Earthquakes are excited to play in San Francisco
'Quakes leading scorer Chris Wondolowski and President David Kaval join Barry Tompkins to talk about the franchise and the upcoming season.
We're joined by the -- -- -- or Chris won the last. This many times in the president of the -- David cattle and that David -- for small talk about playing a soccer game at AT&T park have not been too many of them imagine really looking forward to this. We are were out really excited to be in San Francisco for more quakes fans feel the experience the team and see it firsthand. And such a great venue and so we're really excited and we can get a -- as double dip till it's not on the quakes in Houston but also. Mexico and set a dollar 123 teams a little bit about the look into the future of international soccer's well oh it is and and these teams are going to be in it in the Olympics and a couple months if they qualify -- this is a really big deal on a great way to see. And you know experienced those teams as well -- -- the cards off to quick starter wanna start due course scored the first game also and -- that's exactly the kind of start you wanna get going this year and in in your league and and with this team needs. At the start -- an -- at one. Oh ops -- we feel that we've made some key acquisitions this offseason and you know it went home opener and -- stellar -- yourself on the right foot is huge and in the right direction talked to salute about -- -- but they've been in the dance all they're gonna be a it's going to be a battle they they're physical team. But they still can play. They have some great guys that can serve and balls Brad Davis can servant in even that Beckham might say about that -- left footed Beckham. And I was going to be OK -- -- bad bad they can serve and great ball and their big guys that can attack it's there always dangerous whenever comes that. That's the lead general David is it is is just getting better better and -- one of the reasons. And Europe a big part of -- start to sign guys like Chris to contracts that will keep them here is that part of the greater plan just to try to keep the American players playing in the United States. Absolutely and guys like Chris of the poster top of that you know someone who's here in the Bay Area. Played college particular stage and really you know we're building our team around Chris. And he's done such an amazing job for the team and for the community and that's that's the feature US -- having these great players developed here. And then obviously playing on the analysts teams have been playing in the it in World Cup. And you start knew deep pockets where there really is -- Seattle obviously -- a a great market for this and now says say you finally you're getting your own stadium and our soccer specific stadium. Tell us a little bit about that yeah were were thrilled we found we got the permit 122 of February and were working on breaking ground this year so we can open the stadium next year. 181000 CDs great intimate venue for soccer. And finally a place the call our home. And for the players I imagine they got to be pretty excited about it to death to have your own place and eighteen does not unreasonable to think that you could start putting 181000 people seats. -- -- I believe we had eight straight sellouts -- but -- -- -- bottled up but who we really feel that we can Phillip I think it's a great thing for the community give us such a strong pollen. And some of the most knowledgeable and loyal fans that that are out there and that'd be able to you know just. -- -- hum be considered dollars and it's here does the communities as well Louisville. We take a big on -- that. American fans finally started to really get it -- -- are you grasp the sport. And in the and the nuance of the sport absolutely I think it's I don't linger on and as you said you know the Seattle Portland. No Vancouver Montreal Philadelphia mean you can keep -- -- teams that are filling out -- filling in so about 25000. Seat stadiums. Seattle now I think it's up to 40000. Portland they're camping out for ninety hours before and then freezing cold weather so they get these tickets and so. -- other Angeles on the grounds -- to really take place and a wanna -- you buy tickets to David allergic to visit to detention and I've got to ask you guys wanna got here. A message on arguably the best player may be Everett and what is he twelve years old yeah he's still 2220. You have goals in the game in the champions league. It that's like hitting six home runs in a Major League Baseball game and beyond. Yeah absolutely especially champion champions league game words the best of the best all of Europe and the goal that he scored where amazing you know sometimes you hear some guys scored you know -- or something else happens this guy. He typically twice look for it right -- had a ball from me you know twenty yards that he you know put in the corner. And you know dribbled four other guys on another goal you just unbelievable and everything he does pretty pretty amazing and it's. Everything is going to be around for and that's what you're asking guys drugs is what tickets when we needed to get -- -- here for this -- and AT&T and it's and is it blogging it last -- -- dot com we -- tickets available for this Saturday it's 230 start -- -- of the night and now. And then we actually have game to follow these 23 -- Senegal and then. Obviously we have argued that buck Shaw and their base they travel season and that's available this year I Decker has great soccer and admittedly -- and that's a growing sport. Many many fans Chris thanks him for being with us with them.