Source: Quakes' Silva out of coma, responsive since accident at Lake Tahoe


Source: Quakes' Silva out of coma, responsive since accident at Lake Tahoe has learned from a source that Matheus Silva, the San Jose Earthquakes midfielder who required life-saving resuscitation on July 4 following an accident in Lake Tahoe, has come out of a coma and is responsive. 

Sources say Silva was "uncooperative" as of Wednesday night, but Thursday morning, awoke, was breathing on his own and even communicated orally. 

A former teammate also confirmed the news on Facebook. 

Update on SIMA alumnus Matheus Silva:

He is responding positively to all tests. He has been awake and they will be removing the breathing tubes today. Slow recovery, but all good signs towards a healthy recovery.

Little by little my friend. Be patient and keep fighting. We love you and look forward to seeing you ping balls around the field with that magical left foot of yours here shortly.

Grande Abraço pra você! 
Lá Família!!

The source also confirmed it appears the midfielder is scheduled to be moved out of the intensive care unit as early as Friday morning. 

Silva -- a 20-year-old midfielder who is currently on loan with the Quakes’ United Soccer League affiliate Reno 1868 FC -- had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe on a swin back into shore early Tuesday morning. 

After CPR was performed, he was transferred to a nearby hospital in Lake Tahoe and then airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

A native of Taboao Da Serra, Brazil, Silva was claimed off of waivers by San Jose in July of 2015. 

For his career, he's played in four games with the big club -- staring twice in 2016. Reno 1868 is fresh off a recording-breaking 9-0 win on Monday against LA Galaxy II. 

Silva has logged just 166 minutes for the Reno 1868 club after spending the majority of his time with Arizona United SC in 2016 -- appearing in nine games and logging 606 minutes.

Sources tell the midfielder's vitals have been good for the last couple of days, with Silva able to move his extremities and open his eyes.

Quakes drop finale in Seattle, finish season 4-21-9


Quakes drop finale in Seattle, finish season 4-21-9


SEATTLE -- Raul Ruidiaz scored two second-half goals and the Seattle Sounders rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to grab second place in the Western Conference and avoid the knockout round of the MLS playoffs

The Sounders (18-11-5) vaulted past Los Angeles FC and FC Dallas, both losers on MLS Decision Day.

After the Earthquakes (4-21-9) went in front on an own goal in the 64th minute, Ruidiaz tied it in the 79th when he ran onto a crossing pass from Cristian Roldan and tapped it in from 2 yards straight in front.

Ruidiaz then scored from the top of the box in the second minute of stoppage time to put the Sounders ahead.

San Jose opened the scoring when a shallow shot by Danny Hoesen from the right side of the box nicked off of Sounders defender Chad Marshall and into the back left corner of the net.

Wondo remains one goal behind Landon Donovan, Quakes-Rapids play to draw


Wondo remains one goal behind Landon Donovan, Quakes-Rapids play to draw


SAN JOSE -- Tim Howard had his fifth shutout of the season and the Colorado Rapids played the San Jose Earthquakes to a 0-0 draw Sunday in a match between the worst teams in the Western Conference.

Colorado (7-19-7) was trying to win consecutive games for just the third time this season. San Jose (4-20-8) snapped a six-match losing streak.

San Jose goalkeeper James Marcinkowski had his first clean sheet. The Earthquakes haven't conceded a home goal to Colorado since a 1-1 draw on May 18, 2013.