Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10. Arena walks across midfield soaking in the California sun and surveying the scene as his players take a lap and begin stretches ahead of training on a practice field adjacent to Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes. "I'm thinking about my investments and retirement and things like that," Arena cracked, then added: "I'm observing the players and looking at their habits, trying to learn as much as I can about players on a daily basis. With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger the U.S. squad needed, and that has bred success again after fans reached panic mode.
Jose Mourinho has been speaking about which players he wants to add in the final weeks of the summer transfer window. Ahead of United’s International Champions Cup clash with Barcelona in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Mourinho has been speaking to the media and earmarked the two positions where he wants to sign new players. Via the Manchester Evening News, here’s what he had to say. “I’m happy with my squad but I would like to have two more players, I never hide that,” Mourinho confirmed. “One player would be a midfield player that gives me more options and balance to the team and our needs. Another one an attacking player, especially that can play through the wings to give me also more attacking
My very first Earthquakes game was impressive on multiple levels. From incredible plays made, which ultimately lead to the win that night, to the ecstatic fans, the high-energy atmosphere and overall the stadium experience was on point. Since day one, Avaya Stadium’s design and intent has been geared towards creating the ultimate fan experience, explains Jake Pisani, Manager of Media Relations at San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Real Reason to Watch the San Jose Earthquakes Live at Avaya Stadium. Nearly all of the seats are on a single level, unlike what’s most commonly seen in other stadiums, and the steepest seating in all of Major League Soccer means even fans in the very last row are still right on top of the pitch.