672 Hours

4 Weeks.

 28 Days.

 672 Hours.

 However your soccer ball bounces . . . it comes down to one simple truth. IT IS GAME DAY.

 Not just any game day. It is the 2015 San Jose Earthquakes Opening Game Day.

 Not just any stadium. It is the long awaited, much anticipated, San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium.

 Not just any jersey. It is the tried and true, black and blue, San Jose Earthquakes jersey.

 Not just any fan. It is YOU. It is ME. It is US.

 WE are the supporters of the San Jose Earthquakes. We are the ones who will sleep very little in 27 nights. We are the ones who are already dusting off our game-day wear. We are the ones who have been chanting in our dreams, our showers, and our cars. We are the ones who are saying tearful good-byes to that other life.

 But it knows. It understands. Because we are the screams. Because we are the tears. Because we are the cheers.

We are the San Jose Hypocenter: The Casbah – The Faultline – The Imperio

 We are where it all begins. We are the shake. We are the quake. We are the seismic wave. We are the momentum.

See you March 22!

Soccer Silicon Valley Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Interested in helping to make a difference in the world of soccer?

Join the SSVCF as they hold their 7th annual fundraising dinner


SSVCF will be holding its 7th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday evening, January 24th, 2015 at 6:00 pm, at the beautiful Computer History Museum in Mountain View. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year is the San Jose Earthquakes fan-favorite, Joe Cannon. Joe’s personal support for charitable and community causes is well-known (he was our first Andrew Bedard Award winner). As a local boy and Quakes player he is uniquely placed to reflect on SSV’s 10th birthday as well as what it means to see the new stadium open and to appreciate all of the Earthquakes fans who have made SSV’s work possible.
Also, as always, this is your chance to mingle with San Jose Earthquakes players present and past in a relaxed and casual setting, to bid on unique autographed silent auction items, and to support SSVCF’s cause of building community through soccer via the charitable works of Quakes fans and players. All proceeds from the dinner go directly to fund SSVCF’s charitable works, including the Kidzone and Soccer Legacy Project.
The SSVCF dinner is widely acclaimed as the highlight of the soccer season off the pitch, so we hope you will be able to join us! Tickets are $100 per person and $1500 per table sponsor. Table sponsors receive 10 tickets, recognition in the program, and are guaranteed a 2014 Earthquakes roster player at their table.


To pay by check, make check out to SSV Community Foundation and mail to

Colin McCarthy
C/o Robinson & Wood Inc.
227 North First Street
San Jose, Ca 95113

To pay on line, go to the link below


To pay in person by check, credit card or cash or have questions, please go to

Soccer Int’l / California Custom
3270 Keller Street
Santa Clara, Ca 95054

Levi Stadium Game Day Plans


Below are all of the game day rules and policies. Let’s work together to make sure we all have a positive game day experience.

Pre Game Meeting & Group Entry Request –

Security, MLS Stewards and Santa Clara Police are to meet the supporters group at the Red Lot # 3 and escort supporters into the stadium. Meeting will take place 6:15 pm. Supporters should enter at Gate # A (Dignity Health Gate).

NFL Bag Policy –

In compliance with the NFL’s Bag Policy, Levi’s® Stadium prohibits all bag backpacks and other carriers from being brought into the stadium with the following exceptions:

NFL approved clear plastic bags (12” x 6” x 12”)

One gallon clear plastic zip lock type bags

Small Clutch Bag (the size of an adult hand) (4.5” x 6.5”)

All approved bags are subject to inspection upon entry and are subject to additional

inspections within the stadium.

Guests with oversized bags or other prohibited items must check these bags or items

at bag check sites located in front of Intel Gate A and Dignity Health Gate C, Toyota

Gate F. These sites close one hour after the completion of the event.

MLS Prohibited Items –

• Weapons of any kind

• Incendiary devices (i.e. fireworks, smoke bombs, flares, etc.) per Health and Safety Code

12677 and punishable by a fine up to $1000, 6 months in jail, or both).

• Illegal substances, drugs, or chemicals of any kind

• Backpacks and large bags that exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″

• Poles and/or staffs, of any kind to including but not limited to metal, plastic, or wood (except in designated supporters sections)

• Drums

• Horns of any kind

Any missile or projectile like object

Aerosol cans or pressurized containers

Laser pointers

Professional camera equipment; tripods, battery packs, large commercial video cameras

• Whistles

• Streamers

• Frisbees or inflated balls of any kind

• Laser pointers

• Food and beverage or metal, plastic or glass containers brought in from outside the stadium (except for 1 water bottle per person)

• Bicycles

• Aerosol cans (i.e. hairspray, silly string, etc.)

• Smoking

• Animals (except approved service dogs)

• Any items deemed by management to be inappropriate, offensive, or potentially hazardous

*Except in designated supporters sections and approved by Stadium Operations

Alcohol Policy –

Alcohol service ends at the 70minute mark of the match.

Tailgate Time!

We apologize for the delay in getting this information to you. If was a tough road to travel to obtain the information, but we have finally reached the light at the end.

Please call your Ticket Representative beginning Tuesday, June 24th to pre-pay for your parking pass. Like last year, it will be $20. Do not delay in making that call, because we are assuming the passes will be mailed to you. As you know, the game is only 5 days away!

You will need to get the pass for Lot 2 (El Camino Grove). For those of you who are Casbah/Faultline Alum, the tailgate will be in the same location as last year. For all of our  new cohorts, the location is Lot 2, directly off El Camino Real. We will be situated near Gate 12.

This post also serves as a reminder that we will have a Taco Guy. The plates are $12.50 each (unlimited visits). Today is the day we are taking a final count. A few extra numbers will be added on for purchase the day of the tailgate, but only a few. So today is the FINAL day to GUARANTEE your plate of taco/quesadilla heaven!


As per usual, there will be a share table for any mouth-watering goodies you would like to show off, and the magic cooler for any liquid potions you would like to contribute.

Remember, it will probably be hot, so please don’t forget to bring water!

Stanford Stadium Parking Map

First Volunteer Event was a Big Success!

Thank you to those who committed just two hours of their time to helping others this past Wednesday night.

From the words of the Second Harvest volunteer coordinator:

Thank you for volunteering your time with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Your group of 3 volunteers sorted food to feed local people in need. They are people who have hit a bump in life. Many have lost their jobs, their homes and their ability to provide for themselves and their families.

Volunteer support is essential for Second Harvest to maintain efficient and cost effective services. Because of volunteers like you, 95 cents of every $1 donated to the Food Bank goes directly to programs providing food to over 243,000 people each month. The food you sorted will be distributed to hungry children, families and seniors in the neighborhoods where they live, learn, work and play.

We deeply appreciate the time you have taken out of your own busy life to help us focus on what matters – that anyone who needs a meal can get a meal today, and every day. Your gift of time has made a true difference for many in our community. Please share our appreciation to the members of your volunteer team for giving their time and hard work to Second Harvest Food Bank.

We look forward to our continued partnership with San Jose Casbah. The Food Bank is always in need of volunteer help, especially in the months of January – September, so we hope to see you again.

So thank you again to those great volunteers! We will schedule another volunteer session again soon with Second Harvest Food Bank. We hope to see more of you out there!