The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy
In 1974, amid the early days of the North American Soccer League, an unlikely team transformed a quiet suburb into a soccer haven. Combining excellent play with a grass-roots movement of fervent fans, the San Jose Earthquakes shook the Northern California sports landscape. While rival NASL franchises struggled for attendance, the Quakes played sold-out games to the most loyal and passionate fan base in the league, creating an unforgettable and enduring legacy. Ever since then, the San Jose Earthquakes and their fans have overcome all obstacles – leagues collapsing, horrendous rebrandings, dismissive ownership groups, and even a franchise relocation – yet they never gave up. Gary's book, a work of creative nonfiction, documents the entire story from his own experience, beginning in the 1970s until the current day.
The History Press
Press for the book
Gary appears on Signature Silicon Valley with Janice Edwards. Watch the clip here:
Getting kicks out of Bay Area sports histories, Palo Alto Daily News, long feature by Paul Freeman
JUXine, a San Jose-based zine interviews Gary about the book.
Écoutez Coup Franc : derby, rénovation, héritage: The French language podcast of Major League Soccer talks about the book, beginning at 46:50.
The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy, The Untold Story of San Jose's Greatest Pro Sports Team
(Metro Silicon Valley, San Jose's alternative weekly newspaper runs an excerpt of the book with Gary's introduction.)
An Unmatched Legacy Unfolds in New Book, by Melissa McKenzie, Santa Clara Weekly
San Jose: 40 years at the epicenter of soccer, Arno Bryant, Spartan Daily