Category: San Jose Earthquakes

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the 200 appearance landmark against Seattle earlier this year, the Galaxy are bottom of the Western Conference. This is, for the moment, LA’s worst team since 2008 – one look at the Robbie Keane-less lineups of the last month makes that clear. And it’s a shame, because when the Galaxy are good, the league is better for it. Of course, this ... Read more

International Champions Cup organizers reveal cities and schedule for North America matches

The organizers of the 2015 International Champions Cup North America have announced the cities and schedule for this summer’s matches that will feature many of the most famous soccer teams in the world including Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Club America and Paris Saint-Germain as well as Porto, Fiorentina, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes. The cities that will stage the tournament are Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), Hartford (CT), Harrison (NJ), San Jose (CA), Seattle (WA), Toronto (Canada), Los Angeles (CA), Mexico City (Mexico), Washington DC, Santa Clara (CA) and Carson (CA). The schedule is as follows: · Saturday, July 11 ... Read more

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the newly confident Portland Timbers, and dismantled them in a convincing 2-0 win. Very few teams make the Timbers look pedestrian at Providence Park. Orlando did it with panache. They have the cohesion and interchange in midfield of a team that has been together for five years, not five months. It starts with Kaka, but when Aurelien Collin is on, Orlando ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS. 1. New beginnings in San Jose Thanks in large part to MLS’ generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes’ big day went off without a hitch. Avaya is gorgeous, easily one of the best venues in the league. The soccer is coming along, albeit slowly, with San Jose’s best coach since they returned in 2008 in Dominic Kinnear, and a roster finally transitioning from brawn to true skill. It appears that the ‘Quakes ... Read more

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20th season few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular? It’s an easier answer for other leagues. The Yankee Evil Empire and Red Sox Nation hog baseball attention. The LA Lakers, despite their recent downturn, lap the NBA’s other teams in worldwide popularity. The NFL’s on-field parity leads to a more equal fan distribution, but ... Read more

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done. There’s no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.0 era, more and more talent and money has flooded in. MLS is now the place to be for US internationals, its added European stars, two glamorous franchises, and another soccer specific ... Read more

Yannick Djalo Seeks Fresh Start in San Jose

The halls of Sporting Club de Portugal’s academy are famed, their graduates plentiful. Over the last two decades wingers have been of consistent emergence. Luis Figo, Simao, Ricardo Quaresma, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all graduated from the academy in Alcochete, Portugal. Anyone who emerges from Sporting’s academy will draw comparisons and some pressure, just ask Yannick Djalo. The striker turned winger is another talent that Sporting fans hoped would bring them success, yet unfortunately for both parties it never worked out. In the beginning he showed much promise for the club. Selected for an end of season friendly by Laszlo ... Read more

Sporting Kansas City 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes: Exclusive [PHOTOS]

Current MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City defeated San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Saturday night with a goal in the 57th minute by Dominic Dwyer. Here are the exclusive photos courtesy of World Soccer Talk photographer Mark Shaiken