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Partner watch

Posted on 23 October 2012  - 15:26

San Jose Earthquakes celebrated the first silverware of the MLS campaign over the weekend.

Partner watch

The Earthquakes lifted the prestigious Supporters Shield, awarded to the team with the best record in the regular season.

In fact, Earthquakes were celebrating on Saturday night as their nearest rivals Kansas City drew with New York Red Bulls, meaning their outstanding record in the Western Division - currently standing at 65 points from 33 matches, couldn't be bettered.

It's only the second time in the club's history that Earthquakes have won the Supporters Shield and means they will have home advantage in the MLS Cup play-offs.

Simon Dawkins, currently on loan to Earthquakes, returned to action in Sunday'a 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy.

In South Africa, SuperSport United progressed to the quarter-finals of the Telecom KO Cup after a 1-1 draw against Ajax Cape Town, beating them 4-3 on penalties.

SuperSport remain unbeaten after seven matches in the ABSA Premiership - having drawn six! They are next in league action against Bidvest Wits on Saturday.

Meanwhile, two youngsters from the SuperSport/Tottenham Hotspur Academy have been selected to represent South Africa. Kabelo Seriba and Zama Rambuwane are with SA for the African Youth Championships at Under-17 level.

In Hong Kong, South China FC remain unbeaten after six games of the Hong Kong First Division, winning four. They were held to a goalless draw by South District last time out.

Li Zhihao was named Most Valuable Player for September by the Hong Kong Sports Reporters Association.

Internacional are currently sixth in Brazil's Seria A after losing out to Figueirense last week. They were scheduled to return to action against fifth-placed Vasco da Gama on Wednesday.