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Sacramento Republic FC Academy’s U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams hit the road this weekend to face Northern California rivals, the San Jose Earthquakes Academy, in their first meeting of the 2016-2017 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season.

The U-17/18 match kicks off at 10 a.m. at Las Positas College’s Turf Field followed by the U-15/16 match at 12:30 p.m. Both matches are free and open to the public.

Like Republic FC's first teams series with the San Jose Earthquakes, Saturday's Academy matches have deep rivalry implications for Republic FC Academy.

"This rivalry occurs from our first team all the way down the ladder," said defender Seamus McLaughlin. "It's not like any other game. Earthquakes have a very good academy system and this NorCal rivalry will not be taken lightly by either of us. We have put in extreme amounts of work this past week and the points are there for us to take."

Saturday’s matches will be the fourth meeting between the Academies, as they met three times throughout the course of Republic FC Academy’s inaugural season from 2015-2016. Republic FC U-17/18s lead the series against the Earthquakes U-17/18s 2-1-0, while Republic FC U-15/16s will look to capture their first win against San Jose’s U-15/16s team.

Last season, Republic FC’s U-17/18 team finished second (17-8-7) in the DA Western Conference’s Northwest Division, while the Quakes finished fourth (16-11-15). Meanwhile, Republic FC U-15/16s finished fifth (16-13-3), behind San Jose who finished second (17-9-6).

Republic FC U-17/18s (4-3-1) enter Saturday’s match after falling 1-2 to Crossfire Premier last weekend. They sit third in the Northwest Division behind Sounders FC and San Jose Earthquakes (4-1-2).

On offense, Republic FC U-17/18s are led by midfielders Ryley Kraft and Alexis Dioncio. Kraft leads the team—alongside defender McLaughlin—in goals this season with three. For his part, Dioncio leads the Academy all-time in goals against the Quakes with three. Dioncio also received a U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team call-up earlier this month.

Ivan Oseguera and Leopoldo Hernandez—who both scored against the Quakes Academy as members of the U-15/16 team last season—will look to provide reinforcement for the senior duo of Kraft and Dioncio on offense.

Republic FC U-17/18s defense is led by goalkeeper Cameron Douglas, who has been called-up for U.S. Youth National Team duty twice since joining Republic FC’s Academy. Douglas has appeared in six matches for Republic FC so far this season, recording three shutouts and a .750 save percentage.

For their part, Republic FC’s U-15/16 team enter their match against the Quakes Academy on a three match undefeated streak after capturing a 2-1 win last weekend against Crossfire Premier. They enter the match as the Northwest Division leaders with a 6-1-1 record, ahead of second place San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-1).

The U-15/16s are led by midfielder Oscar Govea and forwards Nicholas Hategan, Quincy Butler and Aksel Rodarte. Govea leads Republic FC with four goals, followed by Hategan, Quincy Butler and Rodarte, who have three goals apiece. Hategan—who was a member of Republic FC’s U-13/14 team last season—recently received a U.S. U-16s Boys’ National Team call-up in April.

Republic FC’s U-15/16s defense is led by Edward Berumen, Ryan Hulbert and Mark McEntosh, who have all recorded one or more goals this season for the team.

Republic FC U-17/18 and U-15/16 Academy teams are on the road until November 19, when they return home to face LA Galaxy Academy at Cosumnes River College at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively. Both matches are free and open to the public.

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Michael

Anderson

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Brigham Young University

Evan

Armstrong

Chico State

  

Michael

Beigarten

Chico State

  

Michael

Bernardi

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Cal Poy

Christopher

Bernardi

Cal Poly

  

Chris

Beville

University of California, Davis

David

Bingham

Univeristy of California, Berkeley,  San Jose Earthquakes Pro, US National Team

Rory

Birse

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Holy Cross

Matthew

Brown

Chico State

  

Derek

Brown

Cal Poly

  

Kyle

Crain

Chico State

 

Dominic

Daley

Cal Poly

  

Kyle

Davies

U17 Residency, U20 National team, Southampton, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy

Devante

Dubose

Virginia Tech

 

Bobby

Edwards

Stanford University

 

Sam

Engs

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Penn University

Michael

Garrick

UC Davis

  

Greg

Hammond

University of California, Davis

Darren

Hammond

University of California, Davis

Tommy

Hoffmann

Muhlenberg College

 

Cameron

Jarvis

Westpoint

  

Brady

Jimison

UC Davis

  

Emrah

Klimenta

Sacramento Republic Pro

 

Chris

Leer

University of California, Davis

Nick

Lima

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Cal, San Jose Earthquakes

Trevor

Long

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Cal

Evan

Lyons

University of California, Davis

JT

Marcinkowski

SJE Academy, Georgetown Univeristy, U17 National team, U20 National team

Scott

Mariani

Cal State University, Humboldt

Michael

Maul

Cal State University Monterey Bay

Garrett

McCall

Chico State

  

Wyatt

McCall

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Swarthmore College

Torey

McGaw

University of California, Berkeley U17 National team

Kendall

McIntosh

U17 Residency, U17 World Cup, Portland Timbers 2 Pro

Ryan

Moore

Univeristy of California Davis

Adam

Nowak

Univeristy of San Francisco

Barrett

Park

Wake Forest University

 

Jeff

Penna

University of San Francisco

Travis

Pillon

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Penn University

Cody

Pillon

University of California Santa Cruz

Ajaya

Rana

Air Force Academy

 

John Austin

Ricks

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, Syracuse

Chris

Scatterday

Northeastern, San Diego State Univeristy

Kalle

Sjogrell

Cal State East Bay

 

Brett

Smith

Univeristy of Kentucky

 

Ross

Smith

Santa Clara University

 

Nathan

Sonnenthal

Penn State

  

Jake

True

Cal State Univeristy Monterey Bay

Alex

Valencia

San Jose Earthquakes Academy, New Hampshire Univeristy

Scott

Van Buskirk

University of California Berkeley

Cameron

Walters

Cal Poly

  

Patrick

Watson

St. Marys College

 

Andrew

Wiedeman

Univeristy of California, Berkeley,  FC Dallas, Toronto FC, FC Cincinatti

Chris

Wondolowski

Chico State, SJ Earthquakes, Dynamo, US National team, 2014 World Cup

Stephen

Wondolowski

University of California Santa Cruz, Houston Dynamo

Corey

Wood

University of California Santa Barbara

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San Jose Earthquakes

Association football team in the United States

This article is about the MLS soccer team. For the NASL, MISL and WSA club, see San Jose Earthquakes (1974–88). For physical earthquakes in San Jose, see List of earthquakes in California.

Football club

The San Jose Earthquakes are an American professional soccer team based in San Jose, California. The Earthquakes compete as a member club of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). Originally as the San Jose Clash, the franchise began play in 1996 as one of the charter members of the league. The Earthquakes took part in the first game in MLS history, defeating D.C. United 1–0.[2] The Earthquakes have won two MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003, and two Supporters' Shields in 2005 and 2012. In 2002, the team played in its first CONCACAF Champions Cup (now called the CONCACAF Champions League), making it to the quarterfinals.[3] The team holds a fierce rivalry with the LA Galaxy known as the California Clásico.[4][5]

In 2005, the then owner of the Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced plans of the team relocating to Houston due to failing efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium in San Jose. The organization in Houston would be considered an expansion team by the league, eventually becoming the Houston Dynamo, which began play in 2006. The Earthquakes returned after a two-year hiatus, resuming play in 2008. Argentinian Matías Almeyda is the Quakes' current head coach. Since 2015, the Earthquakes have played their home games at PayPal Park (named Avaya Stadium from 2015 to 2019 and Earthquakes Stadium in 2020). The team previously played its home games at Buck Shaw Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus in Santa Clara, California from 2008 to 2014.

In 2018, the club added a league-leading fourth MLS Wooden Spoon to its trophy case for ending up bottom of the MLS league table, finishing the season with 21 points in 34 games.[6]

History[edit]

Founding and early years (1994–1999)[edit]

In 1994, Daniel Van Voorhis, former owner of the American Professional Soccer League's San Jose Hawks, successfully led a San Jose bidding group that was awarded one of Major League Soccer's inaugural teams. At that time, he handed over all existing Hawks player contracts, front-office resources and the rights to play in San Jose State University's Spartan Stadium to MLS in exchange for Type C stock in the league. He also became the franchise's investor-operator until outside concerns forced him to divest himself of these positions prior to the league's launch and accept a buyout from the league, leaving the franchise league-owned for several years. Meanwhile, a direct connection to the earlier Earthquakes came in the person of Peter Bridgwater, named as general manager of the MLS team. Although Bridgwater still owned the rights to the Earthquakes name and logo, the team became known as the Clash at the urging of Nike, a major investor in MLS.[7]

On December 7, 1995, Bridgwater hired Laurie Calloway as the team's first coach, providing a second direct connection with the NASL Earthquakes, as well as a connection with the Hawks. On January 23, 1996, the Clash acquired US national team star Eric Wynalda, despite the fact that Wynalda and Calloway did not get along during their time together with the Hawks. The Clash's connections to the Blackhawks continued when the club made the first trade in MLS history, sending Rhett Harty to the MetroStars for Troy Dayak.

San Jose was an integral part of the launching of MLS, hosting the league's inaugural game at Spartan Stadium before a crowd of 31,683 on April 6, 1996. The crowd did not go away disappointed as San Jose won its first game on the first goal in MLS history from Eric Wynalda, defeating D.C. United 1–0. One month later, the club made history again, as they hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy in a match that drew 31,728 fans to Spartan Stadium, setting the record for attendance at a sporting event in the city of San Jose.[2] But Wynalda and Calloway were soon at each other's throats again, eventually leading to a locker room brawl between Wynalda and John Doyle. The skirmish reached memorable proportions when Wynalda hired an airplane to tow a banner demanding Calloway's firing.[8]

Although the Clash made the postseason in the inaugural MLS season in 1996, and Doyle earned recognition as the best MLS defender, the team floundered in 1997. By mid-season the team was sinking fast and Bridgwater fired Calloway and replaced him with Brian Quinn. The Clash finished 1997 at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 12–20 record. Things were no better in 1998, when the team finished 13–19 and well out of playoff contention. During the 1999 pre-season, the saga of player-coach antagonism continued when Richard Gough left the team after an argument with Quinn. By the end of 1999, Quinn was done and the team released him to hire Lothar Osiander.

