SANTA CLARA — Rookie forward Adam Jahn, a former Stanford star, scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to pull the San Jose Earthquakes into 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night.
Jahn beat Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts cleanly from 13 yards. The play came off a short centering pass from Nana Attakora and a subtle touch by Chris Wondolowski, who teed up Jahn. Read More
SAN JOSE — San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Soccer called "unacceptable and offensive language" toward an opponent after using an anti-gay slur.
In announcing the penalty Tuesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber also ordered Gordon to attend diversity and sensitivity training on top of what all teams undergo to start the season. Read More
The president of the San Jose Earthquakes says he is appalled that forward Alan Gordon directed an anti-gay slur at an opponent.
Dave Kaval said Monday that Gordon’s actions have let down the team’s fans and he will do whatever is necessary so the team can be “viewed as a beacon of diversity, community, and equality.”
Gordon is facing almost certain suspension by Major League Soccer after television cameras caught him making a homophobic comment to an opponent. Read More
Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the American men’s soccer team hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday night, earning only their second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium. Read More
The 2014 World Cup is just around the corner and one of the world’s hottest teams is bringing the action to The City.
Bay Area soccer fans will get a chance to see the Mexican national team play its version of the beautiful game when it takes on Peru in a friendly match at Candlestick Park on April 17.
“Playing here in the U.S., it feels like you’re home,” coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre said through a translator. “We have a lot of support here in the U.S., we have a lot of people who are from Mexico who live here, obviously. We have to play good football.” Read More
In what seems to be a recent theme for Bay Area sports, the San Jose Earthquakes had a breakout year in 2012, winning the Supporters Shield for the best regular season record after finishing no better than sixth in each of their previous four seasons since the franchise was recreated in 2008.
Much of their success rode on record-setting MVP Chris Wondolowski, whose 27 goals last season tied him with Roy Lassiter for the MLS record and made him the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 73 goals. Read More
Jerry Bengston took advantage of a defensive mix-up to score the winning goal in the 79th minute as Honduras beat the United States 2-1 Wednesday in the opener of the final qualifying round for next year's World Cup.Clint Dempsey put the Americans ahead in the 36th minute but the Americans, using a new-look defense that featured Omar Gonzalez and Timmy Chandler, gave up the lead when Juan Carlos Garcia leveled the score in the 40th at San Pedro Sula. Read More
A season that started with promise is hanging by a thread as the Stanford men’s basketball team hosts rival Cal this weekend.
Stanford entered the 2012-13 campaign with their eyes set on an NCAA Tournament berth after capturing the NIT postseason title last season. But the Cardinal (10-7, 1-3) could be watching March Madness on TV again this year if they’re unable to pick up a crucial win against Cal (10-6, 2-2) at Maples Pavilion on Saturday. Read More
Chris Wondolowski won Major League Soccer’s MVP award Thursday by an appropriately huge margin for the Earthquakes forward who dominated the league’s goal-scoring race.
Wondolowski capped his remarkable season by lifting the MVP trophy at the Home Depot Center during the week of festivities leading up to the MLS Cup on Saturday.
“It’s an individual award, but I like to think of it as a team award because I wouldn’t be here without those guys,” Wondolowski said. “There’s not many one-man goals scored by our team, and that shows you what kind of a team we have.” Read More
On a trainer’s table, Nina Watkins lay, attempting to defy both the physical and emotional pain. She could not lift her right leg.
“I was definitely heart-broken,” said the Stanford women’s soccer defensive midfielder, recalling the demoralizing MRI results from this spring.
It was her senior season, and her hip labrum had torn all the way through. Her hopes of finishing her collegiate career on the soccer field were nearly in tatters. Nearly. Read More