Earthquakes Weekly Update
Last week, the Quakes kicked off their slate of 2018 preseason matches with a 0-0 draw against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Tucson, Ariz. The Quakes will remain in Tucson until Wednesday, Feb. 7 when they face Real Salt Lake. After returning to San Jose, the Quakes will face their USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Earthquakes will then unveil their new jersey and mini-pitch at Hornet Field in Alameda, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 11, presented by Sutter Health. The event will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. Several Quakes will be on-site for the jersey unveil, including Nick Lima, Jackson Yueill, Tommy Thompson, Joel Qwiberg, Fatai Alashe and Andrew Tarbell.
Remaining Earthquakes 2018 Preseason Matches
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) TICKETS
Feb. 7 Real Salt Lake Kino Sports Complex 9:30 a.m. Open to the Public
Feb. 10 Reno 1868 FC Avaya Stadium 2 p.m. Available
Feb. 17 LA Galaxy Orange County Great Park 2:30 p.m. TBD
Feb. 22 TBD Avaya Stadium TBD Closed-Door
Earthquakes Play to Scoreless Draw in First Preseason Match of 2018
The San Jose Earthquakes officially began their 2018 preseason with a 0-0 draw against the Portland Timbers in Tucson, Ariz. Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell had the play of the game stopping Fanendo Adi's penalty in the third minute. The match was divided into three 30-minute periods and all 32 players on the Earthquakes roster featured. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes Announce CEFCU as Official Credit Union Partner
The Earthquakes announced today that the club has partnered with CEFCU, which will serve as the Official Credit Union of the Earthquakes. The multi-year partnership will feature many collaborative programs and numerous perks for CEFCU members. The partnership will also introduce the Movie Night Series at Avaya Stadium, presented by CEFCU. The five-event series hosted over the warm summer months will give families and friends an opportunity to gather at the Quakes' home to watch classic summertime movies on the large videoboard. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes Launch Partners in Development Training Program
The Earthquakes launched the Partners in Development Training Program at Avaya Stadium last Monday night. The program is a collaborative and inclusive effort between motivated youth development clubs throughout Northern Calif. to identify, develop and inspire young players to new heights. Clubs from throughout the region were invited to join the Quakes to participate in the Partners in Development Program, which includes both ongoing coach education, club collaboration and player development opportunities. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes to Unveil Jersey at Hornet Field on February 11
The San Jose Earthquakes will unveil their new jersey and mini-pitch at Hornet Field in Alameda, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 11, presented by Sutter Health, during a day filled with activities for fans of all ages. The event will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m., with the unveil taking place between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Fans will be able to enjoy several activities at the unveil, which will feature two mini-fields, an inflatable goal and slide, a Quakes photo booth and food trucks. The giant SJ74 letters will also be onsite, along with many other activities. The Quakes Foundation will also unveil their second mini-pitch in the Bay Area at the event, provided in collaboration with the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The mini-pitch at Hornet Field will offer children and adolescents in Alameda a safe place to play, and will be accessed and used by members of Alameda Soccer Club. Alameda Soccer Club will also host weekend Futsal matches, league play and tournaments. The Alameda Boys & Girls Club will also utilize the new field and benefit from the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success program. Fans should arrive in anticipation of the exciting unveil, poised to include many surprises and taking place between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Several Quakes players will be at the event to help unveil the jersey, sign autographs and take photos with fans. Earthquakes Season Pass Holders can take advantage of a 20-percent discount on team merchandise.
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health
EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY
Jersey and mini-pitch unveiling, presented by Sutter Health
Who: Earthquakes Front Office and players
What: Jersey unveiling and activities for fans of all ages
When: Sunday, Feb. 11
Where: Hornet Field in Alameda, Calif.
THIS WEEK IN EARTHQUAKES HISTORY
A look back on important moments in Earthquakes history that took place during the week of Feb. 5 - Feb. 11
Feb. 6, 2000 - Acquired Forward Ian Russell in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft
The Earthquakes selected forward Ian Russell in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. Russell played with the Quakes for six seasons, scoring five goals and providing 20 assists in 131 games. Russell then served as an Earthquakes assistant coach for nine seasons before becoming the head coach of the Quakes USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC in November 2016. In Russell's first season as coach of Reno 1868 FC, he led the team to the playoffs in their inaugural campaign and set the USL single-season goals record (75).
The U-12, U-13 and U14 Boys' Academy teams faced EBU Bay Oaks on Saturday: the U-13s won 10-3 and U-14s won 6-0.
The U-15, U-17 and U-19 Boys' Academy teams faced Real So Cal on Saturday: the U-15s tied 1-1, U-17s won 3-0 and U-19s lost 2-0.
The U-15, U-17 and U-19 Boys' Academy teams faced Arsenal FC on Sunday: the U-15s won 4-3, U-17s lost 2-0 and U-19s tied 1-1.
This weekend, the Boys' Academy teams will face the Santa Cruz Breakers. The U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will play their matches on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Cal State Monterey. The U-15s will play at 10 a.m., U-17s at 12:00 p.m. and U-19s at 2:00 p.m.
The U-12, U-13 and U-14 Boys' Academy teams will play the Santa Cruz Breakers on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Cabrillo College Stadium Field. The U-12s will play at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., U-13s at 12 p.m. and U-14s at 2:00 p.m.
The U-14 and U-15 Girls' Academy teams will begin their season on Saturday, Feb. 10 when they take on the San Diego Surf at Surf Cup Sports Park. The U-14s will play at 11 a.m. and the U-15s at 12:30 p.m.
The U-14 and U-15 Girls Academy teams will face Albion SC on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Mission Bay High School. The U-14s will play at 9 a.m. and the U-15s at 10:45 a.m.
In other news, Earthquakes Girls' Academy midfielder Sophie Jones has been called up to the U-17 Women's National Team for the Copa Provincia Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The U-17s will remain in Argentina from Feb. 7-19 where they will face Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.
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