The San Jose Earthquakes released their full schedule for next season today so let’s take a look a what is in store for Matias Almeyda and his squad in 2019.
As we mentioned previously, the Earthquakes kick off the season at home against Montreal Impact for the second time in three years. The Quakes will stick around Northern California for most of the first month as four of their first five games are at home including a brutal three-game stretch where they will face New York Red Bulls, LAFC, and Portland Timbers. Earthquakes fans will get to see how quickly the squad “El Pelado” puts together can find its chemistry on the pitch.
The schedule also includes the yearly edition of the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium, an event any soccer fan in the Bay Area should experience. Some of the heat of the rivalry between the Quakes and Galaxy has cooled down the last couple of seasons with both teams struggling on the pitch, but with the Galaxy’s recent signing of Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the temperature is going to go up. Almeyda and Schelotto were both players and managers in Argentina, Almeyda with River Plate and Schelotto at bitter rival Boca Juniors. That will be at the front of the players’ minds which should let to an intense night in Palo Alto. The Galaxy gets to host their version of the renewed rivalry on July 12 when the Earthquakes visit newly re-christened Dignity Health Park.
The Earthquakes need to use their home-field advantage at the start of the season if they want to be in post-season conversations later in the season, the Quakes play four of their final six games on the road.
Check out the rest of the schedule below.
San Jose Earthquakes 2019 Schedule
|Sat., March 2||6:45 p.m.||Montreal Impact||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., March 9||4:45 p.m.||Minnesota United FC||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., March 16||12:30 p.m.||New York Red Bulls||Red Bull Arena|
|Sat., March 30||12:30 p.m.||Los Angeles FC||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., April 6||4:45 p.m.||Portland Timbers||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., April 13||12 p.m.||Houston Dynamo||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Sat., April 20||6:45 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City||Avaya Stadium|
|Wed., April 24||7:30 p.m.||Seattle Sounders FC||CenturyLink Field|
|Sat., April 27||12:30 p.m.||FC Dallas||Toyota Stadium|
|Sat., May 4||6:45 p.m.||FC Cincinnati||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., May 11||4:30 p.m.||New England Revolution||Gillette Stadium|
|Sat., May 18||12:15 p.m.||Chicago Fire||Avaya Stadium|
|Sun., May 26||4:30 p.m.||Toronto FC||BMO Field|
|Sat., June 1||5 p.m.||D.C. United||Audi Field|
|Sat., June 8||12:15 p.m.||FC Dallas||Avaya Stadium|
|Wed., June 26||7:15 p.m.||Houston Dynamo||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., June 29||6:30 p.m.||LA Galaxy||Stanford Stadium|
|Wed., July 3||5 p.m.||Minnesota United FC||Allianz Field|
|Sat., July 6||7:15 p.m.||Real Salt Lake||Avaya Stadium|
|Fri., July 12||8 p.m.||LA Galaxy||Dignity Health Park|
|Sat., July 20||7 p.m.||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||BC Place|
|Sat., July 27||6:45 p.m.||Colorado Rapids||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., Aug. 3||7:15 p.m.||Columbus Crew SC||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., Aug. 10||6 p.m.||Colorado Rapids||DSG Park|
|Sat., Aug. 17||5:30 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City||Children’s Mercy Park|
|Wed., Aug. 21||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles FC||Banc of California Stadium|
|Sat., Aug. 24||6:45 p.m.||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Avaya Stadium|
|Sat., Aug. 31||7:15 p.m.||Orlando City SC||Avaya Stadium|
|Wed., Sept. 11||6:30 p.m.||Real Salt Lake||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|Sat., Sept. 14||4 p.m.||New York City FC||Yankee Stadium|
|Sat., Sept. 21||12:30 p.m.||Atlanta United FC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|Wed., Sept. 25||7:45 p.m.||Philadelphia Union||Avaya Stadium|
|Sun., Sept. 29||4:15 p.m.||Seattle Sounders FC||Avaya Stadium|
|Sun., Oct. 6||1 p.m.||Portland Timbers||Providence Park|