and Shea Salinas, and forwards Quincy Amarikwa and Chris Wondolowski.

Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. PT and Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. PT. The two drafts will take place via teleconference with all 22 clubs represented. MLS will release the results following each of the calls. Both of the Re-Entry Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft.

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Plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

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Plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

LA UNION, Colombia -- A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said Tuesday.

The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline with roots in Venezuela, declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday) because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.

The aircraft, which had departed from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was carrying the up and coming Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil for Wednesday's first leg of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin - the continent's second-most-important championship.

"What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said from the search and rescue command center.

The club said in a brief statement on its Facebook page, "May God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation."

Expressions of grief poured in from all over the soccer world. South America's federation canceled all scheduled matches in a show of solidarity, Real Madrid's squad interrupted its training for a minute of silence and Argentina legend Diego Maradona sent his condolences to the victims' families over Facebook.

Rescuers working through the night were initially heartened after pulling three passengers alive from the wreckage. But as the hours passed, heavy rainfall and low visibility grounded helicopters and slowed efforts to reach the crash site.

At daybreak, dozens of bodies were quickly collected into white bags while rescuers scavenged through pieces of the plane's fuselage strewn across the muddy mountainside.

Images broadcast on local television showed three passengers arriving to a local hospital in ambulances on stretchers and covered in blankets connected to an IV. Among the survivors was Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel, who doctors said suffered spinal injuries.

Two goalkeepers, Danilo and Jackson Follmann, as well as a journalist traveling with the team and a Bolivian flight attendant, were found alive in the wreckage. But Danilo was later reported as dead, and authorities said another defender, Helio Zampier, had survived amid a confusion of sometimes conflicting early reports.

The aircraft is owned by LaMia, a company with roots in Venezuela and that has a close relationship with several premier South American squads.

Argentina's state-run news agency said the plane involved in the crash had transported Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and the national team this month from Brazil to Colombia between World Cup qualifier matches. The airliner also reportedly transported Venezuela's national squad and several top teams from Bolivia in the past.

LaMia's website, which is no longer online, said it operated three 146 Avro short-haul jets made by British Aerospace and with a maximum range of around 2,965 kilometers (1,600 nautical miles) - about the same as the distance between Santa Cruz and Medellin, the route it was flying when it went down.

Alfredo Bocanegra, the head of Colombia's aviation authority, said initial reports suggest the aircraft was suffering electrical problems although investigators were also looking into an account from one of the survivors that the plane had run out of fuel about five minutes from its expected landing at Jose Maria Cordova airport outside Medellin.

Bolivia's civil aviation agency said the aircraft picked up the Brazilian team in Santa Cruz, where players had arrived earlier in the day on a commercial flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Spokesman Cesar Torrico said that the plane underwent an inspection before departing for Colombia and reported no problems.

British Aerospace, which is now known as BAE Systems, says that the first 146-model plane took off in 1981 and that just under 400 were built in total in the U.K. through 2003. It says around 220 of are still in service in a variety of roles, including aerial firefighting and overnight freight services.

A video published on the team's Facebook page showed the team readying for a flight earlier Monday in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport. Photos of team members in the cockpit and posing in front of the plane ahead of departure quickly spread across social media.

The team, from the small city of Chapeco, was in the middle of a fairy tale season. It joined Brazil's first division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and made it last week to the Copa Sudamericana finals - the equivalent of the UEFA Europa League tournament - after defeating two of Argentina's fiercest squads, San Lorenzo and Independiente, as well as Colombia's Junior.

"This morning I said goodbye to them and they told me they were going after the dream, turning that dream into reality," Chapecoense board member told TV Globo. "The dream was over early this morning."

The team is so modest that tournament organizers ruled that its 22,000-seat arena was too small to host the final match, which was moved to a stadium 300 miles (480 kilometers) to the north in the city of Curitiba.

"This is unbelievable, I am walking on the grass of the stadium and I feel like I am floating," Andrei Copetti told the AP. "No one understands how a story that was so amazing could suffer such a devastating reversal. For many people here reality has still not struck."