Return of the Earthquakes (1999–2005)[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes players, 2005

The franchise's official name changed from Clash to Earthquakes on October 27, 1999. After missing four consecutive post-seasons with three different coaches, the Earthquakes hired head coach Frank Yallop days before the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. Yallop's personnel changes and deft coaching with the help of assistant coach Dominic Kinnear and goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley, along with the allocation of star forward Landon Donovan on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, quickly turned around the Earthquakes' on-field fortunes, spurring the biggest regular season turnaround in league history (from 29 points in 2000 to 45 points in 2001) and leading the team to a 2–1 MLS Cup 2001 overtime victory over the archrival Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Quakes followed with two consecutive runners-up finishes for the MLS Supporters' Shield and a 4–2 MLS Cup 2003 win over the Chicago Fire. Prior to reaching the 2003 final, the Earthquakes had rallied from four goals down to beat the Galaxy, 5–4 on aggregate, in a first-round playoff that many MLS watchers described as the greatest in league history. Following the season, Yallop returned to his native Canada to coach the Canadian men's national soccer team being named to the post on December 16.[9] Assistant coach Kinnear was then promoted to head coach, and former San Jose player John Doyle was named as his assistant.

Having won two MLS Cup titles in three years, the Earthquakes were poised for greater success both on and off the field. However, in January 2004, general manager Johnny Moore, whose roots with the club dated back to his days as a player for the NASL Earthquakes, resigned after AEG and MLS considered allowing the team to be rebranded as San Jose America (with ownership to transfer to the owners of Mexico's Club América). Earthquake fans were similarly outraged at the proposed rebranding, coming just months after the MLS Cup. Former Los Angeles Galaxy defender Alexi Lalas was named as Moore's replacement. Under Lalas' management, the club planned a move to Houston. Meanwhile, when the Quakes' star player, Landon Donovan, played briefly in Germany, Lalas traded away his rights, enabling Lalas' former team, the Galaxy, to acquire him.

On the field, Kinnear led the team to two more playoff appearances, including an MLS Supporters' Shield win in 2005.

Hiatus and return (2006–2008)[edit]

Following the conclusion of the 2005 season, on December 15, the then owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced that the team was moving to Houston for the 2006 season because of the failure of efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium for the team in San Jose. However, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that the Earthquakes' name, colors, logo, wordmark, history and competitive records would not be transferred, similar to the Cleveland Brownsdeal in the National Football League. The San Jose franchise was officially put on hiatus while the players, head coach Dominic Kinnear and some of his coaching staff were moved to Houston, where they became, first, Houston 1836, then Houston Dynamo. The Houston Dynamo is technically considered an expansion team by MLS just as the Baltimore Ravens is by the NFL.[citation needed]

Earthquakes captain Ramiro Corralesduring the team's first season back in MLS

On May 24, 2006, an agreement was reached between Major League Soccer and the principal owners of the Oakland Athleticsbaseball team, Lewis Wolff and John Fisher, granting them a three-year exclusive option to develop a soccer-specific stadium and bring an expansion franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area.[10]

In September 2006, after nearly nine months of inactivity (displaying only Commissioner Garber's December 2005 letter of condolence to Earthquakes fans over the team's relocation), the team's website was revived to display updates on the progress of starting up the expansion San Jose Earthquakes franchise and to allow fans to sign up for the Earthquakes Soccer, LLC e-newsletter.

On July 18, 2007, Commissioner Don Garber announced that the San Jose Earthquakes would resume play starting in the 2008 season after Lew Wolff exercised his option to purchase the new expansion team. While functionally being the 14th franchise to join MLS, the team retained all records, logos, colors and titles of the 1996–2005 franchise and is a continuation of that franchise. Michael Crowley, also Oakland A's president at the time, led the relaunched franchise and served as president until 2010.

In October 2007 the Earthquakes announced they would be moving their offices from the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose to an office park across the street from their temporary home, Buck Shaw Stadium, and across the Caltrain tracks from the location of the former FMC site.[11]

On November 6, 2007, the team announced that former Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop was returning to the team as head coach. According to ESPN.com, the Earthquakes compensated Yallop's previous employer, the Los Angeles Galaxy, with a third-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[12]

Return to MLS[edit]

The San Jose Earthquakes on the field at the O.co Coliseumin 2008

In 2008, England's Darren Huckerby, the MLS Newcomer of the Year and Ireland's Ronnie O'Brien, who made 28 appearances for the Earthquakes, helped anchor the offense, combining for 10 goals and 10 assists. Both played a key part of the team's nine-game unbeaten streak that saw San Jose push towards a playoff berth. They also failed to qualify for the U..S Open Cup, losing to Real Salt Lake 4–0 in the first round of qualifying.

On January 27, 2009, Amway Global signed a three-year deal with the Earthquakes to become the team's official jersey sponsor.[13] The club made an historic trade on June 9, 2009, when they acquired Chris Wondolowski from Houston.[14]

The Quakes missed out on the playoffs for a second consecutive season in 2009 but looked to build on a solid second half of the year, which saw them go 4–4–4 since the All-Star Break. The Earthquakes finished in 14th place and failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Earthquakes also failed to qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, losing to New York Red Bulls on April 29, 2–1.

In 2010, the San Jose Earthquakes qualified for the playoffs as the West's No. 6 seed with 46 points. In the 2010 MLS playoffs, they were matched up with the No. 1 seeded New York Red Bulls. After losing the first game by a score of 1–0, the Earthquakes defeated the Red Bulls in the second game by a score of 3–1 to win the aggregate, 3–2, and upset New York. In the single-elimination semi-final match against the Colorado Rapids, at Colorado, the Quakes suffered a 1–0 defeat.[15]

In 2011, the San Jose Earthquakes missed the playoffs after they finished seventh in the west and fourteenth in all of MLS.

The Goonies (2012–2014)[edit]

In 2012, the San Jose Earthquakes had the best start in franchise history.[16] The team established a habit of scoring late goals to tie or win games. The first was a match against Real Salt Lake on April 21, 2012, scoring 2 goals in stoppage time to win 3–1.[17] The next week, a stoppage time goal produced a win against the Philadelphia Union.[18] Two more games resulted in ties with late goals, both scored by Alan Gordon.[19][20] On May 23, 2012, against the L.A. Galaxy, the Quakes scored 3 times in 18 minutes to win 3–2.[21] After this game striker Steven Lenhart declared "Goonies never say die!" (a reference to the movie The Goonies), and this was made into the rally cry of the team.[22]

The Quakes ended the 2012 regular season with 66 points and 72 goals, both team records, with 17 of those points created by goals scored in the 84th minute or later. The team clinched the Supporter's Shield, its first major trophy since their return to San Jose, and qualified for their first CONCACAF Champion's League tournament as a franchise in 2013. They returned to the playoffs for the first time since their 2010 season and faced two games against L.A. Galaxy. In their first playoff game, the Quakes scored a stoppage time goal to take the away leg 1–0,[23] but were knocked out of the playoffs following a 3–1 loss at home (3–2 on aggregate), their only loss at Buck Shaw Stadium for the season.[24][25]

San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski(front, black kit) attempts a header against Montreal in 2013

In 2013, the Quakes began the year facing adversity with numerous players recovering from injury. With added depth in preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF Champions' League, they began the task of duplicating the success of 2012. While the style of scoring late goals were still present in games against New York,[26] Portland[27] and Montreal,[28] the team struggled to find success and quickly found themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference. The slow start of the team led to the departure of coach Frank Yallop and Mark Watson was named interim coach.

On June 29, 2013, the Quakes played the L.A. Galaxy in the California Classico. Despite being down 2–0 and having Victor Bernardez ejected, the Quakes staged another comeback, scoring twice in stoppage time to win 3–2,[29] becoming the first MLS team to do so.[30]

On August 7, 2013, the Earthquakes debuted in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League for the first time since their return to MLS. They lost the away game to the Montreal Impact 1–0. On October 23, 2013, the Earthquakes won group five on goal differential with a win at home against Heredia,[31][32] and they moved on to the knockout stage of the tournament.[33]

Despite a league best record in games played after June,[34] the Quakes failed to qualify for the 2013 playoffs, losing the final spot to Colorado on a goal differential tiebreaker. The final home game of the season, a 2–0 win against FC Dallas, saw the final minutes of professional soccer for Ramiro Corrales, who had announced his retirement. Corrales was the last remaining active player who played in the inaugural season of MLS.

The Quakes in their 2014 campaign began, playing in the quarterfinals against Toluca in a two-game series in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. Scoring a goal in stoppage time in the first game, the Quakes went to Mexico 1–1 on aggregate. In the second game, the game tied in regulation. The Quakes faced Toluca in Overtime where neither team could score against the other and the game went on to penalties. The Earthquakes lost 5–4 against Toluca in penalties and were eliminated.

San Jose ended the 2014 MLS Season with the club's worst ever record, winning only 6 matches, and suffering a 15-match winless streak. That streak surpassed the Quakes' previous record of 13 in 2011, and matched the second worst in league history.[35]

Return of Dominic Kinnear (2015–2017)[edit]

The Earthquakes welcomed back Dominic Kinnear to the club as coach after a nine-year tenure in Houston. The franchise's long-awaited stadium, Avaya Stadium, was the first professional soccer-specific stadium in the Bay Area when it opened on March 22.

The 2015 season was a marked improvement over the previous season, but the Earthquakes still failed to reach the playoffs despite a late surge. Chris Wondolowski became only the ninth player in MLS history to score 100 goals with a penalty in a 1–1 draw against Orlando.[36]

On August 29, 2016, the Earthquakes parted ways with longtime general manager John Doyle. Earthquakes President Dave Kaval stated that he felt the Earthquakes "needed a fresh approach". Technical director Chris Leitch was appointed as interim GM.[37]

The Fioranelli era (2017–2021)[edit]

Following the firing of John Doyle, it was announced on January 5, 2017, that Jesse Fioranelli had been hired as general manager. He joined San Jose from A.S. Roma and had previously also worked at Roma's cross-city rival S.S. Lazio.[38]

Fioranelli made clear early on that he would be prioritizing youth development, international scouting, and generally creating a new identity for San Jose that was younger, more dynamic, and more attacking, intentions which were reflected by his off-season acquisitions of Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth, Marco Ureña, Harold Cummings, and Danny Hoesen using Targeted Allocation Money.[39] He also expressed the necessity of the team reaching the playoffs in 2017, as it had not done so since 2012. Illustrating the seriousness of his commitment to improving San Jose, within one week in April Fioranelli made two key additions to the technical staff with the hiring of Alex Covelo as Director of Methodology and Bruno Costa as Head of Scouting.[40] Dave Kaval stepped down from his role as president on June 1, to be replaced by former Aston Villa F.C. chief executive and Arsenal F.C. chief commercial officer Tom Fox.[41] On June 22, 2017, San Jose announced Fioranelli's first Designated Player signing, Georgian attacking midfielder Vako, who would join San Jose from SBV Vitesse.[42]

