February 18, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes
Earthquakes Draw 3-3 In Portland Tournament Opener
The Earthquakes battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits to draw 3-3 against the Portland Timbers in the opener of a preseason tournament at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday. Chris Wondolowski, Victor Bernardez and Mike Fucito each scored for San Jose. After taking a lead in the third minute thanks to a penalty from Wondolowski, former Earthquakes forward scored twice to make it 2-1 Portland. Bernardez headed home an equalizer before halftime, but Johnson again found the net at the start of the second half. Former Timbers forward Mike Fucito found the game's final goal in the 60th minute, polishing off a John Bostock shot that was blocked by Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. The Earthquakes return to action on Wednesday against AIK (Sweden) at 5 p.m. PT. The match will be streamed live at www.sjearthquakes.com.
Earthquakes Sign Rookie Defender Peter McGlynn
The Earthquakes announced last week that they have signed rookie defender Peter McGlynn pending receipt of his P-1 Visa. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Earthquakes selected McGlynn in the fourth round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft (No. 72 overall). The former UC Santa Barbara right back was a fixture for the Gauchos during his four years on campus. The Irishman had two goals and six assists in 76 career games for UCSB.
Veterans Ramiro Corrales, Mike Fucito Ink Deals with San Jose
The Earthquakes' roster continued to take shape last week as veterans Ramiro Corrales and Mike Fucito each inked deals with the club. Per league and team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Corrales signed a new contract with club to be a player-coach. He is the last remaining active player from the inaugural 1996 MLS season. Fucito initially joined the club on Jan. 17, 2013 after Portland traded his first right of refusal to San Jose. The four-year MLS veteran has 36 career appearances for Seattle Sounders FC (2009-11), Montreal (2012) and Portland (2012).
Beitashour Undergoes Surgery
Defender Steven Beitashour underwent a procedure to repair a sports hernia on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif. The San Jose native had surgery to repair a sports hernia in November of 2012. He joined the U.S. Men's National Team for training camp on Jan. 7, but returned to San Jose due to complications related to his sports hernia. Thursday's procedure was performed by Dr. Bill Hutchinson and removed scar tissue while repairing an entrapped nerve.
Stanford Stadium Tickets Now on Sale
Ticket sales for the Quakes match at Stanford on June 29 against the LA Galaxy, presented by XFINITY, have started quickly with 10,000 tickets already sold following the initial week of sales. They can be purchased by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com or calling 800-225-2277. Groups of 10 or more should call the club's headquarters at 408-556-7700. Last year's match drew a capacity crowd of 50,391 for a 4-3 Earthquakes win against the Galaxy.
Supporters' Shield Celebration at Opener
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that Visa will be the presenting sponsor for the club's season opener against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, March 3 at Buck Shaw Stadium (7 p.m. PT). Visa will provide 5,000 Earthquakes pennants commemorating the club's Supporters' Shield title in 2012. Prior to kickoff on opening night, Earthquakes fans will present the Supporters' Shield trophy to players and coaches during a special ceremony. The club will also unfurl a banner celebrating the achievement that will remain hanging in Buck Shaw Stadium throughout the 2013 season. In addition to the Supporters' Shield festivities, fans who spend $40 with their Visa card at the team store during the match will receive a complimentary beanie courtesy of Visa while supplies last. A limited number of tickets remain for the opener and fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com or calling 800-225-2277. All groups of 10 or more should call the club's front office at 408-556-7700 and ask to speak to a sales representative. Additionally, season ticket packages are available by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com/2013 or calling the front office.
Doyle Nominated for National Soccer Hall of Fame
Earthquakes general manager John Doyle is among 15 names on the National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot for veteran players. Doyle has been a key piece of the U.S. Soccer landscape on a number of different levels. The former University of San Francisco All-American enjoyed one of the most decorated playing careers in U.S. soccer history. Doyle first began training with the U.S. national team in 1987 and was a member of the squad until 1994. He played in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1990 World Cup in Italy, as well as the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Doyle earned 53 caps for the U.S., notching three goals and two assists. He has been a part of the Earthquakes' staff as a player, coach, television analyst and general manager and resides in the club's Hall of Fame. Voting is open to select individuals through Feb. 22.
Season Tickets on Sale/Priority for New Stadium
Season tickets for the 2013 season at Buck Shaw Stadium are still available. By purchasing season tickets for the final season at Buck Shaw Stadium, fans can enter the queue for priority seating for the Earthquakes New Stadium. Season ticket holders are currently selecting their seats for the New Stadium. To purchase season tickets or for more information, please contact the Earthquakes headquarters at 408-556-7700.
San Jose Earthquakes Preseason Game Schedule:
Jan. 29 - #Earthquakes 2, Houston Dynamo 0
Feb. 2 - #Earthquakes 0, Colorado Rapids 1
Feb 9 - Earthquakes 0, Chicago Fire 1 at Harder Stadium (UC Santa Barbara)
Feb. 11 - Earthquakes 2, Ventura County Fusion 1 (Oxnard Community College)
Feb. 17 - %Earthquakes 3, Portland Timbers 3
Feb. 20 - %Earthquakes vs. AIK (Sweden), 5 p.m. PT
Feb. 23 - %Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas, 2:30 p.m. PT
Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Games may be added at any time.
#The Desert Friendlies presented by FC Tucson at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
%Timbers Preseason Tournament at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore.
10 Players Announce College Commitments
The Earthquakes announced last week that 10 Academy players have signed on to play college soccer next fall. That list includes:
Trevor Long (Livermore) - Cal
Randell Black (Santa Rosa) - Cal
Emilio Huerta (San Jose) - San Diego State
Johnny Knutsen (San Francisco) - Washington
Miles Lark (Fresno) - Cal State Fullerton
Andy Perez (San Jose) - UC Santa Barbara
Christian De Luna (Baypoint) - University of San Francisco
Anthony Ruiz (El Sobrante) - San Jose State
Chad Radulovich (San Ramon) - Seattle University
Jose Navarro (Concord) - Iowa Western