2017 San Jose Earthquakes season

The 2017 San Jose Earthquakes season is the club's 35th year of existence, their 20th season in Major League Soccer and their 10th consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer.

San Jose Earthquakes
2017 season
ChairmanEarthquakes Soccer, LLC
CoachDominic Kinnear (until June 25)
Chris Leitch (from June 25)
StadiumAvaya Stadium (Primary)
Stanford Stadium (1 League game)
Major League SoccerConference: 6th
Overall: 12th
MLS Cup PlayoffsKnockout Round
U.S. Open CupSemifinals
California Clásico1st (2-1-0)
Heritage Cup2nd (0-1-1)
Top goalscorerLeague: Chris Wondolowski (13)
All: Chris Wondolowski (17)
Highest home attendance50,617
(Jul. 1 vs. Los Angeles at Stanford Stadium)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 17,256
(Sep. 27 vs. Chicago Fire)
All: 12,524
(Jun. 14 vs. San Francisco Deltas)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 19,875
All: 18,769

Current squad

Current roster

As of October 23, 2017.[1]


Number Nat. Player Position Date of birth Previous Club Appearances 2017 MLS Goals 2017 MLS Assists Notes
Goalkeepers
1David BinghamGK (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 Strømmen IF237 CS1-
12Matt BersanoGK (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 Seattle Sounders FC 20--On loan to Reno 1868 FC
28Andrew TarbellGK (1993-10-07) October 7, 1993 Clemson Tigers112 CS-Generation Adidas
Defenders
2Kofi SarkodieDF (1991-03-22) March 22, 1991 Houston Dynamo18-1-
3François AffolterDF (1991-03-13) March 13, 1991 FC Luzern6---
4Marvell WynneDF (1986-05-08) May 8, 1986 Colorado Rapids0---
5Víctor BernárdezDF (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 Indios (loan from Anderlecht)25-1Vice-Captain
15Andrés ImperialeDF (1986-07-08) July 8, 1986 Deportivo Saprissa13---
18Kip ColveyDF (1994-03-15) March 15, 1994 Cal Poly Mustangs0--On loan to Reno 1868 FC
23Florian JungwirthDF (1989-01-27) January 27, 1989 Darmstadt 983023-
24Nick LimaDF (1994-11-17) November 17, 1994 California Golden Bears2221Homegrown Player
31Harold CummingsDF (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 Alajuelense0---
Midfielders
6Shea SalinasMF (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 Vancouver Whitecaps2513-
7Cordell CatoMF (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 Seattle Sounders FC15---
10Jahmir HykaMF (1988-03-08) March 8, 1988 FC Luzern3035-
11Valeri QazaishviliMF (1993-01-29) January 29, 1993 Legia Warszawa (loan from Vitesse)1352DP
13Lindo MfekaMF (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 South Florida Bulls1---
14Jackson YueillMF (1997-03-18) March 18, 1997 UCLA Bruins24-1Generation Adidas
17Darwin CerénMF (1989-12-31) December 31, 1989 Orlando City SC21-2-
22Tommy ThompsonMF (1995-08-15) August 15, 1995 Indiana Hoosiers3214Homegrown Player
27Fatai AlasheMF (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993 Michigan State Spartans17---
30Aníbal GodoyMF (1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 Honvéd262--
33Marc PelosiMF (1994-06-17) June 17, 1994 Liverpool0---
38Matheus SilvaMF (1996-12-08) December 8, 1996 Montverde Academy0--On loan to Reno 1868 FC
49Simon DawkinsMF (1987-12-01) December 1, 1987 Derby County7--DP
Forwards
8Chris WondolowskiFW (1983-01-28) January 28, 1983 Houston Dynamo34138Captain; DP
9Danny HoesenFW (1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 FC Groningen3255On loan from FC Groningen
21Marco UreñaFW (1990-03-05) March 5, 1990 Brøndby IF2551-
25Quincy AmarikwaFW (1987-10-29) October 29, 1987 Chicago Fire9---

Non-competitive

California

Arizona

Nevada

California

Competitive

Major League Soccer

Standings

Western Conference Table

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
4 Houston Dynamo 34 13 10 11 57 45 +12 50 Knockout Round
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 9 13 40 29 +11 49
6 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 14 7 39 60 21 46
7 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 48 48 0 46
8 Real Salt Lake 34 13 15 6 48 56 8 45
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Overall Table

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[lower-alpha 1]
10 Houston Dynamo 34 13 10 11 57 45 +12 50
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 9 13 40 29 +11 49 2019 CONCACAF Champions League
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 14 7 39 60 21 46
13 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 48 48 0 46
14 Real Salt Lake 34 13 15 6 49 55 6 45
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:

