Weekly update: Double-dipping

This Week's Match-Up

Coming off back-to-back 3-0 home wins, the Quakes play two games this week as they take on the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, June 29 at Spartan Stadium and then travel to Dallas to take on FC Dallas at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, July 2. On Wednesday, the game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT can be heard live on the radio on 1590 KLIV (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish). The Quakes defeated the Rapids 1-0 on May 25 at Invesco Field at Mile High in the first meeting between the teams in 2005. Wednesday night is value night at Spartan Stadium with tickets starting as low as $5 for groups and $1 hot dogs and sodas available at Spartan Stadium. On Saturday, San Jose takes on the top team in MLS in a Western Conference battle at 5:30 p.m. PT. The game will be available on the radio on 1590 AM KLIV (English). The two teams played to a hard-fought 0-0 tie on May 14 at Spartan Stadium.

Earthquakes vs. Rapids All-Time Results

MLS Regular Season: 17-16-4

Home: 9-7-2

Away: 8-9-2

Shootout: 1-2 (1996-99)

Overtime: 0-0-2 (2000-03)

Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 57, Colorado - 55

Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 18-13-2

Home: 11-5-1

Away: 7-8-1

Shootout: 4-3 (1996-99)

Overtime: 0-0-0 (2000-2003)

Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 58, FC Dallas - 37

Injury Report/Suspensions

Questionable: Brian Mullan (L - ankle avulsion fracture)

Out: Troy Dayak (L - ACL tear); Craig Waibel (R - LCL/ACL tear); Brian Ching (R - hamstring strain)

Last Match

Earthquakes 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 0; Saturday, June 25, 2005; Spartan Stadium; San Jose, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes benefited from two Los Angeles Galaxy own goals and cruised to a 3-0 win over the Galaxy in Landon Donovan's return to Spartan Stadium on Saturday night. Donovan, who starred for the Quakes for four seasons before joining Los Angeles prior to this year, was quiet in his first visit to Spartan Stadium as a member of the Galaxy. San Jose got out to a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute on a brilliant passing attack capped off by an Alejandro Moreno goal. Kelly Gray started the play with a pass to Ronald Cerritos near midfield. The Quakes forward chested the ball down to Davis, and then made a run up the right sideline. Davis hit Cerritos with the ball, and he dribbled into the penalty area before sending a fine cross through the middle of the area that a sliding Alejandro Moreno was able to direct into the goal for the 1-0 lead. On a corner kick in the 54th minute, Quakes goalkeeper Pat Onstad maintained the San Jose advantage with an unbelievable effort that saw him make four rapid-fire saves on the goal line. The Galaxy's Michael Umana got the ball on the left side of the six-yard box and sent a ball into the center of the area, where Onstad kicked out Jovan Kirovski's hard shot. The ball fell to Kirovski, who put a shot on goal that Onstad was able to punch away from the ground. Still on the ground, Onstad dove to the corner to knock away another Kirovski attempt, and then jumped to his feet to punch away Umana's final shot before the ball was cleared away. The Quakes extended their lead to 2-0 on a strange play in the 64th minute. Clark passed the ball up into the penalty area to Chung, who then hit Cerritos with the ball in the middle of the area. Cerritos touched the ball forward as he attempted to slice between two Galaxy defenders as Hartman rushed out to get the ball. Attempting to get it to Hartman, Umana touched the ball past a sliding Hartman and into the net for an own goal. In the 68th minute the Quakes would again benefit from an own goal, as Clark popped a ball up toward the L.A. goal. Marshall tried to head the ball back to Hartman, but his header soared over the goalkeeper and into the goal to put San Jose up 3-0.

