Alert: Covid-19 and our favorite team

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  1. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Santa Clara County recently banned all large events. In light of this and other considerations, MLS has postponed games in San Jose, and also in Seattle. The email from the FO:

    In full support of the county’s mandate, we will reschedule our home match against Sporting Kansas City, originally set for March 21, to a future date that will be determined later. Your tickets for March 21 will work on the new match date. Contact the Account Service Team at (408) 556-7700, option 1 with specific questions.

    Wash your hands! Stay healthy! The team can't afford to lose any fans.
     
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  2. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Should have known that Seattle invented postponing games. :)

    When the Seattle Sounders announced Wednesday that its game against FC Dallas on March 21st had been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it became the first major soccer team in the U.S. to substantially alter its season based on the pandemic that is impacting life and sport around the world.

    The San Jose Earthquakes followed suit a few hours later when the club announced that it postponed its March 21st home match against Sporting Kansas City. As first reported by The Athletic, MLS got in on the act later on Wednesday, announcing that, beginning this weekend, all of its teams must fly privately to and from all road matches. That mandate will stay in place for the foreseeable future. More announcements in similar veins will likely be on the way over the next weeks . . .


    https://theathletic.com/1670651/202...nwsl-usl-concacaf-conmebol-usmnt-uswnt-usynt/
     
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  3. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The NBA season is nearly over. And the NHL, despite a similar calendar, has not responded in kind. MLS can wait out another month or so without cancelling its season.
     
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  5. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All it took for the NBA was a player to get COVID. The Nebraska NCAA team may be next since it looks their coach has it which could put the already closed door NCAA tourney in jeopardy.

    MLS, USL and MLB are likely to suffer a major disruption if not cancellation.
     
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  6. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    If the disruption affects the distribution of grain, we're in for a revolution: Now circuses, next bread?
     
  7. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The toilet paper revolution?
     
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  8. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, that might save our season!
     
  9. tvromero

    tvromero Member

    Jun 2, 2018
    Why, we will just exit any hiatus with the same players?
     
  10. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Are we going to sign Curry?
     
  11. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Caution is one thing, fear/panic another. Why postpone the match when they could have easily switched the location to SKC?
    The Wuhan Flu is becoming quite irksome. :mad:
     
  12. tenfourteen

    tenfourteen Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    maybe skc didn't want to?
     
  13. tenfourteen

    tenfourteen Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Grant Wahl and Pablo Maurer(sp?) saying MLS postponing play.
     
  14. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
  15. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vindicated. :(




    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :(


    -G
     
  16. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #18 Goodsport, Mar 12, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
  17. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Came here to post just that. Probably wise - I'll be curious to see how long this actually is in place.
     
  18. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    A 30-day suspension is not the "rest of the entire" MLS season, as you predicted. Partial vindication, maybe. :)

    I hold out hope that we will still see live Quakes footie in 2020.
     
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  19. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Shit. :mad:
     
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  20. Scott Rohde

    Scott Rohde Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 28, 2018
    Suddenly have some free time on my hands. The quakes should stream the 2012 season in real time.
     
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  21. nivla

    nivla Member+

    Jan 17, 2003
    Milpitas
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    That's the right thing to do and it is good they set a duration to allow evaluation and further communication.

    I wonder if the players will still practice during the 30-day suspension. The season just finished two weeks and with the stoppage, it will basically be a restart and another season opener.

    I hope to see the Quakes win again in 2020. I don't want my memory of 2020 season to limit to one draw with a wonderful free kick goal and a horrible loss aka Ike Opera horror show.
     
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  22. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That depends on how long the suspension is. If they end up shortening the season, like they did in 2001, we’ll end up playing fewer games, and thus have fewer losses. And if we miss a lot of the season, contracts will still expire at the end of ‘20, and therefore we’ll be able to get new players for ‘21! ;):thumbsup:

    I’m both joking and trying to look on the bright side here. :(

    I realize that covid-19 is serious, and that when it’s one of your friends or relatives, it’s a massive bummer. (Three of my friends have died in the last year, two more had life-threatening illnesses. I feel your pain.)

    Nevertheless, when we look at the data from South Korea, where we have the best data, most people tested, and so on; the lethality rate is 0.7%, or just slightly worse than regular flu. Bad yes, but this isn’t a nineteenth century typhoid pandemic. Countries with fewer healthcare resources could get hammered hard. That would suck big time. Canceling sporting events and mass gatherings is perfectly prudent, but this isn’t like a massive outbreak of Ebola. We should panic less. And part of our problem here in the USA is self-inflicted stupidity. We have made some serious unforced errors.

    Yes, this is bad to be sure. There are more cases in Santa Clara County than where I live, but still, we’ve got at least one case here. (Piss poor media coverage. I’d bet more than one case, but local news here is weak.) I’m not trying to make light of this, but let’s freak out a little less.

    I wish for good health and well being for all of you in this forum and the wider community in general.

    Go Quakes!!
    Go Quakesfans!!

    - Mark
     
  23. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can we not call it the Wuhan Flu? Please? Recriminations are not productive at this time.
     
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