Another tough week for the San Jose Earthquakes, but haven’t we said that every week in which they’ve played on the road? The CLS Radio roundtable returns to call out some poor refereeing in Dallas and some poor creativity in the CCL, as the Quakes get Toledo’ed in Texas and walloped in Guatemala City (can we agree, enough with the alliteration?). At least there is some good news to talk about on the roundtable as our own Lyndsay Radnedge celebrates her birthday live on the show. Sure, Robert Jonas and Joe Nuxoll forgot to bring presents, but they did combine for a rousing rendition of that sappy serenade “Happy Birthday!” Oh, and the trio also continued their discussion on the Ultras — LA bound! — the budding Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon bromance, and last but not least, the California Clasico against the Galaxy. Want to give your take on the show? Let us know what you think at CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and on Twitter @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. Thanks again for listening!
More home cooking for San Jose this week, as a lone Chris Wondolowski goal — from an offside position, or maybe not — earned the Earthquakes their fifth straight MLS victory in the Bay Area. The 1-0 clean sheet victory over Sporting Kansas City also marked the 100th career win for goalkeeper Jon Busch, and he was feted with the game ball after the match in a raucous locker room celebration. Onward and upward toward the postseason for the Quakes? Let the CLS Radio trio of Robert Jonas, Joe Nuxoll, and Lyndsay Radnedge share their thoughts on the roundtable, episode 20. In addition, a three game road trip — two MLS matches and one CCL group stage game — will provide a stern test of the team’s playoff bona fides. And finally, the roundtable revisits the ongoing sanctions that the Earthquakes front office imposed on the 1906 Ultras. This story is far from over, but maybe a solution can be expedited if both sides can once again learn to trust each other. Want to give your take on the show? Let us know what you think at CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and on Twitter @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. Thanks again for listening!
Beating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 back on July 13 gave the San Jose Earthquakes only their second clean sheet of the season. Topping the Portland Timbers two weeks later gave the Quakes consecutive victories for the first time all season. Thoroughly dominating Chivas USA last Saturday pushed San Jose’s winning streak to three games. In less than a month’s time, the Earthquakes have gone from also-ran in the Western Conference to a mere 8 points beyond leaders Real Salt Lake, and the defending Supporters’ Shield winners are talking about making a serious run at the playoffs. Good times! Robert Jonas, Joe Nuxoll, Lisa Erickson, and Lyndsay Radnedge are at the ready to lead you on a lengthy journey of Quakes news and views on Episode 19 of the CLS Radio roundtable. Plenty of discussion about the action on the field as well as a comprehensive report on the 1906 Ultras imbroglio off it. Want to give your take on the show? Let us know what you think at CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and on Twitter @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. Thanks again for listening!
“We love Busch!” chants a sold-out Buck Shaw Stadium crowd — and the three intrepid roundtablers on Center Line Soccer Radio — as the MLS Castrol Index numero uno player of the week Jon Busch leads the San Jose Earthquakes to an important 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders. The reports of the Quakes demise are very premature, as with another 13 wins in a row, San Jose is in the playoffs! Let Robert Jonas, Joe Nuxoll, and Lyndsay Radnedge lead you on a lengthy journey of Quakes news and views on Episode 18 of the CLS Radio roundtable. Want to give your take on the show? Let us know what you think at CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and on Twitter @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. Thanks again for listening!
What a difference a week makes. Following a stunning California Clasico comeback win, the San Jose Earthquakes seemed poised to make a run at the playoffs. And then a less than fruitful two game road trip through Chicago and Boston happened. The Quakes limp home to the friendly confines of Buck Shaw Stadium, but is it too late for the defending Supporters’ Shield winners to salvage their season? On this week’s Center Line Soccer Radio roundtable, Robert Jonas, Joe Nuxoll, and Lyndsay Radnedge survey the damage, break down the numbers, and provide the keys for winning. Seattle this weekend, then Portland two weeks later — mathematically or realistically, these are must-win matches for the Earthquakes.
