2012 San Jose Earthquakes season

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San Jose Earthquakes
2012 season
Owner Earthquakes Soccer, LLC
Coach Frank Yallop
Stadium Buck Shaw Stadium
Major League Soccer Conference: 1st
Overall: 1st
MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals
California Clásico 1st (2-0-1)
Heritage Cup 1st (2-0-0)
Timbers Tournament 1st (1-0-2)
Top goalscorer League:
Chris Wondolowski (27)
All:
Chris Wondolowski (32)
Highest home attendance 50,391 v Los Angeles Galaxy (June 30, 2012)
Lowest home attendance 8,734 v D.C. United (May 2, 2012)
Average home league attendance 13,293
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2012 San Jose Earthquakes season is the club's 15th year of existence, as well as its 15th season in Major League Soccer and its fifth consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer. Including all previous franchises, this is the 30th year with a soccer club in the San Jose area sporting the name "Earthquakes".

Overview[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of September 14, 2012.[1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Bingham, DavidDavid Bingham (GA)     United States
2 Midfielder Hustedt, JacobJacob Hustedt      United States
4 Midfielder Cronin, SamSam Cronin      United States
5 Midfielder Ring, BradBrad Ring      United States
6 Midfielder Salinas, SheaShea Salinas      United States
7 Midfielder Stephenson, KhariKhari Stephenson      Jamaica
8 Forward Wondolowski, ChrisChris Wondolowski (Vice-Captain)     United States
9 Forward Güvenışık, SercanSercan Güvenışık      Turkey
10 Forward Dawkins, SimonSimon Dawkins (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)     England
11 Midfielder Ballouchy, MehdiMehdi Ballouchy      Morocco
12 Midfielder Corrales, RamiroRamiro Corrales (Captain)     United States
13 Goalkeeper Newton, EvanEvan Newton      United States
14 Midfielder Alexandre, JeanJean Alexandre      Haiti
15 Defender Morrow, JustinJustin Morrow      United States
16 Forward Gordon, AlanAlan Gordon      United States
17 Midfielder Gjertsen, JoeyJoey Gjertsen      United States
18 Goalkeeper Busch, JonJon Busch      United States
19 Forward Garza, SamSam Garza (GA)     United States
20 Defender Ward, TimTim Ward      United States
21 Defender Hernandez, JasonJason Hernandez      United States
24 Forward Lenhart, StevenSteven Lenhart      United States
26 Defender Bernárdez, VíctorVíctor Bernárdez      Honduras
27 Forward Diaz Pizarro, CesarCesar Diaz Pizarro      Peru
28 Defender Zayner, JedJed Zayner      United States
30 Midfielder Baca, RafaelRafael Baca      Mexico
33 Defender Beitashour, StevenSteven Beitashour      United States
55 Defender Opara, IkeIke Opara (GA)     United States
81 Midfielder Chávez, MarvinMarvin Chávez      Honduras
Forward Tracy, MarcusMarcus Tracy      United States

Reserve team players[edit]

This list shows players who have played for the team in official 2011 MLS Reserve Division games, but are not part of the senior roster.[2]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
Defender Samy , YousefYousef Samy      United States
Midfielder Anderson , IanIan Anderson      United States
Midfielder Frank , DavidDavid Frank      United States
Midfielder Lima , NickNick Lima      United States
Midfielder Morales, YuriYuri Morales      Puerto Rico
Midfielder Pillon , TravisTravis Pillon      United States
Forward Callinan , JamesJames Callinan      United States


Club Staff[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager  USA John Doyle
Head Coach  CAN Frank Yallop
Assistant Coach  USA Ian Russell
Assistant Coach  CAN Mark Watson
Goalkeeper Coach  NZL Jason Batty
Athletic Trainer  USA Bruce Morgan
Equipment Manager  SLV Jose Vega
Team Administrators  USA Dustin Cleaver, Sean Mearns
Team Doctor  USA Dr. Michael Oberlander

Last updated: November 21
Source: San Jose Earthquakes

Other information[edit]

Owner Earthquakes Soccer, LLC
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Buck Shaw Stadium (10,525 / 74x115 yards)

Source: San Jose Earthquakes

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Timbers Tournament[edit]

2012 Season[edit]

Results by Round[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 66 19 6 9 72 43 +29 10 1 6 43 22 +21 9 5 3 29 21 +8