Fioranelli took his ambitions for San Jose a step further just several days later, when he announced on June 25, 2017, that Dominic Kinnear had been fired, and would be replaced immediately and permanently by Chris Leitch, the club's technical director and former interim general manager. Assistant coach John Spencer was also let go, and was replaced by Covelo.[43] The timing of the firing came as somewhat of a surprise, as it was announced hours after San Jose defeated Real Salt Lake 2–1 at home. Fioranelli said of the firing that, coming off of a win, it was not reactionary, and rather he had "in the last two to three months...matured a gut feeling as to where [the club stands]", and that his respect for Kinnear "would not have allowed [him] to want to go for another three months knowing [they] would have parted ways at the end of the season".[44] In his first interview as head coach, Leitch reiterated Fioranelli's previously stated goals, saying that "the goal of the team...is [to] make the playoffs".[45] His first outing as head coach on June 28, 2017, was successful, seeing the Earthquakes achieve their first-ever victory over an MLS side in the U.S. Open Cup with a 2–1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC that would advance them to the USOC quarter finals for the first time since 2012.[46]

Leitch's first MLS match as head coach was a 2–1 win over the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on July 1, in which Chris Wondolowski scored the equalizing goal off of an assist from goalkeeper David Bingham and substitute Shea Salinas scored the winner in the 93rd minute.[47] The team experienced its first loss under Leitch three days later on July 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, in a 4–2 loss to Atlanta United FC following red cards to both Kofi Sarkodie and Victor Bernardez; however, this match also saw Tommy Thompson score his first league goal and Chris Wondolowski break Ramiro Corrales' record for career starts at San Jose with his 229th start, as well as tie the league record for most goals scored away at 63.[48]

On July 7, 2017, a multi-year collaboration between the Earthquakes and the German Football Association was announced, "focused on knowledge exchange, game development and machine learning".[49]

On July 10, 2017, the Earthquakes defeated the Galaxy 3–2 at home, following a brace from Chris Wondolowski and Danny Hoesen's second goal of the tournament, to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup for the first time since 2004 and for only the second time in club history.[50] Wondolowski wore the number 38 in this match in honor of teammate Matheus Silva, who nearly drowned the previous week.[51] New signing Vako was introduced at the club for the first time during halftime.[52] Vako made his club debut four days later as a 63rd minute substitution in San Jose's 4–1 friendly defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt,[53] and shortly afterwards scored in his MLS debut as a halftime substitute against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on July 19.[54]

The Earthquakes announced a second new partnership aimed at pursuing the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning on July 21 with Los Angeles-based company Second Spectrum, Inc., the first of its kind in the league and inspired by the company's partnerships with the NBA and specifically the Golden State Warriors. Per this agreement, a new system was installed at Avaya Stadium to track players during matches and gather data on tactics and performance, to be delivered to players' mobile devices directly after games.[55] The signing of Swiss defender François Affolter from FC Luzern was announced later the same day.[56]

San Jose lost in the Open Cup semifinals to Sporting Kansas City, for the second time in franchise history, in sudden death penalties on August 9.[57]

On August 19, Wondolowski became the first player in MLS history to score ten or more goals in eight consecutive seasons, following his successful penalty kick in the dying moments of a 2–2 home draw against the Philadelphia Union, when Shea Salinas was tripped in the box by Joshua Yaro.[58]

San Jose qualified for the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, the club's first playoff appearance since 2012, following a 3–2 win at home on October 22 over Minnesota United FC in which Danny Hoesen and Chris Wondolowski each recorded a goal and an assist, and substitute Marco Ureña scored the stoppage time winner. This sent the team on to play a knockout round match on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on October 25.[59] However, the team was defeated 5–0.[60]

On November 24, 2017, Mikael Stahre, formerly of BK Häcken, was announced as the team's new head coach. Leitch returned to his previous role as the club's technical director.[61] San Jose began to make roster moves not long after with contract options being declined for players, most notably for defender Víctor Bernárdez[62] and goalkeeper David Bingham who spent six and seven years with the Earthquakes organization respectively. San Jose traded Bingham's MLS rights to their rival Los Angeles Galaxy on December 18.[63] December also brought additions to the roster, reflecting different aspects of San Jose's leadership and management. On December 1, 2017, Joel Qwiberg was signed from IF Brommapojkarna where he had helped to lead the team to two consecutive promotions, reaching Sweden's topic league.[64] The next signing of the off-season was homegrown goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski, who had finished his 3rd year at Georgetown. Just over a week later, San Jose announced in a joint press conference with their USL affiliate Reno 1868 that they had signed three players from the team: Luis Felipe, Chris Wehan, and Jimmy Ockford.[65] Reno's club president elaborated on what the signings meant for both organizations, stating "Today's news delivers on that promise to compete in Reno while developing the future of San Jose."[66] The next day San Jose continued on their developmental based signings with defender Jacob Akanyirige announced as signed straight from their academy at fifteen years old, San Jose's youngest ever player and the eighth youngest player in MLS history.[67] On December 20, the first Designated Player and second Swedish signing under Stahre's tenure was officially brought to San Jose. Magnus Eriksson joined from Djurgårdens IF where he co-led the Allsvenskan as top scorer in the 2017 season.[68]

Stahre was dismissed by the club before the end of his first year in charge,[69] a season in which the team earned just four wins.[70] On October 8, 2018, the club announced that they had hired reigning CONCACAF coach of the year Matias Almeyda, who would take charge for the 2019 season.[71] On May 18, 2019, Wondolowski scored four goals against Chicago Fire. With his second goal, he set the league's all-time scoring record.[72] The team had a negative record and missed the playoffs by four points.

In 2020, the Earthquakes had a draw and a loss in their first two regular season games before the season was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the season resumed with the MLS is Back Tournament, the Earthquakes were drawn into Group B with FC Dallas (later replaced by the Chicago Fire), Seattle Sounders FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. They drew with Seattle and defeated both Chicago and Vancouver, the latter with a thrilling comeback from a 3–1 deficit, to win the group and advance to the round of 16.[73]

Crest and shirt[edit]

Since their inception, the Earthquakes have played in a color scheme featuring blue and black as dominant colors,[citation needed] usually with white highlights. The original San Jose Clash logo featured a stylized scorpion in black and red with a white 'clash' wordmark.

When they rebranded to the Earthquakes in 2000, the team badge featured an inverted triangular shield containing a soccer ball invoking the rising sun used in the logo for the City of San Jose,[citation needed] a stylized 'Earthquakes' wordmark, and a color palette of blue, black, white and silver. The three points of the triangular shield represented the three largest communities of the Bay Area (San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland).[74]

The team rebranded again on January 30, 2014, to a new crest and uniform. While still featuring blue and black, as well as a new chevron design that invokes the geologic theme of the team's name, the new design also featured the year 1974 in red; this is an explicit reference of lineage to the previous NASL incarnation of the Earthquakes that had founded that year.[75][76]

On February 17, 2017, San Jose released its new home kit at a jersey release party at San Pedro Square. The new kit is black, a callback to the black Goonies kits of the historic 2012 season, and features the blue slipstrike design from the crest on the front. Also included is a red neck tape, referring again to the team's NASL history, "SJ 74" in blue on the bottom left corner, and the words "UNITY", "DEVOTION", and "HERITAGE" written in white across the blue border on the right sleeve.[77]

On February 11, 2018, the Earthquakes released their new away kit, the Navy SEAL Foundation Jersey, and announced that 5% of each jersey sale would be donated to the Foundation, becoming the first club in MLS history to donate part of its jersey revenue to a nonprofit organization. The jersey release party was held near the site of the USS Hornet Museum and the kit itself presented by a retired SEAL alongside squad members Tommy Thompson, Joel Qwiberg, and, offshore in a military rescue boat, Nick Lima and Jackson Yueill.[78]

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Stadium[edit]

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On January 13, 2007, the San Jose Mercury News reported that the city of San Jose, San Jose State University and the Earthquakes owners were in negotiations to build a soccer stadium just east of the Earthquakes' previous home, Spartan Stadium. The new facility, to have 22,000 permanent seats but be expandable to a capacity of 30,000 for single games, would be privately built by Lewis Wolff and John Fisher, the primary owners of the Earthquakes, with San Jose State providing the needed land. Additionally, the team and the university would build community soccer fields across Senter Road in Kelley Park using San Jose municipal bond money that had been approved years earlier for the purpose but never spent.[79] The plan was for the new version of the San Jose Earthquakes to play in Spartan Stadium during the 2008 MLS season, then move into the new stadium in 2009. Plans for the stadium collapsed on April 19 of that year after the Earthquakes and SJSU could not come to an agreement on revenue sharing.

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On May 8, the city of San Jose and Earthquakes Soccer, LLC confirmed that their new primary focus was on a site near San Jose International Airport on the site of the former FMC plant. The new site was owned by the city, which was exploring either leasing it to Earthquakes Soccer, LLC or selling it outright. The 75-acre (30 ha) site is adjacent to not only the airport but the planned BART extension to Santa Clara and the existing Santa Clara Caltrain station, and near both Interstate 880 and U.S. Route 101. On June 12, 2007, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore construction of a new stadium to bring MLS back to San Jose and adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate agreement with Wolff and his partners regarding the potential development of the former FMC site. The first payment on the new stadium land of $3 million was made in June 2008.[80][81][82][83]

The preliminary designs were released to the public on September 19, 2009. Earthquakes Stadium was slated to be a three-sided European style stadium with 18,000 permanent seats and a grass berm at the open end.

On March 16, 2010, the San Jose city council voted 9–0 to rezone the Airport West property to allow for development of the new Earthquakes Stadium.[84]

The San Jose Earthquakes franchise made history when 6,256 people participated in groundbreaking for the new stadium. This set a world record by Guinness World Records as the largest ever crowd to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony.[85][86]

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The San Jose Earthquakes will field a fully affiliated U-14/15 developmental team this fall in the Norcal Regional Academy League (RAL). The team will hold open tryouts to identify the most talented and motivated players for this professional developmental opportunity. This is the first team outside of the U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy to be fielded by the MLS club. The team's purpose will be to groom the most motivated and talented players for promotion to the San Jose Earthquakes U-16 Academy team. For the upcoming 2011 Fall season the team will develop players born in 1997 and 1998.

 

U-15 Academy open tryouts sessions will be held in June and July, both in San Jose and Danville, for players wishing to tryout. San Jose will hold sessions on June 19th, 29th and July 9th, 16th and 17th. All sessions are 10a-12p except June 29th which is 6-8p.  

 

South Bay session will be at Lincoln High School, San Jose - 555 Dana Ave, San Jose CA 95126 *Subject to change. Danville sessions TBD. For more information, please visit us on our Facebook site CLICK HERE or email us at [email protected]

 

Any interested player should download and fill out a player inventory form CLICK HERE or register online CLICK HERE

 

"The introduction of the U-14/15 Academy will allow us to extend the San Jose Earthquakes curriculum and training methods into younger age categories and allow us to offer consistent, quality training. We will be able to develop players with better understanding of the game for our Academy program," said Fred Wilson, San Jose Earthquakes Academy Director. "Young players improve more rapidly by training more frequently and playing fewer, but higher quality, games. The U-14/15 Academy team offers the San Jose Earthquakes the opportunity to accelerate the development of a group of selected, very young, high quality players and expand their opportunities to one day play for the US National team, our first team or top college programs."

