The San Jose Earthquakes, more fondly known as 'The Quakes', have competed in the MLS from the beginning. They played in the first ever MLS game against DC United in 1996, winning 1-0. The Quakes roots go back to 1974 in the North American Soccer League. The Quakes currently play their home games at the Avaya Stadium after a long stint at Buck Shaw stadium on the Santa Clara University campus in California. The Quakes have a rich history in the MLS, having won two MLS titles in the 2001 and 2003 seasons.
They followed this up with two Supporters' Shields in 2005 and 2012. After their first Supporters Shield in 2005, the Quakes took a hiatus from the MLS. After failed attempts to secure a soccer-specific stadium, the owner planned to move to Houston. The MLS had other ideas and the Quakes were informed that their name, colors, logo and competitive history would not be transferred with them. Head coach Dominic Kinnear, a number of senior players and coaching staff moved to Houston, where they become Houston 1836, and later the Houston Dynamo.
The San Jose Earthquakes retrun to the MLS was announced in 2008. The Quakes were eventually granted permission to retain all records, logos and titles achieved in the 1996-2005 seasons. That year Darren Huckerby, from England, led the line for the Quakes and snagged the MLS newcomer of the year award.
San Jose Earthquakes Next Regular Season Game
Check below for the Quakes next game. Keep an eye on social media as well as press releases from the club to get an indication of likely starting lineups before placing a bet.
If any key players are missing on either side it could dramatically influence the result of the game. Knowing this information in advance can lead to you a better success rate on your bets.
Below you can see all of the fixtures involving the Quakes in the regular season. Use it in conjunction with the standings to compare current form.
What Are The Current San Jose Earthquakes Standings
Check how the Quakes by referencing the Western Conference standings. Use this to help decide who has the best chance at making a late run for the playoffs.
San Jose Earthquakes Online Betting Tips
The vast majority of MLS teams have a solid, often winning, record on home soil but then falter when they are on the road. This was true for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2016 when they finished with a 7-3-7 record at home, enduring a pitiful 1-9-7 on the road record.
Form tends to go out the window when San Jose play fierce rivals LA Galaxy in the California Clasico. San Jose lost once and took a share of the spoils twice last season.
Where Can I Bet On San Jose Earthquakes Online
Below you will find a list of trusted sportsbooks to place your bets on the Quakes. All of the sites listed below offer fantastic odds, lots of markets and fast payouts. Keep an eye out for periodical bonuses and free bets. After all, who doesn't like free money?