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  1. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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  2. Goodsport

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    May 18, 1999
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  3. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
  4. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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  5. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    Sorry, pretty sure obesity is the National Official Disease Partner. Local franchisees don't have discretion :)
     
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  6. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
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    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
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    San Jose Earthquakes
  7. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
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    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
  8. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Oddly, I ran into (PRO AR - AVAR for tomorrow's match) Mike Kampmeinart and he told me this. It's interesting - it started at PPP, moved to Stanford, and now we're back at PPP. I know most folks disagree, but I hope it stays here. This is our home!

    I'm wondering if, perhaps, they were skeptical about being able to sell out Stanford right now, and having a full-house at home is vastly preferable to a half-empty Stanford Stadium, IMO.
     
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  9. Scott Rohde

    Scott Rohde Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 28, 2018
    In the press release it says the Classico will return to Stanford in 2022. It said that Stanford was unable to do full occupancy this year - so i guess that's the main reason it's at PPP.

    Season ticket holders get their seats back!!!

    They encourage everyone coming to PPP to get vaccinated. They will follow county mask guidelines.

    Little by little, ready or not, life is going back to normal.
     
  10. Goodsport

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    May 18, 1999
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  11. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
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  12. Quakes05

    Quakes05 Member+

    Oct 1, 2005
    birthplace of MLS
    Says we have two DP slots open. Not sure where this info is coming from. Shouldn’t be hard for everyone to know that Chofis is our big-time DP (along with Espinoza, of course) and we have only one DP slot open.
     
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  13. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    According to MLS roster, Espinoza and Chofis are DP's. We've known this for a while. But Chofis as DP - it's just a techicality. It could just as easily be Fierro or Rios or even Alanis based on salary :-(. It's just a question of where you put your TAM / GAM $

    That's why I say: we're cheap, but that doesn't mean we also have to be dumb. Can we at least be cheap and smart - cause right now we're both cheap and dumb. We should be doing much, much better than Chofis, Rios, Fierro for nearly $1 million apiece.
     
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  14. Quakes05

    Quakes05 Member+

    Oct 1, 2005
    birthplace of MLS
    So the Quakes have basically watered down the whole DP concept so it means nothing when applied to San Jose?
     
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  15. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Three Amighosts!
     
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  16. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Kind of. But the point is that you could get some needle-moving talent for $1 million x 3. We've failed.
     
  17. Scott Rohde

    Scott Rohde Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 28, 2018
    Somebody wrote an article about this a couple years ago. They coined the term 'true dp' which is a dp that couldn't be bought down with TAM.

    A DP is any player that costs more than 600k per year (salary + fee/year) and is not paid for with TAM.

    Any player who costs more than 1.6m /year can't be paid for with TAM.

    Espinoza and Vako (in his last year) were the only 'true dps' we've ever had.

    Nobody else on our roster would qualify as a 'true dp'.

    When we signed Chofis he was not announced as a DP. I believe the plan was to pay him with TAM. However Jesse said they decided to not use TAM on Chofis so that he can use it on a summer signing.

    That tells us that whoever we end up signing this summer could have a salary as high as Chofis's salary (860k) because we know for sure we have enough TAM to buy down that much at least.
     
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  18. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Just took a look at the Quakes schedule. After Saturday's game, we have another 3 in a row on the road! Then one home game, then 2 more on the road. We finish fairly home heavy. So really the season comes in three segments: home heavy, really road heavy, home heavy. Most likely by the end of the "really road heavy" segment, we will be in last place or close to it. That's just the way it is. MLS teams don't win on the road very often, and we especially don't.

    So this forum is going to be a horrific whinefest for the next month or two. Fisher out!! Fire Almeyda!! Jesse out!! Yada yada. But there's a chance the team can make another end of season run, if they get an acquisition or two that moves the needle and they don't completely lose confidence and implode at the end of the rode heavy segment. If they're smart, they'll lay for that last stretch, but they're going to have to weather of lot of crap leading up to it.
     
  19. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    We lost the last three home games! :rolleyes:
     
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  20. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
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  21. chris thebassplayer

    Feb 18, 2014
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    We need to find a way to off load Rios and Fierro...you can't have remarkably poor finishers like that in critical attacking positions...bottom line they have to be moved out...transfer....pay half their salaries for the new team... whatever...eat the cost. The team can't function with that level of scoring ineptitude. They've both proven it time and time again. We made a mistake picking them up, Rios especially is eating up valuable starter minutes...and that is completely Almeyda's poor decision. Cade is still a work in progress but he still gives us way more up top than Rios.

    Freaking drop Rios and bring in a new forward, or play Cade up top for the remainder of the season...he'll only get better with sustained minutes.

    We were so much more dynamic rolling with Cade at the start of the season. Then Rios comes back into the picture and we literally faceplant up top...
     
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  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Yes, and that was brutal - that may have killed our season. But we also lost our first 3 home games or so in 2019 and then went on a roll. Past performance is not a determiner of future results.
     
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  23. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
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  24. Goodsport

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    May 18, 1999
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  25. TyffaneeSue

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    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
    Club:
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    Surely it's a coincidence that an email -- the first regarding the 2022 season -- arrived right after a win!

    YOUR SEASON TICKETS
    The 2022 season is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you. Keep reading to find out how to enjoy your season tickets next season.

    The Details
    2022 Season Location: Section 126
    2022 Ticket Value: $3,477.00

    Next Steps
    You are not opted in to renew your season tickets for next season, which means that you will not get to keep your tickets unless you make your first payment before Wednesday, September 15.

    ***
    And these are many benefits of being a STH:
    • Access to Devotion Day events
    • Invitation to exclusive Season Ticket Holder events
    • Personal Account Service Representative
    • Two (2) ticket exchanges, up to two games per season, exchange through your rep, all exchanges must be done 72 hours prior to the match that you are exchanging out of and the new match must be picked at the time of exchange. Cannot exchange for credit and exchanges can only be made within the same season. Based on availability.
    • Sell, transfer and donate your tickets through Ticketmaster’s Account Manager
    • Free away game tickets, while supplies last. Contact your rep to redeem. Just provide proof that you're traveling!
    ***
    Somehow, I'm not blown away by any of this!
     
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