It started innocently enough Thursday morning, the same time that he was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery for a herniated disc, when Clarence Goodson's Twitter account posted a video by $tainGang. It certainly didn't seem to be music of Clay's taste, but who knows what type of anesthesia he was on. But then the tweets came out fast and furious, each one definitely the work of pranksters and not the San Jose Earthquakes center back. Goodson had been hacked! In between the crude and rude tweets was one that did poke fun at FIFA, which some of Clarence's regular followers found funny. The Quakes worked feverishly behind the scenes to end the hack. Even Clay's wife implored followers to disregard the transgressions. Hopefully the big man is back on his feet soon and can restore normalcy on social media. We need you, Clay!
A back line that was down to zero true center backs and just two players with any experience at all at the position has all of a sudden been dramatically restocked with the return of Victor Bernardez and Andres Imperiale. That means a likely back line, from right to left, of Marvell Wynne, Bernardez, Imperiale, and Shaun Franics, who will be tasked with reigning in MLS's top team that is coming off a 4-0 shellacking of Orlando City.
With the rescheduled Montreal Impact game, the Quakes calendar had to be reshuffled! Here is a re-layed-out version of the handy poster schedule. Download, print, and enjoy! (ideal print size is 16x20 glossy poster)
Watching the San Jose Earthquakes take on Real Salt Lake live from Avaya Stadium? Checking out the match on ESPN2 from the comfort of your own couch? Be sure to follow along with all the action using the FanKave app on your smartphone or tablet. Join the conversation with Center Line Soccer and others in the Quakes community. You'll be glad you did!
New England Revolution v San Jose Earthquakes Gillette Stadium (3:00pm EDT) REF: JOSE CARLOS RIVERO AR1: Gianni Facchini AR2: Eric Weisbrod 4TH: Alan Kelly
After stepping in for injured center back Paulo Renato, veteran Ty Harden had a day to remember. His 100th MLS appearance was milestone enough, but to also score his first-ever career goal -- the game winning goal for the San Jose Earthquakes in their 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire -- will be a moment the defender will never forget.
The 1906 Ultras, the San Jose Earthquakes most vocal and boisterous supporters group, lost one of their own in January when Chris Hacker died. As an honor to the dedicated fan, the Ultras displayed a memorial tifo and the Quakes held a moment of silence ahead of the club's first match at Avaya Stadium -- a 3-2 victory by San Jose over the LA Galaxy.
Remember Ramon Martin del Campo, the sure-fire center back prospect from U.C. Davis that the San Jose Earthquakes seemed set to make the fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Well, he went undrafted, and then tried to hook up with the LA Galaxy.
But it looks like even they will pass on the former U.S. U-23 international, as RMDC was released from training camp this week. According to LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano, Martin del Campo may be on his way to Costa Rica in search of a team.
The San Jose Earthquakes will play the first-ever soccer match at Avaya Satdium on Saturday against rival LA Galaxy. The day before, Sam Liccardo, the mayor of San Jose, will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the $100M facility. The mayor will be in the house? This is definitely a big deal!