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Know Your Opponent: San Jose Earthquakes

June 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Orlando City SC News Release


Orlando City (4-1-3, 15 pts) are set to welcome back full capacity at Exploria Stadium on Tuesday night against the San Jose Earthquakes (3-5-1, 10 pts). The game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on Únimas and TUDN, with live streaming available on Twitter. Local radio coverage will be available from 7 p.m. on FM 96.9 the Game in English and Acción 97.9 FM and 810 AM in Spanish.

Here's everything you need to know about San Jose:

Key Transactions and Player News

Key Additions - AM Eduardo "Chofis" Lopez (Chivas de Guadalajara), DM Eric Remedi (Atlanta United), RB Luciano Abecasis (Club Libertad)

Key Departures - LW/AM Vako (Ulsan Hyundai), LB Nick Lima (Austin FC), CB Guram Kashia (Lokomotivi Tbilisi)

Player News - San Jose will be without offseason pickup Eric Remedi on Tuesday night after the midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Austin FC this last Saturday. Judson, typically a central midfielder, played as a right-side center back in a line of three on Saturday, but could move into Remedi's spot.

Take a look at San Jose's full roster here.

Team Form

San Jose got off to a hot start in 2021, winning three of their first four matches, but have slumped badly since the middle of May. The Quakes are winless in five matches and have scored just one goal in that span. Most recently, San Jose snapped a four-game losing run with a 0-0 draw in Austin this past weekend.

Head-to-Head

Tuesday's match will be the first meeting between Orlando and San Jose since August 31, 2019, a 3-0 victory for the Earthquakes in California. San Jose's last trip to Orlando was in 2018, a game Orlando City won 3-2. The previous three meetings between the two sides all ended in draws.

Rasmussen University Fact

Chris Mueller scored 63 seconds into San Jose's last visit to Exploria Stadium on April 21, 2018, setting a club record for fastest goal that would last for more than three years. Tesho Akindele finally broke that mark with his 31-second goal on May 1 against Cincinnati, and Akindele reserved second place for himself this past Saturday against Toronto, scoring in 49 seconds.

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