San Jose Earthquakes Team Biography
Nickname: The Quakes or the Earthquakes
Pitch: Buck Shaw Stadium
In 2005, Major League Soccer announced that the former San Jose Earthquakes were relocating to Houston, Texas. However, with the support of many Bay Area fans, the Earthquakes were announced as a 2008 MLS expansion team.
Originally founded in 1995, the old Earthquakes won two MLS Cup championships, 2001 and 2003, and had the best record in the Western Conference in 2005. The Earthquakes hired former coach Frank Yallop to take the helm of the squad and brought part former veterans such as John Cannon and Ryan Cochrane. Yet, because they are a franchise team, the Quakes have a smaller roster than other MLS teams.
San Jose's First Team Squad
Because the Earthquakes were an expansion team for 2008, they currently have a shorter roster
as they are trying to pickup or trade for other players.