San Jose Earthquakes

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San Jose Earthquakes
Full nameSan Jose Earthquakes
Nickname(s)Quakes, The Goonies
FoundedJune 15, 1994
GroundAvaya Stadium
Ground Capacity18,000
ChairmanEarthquakes Soccer, LLC
ManagerMikael Stahre
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2017Major League Soccer, 6th / West

The San Jose Earthquakes are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer in San Jose, California. In December 2005, they moved to Houston, Texas to become the Houston Dynamo. Failure to secure funding for a new stadium caused the team to move. In July 2007, they were granted an expansion team, which would bring them back in 2008. From 1994 to 1999 they were known as the San Jose Clash. By agreement between MLS, the Dynamo, and the Earthquakes, the history of the original San Jose franchise belongs to the current Earthquakes.

Name[change | change source]

  • 1994-1999 San Jose Clash
  • 1999-present San Jose Earthquakes

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League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
1996 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
1997 Major League Soccer 5th / West
1998 Major League Soccer 5th / West
1999 Major League Soccer 5th / West
2000 Major League Soccer 4th / West
2001 Major League Soccer Champions
2002 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2003 Major League Soccer Champions
2004 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2005 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2008 Major League Soccer 7th / West