Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Supporting a team that is consistently one of the worst in the entire league season after season teaches you a lot about patience. You learn to deal with little things like not making the playoffs in years, own goals, idiotic red cards, losing derbies, etc. We will NEVER have patience for a lack of effort, the complete absence of urgency, and disrespecting one of the oldest pro clubs in the United States who happens to put food on your tables.
We’ll ignore the fact that with the exception of Wondo, the rest of you didn’t even have the grace and manners to acknowledge the people who traveled hundreds of miles to support you throughout the whole game despite another terrible performance. It’s happened so many times in the past that we’ve gotten used to it. However, what happened hours after the game was disrespectful not only to us, but most of all to the club that we dedicate a huge part of our lives to, and ultimately to your own selves as professional athletes. What exactly were you celebrating? Two losses in six days against league rivals? Dropping under the playoff line in the bottom of the standings where we have finished seven times in the past nine years?
Let’s get something straight: we support and sacrifice for our colors, the crest, and the few who have earned the love and respect of Quakes fans by giving their all and fighting for their honor. In over 14 years of supporting this club, we have seen hundreds of players come and go, most of whom are long forgotten for having the same lackluster attitude you’ve been showing lately. We are ultras. We don’t care about autographs and selfies with you all. We only care about you giving 100% on the field just like we give you 100% in the stands. You’re badly mistaken if you think we’re going to tolerate you disrespecting our beloved club, your fanbase, and our city by refusing to give 100% and behave like professionals before, during, and after the games.

Open Letter To All Quakes Fans

Friday, January 20th, 2017

As we enter the 2017 season, a number of major and minor changes have occurred that amount to an exciting paradigm shift for our club. What will these changes bring? What will be their long-term significance? Where do we fit into all of this?

When the Quakes came back home to San Jose in 2008, we were all thrilled to be able to support our beloved club again. Nine years and seven unsuccessful seasons later, our love for the team never faltered despite the seemingly endless disappointments. With new leadership guiding the team, only time will tell what the next chapter in our story will bring. As fans, we have no control over who gets signed, tactics, etc. However, we DO have control over the atmosphere in the stadium. Our home stadium needs to become a fortress again, just like Buck Shaw was before we left it. Our players need to look forward to walking out onto the pitch to the roar of our voices while the visiting players dread playing in our home.

We encourage our fellow Quakes fans to join us in sections 117 and 118. Win or lose, there is never a dull moment there. We understand that what we do is not for everybody, and in that case, we invite you to join in on our chants from your seats. While other clubs in this league have histories written with money and hype, our history was written with grit, diligence, and heart. A strong club has a strong, loyal fan base, and all of us Quakes fans need to set the tone. We are on the threshold of a new season full of possibilities. Let’s work together to ensure we make the most of the opportunities in front of us to turn things around for a better future.