City returns home on Saturday in hot form and looking for a fourth straight win. The opponents? Western Conference side San Jose Earthquakes. The Quakes currently sit in tenth in the table with five points and a 1-2-2 record. Here is what you need to know for Saturday's visitors:
San Jose was another team with a busy offseason. The club saw a total of 13 new players join the ranks while 12 saw the exit door. The biggest departures were Costa Rican Marco Ureña heading to LAFC, goalkeeper David Bingham joining rivals LA Galaxy, and Darwin Ceren leaving for the Houston Dynamo.
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Magnus Eriksson’s transfer from Djurgardens was the major acquisition headline of the offseason for San Jose. He hasn't disappointed tallying two goals and two assists in five appearances. Yeferson Quintana who is on loan from Peñarol has also made an impact playing 414 minutes in defense out of a possible 450 this season.
San Jose is averaging just under two goals a game (Nine goals in five matches). Leading the way in the attack is the previously mentioned Magnus Eriksson, as well as, Vako and Danny Hoesen who also have two goals and two assists to their name.
The three previous meetings with San Jose have been as even as it gets in MLS with each match playing out to draws. City has never trailed in any of those matches.