Quakes Give GM Doyle Contract Extension

Quakes Give GM Doyle Contract Extension

Aug. 25, 2010EARTHQUAKES PAGE

SAN JOSE The SanJose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed General Manager ofSoccer Operations John Doyle to a contract extension for the 2011 season. Theextension includes an option for 2012. Doyle was originally named generalmanager on Oct. 3, 2007.From an expansion team in2008, John Doyle has done an excellent job building the club from the groundup, said Earthquakes President Michael Crowley. He has built astrong team for this season that is in the heart of the playoff race right nowand there is also a very strong foundation for the future. John also deserves alot of credit for getting our youth academy started this season.Doyleoversaw the return of San Jose to the field in his role as general manager since 2007. He wasinstrumental in the hiring of Frank Yallop as head coach in 2007 and thebuilding of the team staff. Doyle and that staff oversaw a very successfulreturn to San Jose as the Earthquakes posted more wins (8) and points (33) than anyother expansion team in the past decade. After a slow start to 2008, herevamped the roster with the signings of English star Darren Huckerby,Brazilian Francisco Lima and trades for Scott Sealy and Arturo Alvarez. The team made arun for the playoffs that ended in the second-to-last game of the year.Iam thrilled to continue my role here with the Earthquakes, said Doyle.I would like to thank the ownership group for their commitment to thisteam, especially for the construction of the first-class Nutrilite TrainingFacility this year and thesupport tocreate our own youth academy.We have worked hard for the past three years and I believe that we have built asolid foundation to be a successful team year in and year out in MLS.Followingan injury-plagued start to the 2009 season for the Earthquakes, Doyleoverhauled the team again during the summer transfer window as the Quakes put togethera solid finish to the season. The core of that team, including 2010 MLSAll-Star Bobby Convey, has been the key to San Joses resurgence as a playoff contender in 2010. Prior to thisseason, Doyle oversaw one of the most successful drafts in team history, as headded three players, including 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate Ike Opara. Healso added key performers Joey Gjertsen and Jon Busch to the roster. The Quakesequaled their best start in team history (5-2-1) this year and the much-improveddefense currently ranks fourth in the league in goals allowed.Recently,he made one of the biggest transactions in club history, signing Brazilian starGeovanni on Aug. 20. Geovanni, who is the teams first designated playerin team history, has played for FC Barcelona, Benfica, Manchester City and Hull City in his career. He made his debut on Aug. 21 in the teams1-0 win over the LA Galaxy.UnderDoyles guidance, the team also launched the Earthquakes Youth Academy in 2010 with US Soccer Academy teams at the U18 and U16 levels.The academy made its debut at the 2010 SUM Cup at the MLS All-Star Game in Houston.Doyle,a native of Fremont, has been involved with the Earthquakes organization every yearsince 1996. He played and served as captain from 1996-2000. From 2001-03, heserved as an analyst on the teams television broadcasts before moving tothe sidelines as an assistant coach for the 2004 and 2005 seasons.--Courtesy San Jose Earthquakes media services

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

BOX SCORE

HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.

Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.

It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.

Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).

Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

BOX SCORE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.

Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.

 

GAME SUMMARY

San Jose 0 0—0
New England 0 0—0

First half_None.

Second half_None.

Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.

Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.

Referee_Hilario Grajeda.

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Lineups

San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).

New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).