Football in San Jose dates back to the 1970's when an Earthquakes team featuring the legendary George Best played in the North American Soccer League. The legacy of that side lives on today and the state of California is home to the modern incarnation of the Earthquakes. Experience all the thrills and spills that top class football has to offer and pick up your San Jose Earthquakes tickets on StubHub.
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Based in the sunny state of California, the San Jose Earthquakes compete as part of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). Beginning in 1996, and then called the San Jose Clash, San Jose took part in the first ever MLS game, defeating D.C. United 1–0 on a historic day. Since then The Earthquakes have gone on to create further MLS history by securing a number of trophies.San Jose play their home games at the Avaya Stadium an 18,000 capacity stadium that is often filled with passionate fans on matchday. Few matches excite the Earthquakes fans like a game against California rivals the LA Galaxy. The two teams are natural rivals as representatives of North and South California and 'The California Clásico' is fiercely contested. Earthquakes fans still relish in their 2001 victory when both clubs reached MLS Cup and San Jose pulled off a 2–1 win after extra-time.
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The Earthquakes have snagged silverware a number of times with MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003 in addition to topping the Western Conference in 2003, 2005, and 2012 and winning the playoffs in 2001 and 2003. The Earthquakes also added Supporters' Shields to their trophy cabinet in 2005 and 2012. San Jose have six California Clásico wins, which is a much sought after trophy for the hardcore fans. The San Jose Earthquakes have a legacy of success in MLS that the next generation of players are always striving to continue. San Jose has also been home to stars such as Eric Wynalda, Darren Huckerby, and Bobby Convey, players who graced both the Premier League and Major League Soccer. The challenge remains for the next generation of stars to secure more trophies and add on to the legacy of one of America's oldest clubs. Be sure to witness the passion, history and intensity of Californian football with San Jose Earthquakes tickets on StubHub.