Last Match vs. Colorado Rapids

Earthquakes 1, Rapids 0; Wednesday, May 25, 2005; Invesco Field at Mile High; Denver, Colorado

The San Jose Earthquakes shut down the Colorado Rapids to earn a 1-0 shutout at Invesco Field at Mile High. Alejandro Moreno scored the only goal of the match in the 76th minute and Pat Onstad made seven saves to record his third shutout of the season. Dwayne De Rosario started the Quakes attack with a 40-yard blast in the opening five minutes. The Canadian international received the ball in the middle of the field and moved to his right before unleashing a shot that Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon could only push over the net for a corner kick. Alain Nkong nearly broke through for the Rapids 30 minutes into the match after a turnover in the Quakes defense. Nkong intercepted an errant pass and broke into the box with three defenders around him. He managed to get off a shot, but Onstad made the save diving to his right. The Rapids had the best chance of the opening half when Jeff Cunnigham received a pass from Nkong on the right side of the penalty box. Cunningham went straight to goal and shot to the near post, but Onstad came off his line to cut the angle and make the save. Ronald Cerritos almost put the Quakes on top after a long ball into the box by Brad Davis in the 55th minute. Cerritos got away from his defender and found himself in alone with Cannon, but his low shot was saved and the ball was cleared away. Moments later De Rosario found Mark Chung inside the box with a deft pass that slipped past three defenders. Chung cut the ball back and tried to drive the shot through Cannon, but Cannon was able block the shot and smother it to end the threat. Moreno put the Quakes ahead 1-0 with a goal in the 76th minute, his third road goal of the season. Wade Barrett found De Rosario with a pass in the middle of the field and he swung a ball out wide to Moreno. "El Tanquecito" beat Mike Petke and ripped a low, right-footed just inside the far post for the lead.

Last Match vs. FC Dallas

FC Dallas 0, Earthquakes 0; Saturday, May 14, 2005; Spartan Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
Despite the loss of three starters due to injury, including leading scorer Brian Ching, the San Jose Earthquakes earned a 0-0 tie with FC Dallas at Spartan Stadium. Troy Dayak and Ching left the game in the first half, while Brian Mullan departed in the 63rd minute as the Quakes managed to record their second straight shutout. The Earthquakes, already playing without injured right back Craig Waibel, were dealt another blow to the defense in the 10th minute when Troy Dayak was forced to leave the game with a injured left knee. Second-year defender Ryan Cochrane replaced him. On the ensuing free kick from the right following Dayak's injury, Ronnie O'Brien collected a loose ball at the left corner of the Quakes box and unleashed a hard volley that deflected off Ching's face and appeared headed into the left corner of the goal before San Jose goalkeeper Pat Onstad was able to knock the ball out of bounds. The Quakes had a fine opportunity in the 25th minute following a San Jose corner kick. Ricardo Clark gathered the ball on the right side and beat two defenders, moving into the center of the Dallas penalty area before sending his high shot just wide of the goal. FC Dallas responded with a hard and low Ronnie O'Brien free kick that went wide of the right post. FC Dallas suffered its own injury loss in the 35th minute when midfielder Richard Mulrooney left the game with an injury to his right knee. The injuries continued to mount in the 40th minute, as Earthquakes leading scorer Brian Ching departed with a right hamstring strain. In the 43rd minute, Davis sent a looping free kick from outside the 18-yard box on the right side of the field barely over the crossbar. The Quakes had their best opportunity of the first half to score in the 45th minute when Mullan lofted a cross to Alejandro Moreno in the center of the field. Moreno headed the ball forward to a streaking Ronald Cerritos, who was able to get behind the defense and dribble in alone toward the FC Dallas goal, but his low shot was saved by a fully extended, diving Garlick. The Quakes lost another starter to injury in the 63rd minute as Mullan was forced to leave the game with a left ankle injury. Just moments later, San Jose had one of its best chances to score when Davis whipped the ensuing free kick to a charging Moreno at the six yard box. Moreno jumped into the air and sent a hard header on goal that Garlick was able to punch over the crossbar. The Quakes continued to pressure FC Dallas, and forced another tough save from Garlick in the 70th minute when Moreno dribbled past his defender and sent in a cross from the left side. Ian Russell headed the ball toward the goal, only to see Garlick make the stop.

