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February 10, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)San Jose Earthquakes News Release

INDIO, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to Charlotte FC 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in their second preseason game at the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational. The Earthquakes controlled possession early on but conceded in the 37th minute. Shortly after, forward Benji Kikanović hit the crossbar just before halftime. The second half was scoreless.

The Quakes will play their final Coachella Valley Invitational match against the Portland Timbers on Feb. 14, followed by a closed-door friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Feb. 17. The team then returns to San Jose to prepare for the regular season opener on Feb. 24 in Dallas.


2024 Preseason – Coachella Valley Invitational

San Jose Earthquakes 0 – 1 Charlotte FC

Feb. 10, 2024 – Empire Polo Grounds – Indio, Calif.

Scoring Summary:

CFC (1-0) – Westwood (unassisted) 37′

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES:Daniel; Carlos Akapo (Oscar Verhoeven 34′) (Tommy Thompson 60′), Tanner Beason, Rodrigues, Paul Marie (Jamar Ricketts 71′); Carlos Gruezo (Michael Baldisimo 71′), Jackson Yueill (C), Jack Skahan (Will Richmond 68′); Benji Kikanović (Alfredo Morales 56′), Jeremy Ebobisse (Preston Judd 68′), Cristian Espinoza.

CHARLOTTE FC: David Bingham (Chituru Odunze); Jere Uronen (Nikola Petkovic), Adilson Malanda (Jack Neely), Andrew Privett (Patrick Agyemang), Jaylin Lindsey (Scott Arfield); Ashley Westwood, Brecht Dejaegere (Nathan Byrne), Trialist (Hamady Diop); Enzo Copetti (Joao Pedro), Trialist (Jahlane Forbes), Nimfasha Berchimas (Iuri Tavares).

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