SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Jeremy Ebobisse has been selected to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Week 32 after scoring his 16th goal of the season in the Earthquakes’ 1-1 draw against FC Dallas at PayPal Park on Saturday.
Ebobisse, 25, has now been selected to the MLS Team of the Week five times this season (Weeks 6, 7, 11, 14, and 32), and six times total since joining the Earthquakes in August 2021. His 16 goals are tied for the third-most in a single season in club history and most among all players other than Chris Wondolowski.
MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK 32
Forwards: Karol Swiderski (CLT), Brenner (CIN), William Agada (SKC)
Midfielders: Facundo Torres (ORL), Riqui Puig (LA), Gaston Brugman (LA), Santiago Moreno (POR)
Defenders: Alistair Johnston (MTL), Alexander Callens (NYC), Julian Gressel (VAN)
Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (PHI)
Coach: Nick Cushing (NYC)
Bench: Roman Celentano (CIN), Jakob Glesnes (PHI), Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Gonzalo Higuain (MIA)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD JEREMY EBOBISSE (9/17)
On the team’s performance offensively vs. FC Dallas on Saturday:
“I think the group put themselves in good spots. I thought there were some good moments where we exploited spaces, on counterattacks working from the width into the middle and then trying to get to the other side of the field. Ultimately our final decisions let us down a little bit, prevented some more clear-cut chances. Some of the counter pressing that we had and the decisions that we made as we picked up the ball was probably not where I and the rest of the front line wanted to be. But, with that, we’re building, given where we are at this stage in the season. You’re always building towards something and to see the way that we pressured a team fighting for playoffs and how we commanded the play at times at home, I think that was encouraging and we need to take some comfort in that as we strive for perfection in the final third.”
On this week’s California Clasico:
“Yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to it. I heard it’s the Shea Salinas game so hopefully the memories that I hear about his fun times there can continue for all of us. I’m expecting a rowdy crowd. Anytime you play against an LA team, you want to show them who’s boss, so it doesn’t matter what the standings look like, where we’re at or where they’re at, we beat them away, so we know they’re going to want to beat us here. They’re in a tough spot in the playoff race so we’re going to come correct and look to put on a show.”