Reserve League

Earthquakes 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 0; Sunday, June 26, 2005; Valley Christian High School; San Jose, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes reserves struck for three goals against the Los Angeles Galaxy reserves to earn a 3-0 win at Valley Christian High School in San Jose. The Quakes got on the board with goals from Brian Ching, Chris Aloisi, and Ian Russell, as Jon Conway recorded his second shutout of the reserve league season. The Earthquakes were the first on the board on a Ching goal in the 31st minute. Chris Wondolowski, who was in the middle of the field, sent the ball to Ching on the left side of the box. Ching carried the ball into the penalty area and ripped a low shot that found its way past Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin and into the net to put the Quakes up 1-0. San Jose added another tally to the score on a goal from a corner kick in the 38th minute. Russell took the kick and sent a bending ball into the middle of the crowded box. Quakes defender Chris Aloisi jumped up to head the ball past Cronin into the back of the net to give the Quakes a 2-0 lead going into the second half. The Galaxy shot another ball off of the post in the 47th minute. Grabavoy took the free kick from outside the left corner of the penalty area. His shot beat goalkeeper Conway, but hit the crossbar and rebounded back into the box where the Quakes defense cleared it away. The Galaxy had possibly their best opportunity of the game on a great run in the 57th minute. Michael Enfield made a beautiful run down the middle of the field, beating three Quakes players before dishing the ball off to a completely open Gomez waiting on the right side of the field. Gomez sent a rocket of a shot into the box that Conway dove after to punch away. In the 60th minute, the Quakes notched their third goal of the game on a shot from midfielder Russell. Julian Nash carried the ball down the left side of the field to the corner flag before crossing a beautiful ball into the box. Russell was waiting in the penalty area and headed it into the upper right corner to give the Quakes a 3-0 advantage over the Galaxy.

Scoring Summary: SJ - Ching (Wondolowski), 31; SJ - Aloisi (Russell), 38; Russell (Nash), 60.

Earthquakes Reserves - Jon Conway, James Twellman, Chris Aloisi, Ryan Cochrane (left game 82), Kevin Goldthwaite, Ian Russell (Robbie Fulton 75), Danny O'Rourke, Chris Wondolowski, Orlando Ramirez, Julian Nash, Brian Ching (Aaron Lanes 32)

Galaxy Reserves - Steve Cronin, Ryan Shaw (Joel Murphy 77), Troy Roberts, Kevin Wilson, Darren Williams (John Jones 57), Herculez Gomez, Ned Grabavoy (Carlos Menjivan 67), Alan Gordon (Michael Enfield 46), Mubarike Chisoni, Josh Gardner, Memo Gonzalez (Chris Rosselli 80)

Misc. Notes

Davis Joins U.S. National Team Camp For First Time

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Brad Davis will not be with the club for most of July, as Davis will be a member of the United States National Team's 23-man roster for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Davis, 23, joined the U.S. team in Portland, Oregon for a week of training beginning on June 26 following the Quakes Saturday game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The current assist leader in MLS with eight, including one against the Galaxy on June 25, Davis will be making his first appearance in a camp with the full U.S. National Team. The Gold Cup, the main competition of the CONCACAF nations, includes teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean, as well as up to three entrants from other world football confederations. The tournament runs from July 6 - 24 all around the United States. The United States is in Group B along with Canada, Cuba and Costa Rica. Davis and the U.S. National Team open play on Thursday, July 7 against Cuba at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash. Two days later in Seattle on Saturday, July 9, the United States faces Canada, before wrapping up group play against Costa Rica on Tuesday, July 12 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

De Rosario To Play for Canada

Earthquakes midfielder Dwayne De Rosario will be with the Canadian National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. De Rosario will leave to train with Canada after the Quakes Wednesday night game against the Colorado Rapids, and will miss most of the month of July. Canada is in Group B along with the United States, Cuba, and Costa Rica. De Rosario and the Canadian National Team will play in the first round on Thursday, July 7 against Costa Rica at 5:30 p.m. PT in Seattle, against the United States on Saturday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. PT, and will face Cuba on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. PT. The MLS 2004 Goal of the Year winner has scored seven goals for Canada during his 29 senior team caps since 1998.

Quakes Stingy At Spartan

The Earthquakes' opponents have not scored at Spartan Stadium since April 23, 2005 when Kansas City's Chris Klein found the net in the 34th minute of the Wizards' 3-2 loss to the Quakes. The visitors' scoreless streak at Spartan now stands at a club-record 416 minutes. The previous record was 396 minutes, which was set from July 24 - Sept. 8 of 2004. The Quakes have earned shut outs in their last four matches at home tying the club record. The last time the Quakes recorded four straight shutouts was from Sept. 26, 1999 - April 22, 2000.

