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The Unforgettable San José Earthquakes: Momentous Stories On and Off the Field

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Join us ahead of the San José Earthquakes' epic alumni player-attended California Classico game at Stanford University for an in-depth discussion with Gary Singh, a lifelong fan of the team, as he celebrates the legendary history of the Quakes in his new book, The Unforgettable San Jose Earthquakes: Momentous Stories On & Off the Field.

When the San José Earthquakes first started playing soccer in 1974, no one imagined how their efforts would reverberate 50 years later. The Quakes and their fans have overcome a multitude of issues in the last five decades, including leagues collapsing, attempted rebrandings, local apathy, political indifference and even a franchise relocation, yet they never gave up. While players like Johnny Moore, Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan have come and gone—along with coaches, general managers and owners—the multigenerational family this San José team created over the last half century stands as strong as ever.

All in person attendees will be entered to win a raffle give-away that includes 4 tickets to the California Classico June 29 game at Stanford University, plus a San José Earthquakes 50th Anniversary player signed jersey.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: in-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

If you have symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, etc.), we ask that you either stay home or wear a mask. Our front desk has complimentary masks for members and guests who would like one.

Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California is a nonprofit public forum; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production and distribution of our programming.

Copies of Gary Singh's Earthquakes book are available for purchase during checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only). Please note: Signed copies of books are only available to those who attend an event in-person. Customers purchasing an online ticket with a book will receive an unsigned copy of the author’s book.

Giveaway package generously provided by San Jose Earthquakes.

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Bernard Osher Foundation

Singh photo by Cherri.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Tue, Jun 25 / 5:30 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Gary Singh

Author; Columnist, Metro Silicon Valley 

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Kevin Nguyen

Journalist, San Francisco Standard—Moderator


5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:30 p.m. program
6:30 p.m. book signing
(all times Pacific Time)


$12 members
$22 nonmembers
$37 members with a book
$47 nonmembers with a book
Free for Leadership Circle members and students with valid I.D. (without a book)
Free for members
$5 nonmembers
$25 members with a book
$30 nonmembers with a book
Free for Leadership Circle members and students with valid I.D. (without a book)