San Jose Earthquakes: Offseason Overlook


When the Quakes were eliminated by South Cal Rivals, the LA Galaxy, it left San Jose fans stunned. Unfortunately for all us fans up here, the Galaxy were able to defeat Houston 3-1 and win for the second time in a row. What the Earthquake’s new desire, other than winning it all, should be to ruin the Galaxy’s season. With lucky, both of these teams will be very good this season. David Beckham is getting older, but he is still capable of putting a team on his back.

Now that the Quakes have had an abrupt end to their season, you better believe that they’re working as hard as they ever could. Last season, they did have some apparent wholes, but not too big. Everyone saw the Quakes as the next dynasty going into the playoffs. Unfortunately, it didn’t play out that way, and the Galaxy beat the top seeded earthquakes. Now that Chris Wondolowski and Alan Gordon have had some time to think about their disappointment, they will be competitors.

The Quakes are also entering a new arena. Maybe a new era as well. If the Quakes want revenge and to make it, they will have to get passed the Galaxy: whether it’s in the preseason or in the regular season. The Galaxy are likely to return and compete with the Quakes.

They’ve been called the best regular season team, and most intriguing team. This is all positive, but can they live up to the hype? Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon, last season, combined for 23 goals on the inside. This is good, but if the Quakes are looking to go further, then they have to look for these guys inside more often. Maybe then, less disappointment will come to them.

November 07, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez (21) and San Jose Earthquakes defender/midfielder Justin Morrow (15) on the field after the loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

No doubt, the Quakes are the best team in MLS Soccer, but that doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to win it. Then again, Wondolowski has the ability to carry the whole team on his back: he doesn’t even need to do that. That’s how deep the Quakes are. If they want to see some championships come in, they will definitely need to capitalize on every opportunity they do. No doubt, they will see some major wins coming in.