Unstoppable Onstad

With the 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, Earthquakes goalkeeper Pat Onstad earned his sixth shutout of 2005 to tie him for second in the league in shutouts. Onstad is now third in MLS with an impressive 1.07 goals against average, giving up only 15 goals after 14 games so far this year. He is also ranked first in save percentage, saving 56 out of 71 shots on goal for a 78.9 percentage. Since April 23, Onstad has not allowed an opponent to score at Spartan Stadium for four games and 416 straight minutes at home.

Moreno Strikes at Home

Quakes forward Alejandro Moreno had scored four goals this season for San Jose, but all four had been scored on the road going into last weekend's game versus the Galaxy. However, Moreno found the back of the net in the 37th minute against Los Angeles for his first home goal of 2005. He now leads the Quakes in goals with five.

Cerritos Closes In On Club Records

Forward Ronald Cerritos registered his 52nd assist of his nine-year MLS career when he notched an assist on June 25 against the Galaxy for his fifth of the season. The Quakes forward has registered 43 assists in his San Jose career, just one behind Quakes all-time leader Richard Mulrooney. Currently the club's all-time goal scoring leader, Cerritos is looking to become the teams' all-time leader in both goals and assists. He is tied with John Doyle for second in all-time appearances for the San Jose club, playing in 132 games. Cerritos is also third all-time in Quakes history in starts with 128. Cerritos' next goal will be his 70th in his career, seventh best in MLS history.

One Goal Games

The Earthquakes have only decided a game by more than one goal twice this season, on June 18 over Real Salt Lake and on June 25 against Los Angeles with two 3-0 victories. The first 12 San Jose games were either decided by one goal or ended in ties prior to San Jose exploding for a 3-0 win over Salt Lake. The Quakes 3-0 win on June 18 was also San Jose's first multi-goal game since April 30, the last time they played Real Salt Lake in a 2-2 tie.

Robinson, Califf Form Tough Duo

Since Danny Califf was inserted into the Quakes starting lineup alongside Eddie Robinson in central defense on May 25 against Colorado, the Quakes have allowed just two goals in six games, posting four shutouts in that span and a 3-1-2 record.

Home Stretch

The Quakes are in the midst of playing three games in a row at Spartan Stadium. The San Jose club has taken two straight decisive 3-0 victories against both Real Salt Lake on Saturday, June 18 and the Los Angeles Galaxy on June 25. The Quakes finish out the home stand with a match on Wednesday, June 29 against the Colorado Rapids. So far this year the Quakes hold an undefeated 3-0-4 record at home, scoring 14 goals, allowing seven, and earning four shutouts. San Jose plays four out of their five matches in June at Spartan Stadium.

Feeling It In June

Mark Chung has been more dangerous in the month of June than any other Quakes player with 11 goals and 15 assists in his MLS career. June is midfielder Ian Russell's best month also, with two goals and six assists in his career. Pat Onstad has 0.62 goals against average in June, allowing only seven goals. Defender Kelly Gray has also been busy in June, scoring two goals and taking an individual-high 21 shots in the month.

League Leaders

-Brad Davis increased his 2005-assist total to eight to continue to lead the league in the category.

-Dwayne De Rosario is tied for third with four other MLS players in assists with six. Ronald Cerritos is tied for eighth with five assists.

-Pat Onstad ranks third in the league in goals against average with a 1.07 GAA. He is tied for second in MLS with six shutouts on the season.

-Opponents have fouled forward Alejandro Moreno 43 times this year, tying him for first in the league in fouls suffered.

Fouls Committed, Fouls Suffered

After 14 games in 2005, San Jose leads MLS in fouls suffered (259) and ranks second in fouls committed (268). In their season opener against New England on April 2, San Jose set the team record with 30 fouls committed.

Quakes All-Time in June

June is typically San Jose's best month, as the team possesses a 23-14-10 all-time record in the month. The Quakes are undefeated in June in 2005 with a 2-0-2 record.

In the Community

Who: San Jose Earthquakes Mascot "Q"

What: Palo Alto's 24th Annual Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off

Where: 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

When: Monday, July 4; 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Details: The Earthquakes will have a booth handing out information about upcoming games and "Q" will be roaming the festival.

Who: San Jose Earthquakes Mascot "Q" and Quakes player TBD

What: Dribble, Pass & Score Youth Skills Competition

Where: San Jose America Festival

When: Monday, July 4; 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Details: "Q" and an Earthquakes player will be at the event signing autographs.

