Five Earthquakes called to international duty


Five Earthquakes called to international duty

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Earthquakes midfielders Cordell Cato, Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero, and defenders Kip Colvey and Shaun Francis have all been called to their respective national teams. Cato, Godoy, Quintero and Colvey will each compete in a pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, while Francis will play in a single Caribbean Cup qualifier.

Cato will join the Trinidad and Tobago National Team from Nov. 5-16 and will compete against Costa Rica at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad on Nov. 11 and against Honduras in Honduras on Nov. 15.

Cato, 24, has made 19 prior appearances for T&T, scoring three goals. In his MLS career, Cato has tallied seven goals and nine assists in 104 games played. He made 15 starts in 21 total appearances in 2016 for the Quakes.

Colvey will connect with the New Zealand All-Whites for two matches against New Caledonia. New Zealand hosts the island nation at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 12, before traveling to New Caledonia for their second meeting at Yoshida Stadium on Nov. 15.

Colvey, 22, was the Earthquakes' third-round SuperDraft selection in 2016 (No. 49 overall) and made three starts in four total appearances for the club this season, tallying one assist. His most recent appearance for the All-Whites was a 90-minute performance in a 1-1 draw against the United States.

Francis joins the Jamaica National Team for a third-round Caribbean Cup qualifying match against Suriname on Nov. 13. The match, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 5, got postponed due to safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Matthew.

Francis, 29, has scored two goals in seven prior appearances for Jamaica since his international debut in 2010. During his seven-year MLS career, Francis has tallied five assists in 90 games played, and made 17 starts for San Jose this season.

Godoy and Quintero link up with the Panama National Team for a pair of Hexagonal World Cup qualifiers. After taking on Honduras at Estadio Olympico in San Pedro Sula on Nov. 11, Panama returns home to host Mexico on Nov. 15 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.

Godoy, 26, started all 23 games he appeared in for San Jose in 2016, tallying one goal and two assists. He has scored one goal in 66 previous appearances for Panama.

Quintero, 28, appeared in 30 matches (29 starts) this season for the Quakes after joining the team on loan from Lobos BUAP in February. Quintero finished with three goals and four assists during his debut season with the club and has made 74 prior appearances with the Panama National Team, scoring four goals.

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Jahmir Hyka's late goal earns Quakes a 2-2 draw with Dynamo


Jahmir Hyka's late goal earns Quakes a 2-2 draw with Dynamo

SAN JOSE -- Jahmir Hyka scored in the closing minutes to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Hyka, in his first MLS action of the season, came on in the 67th minute and first-timed a feed from Quincy Amarikwa to make it 2-2 in the 85th. Florian Jungwirth's cross from the right flank floated through the box to Amarikwa, who tapped it to Hyka for the finish - which deflected off defender Adolfo Machado.

Marcus Eriksson scored his second goal in two games to give San Jose (1-2-2) a 1-0 lead in the 26th, one-timing Jackson Yueill's pass into the bottom-left corner of the net from the top of the box.

Tomas Martinez scored in the opening minutes of the second half and Mauro Manotas tapped in a sliding finish of Alberth Elis' cross from point-blank range to give Houston a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute.

The Dynamo (1-2-2) have just one win in their last 20 MLS road games.

Earthquakes to host EPL powerhouse Manchester United in July


Earthquakes to host EPL powerhouse Manchester United in July

The San Jose Earthquakes will get a stiff test this summer when they host English Premier League power Manchester United.

The match will be played on July 22nd at Levi's Stadium.

“Having an opportunity to face a renowned club such as Manchester United is both a great source of entertainment for our fans and an exciting challenge for our team,” said Earthquakes President Tom Fox said in a press release issued by the team.

It will be the second-ever meeting between the two teams. Back in 2015, Manchester United defeated the Earthquakes 3-1 at Avaya Stadium as part of the International Champions Cup.

The upcoming match will be part of Manchester United's tour through the US. In addition to the match at Levi's, the EPL stallworth will play in Phoenix on July 19.