San José Soccer Stadium Plans Delayed

San José Soccer Stadium Plans Delayed

San Jose : CA : USA | Aug 18, 2009 at 10:12 PM PDT
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Elliott Almond reports in the San José Mercury News that Lew Wolff's plans to build a new stadium for the Earthquakes have hit a snag. He has nailed down on 20% of the sponsorships that he wants to go forward. So this is not a killer, just a delay. It's unfortunate, but to be expected in a rough economy.

In the mean time, the club continues to struggle on the pitch. The Quakes get another shot at redemption this weekend playing against the almost as bad Kansas City Wizards at Buck Shaw stadium in Santa Clara. Two matches back, the Quakes looked like world beaters while stomping the Seattle Sounders four to nil. Then in their last match, the Quakes got stomped three to nil by Columbus. The Quakes had a bye last week, so perhaps with an extra week of prep they will do better.

The team suffers from a lack of consistency, a lack of mental preparation, and there have been questions of fitness all season long. Coach Frank Yallop continues to try tactics and players than have proven ineffective. I like Yallop, but I have to lay most of the blame for this terrible losing season directly at Frank's feet.

markmcf is based in Vancouver, Washington, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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