Huddle - 2018

MATCH STORYLINES: Everything you need to know for Saturday's match against Toronto FC

Home Field Advantage
The Earthquakes are currently undefeated against Toronto FC at Avaya Stadium (1-0-0) and hold a winning record against the Canadian side when playing at home (3-2-1).

Second Half Strong
Twelve of the Quakes’ 18 goals against Toronto have come in the second half.

Fortress
The Quakes are undefeated against Canadian sides when playing at Avaya Stadium with a 4-0-3 record dating back to the stadium’s inaugural year of 2015.

Player to Watch
In just his first five appearances with the Earthquakes, defender Guram Kashia has started all five matches and tallied two clean sheets. His contributions to the Quakes’ backline earned him Team of the Week honors in Week 22 (bench) and Week 23 of the 2018 MLS season.

Attacking Options
Last week, the Earthquakes acquired forward Dominic Oduro in a trade with the Montreal Impact. Oduro, 32, ranks top-40 in Major League Soccer history in games played (341 – 14th), shots (496 – 25th) and goals scored (63 – 36th) since entering the league in 2006. He is one of 28 players in league history to record 60+ goals (63) and 30+ assists (32) in his career.

 

EARTHQUAKES NOTES

Earthquakes Acquire Forward Dominic Oduro in Trade with Montreal
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club has acquired pacy forward Dominic Oduro from the Montreal Impact in exchange for forward Quincy Amarikwa. Montreal also retains a percentage of Oduro’s budget charge for the 2018 season. “I would like to thank Quincy and wish him and his family the best of luck in Montreal,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “We look forward to welcoming Dominic to San Jose. He’s a proven MLS veteran that has pace and a solid record in terms of scoring and assisting goals.” Read the full story here.

Sophie Jones, Mia Fontana Called Up to U-17 U.S. WNT
San Jose Earthquakes Girls’ Academy midfielder Sophie Jones and forward Mia Fontana have been called up by U-17 U.S. WNT head coach Mark Carr for camp in California and two games in South Korea. The camp and friendly matches come in preparation for the 2018 U-17 Women's World Cup, which will take place in Uruguay in November. Jones is one of 13 players on the 24-player roster that helped the USA qualify for the World Cup by winning the 2018 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship in June. Read the full story here.

Avaya Stadium to Host Chivas vs. Pumas on October 10
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that Avaya Stadium will host a friendly match between Mexican sides Chivas and Pumas de la UNAM on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. An exclusive presale for Earthquakes Season Pass Holders will begin on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. PT before being made available to the general public on Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Avaya Stadium box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.Read the full story here.

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