Earthquakes Take Down First Place Red Bulls

Earthquakes Take Down First Place Red Bulls


SANTA CLARA, Calif. TheSan Jose Earthquakes won their third consecutive home game 4-0 on Saturdaynight at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Quakes got a first-half goal from Ryan Johnsonand second-half goals from Joey Gjertsen, his first with the Earthquakes, ChrisWondolowski and Bobby Burling. Wondolowski has now scored in four straightgames. The win marked the Quakes third consecutive shutout at home.San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-0) vs. New York Red Bulls (5-2-0)May 8, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 9,711Scoring Summary: SJ Ryan Johnson (Bobby Convey, Chris Wondolowski) 44;Joey Gjertsen (Ryan Johnson, Bobby Convey) 54; SJ Chris Wondolowski (RamiroCorrales, Ryan Johnson) 77; SJ Bobby Burling (Bobby Convey 85); BobbyBurling (Bobby Convey) 85.Misconduct Summary: NY Tony Tchani (caution) 4; NY Luke Sassano(ejection) 13; SJ Bobby Convey (caution) 43.San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Ramiro Corrales, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Burling,Chris Leitch, Bobby Convey, Andre Luiz, Brandon McDonald, Joey Gjertsen, RyanJohnson (Scott Sealy 85), Chris Wondolowski. (Cornell Glen 85).Statistics: Shots15; Shots on Goal 8; Saves 2; Fouls 8; Offsides 5; Corner Kicks 5. New York Red Bulls -- Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller (Danleigh Borman67), Mike Petke, Tim Ream, Luke Sassano, Seth Stammler, Tony Tchani (SinisaUbiparipovic 75), Joel Lindpere, Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Salou Ibrahim(Jeremy Hall 58).Statistics: Shots8; Shots on Goal 2; Saves 4; Fouls 5; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 3.

Quotes SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn game:Obviously a great home winfor us and scoring four goals at home is important. The red card to themobviously makes a difference in the match, and sometimes you dont tendto play well when that happens, but I think this was our best game. Our ballmovement and desire to win the ball back was terrific. The way we playedtonight is exactly how I want us to play. On goals:Four goals on the scoreboardalways looks like a hammering, but its just a game of football where wemanaged to finish up our chances. Scoring is important, but winning iswhats really important. A fournil win is just the same as aonenil win, but it gives us confidence. Ryan (Johnson) and Wondo (ChrisWondolowski) have a great partnership going, both got one, and they deservedit.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD RYAN JOHNSONOn first goal of2010: It was one of the best goalswe scored all year as a team, great buildup, thats the stuff you work onin practice. It was nice to actually have those things translate to the gameand work out.On the result:This is a statement. We havenothing but playoffs on our mind, and it all starts right here at thebeginning. You cant put yourself in a hole. We are doing what we can toget the points when we need to get them, and not take our foot off thepedal.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKIOn his fourthstraight game with a goal:That was a great buildup. Iowe that one to my teammates. I believe the ball went from Bobby (Convey) toRyan Johnson, who played a perfect ball to Ramiro (Corrales), and then he putit on a platter for me. All I had to do was just tap it in.On the teamsmomentum:It was so huge to get a wintonight. I thought our team played really well. We were able to move the balland finish our opportunities. I feel we have the confidence and belief that wecan get three points against just about anyone. I think we are really playingwell right now, and it all starts with our defense. We have three shutouts inour last four matches and we cant really complain about that.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER BOBBY CONVEYOn his three assists:I wasjust doing my job, we had a lot of guys in the right places and they finishedtheir opportunities. It was good to get those goals, and important to get thiswin.On the first goal at the end of the first half:Obviously with the red card, we had much of thepossession in the first half, but we were getting a little frustrated with thembecause they were just sitting back. It is the perfect time to score at the endof a half because its a positive for us and a negative for them. Itworked out well, and the second goal early in the second half killed the gameoff.

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


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.