Earthquakes vs. Rapids, W 1-0
Earthquakes vs. Sporting KC, W 5-0
Earthquakes vs D.C. United, W 2-0
After going winless in six straight, the Quakes turned things around playing three games in three different timezones, winning all of them by shutout.
That's some kind of week.
Their impressive play as of late has garnered attention from all over the league, and now three of their players (plus the coach and two more on the "bench") have been named to the MLS Team of the Week.
While keeper David Bingham's current shutout streak stands at 294 minutes, 270 of those minutes have been played with the newly acquired Anibal Godoy on the pitch. His addition and impact on the team could be noticed almost immediately, especially in the play of class striker Chris Wondolowski. His efforts earned him midfield honors on the team of the week.
Shea Salinas collected a trio of assists in just two games, and was named to the team of the week midfield as well.
Quincy Amarikwa is top-3 for San Jose in offensive category, and if you look at his stats alone, you'd expect him to have much more than 4 goals. His play has had him named as a forward on the team of the week.
Head coach Dominic Kinnear has had his work cut out for him since the first whistle of the season. Dealing with injury after injury, Kinnear has had to incessantly shuffle the lineup, and try to mix and match with team chemistry. His managerial skills have never been on display more than in the past three victories, two of which came against Supporters' Shield contenders. For a team that looked dead in the water just two weeks ago, Kinnear's savvy has had him named coach for the team of the week.
For what it's worth, Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson also received honorable mentions, being named to the bench squad.