Articles tagged with: San Jose Earthquakes
I realize I haven’t posted in a while but to be honest, I probably would have just ranted about something or other so I decided to keep myself limited to 140 characters.
However, do to some serendipitous events, possibly due to some planetary alignment or the SuperMoon, I found myself flipping through all the games last night and felt the urge to write something.
First, besides the late games (Goats cramming those attending into parts of the stadium to make it look fuller than it was, and Smurph fans scared of a …
AEG seems to be on the verge of letting everyone know what’s going to happen to the Quakes. Of course, there have been lots of stories in the local paper lately.
Quakes COO Scott Blackmun isn’t giving much away except that an announcement should be coming in the next 30 days. He wouldn’t say if the team would be sold or not…or moving or not. Sounds to me like they are moving. However, he did say the team wouldn’t be sold to Club America. Perhaps the teams owner, Televisa, is the …
I love this competition. I just wish there was a way of effectively doing more with it. but I do enjoy seeing the USL teams match up against the Big Boys. Maybe one day it’ll reach more people and ticket sales won’t be such a huge disappointment. I could go on a major rant on how things could be done better, but I’m trying to stay positive so I’ll just look on where we are in this years competition.
We are currently in the 3rd Round of this years competition.
Last night, …
I’ve been a huge critic of Peter Wilt’s removal as GM of the Fire. I thought it was a huge mistake. No other GM has done more to build a strong, loyal fan base for their team. Certainly Doug Hamilton could learn a few things there.
So, I was happy to read this morning that he’s heading up a group in Milwaukee to bring a team to that town. I’m of the belief that the location of a team isn’t as important as having good people running the team right now. …
This is one of the worst kept secrets in MLS of late. Actually, the news isn’t that new. However, Wagman does a great job of breaking down possible parts of the negotiation which probably won’t make the press anywhere else. Sounds like negotiation have really been long and drawn out trying to make things acceptable for all. One thing is certain now that I’ve read the piece, it won’t be a straight money transaction like the birth of Chivas.
MLS: Fair & Balanced? (0)
It’s kicking off. …
Seriously. As a player, I was honored to see him in his prime with LA. He was solid at the back and went a long way to helping the team bring some silverware to the Rose Bowl and HDC.
As GM for San Jose, he did what he needed to do in order to bring more attention to the team but even he couldn’t do enough to stop the sale of team and their move to Houston.
So, now he’s in New York and the media there seem to love to quote …
We’ve started the second season of two-leg playoffs in MLS and the complaining about lack of home field advantage has returned. The primary argument is that the new format doesn’t give the team with the better regular season record a real advantage. True, that the way it was designed. Yes, it does make the fact that teams have played 30 matches to weed out 2 teams only to play a two-leg playoff with no advantage for the team who’d preformed better. Columbus who hasn’t lost a match in over half …
You would think a team that won the title twice in three years would have a team in a great financial situation. Unfortunately, not in MLS. Despite winning the MLS Cup in both 2001 and 2003, San Jose has traditionally been an MLS market that has disappointed investors.
There are many reasons San Jose has not done well attendance wise. Everything from the constant change of Investor Groups and Team Management to the Bay Area just not having enough people interested in attending MLS matches. Of course, …