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WEEKLY UPDATE: April 6, 2017

The Earthquakes will return from training camp in Tucson, Arizona on Tuesday, Feb. 7 after facing Seattle Sounders FC at 9:30 a.m. that morning. The team will train in market before departing for Las Vegas where they face the LA Galaxy at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Remaining Earthquakes 2017 Preseason Games
 
DATE
OPPONENT
LOCATION
TIME (PT)
TICKETS
Feb. 7
Seattle Sounders FC
Tucson, Ariz.
9:30 a.m.
Closed-Door
Feb. 11
LA Galaxy
Cashman Field,
Las Vegas, Nev.
7 p.m.
Feb. 18
Reno 1868 FC
Greater Nevada Field,
Reno, Nev.
12:30 p.m.
Feb. 25
Sacramento Republic FC
Avaya Stadium
2 p.m.
Free to STH w/ opt-in,
Available to general fans
 
 
EARTHQUAKES NEWS
 
Earthquakes Defender Marvell Wynne Currently Being Held Out of Training and Games
Marvell Wynne is currently being held out of training and games after a heart abnormality was discovered during the annual entrance physical and subsequent follow-up evaluations. He is currently undergoing further evaluations and the team will release more information once those evaluations have concluded. Wynne, 30, is an 11-year MLS veteran with 301 career appearances. He started 63 of the Quakes’ 68 regular season matches during the past two seasons.
 
Earthquakes Hire John Spencer as Assistant Coach
The club has hired John Spencer as an assistant coach. Spencer fills the vacancy left by Ian Russell’s departure to become head coach at the team’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC. Spencer, 46, was most recently an assistant coach for the Colorado Rapids in 2016, where he helped the club earn the second best record in Major League Soccer (15-6-13) and reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2006. The Rapids improved their goal differential from -10 in 2015 (t-3rd worst in MLS) to +7 (5th best) in 2016 with Spencer on staff (more details).
 
Earthquakes Defender Harold Cummings Undergoes Successful Surgery to Repair Sports Hernia
Defender Harold Cummings underwent a successful surgery the morning of Friday, Feb. 3 to repair a sports hernia in his abdomen. The injury was suffered during last month’s Copa Centroamericana and aggravated in the team’s first preseason match in Tucson, Arizona. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Hutchinson and is expected to sideline the defender for 3-4 weeks (more details).
 
Earthquakes Sign Albania National Team Midfielder Jahmir Hyka
The club has signed Albania National Team midfielder Jahmir Hyka to a multi-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC. Hyka, 28, joins San Jose from FC Luzern in the Swiss Super League. He scored six goals and added three assists in 15 Super League matches during the 2016-17 season, also competing in Europa League qualifiers and the Swiss Cup. He originally joined Luzern in 2011 and made 182 appearances for the side, tallying 25 goals and 20 assists (more details).
 
Earthquakes Acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth
The club has acquired Dutch forward Danny Hoesen (HOO-sen) on a season-long loan, with an option to buy, using Targeted Allocation Money and signed German defender/midfielder Florian Jungwirth (YUNG-verth) using Targeted Allocation Money, pending receipt of P-1 Visas and ITC. Hoesen, 26, most recently played for FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie. Since joining FC Groningen ahead of the 2014-15 season, Hoesen has tallied 15 goals and five assists in 72 appearances, including four goals in 12 matches so far this season. He helped the club win the 2014-15 KNVB Cup, the Dutch version of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Jungwirth, 28, joins the Earthquakes after two and a half seasons with SV Darmstadt 98 of the German Bundesliga. He made 63 appearances for Darmstadt, recording three assists, and helped the club earn promotion from the 2. Bundesliga to the top flight with a second place finish in 2014-15 (more details).
 
Earthquakes to Host 2017 Jersey Unveil Party at San Pedro Square on Feb. 16
The San Jose Earthquakes will host a jersey unveil party at San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-9 p.m., presented by Sutter Health. The club will celebrate the launching of a new primary kit for the first time since 2014 at the preseason festivity. Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the new kit during an exclusive window from 6-6:30 p.m. (more details).
 
CONCACAF Awards 2017 Gold Cup Final to Levi’s® Stadium
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the final of the 2017 Gold Cup will be held at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday, July 26 (more details).
 
 
EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY
 
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health
Who: Earthquakes front office and player TBD
What: Get EQ Fit Closing Assembly
When: Thursday, Feb. 9
Where: Palma Ceia Elementary
 
 
THIS WEEK IN EARTHQUAKES HISTORY
A look back on important moments in Earthquakes history that took place during the week of Feb. 6 – 12
 
Feb. 6, 2000 – Acquired Forward Ian Russell in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft
The Earthquakes selected forward Ian Russell in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. Russell played with the Quakes for six seasons, scoring five goals and providing 20 assists in 131 games. Russell then served as an Earthquakes assistant coach for nine seasons before joining USL’s Reno 1868 FC in November 2016.
 