 

The San Jose Earthquakes will be subsidizing player uniform/gear with major support from adidas, enabling us to reduce player fees. We will register in the U-15 age group to play in a 10-month season beginning in September and ending in June. The U-16 and U-18 Academy teams will also play their seasons during the same 10-month period. Players in the RAL are registered through US Club Soccer. 

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Wondolowski takes on new role with SJ Earthquakes in retirement

The 38-year-old Danville native, who announced his retirement following his final game over the weekend, spent 14 seasons as a player with the Quakes.
The 38-year-old Danville native, who announced his retirement following his final game over the weekend, spent 14 seasons as a player with the Quakes.
SAN JOSE, CA – November 09: San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski, the MLS’ all-time leading scorer and Danville native, smiles during a press conference, where he talked about his decision to retire, on Nov. 9, 2021, in San Jose Calif. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)
The 38-year-old from Danville leaves soccer as one of the greatest players in MLS history.
The Quakes are now 0-11-4 all-time in Portland.
Chofis scored his team-leading 12th of the season to open the scoring two minutes after half.
Cristian Arango scored a goal in each half to reach eight on the season and LAFC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Saturday.
An on-field scuffle started by a fan storming the pitch during the San Jose Earthquakes friendly against reigning Liga MX champions Cruz Azul was followed by a wave of violence at the stadium after the game Thursday night in San Jose.
San Jose remains four points under the MLS playoff line after 3-1 home loss to Seattle
The Quakes scored three goals soon after halftime to earn the win.
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How to join San Jose Earthquakes Academy: tryouts 2021, cost, contacts, location.

 

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Matt Turner’s dream 2021 continued with the latest honor to add to his impressive collection.

The New England Revolution goalkeeper was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year on Monday, winning in a landslide over fellow nominees Andre Blake and Joe Willis.

Turner received 43.6 percent of the weighted vote, which came from media, players and team personnel. His vote total was more than the combined total of the other four goalkeepers in the top five of the voting.

Turner played an integral role in the Revolution setting a new MLS record for points in a season in their way to the Supporters’ Shield. He finished with a league-high 17 wins.

Ali Curtis steps down as TFC general manager

After ending the season on 28 points and a 13th place finish in the Eastern Conference, Toronto FC and General Manager Ali Curtis have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced Monday.

Curtis joined TFC in 2019 with immediate success, bringing in Alejandro Pozuelo and making a run to the MLS Cup, but the 2021 season was the team’s worst since 2012.

Former head coach Greg Vanney departed after the 2020 season to join the Galaxy and Chris Armas was hired by Curtis this season, Armas was fired after just 11 MLS matches, with TFC posting a 1-8-2 record during that stretch.

Assistant coach Javier Perez was named head coach for the remainder of the season and TFC is now looking for a new head coach and general manager going into the 2022 season.

Cristian Arango Voted MLS Newcomer of the Year

It was a down year for LAFC in 2021, struggling with injuries and being eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the season, but the play of midseason signing Cristian Arango to MLS certainly sparks some optimism heading into the offseason.

After joining the Black and Gold from Colombian side Millonarios, Arango set the league ablaze, scoring 14 goals in 15 matches to be named MLS Newcomer of the Year.

Arango joined LAFC at a time when the team was at crossroads — Diego Rossi was on the verge of departing to play in Turkey and Carlos Vela was fighting injuries, but Arango provided a massive spark down the stretch and established himself as one of the top scoring threats in the league this season.

Arango beat out Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld and San Jose Earthquakes signing Chofis Lopez for the award.


D.C. United acquires defender Gaoussou Samake

D.C. United bolstered its backline ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

Defender Gaoussou Samake was acquired on Monday from Ivory Coast club ASEC Mimosas, the Eastern Conference side announced. Samake signed a two-year contract through 2023 with options in 2024 and 2025.

“Samake impressed us in his first season with Loudoun United, and we’re excited to add him to the D.C. United roster ahead of the 2022 season,” D.C. United General Manager Lucy Rushton said. “He worked closely with our first team in training throughout 2021 and his athleticism, pace, and ability on the ball will be an effective addition in Losada’s system.”

Samake spent the 2021 season on loan with the Black-and-Red’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC. In his first season with Loudoun United FC, Samake scored one goal and recorded two assists in 14 appearances, logging 1,143 total minutes.

The defender started his professional career with ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast in 2017 after coming through the ranks of their academy. The ASEC Mimosas academy is renowned in Africa and globally with notable graduates including Gervinho, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, and Didier Zokora.

From 2017 to 2020, Samaké made 52 appearances for ASEC.

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There’s something new on the Thanksgiving menu: a Colorado Rapids match. Will fans eat it up?

Like many Americans, Cole Bassett grew up with the time-honored Thanksgiving tradition of sitting down to a big family meal, then moving the celebration in front of the big screen and finishing the day watching pro football on television.

But this year, the 20-year-old Littleton native finds himself part of what could be the modest beginnings of a cultural shift. While many Coloradans push away from the holiday table and settle in front of the TV for NFL matchups, he’ll be stepping onto the pitch to celebrate an international-flavored variation on that decades-old ritual.

Are you ready for some fútbol?

Bassett, a rising star midfielder for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, will play in the first-ever MLS Cup playoff match scheduled on the holiday — and a major sports network will televise it nationwide, tucked amid the traditional offerings of the dominant American sport. 

“You never know who this could touch,” Bassett says. “There could be little kids out there that are just watching with their parents and it might spark an interest. So it’s really cool for us to be a part of history.”

When MLS efforts to secure a Thanksgiving match met a willing TV partner in FOX, the league determined that the winner of its Western Conference would be awarded the historic home match. The Rapids beat Los Angeles Football Club in their final regular season meeting to clinch the top spot in the West and earn a first-round playoff bye.

Now, they will face the Portland Timbers at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The match will be televised on both FOX and the Spanish-language FOX Deportes, with MLS hoping that viewers of the NFL’s early game on the network between the Lions and Bears might stay tuned.

The high-profile exposure presents both opportunity and reward for a club that was among the founders of MLS 26 years ago. The reward recognizes a season that marked the Rapids’ first conference championship, a feat they didn’t even pull off in their MLS Cup-winning season in 2010. Fifty matches into the tenure of coach Robin Fraser, they have built a playoff contender and a reputation as a strong defensive team that’s particularly tough at home, while also aiming to dial up the offense.

The opportunity is a chance to use the holiday match to create more soccer buzz in a market dominated by the major American sports. Although Colorado has an active youth soccer scene, the challenge of marketing the sport to a region more attuned to the Nuggets, Avalanche, Rockies and Broncos remains an uphill battle. And the ongoing local TV dispute between Altitude and Comcast — which also impacts hockey and basketball — hasn’t helped the Rapids’ exposure this season.

Bassett, well familiar with the Denver sports environment, is optimistic that the team’s hard-earned TV slot will make an impact.  

“We always watched American football on Thanksgiving,” he says. “You just ate your food and then you plopped down on the couch and watched. A lot of people maybe don’t even know much about soccer, but they’ll be just tuned in to Fox and they’ll be watching the football game beforehand and then, you know, we’re on next.”

Rapids executive vice president and general manager Pádraig Smith, who migrated from Ireland to join the club in 2015 and rose to GM three years later, calls it “a big occasion for the league.”

“We’re hugely excited to have the opportunity to celebrate this big holiday, and to host the first-ever MLS playoff game in front of our supporters, to create a new tradition,” he says. “We just think it is going to be a celebration of all things soccer. We think it’s going to be a party atmosphere. We think it’s going to be the event to be out in Colorado.”

The Rapids have attacked the challenge of drawing fans on the holiday by planning a day-long event, dubbed Friendsgiving, that kicks off with open-to-the-public tailgating at 10 a.m., featuring the early NFL game on big screens, live music and food prior to the first of what could potentially be three home playoff matches in Colorado. In the spirit of the holiday, the Rapids and Kroenke Sports Charities are aiming to provide 30 meals to the Food Bank of the Rockies for every ticket holder.

Match attendance among MLS teams varies greatly, with Atlanta United FC far and away the league leader, averaging more than 43,000 fans over 17 home dates this season in the 71,000 capacity stadium it shares with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons — a figure that the league touts as ranking in the top 10 in the world.

The Rapids attendance this season was impacted by local COVID restrictions that didn’t allow full capacity for much of the year. League figures put their average at 8,481, ranking 23rd in 27-team MLS, but the club discounts that as a fair measure of fan interest and points to a late-season surge that packed as many as 17,000 people into the 18,000-seat stadium.

As of Tuesday afternoon, nearing the end of a 17-day window since the match was announced, the team reported strong ticket sales. 

For 33-year-old Collen Warner, who grew up in Denver but whose pro soccer career took him to six teams in the U.S. and Canada before his return to Colorado, the Thanksgiving match seems like a natural step in the sport’s progression: a chance to showcase his team and the league right alongside the NFL “on a day when you expect most people to be kind of just hanging around the house.”

“For me, it’s been a long journey,” he says. “But I think one thing that I know is that the soccer community in Denver is maybe not so big, but it’s very passionate. And what is great about our team is that there’s a lot of guys from around the area, guys that kind of reflect the community on a local level. It’s a really prideful moment for Denver and Colorado soccer.”

Rising stars still aim for Europe

Although the more popular North American leagues represent the pinnacle of their sports, soccer stars aspiring to play at the highest level aim for European clubs that compete in internationally renowned circuits like the English Premier League or the Champions and Europa leagues. So currently, MLS, while improving, remains a stepping stone.

And it’s built into the business model.

Smith notes that right now, MLS provides a valuable development opportunity as the league, and particularly the Rapids, invest in young local talent, while also starting to attract quality players from overseas. In fact, MLS provides incentives to sign players designated as “Homegrown” by not counting their salaries against the team’s salary cap — one of many complex rules governing league rosters.

But the eventual goal is to send those American stars to top European clubs in transactions that, ideally, make sense for the young players’ careers but also pay off for the teams. The individual club keeps a larger share of the sale price for Homegrown players, with a percentage going to MLS. 

Part of clubs’ investment in youth development involves running an “academy” that provides high-level coaching for select kids as young as 12. Bassett began his youth career with the Colorado Rush before moving, at 16, to the Rapids Academy as a potential pipeline to the pro ranks. Further development at the MLS level also can be a passport to Europe.

