San Jose Earthquakes Schedule
The San Jose Earthquakes are one of the premiere teams in Major League Soccer and
have won two MLS Cup championships and every game is action packed and full of excitement and tension whether at home or on
the road. Fervent Earthquakes fans have been cheering on the squad since their victory in the first ever MLS game against
D.C. United. Continually fielding one of the best teams in the MLS, the San Jose squad is a perennial contender for the MLS
Cup championship and never fails to deliver exciting and intriguing match ups to the thousands of fans who make it out to
each and every home game.
The San Jose Earthquakes are currently jockeying for position to make the playoffs in the
stacked Western Conference of the MLS. There are still three regular season home games for the Earthquakes to score some big
wins in hopes of moving up the standings before the playoffs. On October 4th the Portland Timbers come to Buck Shaw Stadium
for a huge late season game that could not only help the Earthquakes move up the standings but could also give the team a
big lift and momentum heading into the postseason. On October 14th CDS Vida come to town in another big game. The final home
game of the regular season will be on October 18th when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town. This will be your last chance
to cheer on the San Jose Earthquakes and provide them with some momentum heading into the postseason and is sure to be a thrilling
San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer
The San Jose Earthquakes play in the MLS, or Major League
Soccer, which is the premiere soccer league in the United States and Canada and is also a member of CONCACAF. Nineteen teams
in the league compete during the regular season which begins each March hoping to earn a spot in the postseason. Each team
plays thirty four regular season games with the regular season champion being awarded the Supporters' Shield. The top ten
teams advance to the playoffs with the last two teams playing in the MLS Cup in December. The first season of the MLS was
in 1996 with ten charter members of which the Columbus Crew was one. Plans for establishing the league began as far back as
1988 when U.S. Soccer made an agreement with FIFA to have plans to get a Division I professional soccer league in place in
order to be allowed to host the 1994 World Cup. The league is granted a spot for three American teams in the CONCACAF Champions
League while another team has the chance to qualify via the U.S. Open Cup. Year after year MLS gains more fans and it stands
as one of the five major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
San Jose Earthquakes Rivalries
rivalry between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Los Angeles Galaxy is possibly the most intense in all of American soccer
and their battles, especially in the California Clasico are not to be missed. As one of the charter members of Major League
Soccer, the Quakes have a long history of great games and soccer fans will not want to to miss the next one. In 2009 the Earthquakes
began a tradition of competing against the Seattle Sounders for the Heritage Cup.
are few events as exciting as seeing one top notch soccer team compete at home against another. The players in the MLS have
grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there s much to advance the popularity of the sport in the United States.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans. One step into a stadium
when the local national team is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly
footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer
is referred to as "the beautiful game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move
after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will
be anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to attend a San Jose Earthquakes game and will find yourself an MLS and soccer
fan for life.
The San Jose Earthquakes were one of the ten charter members of the MLS, although
they were originally known as the San Jose Clash. In 2005 the Earthquakes franchise was put on hiatus and the coach as well
as many of the players and staff went on to form the Houston Dynamo. The Earthquakes returned to the league in 2008.