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Eriksson on San Jose Earthquakes’ preseason opener: “I think we did a lot well”

That and more Quakes news for Tuesday.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for some video proof of Monday’s preseason opener for the San Jose Earthquakes? Here’s some footage (no Quakes goal, unfortunately) with Magnus Eriksson providing some reaction to the game.

“You want to win every game, but the result was not the most important thing today,” Eriksson said in the video. “We wanted to see the things we have been working on in training. We have been working really hard. I think we did a lot well, but it feels like it’s been a few weeks since we played a game, for sure.”

Can’t really argue with that, honestly.

More news for your Tuesday:

  • More preseason game info: For the full story, the Earthquakes fell 4-1 to Columbus Crew SC in a closed-door 120-minute scrimmage in Cancun on Monday. Draft pick Jack Skahan had the San Jose goal, the first of the game. Read more about it here.
  • Six Quakes academy players called up to US U-14 GNT: U.S. Soccer is doing a regional training camp for the U.S. U-14 Girls National Team, and six San Jose Earthquakes academy players — Sarah Lappalainen, Gianna Owens, Akshaya Bahugudumbi, Sophia Kurisu, Madison Colley and Min Joo Kim — were among the selections. The camp will take place this week in Chula Vista. Congrats and best of luck to the girls!
  • Yueill the “American Pirlo”? This profile of Jackson Yueill on from his stint with the USMNT wonders if the player is the closest thing to an American version of Andrea Pirlo as there is. Pirlo was a titan, and a somewhat unusual player, but time will tell, I suppose.
  • Reno 1868 said to be most interesting team in league: San Jose’s USL Championship affiliate Reno 1868 FC are also gearing up for their season, and over on that league’s website, Nicholas Murray’s latest column claims their team is “must-see soccer” in 2020 due to their scoring exploits.

Today’s question: Which Quakes players do you think will be headed out on loan to Reno 1868 this year? Let’s chat about that and whatever else you like in the comments below!