“I don’t think many people realize how good this league is,” Bassett says. “It’s obviously not yet on par with Europe’s top five leagues, but it’s pretty close. So you don’t always have to go to Europe right away. But what they have, whether it’s the Champions League or just European football in general, is the culture over there. I think that’s something that every player has to strive for if they want to try to push their limits and really test their game.”

Teams overseas already have noticed young Colorado talent. Sam Vines, developed by the Rapids and whom Bassett regards as his best friend, followed a similar career path and in August wound up signing with a team in the top Belgian circuit that will play in the highly regarded Europa League next season. 

And then, in September, a major team in Portugal made an offer to Bassett. He turned it down — a decision that speaks to the rising stature of young American soccer talent as well as the MLS.

“I think it’s an important thing that you no longer see many U.S. players jump over for any club in Europe, and it’s now becoming a very specific thing,” Smith says. “And Sam Vines is a great example of that — somebody who had opportunities to go but he wanted to pick the right club that didn’t just mean he was playing in Europe. He wanted to play at the highest level there.”

Bassett’s Portuguese offer, from a club called Benfica, would have landed him on its B team rather than its top squad, a dealbreaker for him. A guaranteed spot on the top squad would have made it difficult to say no. But by the same token, the young Colorado star doesn’t mind sticking around for a while to try to win a championship for his hometown. 

“Right now, where that offer was and where my (Rapids) team is right now, I think it was just best for me to stay through the end of the season and try to win a Cup,” Bassett says. “And then we’ll see what happens from there.”

As far as further raising soccer’s profile in the United States, Smith sees that local pipeline, from youth players to European transfers, as something that can tie fans to the players who — even if they don’t stay long with the Rapids — offer a hometown connection.

“We want to be the heartbeat of sport here in the state of Colorado,” Smith says. “We want to be connected to the community and represent the community. And I don’t think there’s a better way of doing that than having a team that’s got a bunch of local local heroes, these young players who are growing up in the state. 

“I think what they do is ultimately they create that pathway. They provide a dream for the next generation of players coming through and that’s why we’re incredibly committed and dedicated to driving the youth movement.”

Warner, who played high school and college soccer before making an MLS roster, considers the academy system adopted by the league “a huge step in the right direction” — a step that wasn’t available when he was an up-and-coming player. He also notes that MLS is increasingly becoming a comfortable landing spot for quality talent. 

“Now when players look at the MLS,” he says, “there’s more stability here financially, and the salaries have gone up in a way that is comparable to (some other leagues). And so there’s a certain niche of players that they’re beginning to attract that have brought up the quality and reputation of the league.”

“Moneyball:” soccer edition

In 2017 Smith, whose background is in finance, co-wrote an op-ed in The Denver Post that laid out a vision for constructing a Rapids team that could compete by exercising “a healthy degree of financial intelligence” to maximize its investment in players. That commitment to a model of statistical analytics and scouting has prompted comparison to baseball’s Oakland Athletics, whose success in spotting value in players inspired the book — and later, the movie — “Moneyball.”

He doesn’t back away from the comparison. It’s an approach that, like most sports today, leans heavily on analytics, but also relies on scouting and what Smith calls “due diligence work behind the scenes” to zero in on character.

“Yep, there’s no doubt,” says Smith, who prior to the Rapids worked for European soccer’s governing body and now serves on the finance committee for Denver’s effort to land part of the 2026 World Cup. “I’m a numbers person. I believe in processes. I believe in plans. I believe in building something in a systematic fashion.”

This season, the Rapids fielded one of the league’s most successful teams — with the lowest payroll in MLS. But ask players and they’ll talk about another factor: team chemistry.

“Even though the salary budget is low, and everybody wants to talk about that — really, the individual talents of the players is more the story and the chemistry sets it up and makes this all possible,” Warner says. “If you don’t have good players that can execute, it doesn’t mean much. And our players are really good.”

Bassett adds: “It’s hard to find a locker room that is so close and bonded together.” San jose earthquakes academy, he notes, the Rapids haven’t done anything — yet. 

Three matches stand between them and a MLS Cup championship, but they hope the Thanksgiving Day match could at least begin to make a cultural statement. It may sound like a whisper amid the din of American football, but Smith, the Rapids GM, takes the long view. In 25 to 30 years, he sees MLS becoming a “dominant force” in its sport worldwide — but with significant strides being made more quickly.

“I think this is going to evolve in a much, much smaller time frame to where we become a league that the top talent goes to and also our top talent wants to stay,” he says. “I do see this league growing and growing quickly, though, and becoming ultimately a destination of choice for some top players. I think it’s in a very positive spot right now.”

Auston Trusty, a 23-year-old defender from just outside Philadelphia, points out that all the major sports leagues have had their growing pains. It took them decades to arrive at the success and stature they claim today. 

“And you see how NBA stars are paid and just the impact they have on the culture itself, inside and outside of sports,” he says. “MLS is getting to that point, but they started at a later date. So honestly I think it’s just a matter of time.”

It’s a generational thing, Smith contends. When he recalls the 1994 World Cup played in the U.S., he best online checking account 2016 a “foundational piece” that spurred growth and development of MLS. Now, his family back in Ireland can pull in Rapids matches and see the league slowly becoming part of the global soccer community.

What he considers monumental shifts in the American match have caught the attention of the sport’s European epicenter — one of the reasons he decided to cross the Atlantic and join the Rapids. He saw the potential. 

“We’ve now got a critical pathway into the next World Cup,” Smith says. “We’ve got a platform to actually grow so that when that World Cup comes here in 2026, we have the opportunity to really blow this up and show the next generation of American sports stars.” 


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The San Jose Earthquakes will field a fully affiliated U-14/15 developmental team this fall in the Norcal Regional Academy League (RAL). The team will hold open tryouts to identify the most talented and motivated players for this professional developmental opportunity. This is the first team outside of the U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy to be fielded by the MLS club. The team's purpose will be to groom the most motivated and talented players for promotion to the San Jose Earthquakes U-16 Academy team. For the upcoming 2011 Fall season the team will develop players born in 1997 and 1998.

 

U-15 Academy open tryouts sessions will be held in June and July, both in San Jose and Danville, for players wishing to tryout. San Jose will hold sessions on June 19th, 29th and July 9th, 16th and 17th. All sessions are 10a-12p except June 29th which is 6-8p.  

 

South Bay session will be at Lincoln High School, San Jose - 555 Dana Ave, San Jose CA 95126 *Subject to change. Danville sessions TBD. For more information, please visit us on our Facebook site CLICK HERE or email us at [email protected]

 

Any interested player should download and fill out a player inventory form CLICK HERE or register online CLICK San jose earthquakes academy introduction of the U-14/15 Academy will allow us to extend the San Jose Earthquakes curriculum and training methods into younger age categories and allow us to offer consistent, quality training. We will be able to develop players with better understanding of the game for our Academy program," said Fred Wilson, San Jose Earthquakes Academy Director. "Young players improve more rapidly by training more frequently and playing fewer, but higher quality, games. The U-14/15 Academy team offers the San Jose Earthquakes the opportunity to accelerate the development of a group of selected, very young, high quality players and expand their opportunities to one day play for the US National team, our first team or top college programs."

 

The San Jose Earthquakes will be subsidizing player uniform/gear with major support from adidas, enabling us to reduce player fees. We will register in the U-15 age group to play in a 10-month season beginning in September and ending in June. The U-16 and U-18 Academy teams will also play their seasons during the same 10-month period. Players in the RAL are registered through US Club Soccer. 

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Matthew McConaughey Isn’t Running For Office After All

Over the years, a handful of celebrities have made the leap from acting into politics. While it might seem odd at first, there are some reasons why the skill set necessary for one would also work in the other — the same charisma that might make someone compelling on the big screen could also inspire votes, after all. Ronald Reagan did it; so too did Jesse Ventura and Al Franken. There’s long been speculation that Dwayne Johnson might run for President. And given that next year sees Texans heading to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, there’s been plenty of chatter that Matthew McConaughey might run for the office in question.

For those dreaming of a race pitting McConaughey against incumbent Greg Abbott, though, we have some bad news. McConaughey recently took to Twitter and posted a video in which he rules out a san jose earthquakes academy for office — and shares some of his own feelings on the role of politics in everyday life.

In the video, he spoke about spending the last two years exploring the possibility of running for office, and delving into the political issues facing the nation. “We lead by serving each other,” McConaughey said — something that, he argues, applies whether that’s within a family or a corporate structure. He went on to riff on this subject for a little while, posing a few questions along the lines of “Can we give each other reasons to trust each other first instead of last?” It feels not unlike a convention speech — right up until the point where it doesn’t.

Running for office, he went on to say, “is also a path that I am choosing not to take at this moment.” From there, he went on to pledge his support to businesses and organizations that embody “leadership,” and signed off with an exhortation to “just keep living.”

It’s worth noting the presence of “at this moment” in his comments — which certainly sounds like he’s keeping his options open for the future. But for those wondering if McConaughey could be the next big-name actor-turned-officeholder, you might need to wait a little longer.

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San Jose Earthquakes

Association football team in the United States

This article is about the MLS soccer team. For the NASL, MISL and WSA club, see San Jose Earthquakes (1974–88). For physical earthquakes in San Jose, see List of earthquakes in California.

Football club

The San Jose Earthquakes are an American professional soccer team based in San Jose, California. The Earthquakes compete as a member club of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). Originally as the San Jose Clash, the franchise began play in 1996 as one of the charter members of the league. The Earthquakes took part in the first game in MLS history, defeating D.C. United 1–0.[2] The Earthquakes have won two MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003, and two Supporters' Shields in 2005 and 2012. In 2002, the team played in its first CONCACAF Champions Cup (now called the CONCACAF Champions League), making it to the quarterfinals.[3] The team holds a fierce rivalry with the LA Galaxy known as the California Clásico.[4][5]

In 2005, the then owner of the Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced plans of the team relocating to Houston due to failing efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium in San Jose. The organization in Houston would be considered an expansion team by the league, eventually becoming the Houston Dynamo, which began play in 2006. The Earthquakes returned after a two-year hiatus, resuming play in 2008. Argentinian Matías Almeyda is the Quakes' current head coach. Since 2015, the Earthquakes have played their home games at PayPal Park (named Avaya Stadium from 2015 to 2019 and Earthquakes Stadium in 2020). The team previously played its home games at Buck Shaw Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus in Santa Clara, California from 2008 to 2014.