Who: San Jose Earthquakes Mascot "Q"

What: Sunnyvale State of the City Picnic in the Park

Where: 840 Washington Ave, Sunnyvale

When: Monday, July 4; 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Details: "Q" will be roaming around the picnic & handing out upcoming game information.

Top Rapids Players vs. Quakes

Jeff Cunnigham has scored 10 goals and notched six assists against San Jose in his MLS career...Wolde Harris has scored four goals and dished out five assists in his MLS career vs. San Jose, scoring one of those goals and recording two assists while with Colorado.

Top Quakes Players vs. Rapids

Ronald Cerritos has scored seven goals and registered three assists in a San Jose uniform against the Rapids. In his MLS career he has scored eight goals and notched three assists against Colorado...Brian Ching has scored three goals against the Rapids...Mark Chung has scored two goals and notched 12 assists against Colorado, while playing for Kansas City and the MetroStars.

Earthquakes - Rapids Connections

Earthquakes defender Wes Hart is from Littleton, Col. and played four seasons for the Rapids before joining the Earthquakes in a trade on Feb. 23, 2004...Midfielder Brian Mullan grew up in Littleton, Col. and was the 1997 Colorado High School Player of the Year at Regis Jesuit High School...Earthquakes defender Craig Waibel played in two games for the Rapids in 2000... Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear played for the Rapids in 1996...Colorado goalkeeper Joe Cannon played four seasons in San Jose, winning the 2001 MLS Cup and the 2002 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. Cannon is still the Quakes all-time leader in wins and shutouts...Midfielder Mark Chung arrived to the Quakes from Colorado in a trade on May 20, 2005 after playing parts of four seasons for the Rapids...Defender Eric Denton played for Santa Clara University.

History vs. Rapids

The Earthquakes series against the Rapids has been very close since 1996, with the Quakes holding a slim edge in the all-time series 17-16-4...Wade Barrett made his MLS debut with the Earthquakes on March 28, 1998 against Colorado...Brian Ching scored his first San Jose goal on April 12, 2003 at Colorado in just the 53rd minute of the match...Ryan Cochrane notched his first MLS assist on October 2, 2004 vs. the Rapids...Roger Levesque made his MLS debut on July 12, 2003 vs. COL when he entered as a sub in the 68th minute...Brian Mullan made his MLS debut on April 21, 2001 at Colorado while playing with the Galaxy...Pat Onstad made his MLS and Earthquakes debut against the Rapids on April 12, 2003.

Quakes on the Road vs. Dallas

The Earthquakes are unbeaten in their last four straight matches on the road against FC Dallas, including a 2-1 victory on May 15, 2004 and a 2-2 tie on October 16, 2004 that propelled the Quakes into the 2004 playoffs. The Quakes last loss in Dallas came on July 13, 2002 when they fell 2-1. Overall, San Jose has won five of their past seven matches in Dallas. Saturday's game is scheduled to be the last MLS game played at the Cotton Bowl. FC Dallas, which has played at the Cotton Bowl since 1996 is moving into the new Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, TX in August.

Top FC Dallas Players vs. Quakes

Forward Carlos Ruiz scored six goals and registered two assists against the Quakes in 10 regular season games while with the Galaxy, but has yet to score against them as a member of FC Dallas...Bobby Rhine has three goals and one assist in 15 games for Dallas against San Jose...Eddie Johnson has two goals in nine games against the Quakes.

Top Quakes Players vs. FC Dallas

Dwayne De Rosario has been lethal for San Jose against Dallas in his career, scoring seven goals and notching one assist in 11 games...Forward Ronald Cerritos has six goals and eight assists in 13 games against Dallas in his MLS career...Midfielder Brian Mullan has two goals and six assists in eight games vs. FC Dallas...Brian Ching has scored four goals in just seven games against Dallas...Wade Barrett has two goals and four assists in 15 regular season matches against FC Dallas.

Early Scoring vs. Dallas

The Quakes have scored frequently against FC Dallas in their history, netting 58 goals in 33 games, including 19 in the past seven home games in the series. Sixteen of those 58 goals have come in the opening 15 minutes of the game.

