2008 San Jose Earthquakes season

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San Jose Earthquakes
2008 season
Owner Earthquakes Soccer, LLC
Coach Frank Yallop
Stadium Buck Shaw Stadium
Major League Soccer Conference: 7th
Overall: 14th
MLS Cup Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Did not qualify
California Clásico 2nd
Top goalscorer England Darren Huckerby (6)
Average home league attendance 13,755[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2008 San Jose Earthquakes season was the eleventh season of the team's existence, and the first in their return to the league as an expansion team.

Squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of August 18, 2009.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Joe Cannon
2 United States DF Eric Denton
3 United States DF Nick Garcia (captain)
5 United States DF Ryan Cochrane
6 England FW Darren Huckerby
7 Republic of Ireland MF Ronnie O'Brien
8 Liberia FW Adam Smarte
9 Turks and Caicos Islands FW Gavin Glinton
10 Brazil MF Francisco Lima
12 United States MF Ned Grabavoy
13 United States MF Ramiro Corrales
14 United States MF Matt Hatzke
15 United States MF Shea Salinas
No. Position Player
16 Spain FW Mikel Arce
17 United States FW Arturo Alvarez
18 United States DF Jamil Roberts
19 Jamaica FW Ryan Johnson
20 England FW John Cunliffe
21 United States DF Jason Hernandez (vice-captain)
22 United States DF Kelly Gray
23 Germany FW Michael Ghebru
24 United States GK Michael Gustavson
27 United States DF Jay Ayres
32 South Africa FW Davide Somma
33 Trinidad and Tobago FW Scott Sealy

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager United States John Doyle
Head Coach Canada Frank Yallop
Assistant Coach United States Ian Russell
Goalkeeper Coach New Zealand Jason Batty
Head trainer United States Bruce Morgan
Equipment manager El Salvador Jose Vega

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: San Jose Earthquakes

Other information[edit]

Owner United States Earthquakes Soccer, LLC
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Buck Shaw Stadium (10,300 / 71x110 yards)

Source: San Jose Earthquakes


Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
2008 Major League Soccer season April 3, 2008 October 25, 2008

Last updated: November 17, 2012
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

U.S. Open Cup qualification[edit]

Source:[3]

Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Houston Dynamo 51 30 13 5 12 45 32 +13
2 Chivas USA 43 30 12 11 7 40 41 –1
3 Real Salt Lake 40 30 10 10 10 40 39 +1
4 Colorado Rapids 38 30 11 14 5 44 45 –1
5 FC Dallas 36 30 8 10 12 45 41 +4
6 LA Galaxy 33 30 8 13 9 55 62 –7
7 San Jose Earthquakes 33 30 8 13 9 32 38 –6
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 57 30 17 7 6 50 36 +14
2 Houston Dynamo (W1) 51 30 13 5 12 45 32 +13
3 Chicago Fire (E2) 46 30 13 10 7 44 33 +11
4 New England Revolution (E3) 43 30 12 11 7 40 43 –3
5 Chivas USA (W2) 43 30 12 11 7 40 41 –1
6 Kansas City Wizards 42 30 11 10 9 37 39 –2
7 Real Salt Lake (W3) 40 30 10 10 10 40 39 +1
8 New York Red Bulls3 39 30 10 11 9 42 48 –6
9 Colorado Rapids 38 30 11 14 5 44 45 –1
10 D.C. United3 37 30 11 15 4 43 51 –8
11 FC Dallas 36 30 8 10 12 45 41 +4
12 Toronto FC1 2 35 30 9 13 8 34 43 –9
13 LA Galaxy 33 30 8 13 9 55 62 –7
14 San Jose Earthquakes 33 30 8 13 9 32 38 –6
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League3
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, SuperLiga 2009
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team.
    If they had qualified for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified would have qualified.


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