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Earthquakes to Host Minnesota Tonight in Final Home Match of 2022

October 1, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release


Shea Salinas of the San Jose Earthquakes
Shea Salinas of the San Jose Earthquakes
(San Jose Earthquakes)

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes (7-15-10; 31 pts.) will host Minnesota United FC (13-13-6; 45 pts.) at PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif. tonight at 7 p.m. PT. San Jose's final home match of 2022 will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).

The match will feature a celebration of 15-year MLS veteran Shea Salinas, who recently announced his decision to retire at season's end. Salinas played for the Earthquakes for 13 seasons and is the team's all-time leader in assists (50).

Cristian Espinoza currently has 14 assists in 2022, tied for the most in a single season in Earthquakes history (Eddie Lewis - 1997, 1999). With two matches remaining, Espinoza has an opportunity to set a new club record.

Minnesota United FC is in the seventh and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, just two points ahead of eighth-place Real Salt Lake. After a sparkling 8-1-2 run in July and August, Minnesota has failed to win any of its last five matches (0-4-1) and scored just two total goals in that span.





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