From the Spot
Magnus Eriksson became the first Earthquakes player other than Chris Wondolowski to score two penalty kicks in a season since Ronnie Ekelund in 2004 (three).
This Wednesday, the Earthquakes will face Western Conference leaders FC Dallas after earning a 3-1 win against the side earlier this season. The Quakes are undefeated in three consecutive matches against FC Dallas dating back to April 2017.
Four with Five
With his goal this past Saturday, Magnus Eriksson became the fourth member of the Earthquakes to score at least five goals this season. It marked just the fourth time since 2005 that the Quakes had four players reach the mark in a single season (2011, 2012, 2017).
The Quakes are one of three teams in the Western Conference to defeat leaders FC Dallas in the 2018 MLS regular season (Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC).
Earthquakes midfielder Jahmir Hyka has scored a goal in each of his three appearances against FC Dallas; a streak dating back to April 14, 2017.
When facing FC Dallas at home in MLS regular season play, the Earthquakes have scored a total of 50 goals and conceded only 33. The Earthquakes will look to increase their goal differential this Wednesday.
The Quakes will look to bounce back against Vancouver Whitecaps FC after suffering a 3-2 loss to the side this past Saturday. Before that match, the Earthquakes were undefeated against Vancouver in MLS regular season play and held an undefeated 2-0-4 record dating back to October 3, 2015.
Not So Secret Weapon
Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is the all-time goal scoring leader against Vancouver Whitecaps FC with 11. Seven players are tied for the second-place spot on this list with only five goals.
Quakes Midfielder Anibal Godoy Called Up to Panama National Team
Earthquakes midfielder Anibal Godoy has been called up to the Panama National Team by head coach Courtney Stempel for an international friendly against Venezuela on Sept. 11. The match will be Los Canaleros’ first since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes to Face Cruz Azul on Saturday, October 13
The San Jose Earthquakes will face Liga MX’s Cruz Azul at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5:15 p.m. in an international friendly. It marks the first time that the Quakes will face Cruz Azul in any competition, and the match will be televised on Univision Deportes in the United States, and on ESPN Deportes in Mexico and Latin America as part of the MoneyGram SocioMX Tour 2018. Read the full story here.
Quakes Defender Guram Kashia to Receive UEFA’s #EqualGame Award
San Jose Earthquakes Georgian defender Guram Kashia of Georgia has been honored by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) with the inaugural #EqualGame award for acting as a role model in promoting diversity, inclusion and accessibility in European soccer. Kashia, who also serves as the captain of the Georgia National Team, wore a pride captain’s armband for his previous club Vitesse Arnhem during the match against Heracles Almelo on Oct. 15, 2017 as part of the Dutch Football Union’s campaign to promote diversity. Read the full story here.
Earthquakes to Donate Proceeds from Upcoming 50/50 Raffles to Aid Victims of Carr Fire
The San Jose Earthquakes will donate proceeds from the 50/50 raffles held during matches on Saturday, Aug. 25 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Wednesday, Aug. 29 against FC Dallas to aid victims of the Carr Fire in Northern California. The funds will be sent to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to help fund relief efforts for the fire that has burned more than 230,000 acres and displaced more than 35,000 people from their homes. Read the full story here.