Top 5 San Jose Earthquakes Stories of All Time
5. 2013 – Ramiro Corrales Retires After Playing in MLS Since Its Creation
Ramiro Corrales was a part of the Quakes 2001 and 2003 MLS Cup winning teams, and was the last player to play in the 1996 inaugural season remaining in the MLS. His final game was capped off with a very touching moment, as he was carried off the field by his teammates and received a standing ovation from the Earthquakes home crowd.
4. 2012 – Chris Wondolowski Ties MLS Single Season Scoring Record
Wondo took the MLS by storm in a breakout 2010 year, where he led the Quakes into the playoffs and won the Golden Boot. His heroics have continued in San Jose, as he is know the highest goal scorer in Quakes history. Wondo arrived to the Quakes in exchange for Cam Weaver and a draft pick, and has worked his way to the top. He went from a low key bench forward to a MLS superstar and a USMNT regular.
3. 2013 – Goonies Score 2 in Stoppage Time in front of 50,000 to Beat LA Galaxy
Heading into stoppage time, the Quakes were trailing 2-1, and the hopes of even salvaging a point were diminishing. But the Goonie magic kicked in, and Shea Salinas and Alan Gordon netted goals for the team as the Quakes went on to win the Classico and celebrated with fireworks afterwards.
2. 2003 – Quakes Overcome 4-0 Aggregate Deficit vs. LA Galaxy and Go On to Win MLS Cup
The Quakes were a part of the biggest comeback in MLS history. Down 4-0 on aggregate in the Western Conference semifinal, the Quakes looked like they were going home. But they came back to win the game, and eventually their second MLS Cup in their history.
1. 2001 – Dwayne De Rosario Nets Beautiful Golden Goal to Win MLS Cup vs. LA
Golden Goal, against LA, in the MLS Cup, to hand the Galaxy their 3rd MLS Cup loss. A Quakes fans’ dream come true.