History vs. FC Dallas

Alejandro Moreno made his MLS debut against Dallas on April 20, 2002, replacing former Galaxy and current Earthquakes teammate Brian Mullan on the field...Moreno made his first MLS start on June 22, 2002 against Dallas, notching his first career assist as the game-winner...Earthquakes defender Eddie Robinson recorded his first MLS assist against Dallas on July 20, 2002...Earthquakes midfielder Ian Russell recorded his first MLS assist against Dallas on April 22, 2000...Dwayne De Rosario recorded his first MLS hat-trick against the Burn on Sept. 27, 2003 and also scored the fastest goal in MLS history in the first 11 seconds of that match...Quakes defender Ryan Cochrane made his MLS debut against Dallas on May 15, 2004 at the Cotton Bowl...Pat Onstad tied his career high of 10 saves against FC Dallas on May 15, 2004.

Dallas Domination

The Earthquakes have recently dominated the season series against Dallas. Though FC Dallas broke the Quakes seven-game winning streak in the series with a 2-1 win on July 7, 2004, San Jose has won 10 of the last 14 matches between the teams. In those 14 games, the Quakes have out-scored Dallas 33-11. San Jose has the edge over FC Dallas with an 18-13-2 all-time record in the series.

Earthquakes - FC Dallas Connections

Ronald Cerritos was traded from the Quakes to Dallas on Feb. 8, 2002 and played there for the 2002 season and part of the 2003 season...Midfielder Brad Davis also played on Dallas in 2003 and 2004...Burn President and General Manager Greg Elliott served as the executive in charge of the Earthquakes for Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment during the 2001 season...Dallas head coach Colin Clarke coached San Jose forward Dwayne De Rosario on the A-League's Richmond Kickers in 1999...FC Dallas players Arturo Alvarez and Richard Mulrooney used to play for the Quakes, Alvarez from 2003-2004 and Mulrooney from 1999-2004.

Quakes Set Unbeaten Streak Record At Home

The Earthquakes set an MLS record with their August 7, 2004 win against D.C. United, extending their unbeaten streak at home to 46 games when scoring first. That streak now stands at 50 games after San Jose's 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on June 25, 2005. It started on April 3, 1999.

Quakes Closing In On .500

The Earthquakes are closing in on bringing their all-time regular season MLS record to the .500 mark. The Quakes all-time regular season MLS record is 121-124-43.

Halftime Success

Despite relinquishing a halftime lead on June 12, 2005 against Chivas USA in a game that ended 1-1, the Earthquakes remain amongst the best in league history in holding on to a half-time lead. Since the beginning of the 2000 season, the Earthquakes are 44-0-7 in games when leading at the half, including 8-0-1 in 2003 and 7-0-1 in 2004.

Making The First One Count

The Quakes dominated the Galaxy on June 25 with a 3-0 victory, continuing their incredible run over the past 61 games when scoring first. Dating back to the 2000 season, the Earthquakes own a 51-3-7 record in their last 61 matches when they score the first goal of the game. In 2005, San Jose remains undefeated at 4-0-3 when scoring first. The Earthquakes were 25-2-2 in 2001 and 2002 when finding the back of the net first. The Quakes only gave up leads two times in 2002, losing 2-1 to Los Angeles on July 4 and falling 2-1 to Kansas City on July 27. The team continued that trend in 2003, possessing an 11-0-1 mark in the regular season when they scored the first goal. In 2004, the Quakes went 8-1-1 when scoring first, the top mark in MLS. The Quakes gave up their lead and lost to Los Angeles on July 4, 2004 for the first time since July 27, 2002 against Kansas City. The Quakes are also impressive in the playoffs when scoring first, posting a 6-0-0 record.

Individual Tickets Now on Sale

Individual tickets for 2005 San Jose Earthquakes games are now on sale. Individual ticket prices for the Earthquakes 2005 regular season are $45 (VIP), $30 (West Sideline), $16 (East Sideline and Corners) and $13 (Endzone). Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Earthquakes Ticket Office at 100 North Almaden Ave., by logging onto www.sjearthquakes.com , or by calling Ticketmaster at 408-998-TIXS, 415-421-TIXS, 510-625-TIXS, 925-685-TIXS, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including Tower Records, Rite Aid and Ritmo Latino. Discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more are available by calling 408-985-GOAL.


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