Robert Jonas

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Questions surround roster as preseason begins


The San Jose Earthquakes offseason is officially over, as the team convenes for the start of their 2014 preseason training camp, but questions remain as to whether or not the team has done enough to build its roster.

SSVCF annual dinner celebrates San Jose soccer


Once an instrumental part of saving MLS soccer in San Jose, Soccer Silicon Valley's legacy continues in its charitable foundation work. The group holds its annual fundraising dinner and celebration this Saturday evening.

Quakes join Timbers in partnering with Sacramento


The San Jose Earthquakes announced that they had entered into an affiliation partnership with USL PRO side Sacramento Republic FC. The agreement between the clubs will last for the duration of the 2014 season.

Tommy Thompson joins Quakes on homegrown deal


The San Jose Earthquakes capped off a busy week of player acquisitions by agreeing to terms with phenomenal freshman forward Tommy Thompson of Indiana University on the club's first-ever homegrown player contact.

Quakes pick Stanford midfielder JJ Koval at #9


The San Jose Earthquakes selected Stanford midfielder JJ Koval with the #9 pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Koval is a box-to-box midfielder that has been followed closely by the Quakes coaching staff during his days with the Cardinal.

Jaime Alas won't be back with Quakes in 2014


After a disappointing loan spell with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2013, El Salvadoran national team midfielder Jaime Alas has completed a move from Norwegian club Rosenborg BK to Ballenas Galeana of Mexico's second division.

Quakes acquire Billy Schuler in weighted lottery


The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they had acquired the rights to forward Billy Schuler in a weighted lottery conducted at MLS headquarters. The Quakes now count six forwards on their 2014 regular season roster.

Quakes re-branding brings fans and club together


Since 1974, soccer in San Jose has been synonymous with the Earthquakes. Later this month, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, the club will unveil a new logo based on the rich tradition of Quakes soccer.

MLS Mock Draft: Quakes grab Pridham at No. 28


The Earthquakes might be able to work some more second round magic if they can get the Cal Poly forward they just might.

MLS Mock Draft: Quakes pick Eric Miller at No. 9


Creighton defender may just be the best fullback available in the draft.

Earthquakes announce 2014 preseason schedule


The San Jose Earthquakes announced their 2014 preseason schedule today. The Quakes will play in six exhibition matches, including the Central California Cup against the LA Galaxy on February 15, in preparation of their MLS season opener on March 15.

Marvin Chavez dealt to Rapids for Atiba Harris


The San Jose Earthquakes continued their 2014 roster makeover today with the trade of disgruntled midfielder Marvin Chavez to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward/midfielder Atiba Harris.

Pierazzi has agreed to terms to join Earthquakes


AC Ajaccio of France's Ligue 1 has reportedly terminated its contract with team captain Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi so that he could finalize a deal with Major League Soccer and the San Jose Earthquakes.

Simon Dawkins finds a home at Derby County


Once a breakout star for the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS, English midfielder Simon Dawkins has completed a transfer from the EPL's Tottenham Hotspur to Championship side Derby County Football Club.

Goodson and Wondolowski named to USMNT roster


In preparation for its annual January training camp, U.S. Soccer named San Jose Earthquakes teammates Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson to its 26-man roster. Jurgen Klinsmann's squad will face Korea Republic in a friendly on February 1.

Quakes to unveil new logo, new uniforms


The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club will unveil a new logo ahead of the 2014 MLS season. Celebrating the 40th year of soccer in San Jose, the organization will reveal its new look at a celebration in downtown San Jose on Jan 30.

Quakes pass on Stage One of MLS Re-Entry Draft


As was expected, the San Jose Earthquakes passed on Stage One of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft. In total, only 5 players were selected league-wide, a list that did not include the four former Quakes players available for selection.

Timbers set to poach Sacramento as USL affiliate


Though virtual neighors geographically, the USL PRO's Sacramento Republic FC and MLS's San Jose Earthquakes do not appear to be headed toward an affliation partnership in 2014. Instead, the Portland Timbers are reported to be Sacramento's partner.

Report: Chavez says his days in San Jose are over


According to a report on the Honduran website Diez, midfielder Marvin Chavez will not return to the San Jose Earthquakes for the 2014 season and expects to be traded to another team in MLS.

Earthquakes 2014 Schedule circular calendar


Just in time for the holidays, Center Line Soccer photographer (and freelance UX designer) Joe Nuxoll created a must-have eye-popping super-cool circular calendar of the San Jose Earthquakes 2014 MLS regular season.

Quakes 2014 regulars season schedule released


The San Jose Earthquakes released their 2014 MLS regular season schedule today. Highlights of the 34-game schedule include the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on June 28 and the Seattle Sounders at the new Levi's Stadium on August 2.

Quakes sign Jordan Stewart to contract extension


The San Jose Earthquakes 2014 roster began to take shape Thursday with news that veteran English defender Jordan Stewart had signed a contract extension. Since Stewart joined the starting line-up in July, the Quakes compiled an 8-3-2 record.

Future homegrown? Thompson excels at Indiana


The San Jose Earthquakes have yet to sign a homegrown player, but as former Academy product and current Indiana University forward Tommy Thompson continues to impress, the question is not if he should be signed, but when.

Quakes move to make Watson permanent head coach


The San Jose Earthquakes are set to remove the "interim" tag from Mark Watson's job title and name him the club's head coach in the coming days. Watson led a remarkable turnaround for the Quakes in the second half of the MLS season.

Quakes celebrate Ramiro Corrales Day with 2-1 win


The San Jose Earthquakes completed their 2013 season with a 2-1 victory over visiting FC Dallas. The last remaining MLS Original Ramiro Corrales, who started his career in 1996 with the San Jose Clash, retired after the game.

Quakes face must-win against Heredia in CCL


The San Jose Earthquakes face a must-win match against C.D. Heredia in their final group stage game of the opening round of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Quakes hopes of MLS Cup playoffs extinguised in LA


The San Jose Earthquakes needed a win at the StubHub Center to keep alive their scant hopes of making the MLS Cup playoffs. Instead, a scoreless draw in the California Clasico was enough to send the LA Galaxy to the postseason.

Wondo's winner tames Rapids, gives Quakes hope.


In a must-win game for the San Jose Earthquakes, star forward Chris Wondolowski scored the only goal in a very important 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. The Quakes sit one point back of the Rapids in the race for the final postseason spot.

Wondolowski winner earns all 3 points at Chivas


Despite Steven Lenhart getting sent off late in the match, 10-man San Jose earned a game winning goal from Chris Wondolowski to defeat Chivas USA at the StubHub Center. The vital 1-0 victory keeps alive the Quakes hopes of making the MLS playoffs.

Lenhart earns MLS Player of the Week honors


In a vote by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR), San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart was named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for his two-goal outburst against Real Salt Lake.

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