In 2018, the club added a league-leading fourth MLS Wooden Spoon to its trophy case for ending up bottom of the MLS league table, finishing the season with 21 points in 34 games.[6]

History[edit]

Founding and early years (1994–1999)[edit]

In 1994, Daniel Van Voorhis, former owner of the American Professional Soccer League's San Jose Hawks, successfully led a San Jose bidding group that was awarded one of Major League Soccer's inaugural teams. At that time, he handed over all existing Hawks player contracts, front-office resources and the rights to play in San Jose State University's Spartan Stadium to MLS in exchange for Type C stock in the league. He also became the franchise's investor-operator until outside concerns forced him to divest himself of these positions prior to the league's launch and accept a buyout from the league, leaving the franchise league-owned for several years. Meanwhile, a direct connection to the earlier Earthquakes came in the person of Peter Bridgwater, named as general manager of the MLS team. Although Bridgwater still owned the rights to the Earthquakes name and logo, the team became known as the Clash at the urging of Nike, a major investor in MLS.[7]

On December 7, 1995, Bridgwater hired Laurie Calloway as the team's first coach, providing a second direct connection with the NASL Earthquakes, as well as a connection with the Hawks. On January 23, 1996, the Clash acquired US national team star Eric Wynalda, despite the fact that Wynalda and Calloway did not get along during their time together with the Hawks. The Clash's connections to the Blackhawks continued when the club made the first trade in MLS history, sending Rhett Harty to the MetroStars for Troy Dayak.

San Jose was an integral part of the launching of MLS, hosting the league's inaugural game at Spartan Stadium before a crowd of 31,683 on April 6, 1996. The crowd did not go away disappointed as San Jose won its first game on the first goal in MLS history from Eric Wynalda, defeating D.C. United 1–0. One month later, the club made history again, as they hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy in a match that drew 31,728 fans to Spartan Stadium, setting the record for attendance at a sporting event in the city of San Jose.[2] But Wynalda and Calloway were soon at each other's throats again, eventually leading to a locker room brawl between Wynalda and John Doyle. The skirmish reached memorable proportions when Wynalda hired an airplane to tow a banner demanding Calloway's firing.[8]

Although the Clash made the postseason in the inaugural MLS season in 1996, and Doyle earned recognition as the best MLS defender, the team floundered in 1997. By mid-season the team was sinking fast and Bridgwater fired Calloway and replaced him with Brian Quinn. The Clash finished 1997 at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 12–20 record. Things were no better in 1998, when the team finished 13–19 and well out of playoff contention. During the 1999 pre-season, the saga of player-coach antagonism continued when Richard Gough left the team after an argument with Quinn. By the end of 1999, Quinn was done and the team released him to hire Lothar Osiander.

Return of the Earthquakes (1999–2005)[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes players, 2005

The franchise's official name changed from Clash to Earthquakes on October 27, 1999. After missing four consecutive post-seasons with three different coaches, the Earthquakes hired head coach Frank Yallop days before the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. Yallop's personnel changes and deft coaching with the help of assistant coach Dominic Kinnear and goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley, along with the allocation of star forward Landon Donovan on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, quickly turned around the Earthquakes' on-field fortunes, spurring the biggest regular season turnaround in league history (from 29 points in 2000 to 45 points in 2001) and leading the team to a 2–1 MLS Cup 2001 overtime victory over the archrival Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Quakes followed with two consecutive runners-up finishes for the MLS Supporters' Shield and a 4–2 MLS Cup 2003 win over the Chicago Fire. Prior to reaching the 2003 final, the Earthquakes had rallied from four goals down to beat the Galaxy, 5–4 on aggregate, in a first-round playoff that many MLS watchers described as the greatest in league history. Following the season, Yallop returned to his native Canada to coach the Canadian men's national soccer team being named to the post on December 16.[9] Assistant coach Kinnear was then promoted to head coach, and former San Jose player John Doyle was named as his assistant.

Having won two MLS Cup titles in three years, the Earthquakes were poised for greater success both on and off the field. However, in January 2004, general manager Johnny Moore, whose roots with the club dated back to his days as a player for the NASL Earthquakes, new small homes for sale near me after AEG and MLS considered allowing the team to be rebranded as San Jose America (with ownership to transfer to the owners of Mexico's Club América). Earthquake fans were similarly outraged at the proposed rebranding, coming just months after the MLS Cup. Former Los Angeles Galaxy defender Alexi Lalas was named as Moore's replacement. Under Lalas' management, the club planned a move to Houston. Meanwhile, when the Quakes' star player, Landon Donovan, played briefly in Germany, Lalas traded away his rights, enabling Lalas' former team, the Galaxy, to acquire him.

On the field, Kinnear led the team to two more playoff appearances, including an MLS Supporters' Shield win in 2005.

Hiatus and return (2006–2008)[edit]

Following the conclusion of the 2005 season, on December 15, the then owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced that the team was moving to Houston for the 2006 season because of the failure of efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium for the team in San Jose. However, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that the Earthquakes' name, colors, logo, wordmark, history and competitive records would not be transferred, similar to the Cleveland Brownsdeal in the National Football League. The San Jose franchise was officially put on hiatus while the players, head coach Dominic Kinnear and some of his coaching staff were moved to Houston, where they became, first, Houston 1836, then Houston Dynamo. The Houston Dynamo is technically considered an expansion team by MLS just as the Baltimore Ravens is by the NFL.[citation needed]

Earthquakes captain Ramiro Corralesduring the team's first season back in MLS

On May 24, 2006, an agreement was reached between Major League Soccer and the principal owners of the Oakland Athleticsbaseball team, Lewis Wolff and John Fisher, granting them a three-year exclusive option to develop a soccer-specific stadium and bring an expansion franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area.[10]

In September 2006, after nearly nine months of inactivity (displaying only Commissioner Garber's December 2005 letter of condolence to Earthquakes fans over the team's relocation), the team's website was revived to display updates on the progress of starting up the expansion San Jose Earthquakes franchise and to allow fans to sign up for the Earthquakes Soccer, LLC e-newsletter.

On July 18, 2007, Commissioner Don Garber announced that the San Jose Earthquakes would resume play starting in the 2008 season after Lew Wolff exercised his option to purchase the new expansion team. While functionally being the 14th franchise to join MLS, the team retained all records, logos, colors and titles of the 1996–2005 franchise and is a continuation of that franchise. Michael Crowley, also Oakland A's president at the time, led the relaunched franchise and served as president until 2010.

In October 2007 the Earthquakes announced they would be moving their offices from the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose to an office park across the street from their temporary home, Buck Shaw Stadium, and across the Caltrain tracks from the location of the former FMC site.[11]

On November 6, 2007, the team announced that former Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop was returning to the team as head coach. According to ESPN.com, the Earthquakes compensated Yallop's machias savings bank bangor employer, the Los Angeles Galaxy, with a third-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[12]

Return to MLS[edit]

The San Jose Earthquakes on the field at the O.co Coliseumin 2008

In 2008, England's Darren Huckerby, the MLS Newcomer of the Year and Ireland's Ronnie O'Brien, who made 28 appearances for the Earthquakes, helped anchor the offense, combining for 10 goals and 10 assists. Both played a key part of the team's nine-game unbeaten streak that saw San Jose push towards a playoff berth. They also failed to qualify for the U.S Open Cup, losing to Real Salt Lake 4–0 in the first round of qualifying.

On January 27, 2009, Amway Global signed a three-year deal with the Earthquakes to become the team's official jersey sponsor.[13] The club made an historic trade on June 9, 2009, when they acquired Chris Wondolowski from Houston.[14]

The Quakes missed out on the playoffs for a second consecutive season in 2009 but looked to build on a solid second half of the year, which saw them go 4–4–4 since the All-Star Break. The Earthquakes finished in 14th place and failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Earthquakes also failed to qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, losing to New York Red Bulls on April 29, 2–1.

In 2010, the San Jose Earthquakes qualified for the playoffs as the West's No. 6 seed with 46 points. In the 2010 MLS playoffs, they were matched up with the No. 1 seeded New York Red Bulls. After losing the first game by a score of 1–0, the Earthquakes defeated the Red Bulls in the second game by a score of 3–1 to win the aggregate, 3–2, and upset New York. In the single-elimination semi-final match against the Colorado Rapids, at Colorado, the Quakes suffered a 1–0 defeat.[15]

In 2011, the San Jose Earthquakes missed the playoffs after they finished seventh in the west and fourteenth in all of MLS.

The Goonies (2012–2014)[edit]

In 2012, the San Jose Earthquakes had the best start in franchise history.[16] The team established a habit of scoring late goals to tie or win games. The first was a match against Real Salt Lake on April 21, 2012, scoring 2 goals in stoppage time to win 3–1.[17] The next week, a stoppage time goal produced a win against the Philadelphia Union.[18] Two more games resulted in ties with late goals, both scored by Alan Gordon.[19][20] On May 23, 2012, against the L.A. Galaxy, the Quakes scored 3 times in 18 minutes to win 3–2.[21] After this game striker Steven Lenhart declared "Goonies never say die!" (a reference to the movie The Goonies), and this was made into the rally cry of the team.[22]

The Quakes ended the 2012 regular season with 66 points and 72 goals, both team records, with 17 of those points created by goals scored in the 84th minute or later. The team clinched the Supporter's Shield, its first major trophy since their return to San Jose, and qualified for their first CONCACAF Champion's League tournament as a franchise in 2013. They returned to the playoffs for the first time since their 2010 season and faced two games against L.A. Galaxy. In their first playoff game, the Quakes scored a stoppage time goal to take the away leg 1–0,[23] but were knocked out of the playoffs following a 3–1 loss at home (3–2 on aggregate), their only loss at Buck Shaw Stadium for the season.[24][25]

San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski(front, black kit) attempts a header against Montreal in 2013

In 2013, the Quakes began the year facing adversity with numerous players recovering from injury. With added depth in preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF Champions' League, they began the task of duplicating the success of 2012. While the style of scoring late goals were still present in games against New York,[26] Portland[27] and Montreal,[28] the team struggled to find success and quickly found themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference. The slow start of the team led to the departure of coach Frank Yallop and Mark Watson was named interim coach.

On June 29, 2013, the Quakes played the L.A. Galaxy in the California Classico. Despite being down 2–0 and having Victor Bernardez ejected, the Quakes staged another comeback, scoring twice in stoppage time to win 3–2,[29] becoming the first MLS team to do so.[30]

On August 7, 2013, the Earthquakes debuted in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League for the first time since their return to MLS. They lost the away game to the Montreal Impact 1–0. On October 23, 2013, the Earthquakes won group five on goal differential with a win at home against Heredia,[31][32] and they moved on to the knockout stage of the tournament.[33]

Despite a league best record in games played after June,[34] the Quakes failed to qualify for the 2013 playoffs, losing the final spot to Colorado on a goal differential tiebreaker. The final home game of the season, a 2–0 win against FC Dallas, saw the final minutes of professional soccer for Ramiro Corrales, who had announced his retirement. Corrales was the last remaining active player who played in san jose earthquakes academy inaugural season of MLS.