Hey Earthquakes fans! It’s time to grab a Bloody Lenhart and sidle up to the CLS Radio roundtable. But be warned, the table is quite crowded tonight, as Episode 16 brings out all the Center Line Soccer crazies. Joe Nuxoll, Lyndsay Radnedge, Lisa Erickson, Pete Ratajczak, and Robert Jonas sit elbow to elbow around the table, still pumped up from the Quakes epic victory against the LA Galaxy in last weekend’s California Clasico, ready to give their impressions of the game. Stories galore from pitch side to the press box, the fab five delve into just what may be looked back on as the turning point of the Earthquakes’ season. Unfortunately, when the discussion turns to San Jose’s bad luck schleprock loss to the Chicago Fire only days later, the euphoria somewhat diminishes. But there is still hope of making the playoffs, right? Anything is possible, both on the field for the Quakes and around the roundtable for the CLS Radio crew, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Happy Hour at the Center Line Soccer Radio roundtable lasted all of one week, as the San Jose Earthquakes following up a promising win at Colorado with a setback at the league’s worst team, D.C. United. Sure, Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart, and Victor Bernardez were all missing from the Quakes, but losing to a team that had only one win all season? Yes, embarrassing. Joe Nuxoll, Lyndsay Radnedge, and Robert Jonas were not missing for episode 15 of the roundtable, and they get the job done, embarrassingly perhaps, reviewing and previewing the Earthquakes. The California Clasico is next on the schedule, and with an almost full strength squad from which to choose his starting lineup, coach Mark Watson needs to find a way to get a victory against the LA Galaxy. A packed Stanford Stadium will want to see the Quakes start the second half of the MLS season on the right foot, so only a win will do. And for an after the match dessert? Just the largest fireworks show that California will see this year. It might be in Cardinal Country, but don the Black and Blue and cheer on the Earthquakes this Saturday — you’ll be glad you did!
The Center Line Soccer Radio roundtable has taken a week off as the panel of pundits recharged for the second half of the season, but now they are back. And, wow, what a week to return! In a move so shocking, even a telenovela wouldn’t dream of it, the San Jose Earthquakes and head coach Frank Yallop parted ways. Part explanation, part therapy session, the roundtable tackles the “What?” and “Why?” and “What now?” questions that all fans have. Turning point or torpedo — the “Aha!” moment that led to the decision to let Yallop go has still to be determined consequences for the Quakes. Let the Center Line Soccer Radio crew guide you through, and get in on the conversation by sending your questions and comments to CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and your tweets to @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. You’ll be glad you did!
Good news finally came to the Quakes faithful this week, as a gift from MLS Commissioner Don Garber allows Marvin Chavez to end his suspension one game early. San Jose have been unbeaten this season with Chavez in the line-up, but rather ordinary otherwise. Already 12 games into the season, can the Earthquakes right the ship this weekend against the Colorado Rapids, especially with a four game road trip starting them in the face in the near future? On episode 12 — the Ramiro Corrales edition — Robert Jonas, Lisa Erickson, and Lyndsay Radnege sidle up to the Center Line Soccer Radio roundtable to discuss the ongoing enigma that is the San Jose Earthquakes. Was the start of the season an aberration or a sign of what’s to come? Get involved with the conversation by sending your questions and comments to CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and your tweets to @CLSroundtable. Also, check out the Center Line Soccer Facebook page, and be sure to give the show a like. You’ll be glad you did!
The San Jose Earthquakes completed a Canadian double-dip at Buck Shaw Stadium this week collecting 4 points from 6 against the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC. Finally back on the winning track, the Quakes head to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Sounders. Alan Gordon is back from suspension for the Seattle game, as is Bash Brother Steven Lenhart, but only one is likely to see minutes. One thing is for sure: Walter Martinez will keep getting playing time for the Earthquakes, especially as fellow Honduran midfielder Marvin Chavez enjoys a few weeks off. As for Adam Jahn, the current front-runner for MLS Rookie of the Year? The kid from Stanford keeps on scoring and has been a wonderful surprise for San Jose. Join Robert Jonas and Lyndsay Radnedge for Episode 11 of the Center Line Soccer Radio Roundtable show to get all the news and views of the boys and Black and Blues. Questions for the roundtable? Send them to CLSRoundtable@gmail.com and listen out for next week’s episode.