Houston: We have liftoff
Tthe saga is over. The Earthquakes are moving south to Texas. There will be a team naming contest announced today (link), and I think we should continue the trend of "soccer names." After all, this is the perfect time to use wanderers or rovers.
Garber said that the while the Quakes are moving to Houston, they will keep their name and history, just like the NFL's Cleveland Browns did a decade ago. San Jose may get an expansion franchise, but who knows if that will happen. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the Quakes' alltime records, thanks to my handy lineup database.
Alltime W/L/D Records (counting shootouts as draws)
Open Cup: 8-6-4
Alltime Leading Goalscorers
Open Cup-Cerritos, 4
Most Games Played
There were 111 players who played for the club in at least one game, in all competitions. If you only include starts, then Agoos and Cannon would replace DeRosario and Lewis.
Open Cup-Conway, 12
Finally, as we reminisce (or thank god that we don't have to hear about it anymore...guess which category I'm in), I'll leave you with a trivia question for the hardest of hardcore Quakes fans. Who are the only two players to only play for the Earthquakes once? One was in 1998, and the other in 2000.
Scroll down to see the answer:
Alberto Montoya and Ryan Edwards