The Quakes in their 2014 campaign began, playing in the quarterfinals against Toluca in a two-game series in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. Scoring a goal in stoppage time in the first game, the Quakes went to Mexico 1–1 on aggregate. In the second game, the game tied in regulation. The Quakes faced Toluca in Overtime where neither team could score against the other and the game went on to penalties. The Earthquakes lost 5–4 against Toluca in san jose earthquakes academy and were eliminated.

San Jose ended the 2014 MLS Season with the club's worst ever record, winning only 6 matches, and suffering a 15-match winless streak. That streak surpassed the Quakes' previous record of 13 in 2011, and matched the second worst in league history.[35]

Return of Dominic Kinnear (2015–2017)[edit]

The Earthquakes welcomed back Dominic Kinnear to the club as coach after a nine-year tenure in Houston. The franchise's long-awaited stadium, Avaya Stadium, was the first professional soccer-specific stadium in the Bay Area when it opened on March 22.

The 2015 season was a marked improvement over the previous season, but the Earthquakes still failed to reach the playoffs despite a late surge. Chris Wondolowski became only the ninth player in MLS history to score 100 goals with a penalty in a 1–1 draw against Orlando.[36]

On August 29, 2016, the Earthquakes parted ways with longtime general manager John Doyle. Earthquakes President Dave Kaval stated that he felt the Earthquakes "needed a fresh approach". Technical director Chris Leitch was appointed as interim GM.[37]

The Fioranelli era (2017–2021)[edit]

Following the firing of John Doyle, it was announced on January 5, 2017, that Jesse Fioranelli had been hired as general manager. He joined San Jose from A.S. Roma and had previously also worked at Roma's cross-city rival S.S. Lazio.[38]

Fioranelli made clear early on that he would be prioritizing youth development, international scouting, and generally creating a new identity for San Jose that was younger, more dynamic, and more attacking, intentions which were reflected by his off-season acquisitions of Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth, Marco Ureña, Harold Cummings, and Danny Hoesen using Targeted Allocation Money.[39] He also expressed the necessity of the team reaching the playoffs in 2017, as it had not done so since 2012. Illustrating the seriousness of his commitment to improving San Jose, within one week in April Fioranelli made two key additions to the technical staff with the hiring of Alex Covelo as Director of Methodology and Bruno Costa as Head of Scouting.[40] Dave Kaval stepped down from his role as president on June 1, to be replaced by former Aston Villa F.C. chief executive and Arsenal F.C. chief commercial officer Tom Fox.[41] On June 22, 2017, San Jose announced Fioranelli's first Designated Player signing, Georgian attacking midfielder Vako, who would join San Jose from SBV Vitesse.[42]

Fioranelli took his ambitions for San Jose a step further just several days later, when he announced on June 25, 2017, that Dominic Kinnear had been fired, and would be replaced immediately and permanently by Chris Leitch, the club's technical director and former interim general manager. Assistant coach John Spencer was also let go, and was replaced by Covelo.[43] The timing of the firing came as somewhat of a surprise, as it was announced hours after San Jose defeated Real Salt Lake 2–1 at home. Fioranelli said of the firing that, coming off of a win, it was not reactionary, and rather he had "in the last two to three months.matured a gut feeling as to where [the club stands]", and that his respect for Kinnear "would not have allowed [him] to want to go for another three months knowing [they] would have parted ways at the end of the season".[44] In his first interview as head coach, Leitch reiterated Fioranelli's previously stated goals, saying that "the goal of the team.is [to] make the playoffs".[45] His first outing as head coach on June 28, 2017, was successful, seeing the Earthquakes achieve their first-ever victory over an MLS side in the U.S. Open Cup with a 2–1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC that would advance them to the USOC quarter finals for the first time since 2012.[46]

Leitch's first MLS match as head coach was a 2–1 win over the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on July 1, in which Chris Wondolowski scored the equalizing goal off of an assist from goalkeeper David Bingham and substitute Shea Salinas scored the winner in the 93rd minute.[47] The team experienced its first loss under Leitch three days later on July 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, in a 4–2 loss to Atlanta United FC following red cards to both Kofi Sarkodie and Victor Bernardez; however, this match also saw Tommy Thompson score his first league goal and Chris Wondolowski break Ramiro Corrales' record for career starts at San Jose with his 229th start, as well as tie the league record for most goals scored away at 63.[48]

On July 7, 2017, a multi-year collaboration between the Earthquakes and the German Football Association was announced, "focused on knowledge exchange, game development and machine learning".[49]

On July 10, 2017, the Earthquakes defeated the Galaxy 3–2 at home, following a brace from Chris Wondolowski and Danny Hoesen's second goal of the tournament, to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup for the first time since 2004 and for only the second time in club history.[50] Wondolowski wore the number 38 in this match in honor of teammate Matheus Silva, who nearly drowned the previous week.[51] New signing Vako was introduced at the club for the first time during halftime.[52] Vako made his club debut four days later as a 63rd minute substitution in San Jose's 4–1 friendly defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt,[53] and shortly afterwards scored in his MLS debut as a halftime substitute against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on July 19.[54]

The Earthquakes announced a second new partnership aimed at pursuing the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning on July 21 with Los Angeles-based company Second Spectrum, Inc., the first of its kind in the league and inspired by the company's partnerships with the NBA and specifically the Golden State Warriors. Per this agreement, a new system was installed at Avaya Stadium to track players during matches and gather data on tactics and performance, to be delivered to players' mobile devices directly after games.[55] The signing of Swiss defender François Affolter from FC Luzern was announced later the same day.[56]

San Jose lost in the Open Cup semifinals to Sporting Kansas City, for the second time in franchise history, in sudden death penalties on August 9.[57]

On August 19, Wondolowski became the first player in MLS history to score ten or more goals in eight consecutive seasons, following his successful penalty kick in the dying moments of a 2–2 home draw against the Philadelphia Union, when Shea Salinas was tripped in the box by Joshua Yaro.[58]

San Jose qualified for the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, the club's first playoff appearance since 2012, following a 3–2 win at home on October 22 over Minnesota United FC in which Danny Hoesen and Chris Wondolowski each recorded a goal and an assist, and substitute Marco Ureña scored the stoppage time winner. This sent the team on to play a knockout round match on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on October 25.[59] However, the team was defeated 5–0.[60]

On November 24, 2017, Mikael Stahre, formerly of BK Häcken, was announced as the team's new head coach. Leitch returned to his previous role as the club's technical director.[61] San Jose began to make roster moves not long after with contract options being declined for players, most notably for defender Víctor Bernárdez[62] and goalkeeper David Bingham who spent six and seven years with the Earthquakes organization respectively. San Jose traded Bingham's MLS rights to their rival Los Angeles Galaxy on December 18.[63] December also brought additions to the roster, reflecting different aspects of San Jose's leadership and management. On December 1, 2017, Joel Qwiberg was signed from IF Brommapojkarna where he had helped to lead the team to two consecutive promotions, reaching Sweden's topic league.[64] The next signing of the off-season was homegrown goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski, who had finished his 3rd year at Georgetown. Just over a week later, San Jose announced in a joint press conference with their USL affiliate Reno 1868 that they had signed three players from the team: Luis Felipe, Chris Wehan, and Jimmy Ockford.[65] Reno's club president elaborated on what the signings meant for both organizations, stating "Today's news delivers on that promise to compete in Reno while developing the future of San Jose."[66] The next day San Jose continued on their developmental based signings with defender Jacob Akanyirige announced as signed straight from their academy at fifteen years old, San Jose's youngest ever player and the eighth youngest player in MLS history.[67] On December 20, the first Designated Player and second Swedish signing under Stahre's tenure was officially brought to San Jose. Magnus Eriksson joined from Djurgårdens IF where he co-led the Allsvenskan as top scorer in the 2017 season.[68]

Stahre was dismissed by the club before the end of his first year in charge,[69] a season in which the team earned just four wins.[70] On October 8, 2018, the club announced that they had hired reigning CONCACAF coach of the year Matias Almeyda, who would take charge for the 2019 season.[71] On May 18, 2019, Wondolowski scored four goals against Chicago Fire. With his second goal, he set the league's all-time scoring record.[72] The team had a negative record and missed the playoffs by four points.

In 2020, the Earthquakes had a draw and a loss in their first two regular season games before the season was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the season resumed with the MLS is Back Tournament, the Earthquakes were drawn into Group B with FC Dallas (later replaced by the Chicago Fire), Seattle Sounders FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. They drew with Seattle and defeated both Chicago and Vancouver, the latter with a thrilling comeback from a 3–1 deficit, to win the group and advance to the round of 16.[73]

Crest and shirt[edit]

Since their inception, the Earthquakes have played in a color scheme featuring blue and black as dominant colors,[citation needed] usually with white highlights. The original San Jose Clash logo featured a stylized scorpion in black and red with a white 'clash' wordmark.

When they rebranded to the Earthquakes in 2000, the team badge featured an inverted triangular shield containing a soccer ball invoking the rising sun used in the logo for the City of San Jose,[citation needed] a stylized 'Earthquakes' wordmark, and a color palette of amazon store card synchrony app, black, white and silver. The three points of the triangular shield represented the three largest communities of the Bay Area (San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland).[74]

The team rebranded again on January 30, 2014, to a new crest and uniform. While still featuring blue and black, as well as a new chevron design that invokes the geologic theme of the team's name, the new design also featured the year 1974 in red; this is an explicit reference of lineage to the previous NASL incarnation of the Earthquakes that had founded that year.[75][76]

On February 17, 2017, San Jose released its new home kit at a jersey release party at San Pedro Square. The new kit is black, a callback to the black Goonies kits of the historic 2012 season, and features the blue slipstrike design from the crest on the front. Also included is a red neck tape, referring again to the team's NASL history, "SJ 74" in blue on the bottom left corner, and the words "UNITY", "DEVOTION", and "HERITAGE" written in white across the blue border on the right sleeve.[77]

On February 11, 2018, the Earthquakes released their new away kit, the Navy SEAL Foundation Jersey, and announced that 5% of each jersey sale would be donated to the Foundation, becoming the first club in MLS history to donate part of its jersey revenue to a nonprofit organization. The jersey release party was held near the site of the USS Hornet Museum and the kit itself presented by a retired SEAL alongside squad members Tommy Thompson, Joel Qwiberg, and, offshore in a military rescue boat, Nick Lima and Jackson Yueill.[78]

Uniform history[edit]

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Stadium[edit]

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On January 13, 2007, the San Jose Mercury News reported that the city of San Jose, San Jose State University and the Earthquakes owners were in negotiations to build a soccer stadium just east of the Earthquakes' previous home, Spartan Stadium. The new facility, to have 22,000 permanent seats but be expandable to a capacity of 30,000 for single games, would be privately built by Lewis Wolff and John Fisher, the primary owners of the Earthquakes, with San Jose State providing the needed land. Additionally, the team and the university would build community soccer fields across Senter Road in Kelley Park using San Jose municipal bond money that had been approved years earlier for the purpose but never spent.[79] The plan was for the new version of the San Jose Earthquakes to play in Spartan Stadium during the 2008 MLS season, then move into the new stadium in 2009. Plans for the stadium collapsed on April 19 of that year after the Earthquakes and SJSU could not come to an agreement on revenue sharing.

