2024 Preseason

NEWS: PRESEASON MATCH RECAP: Earthquakes 1, Portland Timbers 0

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INDIO, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in their third and final preseason game at the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational. A second-half penalty goal from forward Benji Kikanović sealed the victory for the Quakes.

The Quakes controlled the majority of possession and created the most chances throughout a scoreless first half. The second half started with a heavily rotated lineup. San Jose found the breakthrough goal in the 72nd minute, when Kikanović scored from the penalty spot after being brought down inside the box. 

The Quakes will finish their preseason training camp with a closed-door friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, Feb. 17. The team will return to San Jose to prepare for the regular season opener on Feb. 24 against FC Dallas.


2024 Preseason – Coachella Valley Invitational

San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 0 Portland Timbers

Feb. 14, 2024 – Empire Polo Grounds – Indio, Calif.

Scoring Summary:

SJ (1-0) – Benji Kikanović (penalty) 72’

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: William Yarbrough; Paul Marie (Vitor Costa 46’) (Jamar Ricketts 83’), Tanner Beason (Casey Walls 46’), Rodrigues (Daniel Munie 46’), Carlos Akapo (Oscar Verhoeven 46’); Carlos Gruezo (Michael Baldisimo 46’), Alfredo Morales (Tommy Thompson 46’), Jackson Yueill (C) (Cruz Medina 46’); Jack Skahan (Benji Kikanović 46’), Jeremy Ebobisse (Ousseni Bouda 46’), Cristian Espinoza (Will Richmond 46’) (Edwyn Mendoza 83’). 

PORTLAND TIMBERS: Max Crépeau (James Pantemis 63’); Larrys Mabiala (C) (Kamal Miller 46’), Miguel Araujo, Dario Zuparic, Harvey Neville (Eric Miller 63’), Sawyer Jura (Jaden Jones-Riley 46’); Cristhian Paredes (Victor Enriquez 78’), David Ayala (Diego Chara 46’) (Eryk Williamson 63’) (Zac McGraw 78’), Darion Asprilla (Kyle Linhares 78’); Nathan Fogaca (Felipe Mora 63’), Tega Ikoba (Santiago Moreno 46’).