Nerdy Gales

  • joined Nov 30, 2011
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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San Jose Earthquakes blogger, bobblehead and dribbler of balls & Boddington's at Center Line Soccer. International Fan of Mystery – that’s me in a nutshell.

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Wondolowski and Goodson called up for USMNT.

Wondolowski and Goodson called up for USMNT: The last crucial chance to punch their ticket for Brazil.

#SKCvSJ Review: The End Of A Long Week

A grueling CCL schedule wore down the Quakes and Sporting KC - a cold night on a worn field yielded little to write home about, but Nerdy Gales found 479 words to describe the Earthquakes' week.

Sporting KC versus San Jose Earthquakes: Preview.

Here are three questions that preview the early season match up between Sporting KC and the Quakes.

The Soccer Dirty Index™ of the SJ Earthquakes

With the 2014 MLS season upon us, three San Jose Earthquakes season ticket holders consider the ‘dirty’ reputation of their team among the fans of other MLS clubs. Can MLS statistics prove, or disprove, the validity of the Quakes reputation.

Replacement referees: can MLS fans help?

Often pilloried for their decision making, regular MLS refs will be sipping lattes in sidewalk cafés while a replacement referees will be fielded as the 2014 MLS season kicks off in Seattle. Nerdy Gales wonders if MLS fans can help.


Photo Gallery: 'Quakes v 'Caps (preseason)

Photos from the Earthquakes second game of the 2014 Rose City Invitational against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Quakes Curling: Unity. Devotion. Igneous Rock.

The Earthquakes added curling to their pre-season regimen - a thorough upper body work out. The Quakes team came in second place, against the Sharks, but their sweeping skills were honed to perfection.


Photo Gallery: Earthquakes preseason in Fresno.

Images from the Central California Cup at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, February 15, 2014 courtesy of the Quake Rattle and Goal photographers.


Quakes train in the shadow of their new stadium.

The steel girders rising from the horizon for the new stadium construction provide an impressive back drop for the Quakes training session this week.

Simon Dawkins - settling in at Derby County.

Catch up with former San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Simon Dawkins - settling in at Derby County in the Championship with two goals in five appearances.


USWNT versus New Zealand at Candlestick (Gallery)

In the first-ever women’s sporting event at Candlestick Park, goals from Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Heather O’Reilly gave the USA a confident win against the New Zealand's Football Ferns.


Eighteen Years of Ramiro Corrales

A look back at 1996 - the first of the eighteen years of San Jose Earthquakes veteran Ramiro Corrales, and a collection of images taken during his last stop: Buck Shaw Stadium.

Titanic New Earthquakes Stadium: Iceberg Below

Nerdy Gales tackles the continual stadium delays that have beset the San Jose Earthquakes - the concrete bunkers in the the swampy construction site on Coleman Avenue have proved problematic, and the international fan of mystery is getting restless.

Lenhart Chia Pets: Propagating Interest in MLS?

Steven Lenhart Chia Pet Night: Is this the first of many new MLS marketing campaigns to render their players' images in their full, photosynthetic resplendence? Who will be next?

Ultras Ban: Who Are The Arbiters of Moral Support?

An escalating imbroglio between the San Jose Earthquakes and its biggest supporters group, the 1906 Ultras, has left many in the local soccer community upset and MLS fans across the nation confused. What needs to happen to ameliorate the situation?


Listen to the members of QRG in Episode 18 of the Center Line Soccer Roundtable.

http://nasn.tv/2013/center-line-soccer-radio-episode-18/ “We love Busch!” chants a sold-out Buck Shaw Stadium crowd — and the three intrepid roundtablers on Center Line Soccer Radio — as...


Listen to the members of QRG in Episode 17 of the Center Line Soccer Roundtable

http://nasn.tv/2013/center-line-soccer-radio-episode-17/ What a difference a week makes. Following a stunning California Clasico comeback win, the San Jose Earthquakes seemed poised to make a run...


Listen to the members of QRG in Episode 16 of the Center Line Soccer Roundtable

http://nasn.tv/2013/center-line-soccer-radio-episode-16/ Hey Earthquakes fans! It’s time to grab a Bloody Lenhart and sidle up to the CLS Radio roundtable. But be warned, the table is quite...


Listen to the members of QRG in Episode 15 of the Center Line Soccer Roundtable.

Yes we skipped right over Episode 14 and went straight to Episode 15: http://nasn.tv/2013/center-line-soccer-radio-episode-15/ Happy Hour at the Center Line Soccer Radio roundtable lasted all of...


Listen to the members of QRG in Episode 13 of the Center Line Soccer Roundtable.

...and yes, the topic of Frank Yallop did come up. http://nasn.tv/2013/center-line-soccer-radio-episode-13/

What? A fan assimilates Frank Yallop's departure.

The Quakes faithful are still in shock - including Nerdy Gales, who is wandering around the empty bleachers of Buck Shaw stadium, struggling to assimilate the sudden departure of head coach Frank...


Alan Gordon handed a three game suspension for homophobic slur.

Alan Gordon will be suspended for a total of four games: three for the homophobic slur he directed at Portland's midfielder Will Johnson, and one more for the red card he received in...


Wondolowski Golazo Earns MLS Goal of the Week

Chris Wondolowski won MLS Goal of the Week, with his second goal of the season, which earned the Earthquakes 1-0 victory over the visiting Seattle Sounders at a sold out Buck Shaw Stadium last...

Quakes sign Walter "Pery" Martinez


"The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed Honduran 2010 World Cup veteran Walter “Pery” Martinez. Martinez, 30, has 12 goals and over 40 caps for the Honduras national team since 2002. He played in each of Los Catrachos’ three games at the 2010 World Cup, including a full 90 minutes against Spain and second-half appearances against Switzerland and Chile."


Junior Goonies! Quakes Academy vs. De Anza Force

The U16 and U18 Earthquakes Academy squads play a full schedule up and down the West Coast throughout the year. This weekend Quakes fans have the opportunity to watch the "Junior Goonies" play local rivals De Anza Force in Cupertino.

Hair Today; Gone Tomorrow: Lenhart rocks a new 'do

Supercuts would be proud of Steven Lenhart's new hair style. But, say you want one for yourself -- what are you going to ask for?

Sign him now! Bringing Dawkins back to San Jose

Earthquakes fans are taking to the internet to encourage Simon Dawkins to come back to the San Jose Earthquakes - and hopefully permanently; this year they don't want to give him back to Tottenham Hotspurs at the end of the season.

Hark! The Earthquakes schedulers sing

Wednesday brought the announcement of the full San Jose Earthquakes schedule for the upcoming 2013 MLS regular season.

Frank Yallop: 2012 MLS Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Frank Yallop: The 2012 MLS Coach of the Year.

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