The San Jose Earthquakes will look to carry their success from last year over to 2018. Last season San Jose qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They also earned a spot in the U.S. Open Cup semis, a feat the club has not accomplished since 2004. Led by captain Chris Wondolowski, the Earthquakes are in store for a big year in 2018.
Chris Wondolowski, who is San Jose’s all time leading scorer, is heading into his 10th straight year with the Earthquakes. He has won four consecutive team MVP awards and seven overall, making him the most decorated player in the club’s history. To no one’s surprise, he led the Earthquakes in both goals and assists last season. Wondolowski is just 11 goals behind Landon Donovan for the most goals scored in MLS history, a record Wondolowski has a good chance to break in 2018. Without a doubt Chris Wondolowski will go down as one of the greatest American goal scorers of all time.
With former goalkeeper David Bingham traded in December, Andrew Tarbell will be the full time starting goalie for the Earthquakes in 2018. Last season Bingham was benched in favor of Tarbell during the middle of the season, showing the club’s desire to move forwards with Andrew Tarbell as their goaltender of the future. Danny Hoesen joins Wondolowski as the club’s top forwards, while the primary midfielders are Tommy Thompson, Anibal Godoy, and Jahmir Hyka. Victor Bernardez, Nick Lima, and Florian Jungwirth will lead the club’s defense in 2018, trying to make Tarbell’s job easier.
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