The day is almost here! Our team FINALLY has their very own home sweet home. So let’s get down to business and have some fun!
TAILGATE INFO: The front office is advising people to get to the stadium early, so come join us at our tailgate! The parking lots open at 12, and our tailgate will start at 12. We will be in the back corner of the Gold lot, closest to the Silver lot. You can find a map here. All of our tailgates are potluck style so bring something to share. We are inviting everyone to bring picnic food, feel free to bring some of your favorite things to make sandwiches with, or to eat with sandwiches. Drinks are also a great idea.
GAME TIME INFO: Kickoff is at 4:00pm but fans are being asked to arrive early for the opening ceramonies and activities being offered in the stadium. Be ready to stand and chant. Let’s help our team open up Avaya in style!
TICKET INFO: This game is completely sold out. If you purchased tickets through us they need to be picked up at the tailgate between 12:30 and 3:00pm.
The official opening of Avaya Stadium is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on the event 41 years in the making. We’ll need everyone’s voices to help us cheer on our Quakes to victory against the Chicago Fire this Sunday at 4pm. Limited tickets are still available in the Supporters’ Terrace. Get your tickets now from the Faultline Store before it’s too late!
The Faultline and The San Jose Casbah will be at Rookies in San Jose March 14, to watch our Quakes take on the Seattle Sounders. There will be food and drink specials for Quakes fans who attend. Membership scarf and ticket pick up* for the home opener will be available. All ages are welcome!
Rookies Sports Lodge 1535 Meridian Ave, San Jose, California 95125
*only ticket orders placed prior to 3/12 will be available. Any Tickets ordered after that date will be available at the home opener.
Week 1 of the MLS season is in the books and here are your standings for the first week of the Faultline Fantasy League!
1) Treebeard (71)
2) BayAreaSkillz (71)
3) FC Gottby (71)
4) The Guilty Emeghara (70)
5) Circling Buzzards (70)
There is still time to join the Faultline Fantasy League! Visit http://fantasy.mlssoccer.com/ and enter code 4048-2609
Last night the MLS Players Union and the league were able to reach an agreement so the season will start on time! Our Quakes will start the season by taking on FC Dallas on their home turf. The game is Saturday at 5:30pm and will be broadcasted on CSN Bay Area.
If you want your shot to be the next great MLS coach The Faultline Fantasy League is your chance to show your stuff. The first league matches are quickly approaching so lock in your line up and join our league! You can create your team using the MLS Fantasy Soccer Manager. Once your team is created you can enter the code 4048-2609 to join our league. We’ll be posting weekly standings and we’ll have prizes at the end for the top 3 squads!
The Faultline are proud members of the Independent Supporters Council. In the wake of the possible strike by the MLS Players Union, we want to let our members and followers know that we stand by the players. The players are the heart of any MLS team. Since we do host our home opener until March 22nd, we have no plan of action at this time. If the player strike continues until our home opener, we will be posting updated plans through our website and social media channels.
The following is the official release from the Independent Supporters Council:
Independent Supporters Council Stands With Major League Soccer Players Association
Call on All Fans to Attend Their Scheduled “Game” This Weekend Anyway In Event of Strike
The Independent Supporters Council of North America and its associated members would like to make it clear that they are in complete support of the Major League Soccer Players Union. Members of the ISC constitute the vast majority of supporters groups throughout the many Major League Soccer teams in North America. During our recent ISC Conference in Denver, it was agreed that all groups were unanimously in support of our players.
The players are the ones for whom we pay our hard-earned money to watch. They are the ones for whom we sing songs and whom we ask to give their all for the teams we love. We believe the players are not asking too much in demanding a fair share of the revenue they generate from us, the fans.
Supporters groups, much like the MLS Players Union, see past the claims of poverty made by MLS and the various owners, who have recently received $240 million dollars in expansion fees from NYC FC, Orlando City SC, and Atlanta. A new television deal between MLS, ESPN, Fox, and Univision Deportes will bring MLS $720 million over the next 8 years. On top of this, there are millions in undisclosed sponsorship dollars, ticket sales, and concessions dollars each season.
When one adds to this the associated revenue from such profitable ventures as Soccer United Marketing, the claims of poverty and loss by MLS and ownership ring hollow to everyone but MLS and team owners.
The Independent Supporters Council also recognizes that many of the things the players are fighting for mirror what we have been fighting for with MLS for years: transparency, respect for those who help build the league, and clarity.
We urge MLS and the owners to do the right thing and come to an acceptable compromise with the MLS Players Union. Taking the hard line will only set MLS back at a key moment of growth in the history of professional soccer in North America.
In the event of a work stoppage, the Independent Supporters Council is calling on all member groups to show up at their stadium this weekend, just as they would if games would be played. Whether you normally tailgate, march to the match, or gather at a local establishment, our presence at every MLS stadium in the league will send a strong message of support for the players and demonstrate to owners lost revenue.
For more information about the Independent Supporters Council please visit here.