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League: Major League Soccer
Conference: Western Conference
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Venue: Earthquakes Stadium
Notable Players: Chris Wondolowski, Landon Donovan, Ronald Cerritos, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Ching, Valeri Qazaishvili, Eric Wynalda, Joe Cannon, Shea Salinas, Steven Lenhart, Richard Mulrooney, Ramiro Corrales
San Jose Earthquakes TicketsSan Jose has a long history with the MLS. Originally known as the Clash (changed to the Earthquakes in 2000), San Jose was one of the 10 charter members of the league in the 1996 opening season. Though the Earthquakes struggled through the first seven years, the club ascended to the top of the 2001 MLS Cup in a close 2-1 extra time battle with the LA Galaxy. Landon Donovan and Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal each. San Jose returned to the title game in 2003 and defeated the Chicago Fire by a score of 4-2. After the ownership group failed to secure the rights to a new stadium, the franchise departed to Houston, Texas, and the Earthquakes went on hiatus for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. However, San Jose made a triumphant return as an expansion franchise for the 2008 season and won the regular season conference crown again in 2012. Chris Wondolowski is the all-time leading goal scorer for both San Jose and the entire MLS. If you want to catch a live match, get your San Jose Earthquakes tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top matches of the upcoming season?San Jose opens the 2020 season with a home game against Toronto FC on Feb. 29. This is followed by important home and away series against the Seattle Sounders on May 13 and Sept. 16, Real Salt Lake on Sept. 19 and May 16, the LA Galaxy on June 27 and June 13 and the Los Angeles FC on May 9 and Sept. 27. The club closes out the season with a home game against the Colorado Rapids on Oct. 4. San Jose will also participate in the US Open Cup, which is the oldest soccer tournament in the country. Thanks to its MLS affiliation, the club will receive an automatic bye into the third round, which takes place between April 21 and 23. The random draw will be announced on April 10.
How did San Jose finish the last season?San Jose finished the 2019 season in the eighth position of the Western Conference with 44 points and a record of 13 wins, 16 losses and five draws. The club narrowly missed the playoffs by a single place.
Who is the club’s biggest rival?The annual matchup between San Jose and the LA Galaxy, both founding members of the MLS, is known as the California Clásico. Some of the most memorable moments in the history of the rivalry include San Jose’s five-goal comeback in the 2003 playoffs and the overtime win in the 2001 MLS Cup. Landon Donovan, who has played on both sides of the rivalry, is the all-time leading scorer in the series with 10 goals.
Who is San Jose’s coach?Matias Almeyda has been the head coach of San Jose since Oct. 8, 2018. Almeyda had a 20-year playing career with several clubs in Argentina and Europe. He has won three Argentinian championships: a Copa Libertadores, a UEFA Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, three Italian Cups and an Italian championship. Following his retirement, he managed his former club, River Plate, along with Banfield and Guadalajara.
How large is Earthquakes Stadium?Earthquakes Stadium, formerly known as Avaya Stadium, has a total seating capacity of 18,000, including 12 luxury suites and eight patio suites, with a natural grass playing surface. The stadium also features nine concession stands and a fan zone area. Guests with disabilities can find plenty of seating throughout the arena. It has been the home of this San Jose team since 2015.
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