SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Jeremy Ebobisse has been selected to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Week 11 after scoring two goals in the Quakes’ 3-3 road draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday. He now ranks tied for second in MLS with seven goals this season and is the first player to tally three multi-goal games this year.
Ebobisse has now been selected to the MLS Team of the Week three times this season and four times total since joining San Jose in 2021. The Earthquakes have had six different players selected to TOTW so far this season: Francisco Calvo (Week 2), Cade Cowell (Week 5), Jeremy Ebobisse (Weeks 6,7, and 11), Cristian Espinoza (Week 8), JT Marcinkowski (Week 10), and Nathan (Week 10).
MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK 11
Forwards: Jesus Ferreira (DAL), Adam Buksa (NE)
Midfielders: Luquinhas (RBNY), Cristian Roldan (SEA), Sebastian Blanco (POR), Thiago Almada (ATL), Taxi Fountas (DC)
Defenders: Andrew Brody (RSL), Auston Trusty (COL), Alistair Johnston (MTL)
Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (ORL)
Coach: Robin Fraser (COL)
Bench: Sebastian Breza (MTL), Kyle Smith (ORL), Adalberto Carrasquilla (HOU), Maxi Moralez (NYC), Luciano Acosta (CIN), Nathan Fogaça (POR), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD JEREMY EBOBISSE (5/14)
On the match:
“I thought it was a difficult match. Anytime you go away from home, you know you’re going to be in for a battle. We did a solid job to keep the game 0-0 for as long as we did. Obviously, that’s something we struggled with a bit at times early on in the year. We’re really solidifying that part of our game. And then the reaction to going down was excellent. As a team, we need to figure out how to manage games from advantageous positions, being up 2-1 and ultimately being up 3-2. We need to find a way to close games out. We know it’s never going to be easy on the road, but ultimately the type of team that we want to be and where we want to be competing at the end of the season, these are the type of results that we hope will go our way in the future with the work that we put in.”
On co-leading MLS with seven goals:
“The team achievements come first. The goals today were useful for a tie, but ultimately, I want to win. I’ve been to an MLS Cup before. Unfortunately, it didn’t go my team’s way and ever since, that’s been the plan, to get back there. If my goals help get us there, then I’ll be super grateful and grateful to the rest of the team who are providing the service for those goals. However, we can get to the playoffs and make a run, I’m happy to play my role.”