PayPal Park[edit]

On May 8, the city of San Jose and Earthquakes Soccer, LLC confirmed that their new primary focus was on a site near San Jose International Airport on the site of the former FMC plant. The new site was owned by the city, which was exploring either leasing it to Earthquakes Soccer, LLC or selling it outright. The 75-acre (30 ha) site is adjacent to not only the airport but the planned BART extension to Santa Clara and the existing Santa Clara Caltrain station, and near both Interstate 880 and U.S. Route 101. On June 12, 2007, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore construction of a new stadium to bring MLS back to San Jose and adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate agreement with Wolff and his partners regarding the potential development of the former FMC site. The first payment on the new stadium land of $3 million was made in June 2008.[80][81][82][83]

The preliminary designs were released to the public on September 19, 2009. Earthquakes Stadium was slated to be a three-sided European style stadium with 18,000 permanent seats and a grass berm at the open end.

On March 16, 2010, the San Jose city council voted 9–0 to rezone the Airport West property to allow for development of the new Earthquakes Stadium.[84]

The San Jose Earthquakes franchise made history when 6,256 people participated in groundbreaking for the new stadium. This set a world record by Guinness World Records as the largest ever crowd to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony.[85][86]

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Sacramento Republic FC Academy’s U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams hit the road this weekend to face Northern California rivals, the San Jose Earthquakes Academy, in their first meeting of the 2016-2017 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season.

The U-17/18 match kicks off at 10 a.m. at Las Positas College’s Turf Field followed by the U-15/16 match at 12:30 p.m. Both matches are free and open to the public.

Like Republic FC's first teams series with the San Jose Earthquakes, Saturday's Academy matches have deep rivalry implications for Republic FC Academy.

"This rivalry occurs from our first team all the way down the ladder," said defender Seamus McLaughlin. "It's not like any other game. Earthquakes have a very good academy system and this NorCal rivalry will san jose earthquakes academy be taken lightly by either of us. We have put in extreme amounts of work this past week and the points are there for us to take."

Saturday’s matches will be the fourth meeting between the Academies, as they met three times throughout the course of Republic FC Academy’s inaugural season from 2015-2016. Republic FC U-17/18s lead the series against the Earthquakes U-17/18s 2-1-0, while Republic FC U-15/16s will look to capture their first win against San Jose’s U-15/16s team.

Last season, Republic FC’s U-17/18 team finished second (17-8-7) in the DA Western Conference’s Northwest Division, while the Quakes finished fourth (16-11-15). Meanwhile, Republic FC U-15/16s finished fifth (16-13-3), behind San Jose who finished second (17-9-6).

Republic FC U-17/18s (4-3-1) enter Saturday’s match after falling 1-2 to Crossfire Premier last weekend. They sit third in the Northwest Division behind Sounders FC and San Jose Earthquakes (4-1-2).

On offense, Republic FC U-17/18s are led by midfielders Ryley Kraft and Alexis Dioncio. Kraft leads the team—alongside defender McLaughlin—in goals this season with three. For his part, Dioncio leads the Academy all-time in goals against the Quakes with three. Dioncio also received a U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team call-up earlier this month.

Ivan Oseguera and Leopoldo Hernandez—who both scored against the Quakes Academy as members of the U-15/16 team last season—will look to provide reinforcement for the senior duo of Kraft and Dioncio on offense.

Republic FC U-17/18s defense is led by goalkeeper Cameron Douglas, who has been called-up for U.S. Youth National Team duty twice since joining Republic FC’s Academy. Douglas has appeared in six matches for Republic FC so far this season, recording three shutouts and a .750 save percentage.

For their part, Republic FC’s U-15/16 team enter their match against the Quakes Academy on a three match undefeated streak after capturing a 2-1 win last weekend against Crossfire Premier. They enter the match as the Northwest Division leaders with a 6-1-1 record, ahead of second place San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-1).

The U-15/16s are led by midfielder Oscar Govea and forwards Nicholas Hategan, Quincy Butler and Aksel Rodarte. Govea leads Republic FC with four goals, followed by Hategan, Quincy Butler and Rodarte, who have three goals apiece. Hategan—who was a member of Republic FC’s U-13/14 team last season—recently received a U.S. U-16s Boys’ National Team call-up in April.

Republic FC’s U-15/16s defense is led by Edward Berumen, Ryan Hulbert and Mark McEntosh, who have all recorded one or more goals this season for the team.

Republic FC U-17/18 and U-15/16 Academy teams are on the road until November 19, when they return home to face LA Galaxy San jose earthquakes academy at Cosumnes River College at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively. Both matches are free and open to the public.

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Earthquakes Weekly Update: February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release


The San Jose Earthquakes closed their two-week Cancún trip with two 70-minute split-squad friendlies Sunday afternoon. San Jose first defeated Inter Playa FC 3-0 on goals by Vako, Danny Hoesen and Oswaldo Alanís. The Quakes then tied Cracks del Futuro 3-3, with goals by Carlos Fierro, Gilbert Fuentes and Chris Wondolowski.

The Earthquakes will now return to San Jose to prepare for their final preseason matches in advance of the home opener against Toronto FC on Feb. 29.

Preseason Action

The Quakes played two split-squad friendlies on Sunday to close out the team's training stint in Cancún. The team first took on Inter Playa FC, earning a 3-0 victory thanks to a quick barrage of goals in the second half.

Vako put the Quakes on the score sheet first with a goal in the 47th minute. Less than 10 minutes later, Danny Hoesen found the back of the net in the 55th minute. Four minutes later, new Quakes defender Oswaldo Alanis scored a penalty kick to give San Jose a 3-0 lead, which held through the final whistle.

The Quakes then took on Cracks del Futuro in the other half of split-squad action. Midfielder Carlos Fierro scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute on an assist from Cade Cowell. After two goals by Cracks del Futuro, the Quakes bounced back to san jose earthquakes academy the lead with two goals scored in two minutes. Cracks del Futuro would score once more, ending the match in a 3-3 draw.

RENO 1868 FC UPDATE

Reno 1868 FC received its draw for the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the national competition which encompasses all divisions of U.S. Soccer. Reno 1868 FC will commence play on April 8, against either Olympic Club or FC Davis. All matches of the U.S. Open Cup will be streamed on ESPN+.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Reno 1868 FC will unveil its new kits for the 2020 season at an event that will be open to the public. The event will be held in the 250 Lounge at Greater Nevada Field, at 6 p.m. In addition to the kit reveal, head coach Ian Russell, team president Eric Edelstein and orthopedist John Zebrack will speak at the event.

ACADEMY UPDATE

The Boys' Academy kicked off the second part of the 2019-20 season against the De Anza Force Academy on Saturday. The U-13s tied 2-2, while the U-14s suffered a 2-1 defeat. The U-15s recorded a 4-0 victory, while the U-17s (2-0) and U-19s (1-0) both suffered losses.

The U-19s will travel to Southern California to face Pateadores on Saturday, Feb. 22. Details on the Boys' Academy full season schedule can be accessed here.

The Girls' Academy also resumed their 2019-20 season against Utah Royals FC on Saturday. The U-14s tied 1-1, while the U-15s defeated the Royals 1-0. The U-17s tied 1-1, while the U-16s and U-19s both won their matches against the Phoenix, Arizona opponent.

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Matt Turner’s dream 2021 continued with the latest honor to add to his impressive collection.

The New England Revolution goalkeeper was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year on Monday, winning in a landslide over fellow nominees Andre Blake and Joe Willis.

Turner received 43.6 percent of the weighted vote, which came from media, players and team personnel. His vote total was more than the combined total of the other four goalkeepers in the top five of the voting.

Turner played an integral role in the Revolution setting a new MLS record for points in a season in their way to the Supporters’ Shield. He finished with a league-high 17 wins.

Ali Curtis steps down as TFC general manager

After ending the season on 28 points and a 13th place finish in the Eastern Conference, Toronto FC and General Manager Ali Curtis have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced Monday.

Curtis joined TFC in 2019 with immediate san jose earthquakes academy, bringing in Alejandro Pozuelo and making a run to the MLS Cup, but the 2021 season was the team’s worst since 2012.

Former head coach Greg Vanney departed after the 2020 season to join the Galaxy and Chris Armas was hired by Curtis this season, Armas was fired after just 11 MLS matches, with TFC posting a 1-8-2 record during that stretch.

Assistant coach Javier Perez was named head coach for the remainder of the season and TFC is now looking for a new head coach and general manager going into the 2022 season.

Cristian Arango Voted MLS Newcomer of the Year

It was a down year for LAFC in 2021, struggling with injuries and being eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the season, but the play of midseason signing Cristian Arango to MLS certainly sparks some optimism heading into the offseason.

After joining the Black and Gold from Colombian side Millonarios, Arango set the league ablaze, scoring 14 goals in 15 matches to be named MLS Newcomer of the Year.

Arango joined LAFC at a time when the team was at crossroads — Diego Rossi was on the verge of departing to play in Turkey and Carlos Vela was fighting injuries, but Arango provided a massive spark down the stretch san jose earthquakes academy established himself as one of the top scoring threats in the league this season.

Arango beat out Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld and San Jose Earthquakes signing Chofis Lopez for the award.


D.C. United acquires defender Gaoussou Samake

D.C. United bolstered its backline ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

Defender Gaoussou Samake was acquired on Monday from Ivory Coast club ASEC Mimosas, the Eastern Conference side announced. Samake signed a two-year contract through 2023 with options in 2024 and 2025.

“Samake impressed us in his first season with Loudoun United, and we’re excited to add him to the D.C. United roster ahead of the 2022 season,” D.C. United General Manager Lucy Rushton said. “He worked closely with our first team in training throughout 2021 and his athleticism, pace, and ability on the ball will be an effective addition in Losada’s system.”

Samake spent the 2021 season on loan with the Black-and-Red’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC. In his first season with Loudoun United FC, Samake scored one goal and recorded two assists in 14 appearances, logging 1,143 total minutes.

The defender started his professional career with ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast in 2017 after coming through the ranks of their academy. The ASEC Mimosas academy is renowned in Africa and globally with notable graduates including Gervinho, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, and Didier Zokora.

From 2017 to 2020, Samaké made 52 appearances for ASEC.

Источник: https://sbisoccer.com/2021/11/mls-ticker-matt-turner-named-goalkeeper-of-the-year-ali-curtis-leaving-tfc-and-more

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