This is the last post of the year and we’re putting the latest news all in here. We will be back on January 6.
Some latest Hot Stove News. There have been the complaints about the off-season moves, or lack thereof, but it looks like there is a new player under the new regime. Quakesfan.com reports on what has been a quiet off-season for player acquisitions for the team and their take on the newest player Judson. Hopefully this is not the only one between now and the start of the 2019 season.
NEWS: Quakes acquire Brazilian midfielder Judson (sjearthquakes.com)
Nick Lima gets another callup to the US National Team. The January slate will have matches at Glendale, Arizona and here in San Jose. Here’s to hoping he gets a cap in one or both games, especially in front of the Avaya Stadium crowd.
NEWS: Earthquakes Homegrown Defender Nick Lima Called to U.S. MNT (sjearthquakes.com)
It looks like Shea will be out for six weeks.
NEWS: Earthquakes Defender Shea Salinas Undergoes Foot Surgery (sjearthquakes.com)
Also, the home openers for MLS have been announced. The Quakes will once again host the Montreal Impact on March 2 in their only meeting of the year. Their last Avaya Stadium match was in 2017, with the return leg last season at Montreal’s Saputo Stadium. The Quakes will be traveling to Harrison, New Jersey on March 16 to open up the home slate for the New York Red Bulls–again their only meeting of the season. The remaining games will be announced in January.
NEWS: Earthquakes to Host Montreal Impact in Almeyda’s Debut on March 2 (sjearthquakes.com)
There is also some NPSL news in which there is a new club in the East Bay.
It has been a fun first year trying to report on the San Francisco Bay Area soccer scene from the top flight to the lower leagues. We’re hoping for bigger and better things in 2019, so Happy Holidays.