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Earthquakes Weekly Update: January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes participated in the first and second rounds of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft last Thursday, selecting Stanford University center back Tanner Beason with the 12th overall selection. The Quakes also drafted University of North Carolina midfielder Jack Skahan and UMBC left back Jon Bell in the second round with the 27th and 38th overall selections, respectively. San Jose passed on their third and fourth-round selections earlier today.

The club also announced a series of staff updates for the 2020 season, including a multi-year contract extension for Quakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. Technical director Chris Leitch, head scout Bruno Costa, and head of methodology Alex Covelo also received new multi-year contracts.

RENO 1868 FC UPDATE

Reno 1868 FC announced their 2020 USL schedule on Thursday. The club's 34-game slate begins March 6 at Tacoma Defiance before kicking off the home schedule with a March 14 matchup against OKC Energy FC at Greater Nevada Field. The club will be featured on ESPN Game of the Week on May 5 vs. Colorado Springs.

The club also announced it has signed midfielder Tucker Bone for the 2020 season, pending league and federation approval. Bone spent the 2019 season with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC after being drafted 20th overall by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Bone appeared in 16 games with the Switchbacks, starting eight.

In addition, Reno has signed former Quakes defender Kevin Partida, and re-signed Sergio Rivas, pending league and federation approval.

ACADEMY UPDATE

The San Jose Earthquakes Academy did not have any games during the holiday season, however both the Boys and Girls will return to action in February. The Boys' Academy will play their first game following the extensive break on Feb. 1 at San Juan FC, while the Girls' Academy will play their first match on Feb. 8 vs. Utah Royals FC in Arizona.


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