This Quakes Week: Open Cup, World Cup and All-Stars.

US Open Cup at Kezar Stadium - Lyndsay Radnedge | Center Line Soccer

Twiddling your MLS thumbs and looking for something to do before the World Cup starts tomorrow?

Quakes host U.S. Open Cup at Kezar Stadium.

The San Jose Earthquakes host the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Kezar Stadium. The Quakes will face the the Sacramento Republic FC (USL Pro) in San Francisco's historic venue, directions to which can be found here.  For those unable to attend the midweek game a Livestream will be provided at

San Jose will participate in the U.S. Open Cup for the 10th time in team history in 2014 and holds a 12-10 all-time record in U.S. Open Cup play. The Quakes best finish in the tournament came in 2004 when they advanced to the semifinals before losing to the Kansas City Wizards 1-0. Ronald Cerritos is the club's all-time leader in goals in Open Cup competition with four goals and one assist.

MLS All-Star Game voting continues.

Voting for MLS All-Star game is now open.  Fans may vote online through July 11 at 12 p.m. PT and via Twitter from July 2-6.

The 2014 All-Star game will feature the MLS All-Stars against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMas, TSN/RDS) at Portland's Providence Park. MLS fans can vote for 11 players - the All-Star Fan XI - who will then be made available for head coach Caleb Porter.

A week into voting the league's biggest stars are leading the way: Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando, Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey and LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan are the leaders.  Eight San Jose Earthquakes players are on the ballot, including: Jon Busch, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson, Jordan Stewart, Sam Cronin, Yannick Djalo, Shea Salinas and, of course, Chris Wondolowski.The Commissioner selections and game day roster will be announced on July 19 or 21.

2014 World Cup Updates.

Check out Chris Wondolowski's road to the World Cup over on the San Jose Earthquakes web site.  The US team has landed in Brazil, and can be followed on  US Soccer's own web site, on their YouTube channel and @USSoccer on Twitter.

For a local slant on World Cup events, check in with Soccerly's Luke 'Skyscraper' James (he's very tall) and the San Francisco Chronicle's Alan Black (tall, but not as tall as Luke) on the first episode of their Black and Blue podcast - World Cup soccer with a foreign accent: "Humorous, irreverent, explaining and debunking myth and stereotype, all using only swear words Americans won't understand".

If you are interested in filling out (or filling in) a World Cup Bracket, check out the MLS set up - create your own league, or join in with the fans of each MLS team.  Everything you need to know to win is contained in SB Nation's comprehensive World Cup coverage.

In the meantime, don't forget to keep checking in with Center Line Soccer's spiffy new Facebook page - zero miles from the epicenter of Earthquakes soccer.

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