Earthquakes Hand Union First Home Loss in History

Earthquakes Hand Union First Home Loss in History

July 10, 2010
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CHESTER, Penn. TheSan Jose Earthquakes picked up three big points on Saturday night, as they dispatchedthe expansion Philadelphia Union 2-1, handing them their first home loss infranchise history. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on a goal byFred, who was flicked on by first overall pick of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft DannyMwanga. Fred finished just underneath San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch. San Jose leveled just before halftime, asChris Wondolowski, the Quakes leading goalscorer, picked out Cornell Glen atthe edge of the six yard box, and he finished coolly into the far post for hisfirst goal of 2010. San Jose was able tocatch Philadelphiaon the counterattack in stoppage time. Substitute Arturo Alvarez received athrough ball from Philadelphianative Bobby Convey and took defender Jordan Harvey one-on-one. He slotted theball to Chris Seitzs right for the game-winner and his third goal of hisseason. Convey tallied his career high eighth assist of 2010 in front of alarge group of family and friends. Jon Busch posted six saves in goal andpicked up his first win with the Quakes. San Jose hosts club partner Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday,July 17 at Buck Shaw Stadium at 1 p.m. PT. San Jose Earthquakes (6-4-4) vs. PhiladelphiaUnion (3-8-2)July 10, 2010 PPL ParkAttendance: 17,183Scoring Summary: PHI Fred (Danny Mwanga) 14; SJ -- Cornell Glen (ChrisWondolowski) 45; SJ Arturo Alvarez (Bobby Convey) 90.Misconduct Summary: PHI Fred (caution) 52; SJ Chris Wondolowski (caution)70.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Ramiro Corrales, BobbyBurling, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald (Brad Ring88), Sam Cronin, Joey Gjertsen, Cornell Glen (Ryan Johnson 68), ChrisWondolowski (Arturo Alvarez 74).Statistics: Shots: 8; Shots on Goal: 3; Fouls: 8; Offsides:4; Corners: 3.Philadelphia Union Chris Seitz, Cristian Arrieta, JordanHarvey, Danny Califf, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Fred (Jack McInerny 81), AndrewJacobsen (Shea Salinas 65), Stefani Miglioranzi, Sebastien Le Toux, DannyMwanga, Alejandro Moreno (Roger Torres 55).Statistics: Shots: 17; Shots on Goal: 10; Fouls: 9;Offsides: 1; Corners: 8.QUOTESSAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the result:
I was very happy with thedemeanor and with the fight of our guys. Philadelphiaplayed well tonight, but we are feeling well coming out with the three points.We knew they were going to throw a lot of people forward and we felt therewould be some chances to have one-on-ones and two-on-twos. But you have to makesure you put those chances in and although we didnt have many, wecapitalized on those, so well take it.On Jon Buschs performance:
Jon had an outstanding gamefor us this evening and he is a quality goalkeeper who has been in this leaguefor a number of years. When we had the opportunity to acquire him, it was aneasy choice. We have two very good goalkeepers, Jon is playing well now and wehave Joe Cannon who is a very good goalkeeper, so we are a little blessed atthat position. Tonight was Jons crowning moment, and hopefully hecontinues to do well.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCHOn the result:
In the second half, wedefended well as a team, sometimes you get a little lucky and the ball justhits you, but I did my job tonight. This is what you get paid for, to makesaves and catch crosses. Some games are busy and some arent andIm glad I helped the team to get three points and that is all thatmatters.On his view ofArturo Alvarezs goal:
We have been in the situationbefore where we have been countered at when we pushed a lot of numbers forward,and Ive been that other goalkeeper thinking, oh boy, here theycome. At that point you know that one little miscue takes you fromearning one point to no points. It was nice to see it happen the other way, andI thanked Arty (Alvarez) as soon as I could, because to get that goal againstthe run of play was huge. It shows what this team is about. Its a mentality.We are going to fight, scratch, scrap and I cant say enough about Ike(Opara), Bobby (Burling), Jason (Hernandez) and Rams (Ramiro Corrales), theywere doing the dirty work, blocking shots all over the place. And itwasnt just them. The midfielders did a hell of a job tonight and it wasgreat to get the goal and take the three points.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD ARTURO ALVAREZOn the win:
If it wasnt for (Jon)Busch, we wouldnt have been in it. Yes Im happy to score thewinning goal, but without him, it would have been a different story. This is ahuge win for us on the road. It definitely feels good to come in here and comeup with three points and hopefully we can turn things around after this win. Wehave a tough game coming up at LA in a couple of weeks and we are just going tokeep working and keep believing in ourselves and really, anything canhappen.On scoring thegame-winner:
When I received the ball fromBobby (Convey) and saw that it was a one-on-one, I decided to take my chanceand go at him. I created some space and got a shot on goal, Im just gladit went in. When I let go of the shot, I knew it was going in the goal, I hadSeitz beat and its a huge win for us. This is exactly what we neededright now.

International Champions Cup brings Real Madrid, Machester United to Levi's

International Champions Cup brings Real Madrid, Machester United to Levi's

SAN JOSE -- Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, announced today that Spanish giants Real Madrid and English powerhouse Manchester United will meet on Sunday, July 23 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken.

The match will kickoff at 2:00 p.m. PT and be aired on ESPN.

"The Bay Area continues to draw world-class soccer events," said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. "With major clubs such as Manchester United returning year after year, it is a testament to the passionate fan base and the top-notch facilities we can provide."

