Press Release

NEWS: Earthquakes Announce Pride Night on June 15


SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today they will host Pride Night on June 15 when they take on FC Cincinnati at PayPal Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.

Pride Night is presented by new multi-year partner Udemy, a leading online skills marketplace and learning platform. Udemy will be providing 5,000 Pride-themed socks to be gifted to fans as they enter the gates. The festivities include a national anthem performance from the Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus and a community fair in the Epicenter with local LGBTQ+ organizations.

A Pride Community Ticket is available for fans to purchase, with 50 percent of all sales to be donated to nonprofit organizations: The Epicenter: Our Gente, the San Jose State Pride Center, TransFamilies of Silicon Valley and the Quakes Foundation. Please click here to purchase Pride Community Tickets.

The Quakes will be partnering with the San Francisco Spikes, the second oldest LGBTQ+ soccer club in the country, to design special limited-edition scarves to be sold at the game, as well as online here. Proceeds from scarf sales will go to the SF Spikes and the Quakes Foundation. Additionally, the Quakes Team Store in PayPal Park will sell Pride-themed merchandise, with a new training top among the featured items.

“The San Jose Earthquakes are proud to partner with the SF Spikes in support of the LGBTQ+ community in Northern California and growing the game as they continue to expand access to soccer for all,” said Earthquakes VP of Community Relations Robert Davis.

“No matter who you are, how you identify, and who you love, soccer is for everyone,” said SF Spikes Vice President Zac Brown. “We are excited to partner with the San Jose Earthquakes in furthering soccer as an inclusive sport for fans and players at all levels of competition and to spread pride and community across the Bay Area.”

Fans can inquire about getting their heritage, school, community or youth soccer group involved by clicking here. The remaining theme/promotional night schedule this season is below:

San Jose Earthquakes Remaining 2024 Theme Nights


Time (PT)


Theme Night

Saturday, May 18

7:30 p.m.

Orlando City SC

Vietnamese Heritage

Saturday, May 25

7:30 p.m.

Austin FC


Saturday, June 15

7:30 p.m.

FC Cincinnati


Wednesday, June 19

7:30 p.m.

Portland Timbers


Saturday, June 29

7:30 p.m.

LA Galaxy*

50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, July 7

5:30 p.m.

Chicago Fire FC


Saturday, July 13

7:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City

Portuguese Heritage

Wednesday, July 17

7:30 p.m.

Houston Dynamo FC

Community Night

Saturday, Aug. 31

7:30 p.m.

Minnesota United FC

Back to School

Saturday, Sep. 21

7:30 p.m.

St. Louis CITY SC

Filipino Heritage

Wednesday, Oct. 2

7:30 p.m.

FC Dallas


Saturday, Oct. 5

7:30 p.m.

Real Salt Lake

Fan Appreciation

All home matches will be played at PayPal Park unless otherwise indicated.

*Match will be played at Stanford Stadium

About San Francisco Spikes

The San Francisco Spikes Soccer Club is an all-gender LGBTQ+ and allied soccer club. The Spikes offer competitive, intermediate, and recreational soccer programming that ranges from indoor futsal to outdoor practices and from local leagues to tournaments around North America and the world. With over 150 dues-paying members, the Spikes represent a multitude of identities across the queer community. To learn more visit or find us on Instagram @sfspikes.

About San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes, one of Major League Soccer’s original teams, are the epicenter for soccer in Northern California, playing at the highest professional level in the United States. The club won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003 and took home Supporters’ Shields in 2005 and 2012. The club is based out of PayPal Park, an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium that opened in 2015 and is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS. The organization was originally founded in 1974 in the North American Soccer League, and in 2024 is celebrating its 50th anniversary of positively impacting communities around Northern California. The club’s nonprofit arm, the Quakes Foundation, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for local underserved youth and fighting food insecurity. For more information about the Earthquakes, visit