Wondolowski named to USMNT travel roster


Wondolowski named to USMNT travel roster

Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is one of 23 playersthat will be joining the U.S. Mens National Team, competing at the 2014 WorldCup qualifiers.U.S. Mens National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmannfinalized the roster Friday.
Having full confidence in preparing his team for the 2014FIFA World Cup qualifiers Klinsmann stated, We have chosen the 23 players whoare in the best form right now and ready to get the job done. These guys haveput in a tremendous amount of hard work in the last 10 days, and they arehungry to get started with the matches.U.S. TRAVEL ROSTER BY POSITION:GOALKEEPERS:
1. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
2. Tim Howard (Everton)
3. Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

1. Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers)
2. Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)
3. Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana)
4. Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96)
5. Clarence Goodson (Brondby)
6. Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon)
7. Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

1. Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
2. Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona)
3. Joe Corona (Club Tijuana)
4. Maurice Edu (Rangers)
5. Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
6. Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04)
7. Jose Torres (Pachuca)

1. Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)
2. Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund)
3. Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
4. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
5. Herculez Gomez (Santos)
6. Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski led in goals scored, andtallied 11 points in 12 matches. Named to the MLS Best XI, and awarded CastrolIndex Player of the Year, Wondolowski has been a standout player on theEarthquakes as well as in the MLS. His position on the Mens National Teamreflects his outstanding performance last season.RELATED: Wondolowski Stats
Beginning on May 26, the U.S. Mens National Team will firstappear with their new roster in a Five-Game tournament against Scotland inJacksonville, Fla. Klinsmann has designed a month-long series of games andtraining sessions to best represent what the team will be facing in atournament format. Incorporating aspects of travel, nutrition, logistics andthe rhythm of team movement, Klinsmann hopes to embody a performance drivenenvironment.The United States will start its run for theseventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup on June 8th at Raymond JamesStadium, hosting Antigua & Barbuda.

Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings


Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

The San Jose Earthquakes completed their participation in the 2017 MLS Superdraft with a nod to local soccer talent.

A couple of days after selecting a pair of midfielders in rounds one and two, the Quakes chose winger Christian Thierjung from the University of California with their third-round selection.

Thierjung joins Nick Lima, San Jose’s second-ever homegrown signing, as offseason moves that involve Golden Bears.

Thierjung, 22, goes to the Quakes after four seasons at Cal, where he appeared in 73 games, tallying 27 goals and seven assists.

As a senior, Thierjung was named First-Team All-Pac-12, Third Team All-Far West Region and Second-Team Academic All-Pac-12. He was selected First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-Far West Region in 2015.

Thierjung also played for the Quakes' PDL affiliate Burlingame Dragons FC during the 2016 season, tallying two goals in five total appearances.

With their fourth-round selection, the Quakes took Auden Schilder, the 22-year-old goalkeeper from the University of Washington.

Schilder was selected Second Team All-Pac-12 Conference and Second Team All-Far West Region in 2016 after surrendering just 18 goals in 20 appearances and posting five shutouts.

During rounds one and two, the Quakes selected Generation Adidas midfielder Jackson Yueill with the No. 6 overall selection and University of South Florida midfielder Lindo Mfeka.

Also making local soccer news, Thierjung’s teammate on Burlingame Dragons FC, three-year captain Joshua Smith, was selected in the fourth round by the New England Revolution. Smith also captained the University of San Francisco.

On Tuesday, San Jose announced the signings of Marvell Wynne and Tommy Thompson. Per league rules, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Thompson, 21, became the Earthquakes' first-ever homegrown player signing in 2014, following one season at Indiana University where he was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. He’s yet to score a point in an MLS match.

Wynne has appeared in 301 games during his 11-year MLS career, recording two goals and 21 assists. He was an invaluable member of a Quakes team that was hit hard by injuries in 2016.

Wynne helped the Colorado Rapids win MLS Cup in 2010. He has also represented the United States National Team and was a starter during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

The San Jose Earthquakes began their 2017 draft by taking a UCLA Bruin. And if he pans out to play anything like the player he emulates his game around, the Quakes might have themselves a true superstar. 

Jackson Yueill, a midfielder, was selected by the Quakes with the sixth pick in the 2017 Superdraft. Yueill, who models his game around FC Barcelona and Spanish National Team legend Andres Iniesta, is a Generation Adidas Signing for the Earthquakes.

"I'm super excited," Yueill said. "I love the west coast. I'm excited to move to San Jose. It's a really good environment with the team and the fans. I've heard great things. I'm excited to try and bring another cup to San Jose." 

The UCLA product played in 40 games during his college career, scoring nine goals and notching 17 assists during those contests. His 11 assists in 2016 led the Pac-12. 

Considered a high-upside player, Yueill joins the Quakes in what already is a pretyt stacked midfield. "I see myself as an 8," Yueill said of his fit in the MLS game. "A box-to-box midfielder who can get into the attacking zone and create goal scoring opportunities." 

Yueill was named to back-to-back NSCAA First Team All-Far West Region and First Team All-Pacific 12 Conference teams. He has represented the United States on the U-20 team.

As a member of Generation Adidas, Yueill's salary will not count against salary cap. 

"I'm a player that loves to learn," Yueill said. "It's always great to come to a team where the coach believes in you."

With the 28th pick of the draft, the Earthquakes selected another midfielder -- Lindo Mfeka of the University of South Florida. 

A four-year player with the Bulls, Mfeka scored 16 goals and notched 18 assists in his college career. 

Mfeka is a two-time First Team member of the All-American Athletic Conference. He was born in Durban, South Africa.

Day 2 of the MLS Superdraft will happen via conference call next Tuesday. The Quakes have two picks remaining -- the 50th and 72nd overall selections. 

Rounding out local Superdraft News: Two members of the Quakes' Premier Development League affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC, were selected in Day 1. Brian Nana-Sinkam (Stanford) was selected by the MLS-champion Seattle Sounders and Brian Wright (Vermont) went to the New England Revolution.