Real Madrid and Manchester United are both poised for success in their current campaigns, with recent domestic triumphs extending to their international competitions. With a plethora of multinational superstars, Real Madrid sits atop La Liga with their sights set on adding to their record 32 league titles. Led by FIFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and Welsh phenomenon Gareth Bale, Real Madrid has advanced to the knockout stage of the 2017 Champions League in hopes of retaining their title.

Perennial power Manchester United is led by Zlatan Ibrahimović, the team's top goal-scorer, and English legend Wayne Rooney.

As the home of the 5-time Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers, Levi's Stadium sits near one of America's greatest sports cities. Opened in 2014, Levi's Stadium was chosen as the site of Super Bowl 50 and has already played host to two ICC matches. The stadium has been named Venue of the Year, by The Stadium Business Awards and Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal while proving to be a leader in stadium technology.

Tickets for the Real Madrid v. Manchester United matchup at Levi's Stadium will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 4. Fans can find all venue-specific and other ticket information at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

"Last year we saw a clash of giants when Liverpool defeated AC Milan in front of a sellout crowd here at Levi's Stadium," said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman at Relevent Sports. "The battle between famed English and Spanish clubs continues again this year when Manchester United matches up against reigning Champions League titleholders Real Madrid. Both teams field exceptional rosters full of world-class talent and are managed by two of the best in Mourinho and Zidane. The ICC is thrilled to return for a third consecutive year to Levi's Stadium and the Bay Area where the growth and passion for soccer is unparalleled."

"To have Relevent Sports bring the International Champions Cup back to Levi's Stadium for a third year in-a-row is a real testament to the fans in the Bay Area and their support of international soccer," said 49ers President Al Guido. "In partnership with the Earthquakes, we look forward to Manchester United and Real Madrid kicking off an amazing week of soccer in Santa Clara that will culminate with the finale of the 2017 Gold Cup on July 26."

The 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken will run from July 19 - 30and feature 12 matches played across 11 cities throughout the United States. In total, eight teams from around the globe, including England (Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur), Italy (Juventus, AS Roma), France (Paris Saint-Germain) and Spain (FC Barcelona, Real Madrid) will compete in this year's tournament. Each team will play three contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion. Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one.

Arguably the most recognizable soccer club in the world, Manchester United is frequently mentioned among the most successful teams in English league soccer and has been home to some of the game's greats including Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law. The club is also incredibly successful off the field, having become the first sports franchise to be valued at over $3 billion, according to Forbes.

The record 20-time league title winners have dominated English soccer for much of the last 25 years. During that time, some of the biggest names in soccer, including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, have pulled on the famous red shirt and run out on Old Trafford's hallowed turf. All of the aforementioned names played under the greatest manager soccer has ever known: Sir Alex Ferguson. He took charge of Manchester United in November 1986, before retiring in May 2013 with a record 13 English soccer league titles. The club is currently managed by José Mourinho, who took over the reins in May of 2016. This year's squad features star veteran strikers Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimović, along with young superstar midfielder Paul Pogba. For more information on Manchester United, please visit www.manutd.com.

Founded in 1902, Real Madrid hold the record for most European cup/UEFA Champions League championships in any club's history - a staggering total of 11 titles, its most recent arriving in the 2015-2016 season. In addition, the Royal Whites have won a record 32 La Liga titles, while winning the domestic cup 19 times.

Los Blancos currently field a roster featuring some of the best players in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Gareth Bale (Wales), Karim Benzema (France) as well as home-grown Spanish talent like Isco and captain Sergio Ramos. Led by former Real Madrid midfielder, French soccer legend and current manager Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid returns to the International Champions Cup for the fifth consecutive year, having won each of the inaugural tournaments to take place in the United States, Australia and China. For more information on Real Madrid, please visit www.realmadrid.com.

For the second consecutive year, Heineken is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 International Champions Cup. In addition to Heineken, the 2017 tournament features a leading line-up of sponsors, including Visit Orlando, Ally, Nike, Chevrolet, AON, Groupon, VividSeats, Gatorade and Xyience. Additional partners will be announced in the coming months. All matches for the International Champions Cup will be carried on ESPN networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and streaming network ESPN3, accessible through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

Fans can follow the ICC on social media at @intchampionscup for exclusive content and announcements, and join the conversation using #2017ICC. Fans can sign up for up news, updates and ticket information at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

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Uncharacteristic mistakes in goal cost Quakes in loss to Sporting KC

Uncharacteristic mistakes in goal cost Quakes in loss to Sporting KC

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City picked an own goal in the 89th minute that proved to be the difference in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Sporting KC was clinging to a 1-0 lead when Soony Saad, outside the box, attempted a shot that went off the defender and was headed wide. Keeper David Bingham went out to scoop up the spinning ball and it went off his hands and into the goal.

The goal was crucial, as Florian Jungwirth spoiled Tim Melia's shutout in stoppage time. A long ball into traffic came down to Jungwirth at the top of the penalty box and he turned and put a left-footed shot over Melia. Melia then came up with a big save; punching away Jungwirth's deflected shot in the third and final minute of stoppage time.

Benny Feilhaber scored the first goal of the season for Sporting KC (1-0-2) with a bending shot from 25 yards in the 37th minute. San Jose keeper David Bingham remained rooted on his spot as Feilhaber's 30th career goal slipped just under the crossbar.

The goal for San Jose (2-1-0) was the first KC allowed this season.