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Earthquakes Weekly Update: November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Eduardo 'Chofis' Lopez is one of three finalists for the 2021 Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year. Chofis scored a team-high 12 goals, including three game-winning goals, and added four assists for San Jose during his debut season in MLS.

Two Quakes players, Cade Cowell and Casey Walls, are currently with the U.S. U-20 National Team for Revelations Cup 2021. Both players started in the United States' 4-0 defeat to Brazil last Thursday, and Walls played the second half of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Colombia. Cowell started tonight's match vs. Mexico which is currently underway.

Last Tuesday, the Earthquakes hosted a farewell press conference for Chris Wondolowski following his retirement announcement on Nov. 7. He announced his decision to retire following the Quakes' season finale vs. FC Dallas, in which he scored the 171st goal of his Major League Soccer career. The Danville, Calif. native departs after 17 seasons in MLS, including 14 seasons with San Jose, and owns nearly every scoring record in league history.


Chofis Named Finalist for MLS Newcomer of the Year

Chofis' 12 goals are the most by a Quakes player in his first season with the club since Ariel Graziani in 2002 (14). Among all newcomers in MLS, Chofis ranks second in goals (12), first in non-penalty kick goals (11), and tied for first in goals + assists (16). Chofis was named to the MLS Team of the Week on three occasions (Weeks 25-27), was the MLS Player of the Week in Week 26 and was selected as the MLS Player of the Month for September.

Chris Wondolowski announces retirement after 17 seasons

Wondolowski, 38, finishes his illustrious career with 171 regular season goals, 26 more than any other player in MLS history (Landon Donovan - 145). He also holds the MLS records for combined regular season and playoff goals (173), goals for one club (167), game-winning goals (46), and goals in 1-0 victories (14), while ranking second in multi-goal games (25) and tied for second in hat-tricks (5).


Eric Calvillo at Orange County SC

Orange County SC defeated the Oakland Roots 6-5 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw in the USL Championship Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday. Calvillo started and played 90 minutes before being subbed out in stoppage time.

Orange County will now prepare to host San Antonio FC in the Western Conference Final at Championship Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 20. The match will be streamed nationally on ESPN+ at 7 p.m.


The Quakes Academy Boys' U-13 and U-14 squads had back-to-back matches on Saturday and Sunday. The U-13s extended their undefeated streak with another clean sheet after defeating Atletico Santa Rosa 4-0 and FC Bay Area 4-0. The U-14s outscored Atletico Santa Rosa 8-0 and defeated FC Bay Area 2-0.

The Quakes' U-13s, U-14s, U-15s and U-17s will now prepare to take on Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday Nov. 20. The U-15s will resume action looking to extend their five-game winning streak against Sacramento.

Details on the Quakes Academy's season schedule and results can be found here . The Quakes Academy can also be followed on their social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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