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Earthquakes Weekly Update: November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today their eighth Homegrown Player signing in 14-year-old goalkeeper Emmanuel 'Emi' Ochoa. He is the second Homegrown Player signing for San Jose in the span of a week after announcing last Monday the addition of 16-year-old defender Casey Walls. Ochoa is the youngest to ever sign a Homegrown Player contract in Major League Soccer history, and the second youngest signing overall (Freddy Adu - 2004). Read more here.


John Doyle to be inducted into San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Thursday

The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame will mark its 25th year of honoring South Bay sports legends when it inducts four new members on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the SAP Center at San Jose. The inductees hail from the upper echelon of collegiate, professional and/or Olympic competition. Although from different sports in different eras, they have made a lasting impact both on and off the field of play. Read the full story here.

Earthquakes to offer Military Discount on 2020 Season Tickets

The San Jose Earthquakes have been longtime supporters of the United States Armed Forces and are now offering active and retired members of the military and their dependents a 20% discount on 2020 season tickets. Find out more here.

Offseason begins today with two-day trade window

Following a 10-week roster freeze, MLS clubs will have the opportunity to participate in a two-and-a-half-day trade window that opens on Nov. 11 (10 a.m. PT), the day after 2019 MLS Cup, and closes on Nov. 13 (5 p.m. PT). The expanded window this season provides MLS clubs an additional two days to complete transactions prior to a blackout period whereby clubs may no longer make roster moves in anticipation of the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft. Find out more here.

Earthquakes Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski Called to U.S. U-23 National Team

San Jose Earthquakes Homegrown goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski is among 24 players called by United States U-23 National Team head coach Jason Kreis for the United International Football Festival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The U.S. will face Brazil on Thursday, Nov. 14 and then play Argentina or Chile in the final or third-place match of the four-team tournament on Sunday, Nov. 17. Read the full story here.

Nick Lima, Jackson Yueill Called to U.S. Men's National Team

San Jose Earthquakes Homegrown defender Nick Lima and midfielder Jackson Yueill have been named to the U.S. Men's National Team for this month's must-win Concacaf Nations League matches against Canada on Nov. 15 in Orlando and Cuba on Nov. 19 in George Town, Cayman Islands. Read the full story here.

Quakes to offer opportunity for fans to play on the pitch at Avaya Stadium

The San Jose Earthquakes have given their fans a lot of unique experiences over the years, including international friendlies, outside events, and the CEFCU Movie Night Series. The Quakes are adding another to the list by offering groups the opportunity to play on the same field as the pros for the first time in the stadium's history. Find out more here.

Earthquakes Defender Marcos Lopez Called to Peru National Team

San Jose Earthquakes defender Marcos Lopez has been called to the Peru National Team for a pair of international friendlies against Colombia and Chile. Read the full story here.

Local Youth Players from Monterey County Attend Chevron Soccer Academy at CSUMB

This past July, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Open Goal Project and the San Jose Earthquakes co-hosted the Chevron Soccer Academy on the campus of Cal State Monterey Bay. The three-day event was designed to bring high-level soccer training and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning to local youth in Monterey County. Find out more here.

Earthquakes Sign Defender Casey Walls as Homegrown Player

The San Jose Earthquakes announced last Monday that the club has signed 16-year-old center back Casey Walls to a Homegrown Player contract. Walls becomes the seventh product of the Quakes Academy to sign with the first team, and sixth since December of 2016. Read the full story here.

Fuentes, Walls Called to U.S. Youth National Teams

San Jose Earthquakes Homegrown midfielder Gilbert Fuentes and Homegrown defender Casey Walls have been called to the U.S. U-17 and U-16 National Teams, respectively, for the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.


Reno 1868 FC unveiled club-selected award winners last week. Corey Hertzog was named Forward of the Year and Player of the Year. Duke LaCroix was named Defender of the Year.

Hertzog tallied a record 19 goals in 2019, surpassing forward Dane Kelly (18) for most goals in a single year by a Reno 1868 FC player. Hertzog tallied Reno's lone goal in their Western Conference Quarterfinals defeat to Sacramento Republic FC.

Hertzog was named the USL Player of the Month for July. He netted a goal in four of 1868 FC's five matches that month, leading the club to a record 4-1-0.

LaCroix recorded three goals in his second season with Reno and earned USL Team of the Week honors for Weeks 7, 13 and 21.


The San Jose Earthquakes Boys' Academy went unbeaten in matchups versus Ballistic United on Saturday at Evergreen Community College, putting up a combined 4-0-0 record. The U-13s and U-15s earned 3-0 and 4-0 shutout victories, respectively. The U-14s won 2-1 and the U-17s won 5-1.

On Sunday, the U-19s earned a 3-2 victory over the rival LA Galaxy in a road match at Dignity Health Sports Park.

This weekend, the U-13s will face San Francisco Glens Evolution at Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields. Details on the Boys' Academy full season schedule can be accessed here.

The Girls Academy did not have any scheduled matches over the weekend. They resume their regular-season schedule on Saturday, Nov. 16 when they take on the San Diego Surf.

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