The San Jose Earthquakes have had a busy two weeks at home heading into the international break. On the field, the team picked up a pair of important wins that keep them atop the MLS Supporters' Shield standings. Off the field, team president Dave Kaval announced the date of the groundbreaking for the Earthquakes new stadium. Things couldn't be going any better right now in San Jose.
With so much to talk about, it was time for a new episode of the Quakes Cast podcast, and hosts Robert Jonas and Kelly Gray delivered. Episode 15 takes a look at the progress being made on the Earthquakes new home and the big world-record groundbreaking ceremony planned for October 21 -- the day of the Los Angeles Galaxy's visit to Buck Shaw. As news seems to be coming out every week on the club's historic project, the Quakes Cast aims to bring it all to you through the hosts' banter.
Just across the railroad tracks from the proposed new stadium site, the Earthquakes are taking care of business at their current home Buck Shaw Stadium. Courtesy of 4-1 and 4-0 victories the last two weekends, San Jose has extended their unbeaten streak at The Buck to 15 games. The eight goal outburst also pushed the Earthquakes season total to 56 -- one better than the franchise high set in the 1997 season. The team still has 7 games to go, so that record will only get pushed higher.
Tack on an impressive 2-0 victory by the Earthquakes reserves over the Los Angeles Galaxy reserves, and San Jose has nothing but smiles to show. The team gets the weekend off following Thursday's international friendly with Mexican Primera side San Luis, before heading south to The Home Depot Center to take on Chivas USA again. Clinching a playoff berth is academic at this point for the Earthquakes, and that game at Chivas might be the night it happens.
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