SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski to a new contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.
“JT has quickly become a leader on the field and a role model in the community,” said Earthquakes General Manager Chris Leitch. “Not only is he someone our academy players can look up to, but he’s developed into one of the best young goalkeepers in all of Major League Soccer.”
Marcinkowski, 24, started 33 of the 34 regular season matches in 2021 and was the youngest goalkeeper in Major League Soccer with at least 26 starts. Among all goalkeepers in MLS, Marcinkowski ranked second in saves (129) and finished the season with a 10-13-10 record with five shutouts. Marcinkowski also received the team’s Andrew Bedard Spirit of the Game/Humanitarian of the Year award in 2021 for his outstanding and consistent contributions to the local community.
The Alamo, Calif. native has made 49 career starts for San Jose since signing a Homegrown Player contract ahead of the 2018 season. In addition to making 24 starts on loan with USL Championship side Reno 1868 FC and earning the team’s Rookie of the Year award, Marcinkowski made five MLS starts in 2018. He then made 16 starts for Reno in 2019 before taking over as San Jose’s starting keeper midway through the 2020 season. Marcinkowski led the team to a 6-3-2 record in his 11 regular season matches in 2020 to clinch a playoff spot.
Marcinkowski has represented the United States at several youth national team levels, including U20 and U23, and competed in competitions such as the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. He has yet to make an appearance for the senior national team but has participated in three prior camps (May 2019, January 2020, December 2020).
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes sign GK JT Marcinkowski to a new contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.