SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski is among 24 players named to the 2019 Major League Soccer Homegrown Team for their match against the Chivas de Guadalajara U-20s. The annual All-Star-week event will take place on Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. PT (TUDN / Twitter) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., presented by Energizer®.
It marks a second-straight appearance on the MLS Homegrown team for Marcinkowski, who previously started and played 45 minutes during the 2018 Homegrown Game against Tigres UANL's U-20 squad (1-1).
A product of the Quakes Academy, Marcinkowski, 22, was the third player to ink a Homegrown Player contract in Earthquakes history. Since signing for the senior team in December of 2017, Marcinkowski has recorded one shutout in five starts for San Jose.
Marcinkowski made 24 starts for San Jose’s USL Championship affiliate Reno 1868 FC in 2018 and was a key player during their stunning 16-game unbeaten streak (10-0-6). With Reno, Marcinkowski was named team Rookie of the Year and has earned USL Championship Team of the Week honors twice (2018 – Week 2, 2019 – Week 17). Marcinkowski currently has two shutouts in nine starts for Reno so far this season.
2019 MLS Homegrown Team Roster
Goalkeepers: JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City SC)
Defenders: George Campbell (Atlanta United), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC), Erik McCue (Houston Dynamo), Andre Reynolds II (Chicago Fire), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)
Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Efraín Álvarez (LA Galaxy), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Clément Bayiha (Montreal Impact), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City), Edwin Cerrillo (FC Dallas), Mathieu Choinière (Montreal Impact), Noble Okello (Toronto FC), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas), Brandon Servania (FC Dallas)
Forwards: Theo Bair (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Handwalla Bwana (Seattle Sounders FC), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution)
MLS Homegrown Game History
2018: MLS Homegrown Team 1-1 Tigres UANL U-20s
2017: MLS Homegrown Team 2-2 Chivas de Guadalajara U-20s
2016: MLS Homegrown Team 0-1 Mexico U-20s
2015: MLS Homegrown Team 1(4)-1(5) Club América U-20s
2014: MLS Homegrown Team 0–0 Portland Timbers U-23s