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. 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
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. 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. Read More
The Earthquakes this week became the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot, marking their second trip to the postseason in the past three years.
The 2012 season has been a big turnaround for a club that has not finished higher than sixth in the Western Conference since A’s owner Lew Wolff brought the team back following the previous incarnation moving to Houston after the 2005 season, when they won the Supporters’ Shield for the best regular-season record. Read More
The Earthquakes knew they had their work cut out for them going into Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against the Seattle Sounders at Kezar Stadium.San Jose had not reached the semifinal round since 2004, entering the match 1-6 all time in the quarterfinal round.Unfortunately for the Earthquakes, that trend continued as they fell behind in the first half after a goal in the 18th minute and were unable to mount a comeback, dropping the match to the Sounders 1-0. Read More
Individual accolades alone don’t win championships — or Cups.
Chris Wondolowski, the San Jose Earthquakes’ veteran in his eighth year of professional soccer, knows that all too well.
After consecutive stellar seasons in 2010 and 2011 with the Earthquakes, “Wondo’s” quest of seizing Major League Soccer’s premier prize remains unfulfilled. Read More
After picking up a win in their first match of the season, the Earthquakes make a rare trip to San Francisco to play at AT&T Park on Saturday against Houston.
“Everybody in our area, we’re going to support,” Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop said. “[It] should be a great atmosphere, should be a full house.” Read More
The San Jose Earthquakes are offering fans a chance to relive a piece of soccer history Saturday during a match against the New York Red Bulls at Stanford Stadium, where they’ll hold a halftime show honoring players from the 1994 men’s World Cup team that played in a climactic game on The Farm 17 years ago. Read More
Third-year midfielder Sam Cronin and the San Jose Earthquakes take a 4-4-4 record into Saturday’s Major League Soccer road match against the D.C. United. The 24-year-old and Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski were called up to the U.S. national men’s soccer team, but Cronin did not make the cut for the Gold Cup roster after playing in the 2009 event. Read More