Chile, Brazil, Mexico and the Netherlands-much to Spain's surprise-were winners in their first matches of the 2014 World Cup and you can add three points into the mix for each team that won in rather convincing fashion.
Every four years, 32 countries gather to compete for the ultimate sports prize-the World Cup-and as the Central Valley has evolved into a soccer based area, both local and international fans around the world prepare for the event that has taken the majority of the world by storm.
After ending their winless drought on Friday night, the San Jose Earthquakes U23 team returned to action on Saturday night against the BYU Cougars for the second time this season, but fell 1-2 at Warrior Stadium.
The San Jose Earthquakes U23 team ended its winless streak of five games with a victory on Friday night at Warrior Stadium on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus after trouncing the Real Colorado Foxes, 1-0.
The Turlock-based San Jose Earthquakes U23 squad lost, 2-0, in their home debut against the OC Pateadores Blues of Irvine on Saturday night at Warrior Stadium in a Southwest Division clash.
The Turlock Express have joined other top professional indoor soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico to create a new super league.
Summer break is just around the corner, replacing school days with vacation days and giving families a chance to enjoy their free time together. So what is there to do?
Showing talent and skill way beyond his years, 14-year old Dennis Allen, of Lincoln, deftly held off three former track champions en route to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's 100-lap Tri-Holiday race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.
The members of Turlock's U23 San Jose Earthquakes PDL team anxiously await their home opener this Saturday at California State University, Stanislaus' Warrior Stadium, and hope that it will bring them a win. The Quakes are coming off a four-game road trip, with no wins to show for it.
The U23 San Jose Earthquakes PDL (Premier Development League) squad, based out of Turlock, began the 2014 season last weekend after back-to-back road games against the Ventura County Fusion and the OC Blues where the Quakes managed to pull away with two 1-1 draws.
The San Jose Earthquakes Premier Development League team, which is based here in Turlock, will conclude its preseason this upcoming weekend with back-to-back exhibition matchups today and Sunday.
It was finally made official on Thursday that California State University, Stanislaus men's soccer head coach Dana Taylor will be the head coach for the San Jose Earthquakes Premiere Development League U-23 team in its inaugural season in Turlock this upcoming May.
Opportunities in life are transitory. Here one minute and gone the next; they are to be seized and capitalized on whether in personal or professional arenas. But sometimes opportunities are fleeting by nature, dependent on external circumstances that are out of the control of those who stand to benefit from them.
Candlestick Park-a Bay Area sports staple for more than half a century.
The San Francisco 49ers are finished.
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