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SBI MLS Team of the Week: San Jose Earthquakes

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When Clint Dempsey opened the scoring for the Seattle Sounders 18 seconds into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, it figured to be a long day for the visitors.

It wasn’t, though.

The Earthquakes grabbed their first win of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, going into CenturyLink Field and handing the high-flying Sounders a 3-2 loss that turned heads across the league. Chris Wondolowski helped San Jose overcome its earliest deficit ever by bagging a brace, and Innocent Emeghara cushioned the lead before Obafemi Martins made things close again late.

The impressive performance – which also saw Dom Kinnear’s overcome the loss of Victor Bernardez to a red card early in the second half – earned the Earthquakes SBI’s MLS Team of the Week award for Week 2 of the season. San Jose beat out the Columbus Crew and New York City FC for the honors.

What do you think of the Earthquakes winning the SBI MLS Team of the Week award? How impressed are you by their victory in Seattle? Would you have given the week’s honors to another club?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Honestly can’t wait for the SBI Power Rankings. My predictions: San Jose from worst (or close to it) to first (or close to it), and Seattle…well it will be fun to look.

    • I would still keep Seattle in the top spot. One player playing really badly. The rest of the team with an off night and still in the game.
      Most probably wouldn’t…..LA however, we all should agree on that one I would think. Against a better finishing team, they would have been trounced.

      • Seattle can’t stay in the top spot. They lost to a Quakes team that was missing half of their starting backline (Goodson at CB and Stewart at LB), then lost their remaining true starter at CB to a (deserved) red card, then lost their other CB to a muscle pull a few minutes later. So the Sounders managed to score just once (after the first minute) at home against a team playing their 4th and 5th choices at CB, second choice at LB and playing down a man.

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