Results

MLS Cup Playoffs

U.S. Open Cup

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Player statistics

Top scorers

Place Position Number Name MLS MLS Cup Open Cup Total
1 FW 8 Chris Wondolowski 13 0 2 15
2 FW 9 Danny Hoesen 5 0 3 8
3 MF 11 Valeri Qazaishvili 5 0 0 5
FW 21 Marco Ureña 5 0 0 5
5 MF 10 Jahmir Hyka 3 0 0 3
6 MF 30 Aníbal Godoy 2 0 0 2
DF 23 Florian Jungwirth 2 0 0 2
DF 24 Nick Lima 2 0 0 2
MF 6 Shea Salinas 1 0 1 2
10 MF 7 Cordell Cato 0 0 1 1
MF 22 Tommy Thompson 1 0 0 1
MF 14 Jackson Yueill 0 0 1 1
Total 39 0 8 47

As of 22 October 2017.

Player Movement

In

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

Date Player Position Previous Club Notes Ref
12/22/16 Olmes García Forward Real Salt Lake Waiver Draft; Acquired rights (not signed) [4]
12/21/16 Nick Lima Defender California Golden Bears Homegrown Player [5]
1/7/16 Harold Cummings Defender LD Alajuelense Undisclosed [6]
1/27/17 Marco Ureña Forward Brøndby IF Targeted Allocation Money [7]
2/2/17 Florian Jungwirth Defender SV Darmstadt 98 Targeted Allocation Money [8]
2/3/17 Jahmir Hyka Midfielder FC Luzern Targeted Allocation Money
6/22/17 Valeri Qazaishvili Midfielder SBV Vitesse Designated Player [9]
7/21/2017 François Affolter Defender FC Luzern Free transfer [10]

Out

Date Player Position Destination Club Notes Ref
10/27/16 Chad Barrett Forward Real Salt Lake Option Declined, Free Agent [11]
12/02/16 Bryan Meredith Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders Option Declined, Free Agent [12]
12/02/16 Henok Goitom Forward AIK Fotboll Option Declined [12]
12/02/16 Innocent Emeghara Forward Ermis Aradippou FC Option Declined [12][13]
12/02/16 Steven Lenhart Forward FC Imabari Option Declined [12]
12/02/16 Mark Sherrod Forward Option Declined [12]
12/15/16 Jordan Stewart Defender Phoenix Rising FC Out of Contract [14]
Alberto Quintero Midfielder Universitario Loan ended
7/13/17 Shaun Francis Defender Montreal Impact Trade [15]

Loans

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

In

Date Player Position Loaned from Notes Ref
2/2/17 Danny Hoesen Forward FC Groningen Season long loan; Targeted Allocation Money [8]

Draft Picks

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in.

Date Player Number Position Previous club Notes Ref
January 13, 2017 Jackson Yueill MF UCLA MLS SuperDraft 1st Round Pick (#6) [16]
January 13, 2017 Lindo Mfeka MF University of South Florida MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick (#28) [16]
January 17, 2017 Christian Thierjung FW University of California, Berkeley MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick (#50) [17]
January 17, 2017 Auden Schilder GK University of Washington MLS SuperDraft 4th Round Pick (#72) [17]

References

  1. "Players | San Jose Earthquakes". SJEarthquakes.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  2. Billingsley, Mark (21 March 2017). "A major-league pain: Republic FC friendly against Earthquakes canceled due to weather". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. Strauss, Brian (6 April 2017). "MLS clubs have resolution over qualifying for future CCL after format change". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. Media Relations, Earthquakes (December 21, 2016). "Earthquakes sign Nick Lima to Homegrown Player Contract". sjearthquakes.com/. San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  5. "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Nick Lima to Homegrown Player Contract". sjearthquakes.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Panamanian Defender Harold Cummings". sjearthquakes.com. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  7. "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Costa Rica National Team Forward Marcos Ureña". 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  8. "NEWS: Earthquakes Acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth". Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  9. "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Valeri 'Vako' Qazaishvili as Designated Player". Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  10. "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign Swiss Defender Francois Affolter". Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  11. "San Jose Earthquakes forward Chad Barrett won't return in 2017". Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  12. "NEWS: Earthquakes Announce Roster Moves Ahead of 2017 Season". 2 December 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  13. Rédaction. "Innocent Emeghara et Emmanuel Frimpong à l'Emeris Aradippou (Chypre)". L'ÉQUIPE (in French). Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  14. "Jordan Stewart announces he will not return to the Quakes in 2017". 12 December 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  15. Panizo, Franco (13 July 2017). "Montreal Impact land Shaun Francis via trade with San Jose Earthquakes". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  16. "Earthquakes Select Midfielder Jackson Yueill in the First Round and Midfielder Lindo Mfeka in the Second Round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft". 13 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  17. "NEWS: Earthquakes Select Forward Christian Thierjung in the Third Round and Goalkeeper Auden Schilder in the Fourth Round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft". 17 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
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