All posts tagged "United States"

  • Quakes roll out red carpet for Simon Dawkins and Andrés Imperiale

    It was November 7, 2012, and the San Jose Earthquakes’ famous 2012 Supporters’ Shield winning side had been defeated by their bitter rivals, the LA Galaxy in the second leg of their MLS Cup playoff tie. It...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • San Jose Earthquakes announce new kit sponsor

    The San Jose Earthquakes have unveiled Sutter Health as their long-awaited kit sponsor at a press conference at Avaya Stadium. After three years without a sponsor, the Quakes have signed a three-year deal with Sutter, making the...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • San Jose Earthquakes draft Clemson ‘keeper Andrew Tarbell in MLS SuperDraft

    The San Jose Earthquakes have drafted Clemson goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell with perhaps the most surprising pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Responses to their pick ranged from bewilderment to open skepticism, given the Quakes already have a...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • San Jose Earthquakes announce signing of Simon Dawkins from Derby County

    The San Jose Earthquakes’ offseason this winter had been slightly drowsy, a hush falling over Avaya Stadium during the holidays. That changed today. This morning, the Quakes signaled the beginning of their preseason preparations with a bang,...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Are MLS referees really any worse than Premier League officials?

    It was a hot summers’ day at Avaya Stadium in early June of last summer and slightly more humid than was typical for the Bay Area. FC Dallas were visiting San Jose to face the Earthquakes in...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Portland Timbers defeat Columbus Crew 2-1 in hectic MLS Cup final

    Major League Soccer was expecting an unconventional cup final. The Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew were two outsiders in the playoffs who scraped through to today’s final at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. The proceedings lacked the glitz...

    • Posted December 6, 2015
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  • What does money buy in MLS?

    Yesterday, we took a look at the bang per buck in Major League Soccer and found rather surprisingly, that in 2015 there is essentially no relationship between a club’s total wage bill and its league performance. You...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Bang per buck goes missing in MLS this season

    When the Los Angeles Galaxy visited Avaya Stadium this August, it was Steven Gerrard’s first ever match in the San Francisco Bay Area. High in one corner of Avaya Stadium, a pack of fans in Gerrard’s renowned...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • US Soccer’s youth heading limitations shouldn’t be shocking

    Despite its continuous development, US Soccer has for understandable reasons been played in the shadow of its European and South American competitors with respect to the men’s side of the game. The US Men’s National Team have shown fairly well...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • Playoff push: San Jose Earthquakes season review; Part four

    There are many nuances that Americanize Major League Soccer — ranging from minute to the size of 6’5″ center-backs — and over the course of the season San Jose Earthquakes have felt every one; from the glories...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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