SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Jeremy Ebobisse has been selected to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Week 14 after scoring two goals in the Quakes’ 3-2 defeat to first-place Los Angeles Football Club last Saturday. He now co-leads MLS in goals (9) alongside FC Dallas’ Jesus Ferreira.
Ebobisse, 25, has now been selected to the MLS Team of the Week four times this season (Weeks 6, 7, 11, and 14), and five times total since joining the Earthquakes in August 2021. He is now two goals away from tying his single-season career-high, which he set in 2019 (11). Ebobisse now has four multi-goal games this season, the most by a Quakes player in a single season since Chris Wondolowski (6) in 2012.
MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK 14
Forwards: Romell Quioto (MTL), Dejan Joveljic (LA), Hany Mukhtar (NSH)
Midfielders: Paul Arriola (DAL), Luquinhas (RBNY), Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR), Brian Rodriguez (LAFC)
Defenders: Justen Glad (RSL), Alex Callens (NYC), Alex Roldan (SEA)
Goalkeepers: Eloy Room (CLB)
Coach: Gary Smith (NSH)
Bench: Sean Johnson (NYC), Jonathan Mensah (CLB), Carles Gil (NE), Lewis Morgan (RBNY), Robert Taylor (MIA), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Lucas Cavallini (VAN)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD JEREMY EBOBISSE (5/28)
On his scoring form so far this season:
“To be honest, I don’t know why or how the goals are coming in bunches this season. I would like to influence more games with goals so hopefully I can continue to find braces, maybe more, but also be even more of a goal threat in some of the other games and help my team out there. As far as the striker’s mentality, we’re going to miss sitters. It’s extremely frustrating in the moment. We’re going to miss chances that may not be sitters but that we know that we can and should score, that we’ve scored harder in our careers, in practice, but you just have to keep going. If you allow mistakes and misses to dominate you, then you will miss the next chance. That’s what has happened to me in the past, and hopefully I’m getting myself to a place of mental strength where the fear of insolate of criticism for missing sitters no longer dictates how I spend the next 20, 45, 70 minutes of the game. You always have the game to righten your story, and today, I was able to capitalize on a corner kick. Hopefully next time we come out and play I won’t miss a sitter, but if I do, I know there will be another chance. That’s a lesson to any attacking player who is going through a tough moment or makes a mistake. There is definitely way more to look forward to capitalize on.”