Know Your Opponent | San Jose Earthquakes

Know Your Opponent | San Jose Earthquakes

Key Transactions

San Jose brought several new players into the team this season. Daniel Vega was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rowdies and cemented himself as the starting goalkeeper for the Quakes. Cristian Espinoza was acquired on loan from Villareal and has scored three goals in 26 appearances. Judson also came on loan from Brazilian club Tombense FC and has scored one goal in 22 appearances. Additionally, Marcos López came from Sporting Cristal Lima. 

Who's Hot?

Chris Wondolowski has scored 11 goals in 26 appearances, which leads the Quakes at this point in the season. The captain has spent 12 years with San Jose and broke the MLS goalscoring record earlier this season with four goals against the Chicago Fire earlier this season. 

Team Form 

San Jose´s road form in their last five matches has not been great (1-3-1). However, the team has not lost in their last eleven home games. The Quakes are one of the most improved teams from the 2018. Last season San Jose was last in the Western Conference. New Head Coach Matías Almeyda has successfully changed San Jose's run of fortune with the team currently sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference.


City and San Jose have met four times since 2015 with City holding an unbeaten 1-0-3 record against the Quakes. City won the last meeting 3-2 back on April 21st of 2018 in Orlando. 

Rasmussen College Fun Fact

City has played just once at Avaya Stadium. Orlando met San Jose for the very first time in Levi´s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers, back in 2015. This will be the longest trip for City remaining during the regular season. 


UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.