San Jose Earthquakes have endured a sordid history since joining the MLS as one of the 10 charter teams in 1996. The franchise, due to their inability to build a soccer-specific stadium, relocated to Houston in 2006. The franchise would return to San Jose two years later, in 2008. The franshise won their only two MLS Cups, in 2001 and 2003, prior to the initial relocation. The Earthquakes finished the 2016 season in ninth place in the Western Conference, six points adrift of the last playoff spot.
Who Do The San Jose Earthquakes Play Next
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San Jose Earthquakes Game Schedule
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San Jose Earthquakes Standings Today
San Jose are hoping to qualify for the playoffs after a few disappointing seasons. Track their progress in the standings below.
How To Make Money On San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose must address a few major issues before they can be considered as a playoff contender. First and foremost, the team have to address the sad state of their offense. The Earthquakes scored a league low 32 goals in 2016. They were the only MLS team to score less than a goal per game. You'll be hard pressed to win enough games to qualify for the playoffs with those kind of numbers.
San Jose are a structured, well-drilled team, which shows by their defensive numbers. The Earthquakes conceded 40 goals in 34 games. Only LA and Colorado allowed fewer goals.
If San Jose solves their offensive frailties, they'll be challenging for a playoffs spot in a hurry.
One more glaring problem in San Jose is their awful form away from home. The Earthquakes were completely inert on the road, winning one of 17 away games. Only Portland, who didn't win a single game, were worse on the road.
San Jose must win a few games away from home to make up the gap with playoff teams. It won't take much, as, overall, Western Conference teams aren't particularly good on the road. They are, however, not a good team to back for a futures wager.
Contrastingly, until trends change, back San Jose in the unders market whenever the possibility arises. A terrible offense combined with a solid back line translates to bundles of low-scoring affairs.