Last updated: September 2, 2012
Source: MLSSoccer.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H H A A H A H A H A H H A A A A H A A H H A H H A H H A H A H A H A
Result W L W W W T W W W L T T W L W W W L T W W L T W L W W W T W T W T T

Last updated: September 23, 2012.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

International Friendlies[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) (W1) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
3 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
4 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
6 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
7 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
8 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
9 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34

Updated to matches played on October 28, 2012. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(W1) = Western Conference champion
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 Supporters' Shield & 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15
3 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
4 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
5 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
6 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5
7 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
8 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12
9 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
10 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
12 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
13 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
14 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
15 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
16 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
17 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
18 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34
19 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to matches played on October 28, 2012. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner

1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League (placed in Pot A). The other U.S. representatives in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League are:


Player Movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 30, 2011 United States Shea Salinas MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Acquired in exchange for allocation money [3]
December 1, 2011 Haiti Jean Alexandre MF United States Real Salt Lake Acquired in exchange for first round pick in 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft [4]
December 16, 2011 Honduras Marvin Chávez MF United States FC Dallas Acquired in exchange for allocation money [5]
January 26, 2012 Turkey Sercan Güvenışık FW Germany SC Preußen Münster Undisclosed [6]
February 2, 2012 Colombia Tressor Moreno MF Chile Santiago Wanderers Undisclosed [7]
June 20, 2012 United States Jed Zayner DF Unnattached Undisclosed [8]
July 30, 2012 Morocco Mehdi Ballouchy DF New York Red Bulls Acquired in exchange 2013 international roster slot and 2013 conditional draft pick [9]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 23, 2011 United States Bobby Burling DF Canada Montreal Impact 2011 MLS Expansion Draft
December 2, 2011 United States Bobby Convey DF/MF United States Sporting Kansas City Acquired in exchange for a 2012 international roster slot [10]
June 4, 2012 United States Anthony Ampaipitakwong MF Thailand Buriram United Undisclosed
July 9, 2012 Colombia Tressor Moreno MF Chile Santiago Wanderers Free Transfer [11]

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned From Fee/Notes Ref
February 14, 2012 England Simon Dawkins FW England Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed [12]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned To Fee/Notes Ref
June 7, 2012 Haiti Jean-Marc Alexandre FW United States Orlando City 10 day loan [13]
July 6, 2012 Haiti Jean-Marc Alexandre FW United States Orlando City 3 day loan [14]
July 23, 2012 Haiti Jean-Marc Alexandre FW United States Orlando City Loan for remainder of season [15]

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

San Jose is in the #6 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[16]

International roster slots[edit]

San Jose has 7 MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 season. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots. San Jose traded one slot to Toronto in July 2011 and acquired one slot from Sporting Kansas City in December 2011. Each of these trades expire on January 1, 2013. Also, San Jose had previously traded a slot to Toronto in July 2008 that returns on January 1, 2014.

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: None.
Future picks traded: 2013 MLS SuperDraft conditional pick to New York Red Bulls.

MLS Rights to Other Players[edit]

San Jose maintains the MLS rights to Clarence Goodson after he declined a contract offer by the league and signed overseas with no transfer fee received. San Jose acquired Goodson's rights by drafting him in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2011-11-30). "Quakes trade for Salinas, ink Lenhart extension | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2011-12-01). "Quakes acquire RSL midfielder Jean Alexandre in trade | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2011-12-16). "Quakes trade for FCD midfielder Marvin Chavez | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2012-01-26). "Quakes sign Turkish F Sercan Guvenisik | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  7. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2012-02-02). "Quakes sign Colombian M Tressor Moreno | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  8. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2012-06-20). "Earthquakes sign D Jed Zayner | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  9. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (2012-07-30). "Earthquakes acquire M Mehdi Ballouchy; San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  10. ^ Josh Whisenhunt (2011-12-02). "Sporting KC acquires MF Bobby Convey from SJ Earthquakes | Sporting Kansas City". Sportingkc.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  11. ^ Matt Schwab (2012-09-09). "Quakes part ways with midfielder Tressor Moreno". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  12. ^ "Earthquakes re-acquire Spurs midfielder Dawkins". 
  13. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes loan Jean-Marc Alexandre to United Soccer Leagues Pro team". 
  14. ^ "Jean Alexandre Re-Joins Orlando". 
  15. ^ "Jean Alexandre returns on loan for rest of the season". 
  16. ^ "2011 MLS Roster Rules | Major League Soccer". Mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14.