NEWS ARTICLES
 
San Jose Earthquakes seal signing of midfielder Jahmir Hyka
By ESPN Staff, ESPNFC.com
 
San Jose Earthquakes add Albanian international Jahmir Hyka to midfield
By Benjamin Baer, MLSsoccer.com
 
Albanian midfielder Jahmir Hyka completes move to San Jose Earthquakes
By Robert Jonas, Center Line Soccer
 
Earthquakes sign Albanian international Jahmir Hyka to multi-year deal
By Ben Valentine, Goal.com
 
Earthquakes to add Albanian midfielder to improved roster
By Elliott Almond, The Mercury News
 
Jahmir Hyka in MLS: Transfer to San Jose Earthquakes finalized (Albanian)
By Staff, Te Sheshi
 
Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth excited for MLS adventure with the San Jose Earthquakes
By Robert Jonas, Center Line Soccer
 
San Jose Earthquakes seal signings of Florian Jungwirth and Danny Hoesen
By ESPN Staff, ESPNFC.com
 
San Jose Earthquakes ink forward Danny Hoesen, German vet Florian Jungwirth
By Sam Stejskal, MLSsoccer.com
 
San Jose Earthquakes sign European duo Hoesen, Jungwirth
By Thomas Floyd, Goal.com
 
Earthquakes welcome Hoesen, Jungwirth and Hyka to San Jose
By Alex Morgan, Quakes Talk
 
MLS Moves: Quakes finalize two more TAM signings
By Ridge Mahoney, Soccer America Daily
 
Earthquakes acquire Dutch striker, according to former club
By Elliott Almond, The Mercury News
 
Darmstadt release Florian Jungwirth, clearing San Jose Earthquakes move
By ESPN Staff, ESPNFC.com
 
Report: San Jose Earthquakes sign Dutch forward Danny Hoesen, German defender Florian Jungwirth
By Robert Jonas, Center Line Soccer
 
Tracking the Quakes Offseason
By Colin Etnire, Center Line Soccer
 
Former Fortunees Danny Hoesen to San Jose Earthquakes (Dutch)
By Staff, Sittard-Geleen Nieuws
 
San Jose Earthquakes Player Gives Las Vegas Taxi Driver Life-Changing Tip
By Garvin Thomas, NBC Bay Area
 
Soccer player gives cab driver a life-changing tip
By Parker Collins, KTNV (ABC13 Las Vegas)
 
Quincy Amarikwa gives a Las Vegas cab driver a life-changing tip
By Sam Stejskal, MLSsoccer.com
 
Earthquakes’ Quincy Amarikwa tips taxi driver $2,200
By Daniel Mano, The Mercury News
 
San Jose Earthquakes forward gives a huge tip to taxi driver in Las Vegas (Spanish)
By FutbolMLS.com, Univision
 
Quakes’ Cummings has sports hernia surgery, out 3-4 weeks
By Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News
 
Marvell Wynne held out of San Jose training with heart abnormality
By ESPN Staff, ESPNFC.com
 
San Jose Earthquakes Marvell Wynne suffering heart abnormality
By Elliott Almond, The Mercury News
 
Earthquakes D Marvell Wynne sidelined by heart abnormality
By AP, The Washington Times
 
Quakes' Marvell Wynne held out of training after heart abnormality detected
By Steve Brisendine, MLSsoccer.com
 
San Jose Earthquakes hire ex-Timbers boss John Spencer as assistant coach
By Charles Boehm, MLSsoccer.com
 
The San Jose Earthquakes hired John Spencer as an Assistant Coach
By Staff, MLSNews.net
 
San Jose Earthquakes found the partner for Wondolowski (Spanish)
By Harry Gaitán, MLS Fútbol
 
Here’s what video replay will look like, courtesy of MLS preseason
By Caitlin Murray, Fox Sports
 
MLS begins testing Video Assistant Referee system in select preseason games
By Sam Stejskal, MLSsoccer.com
 
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys head to Argentina
By Mike Woitalla, Soccer America Daily
 
National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Harbor’s Kaleo Fernandez commits to Cal
By Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel
 
México’s First Division soccer clubs Águilas, Monarcas to play in San José
By Staff, Vida En El Valle
 
Why Are So Many MLS Clubs Signing Costa Ricans?
By Jonathan Sigal, American Soccer Now
 
Reno 1868 FC signs Hoppenot
By Staff, KOLO (ABC 8, Reno)
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