NEWS: Earthquakes announce roster moves ahead of 2022 MLS Season

San Jose, California. San Jose Earthquakes today announced the transfer of their squad ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

The following 10 players have guaranteed contracts for the 2022 season: Goalkeeper Amy Ochoadefenders NathanAnd Tommy Thompson And Casey WallsMidfielders George AsomanyAnd Christian EspinosaAnd Gilbert Fuentes And Jackson Yoeland the attackers Kid Quill And Jeremy Epopese.

The club has exercised options for the 2022 contract on nine players: the goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski, defenders Tanner Bison And Marcos LopezMidfielders Siad HajjiAnd JudsonAnd Eric RemedyAnd Shea Salinas And Jack Scahanforward Benji Kikanowicz. In addition, Earthquakes extended the loan to the midfielder Shows From Chivas de Guadalajara, Mexico, until June 2022.

The Earthquakes will not exercise their 2022 options on seven players: the Defenders Luciano AbecassisAnd Jacob Akanerig And Paul MarieMidfielders Eric Calvillo And Carlos Fierroand the attackers Andy Rios And Thomas Williamson.

The contract of the following three players expired after the 2021 season: Goalkeepers Matt Bersano And Daniel Vegaforward Chris Wondolofsky. Wondolofsky previously announced his retirement at the end of the 2021 season.

defender Oswaldo Alanis He completed his two-year loan with San Jose and will return to Chivas de Guadalajara.

For selected players whose contracts have expired or their options have been denied, talks about returning to earthquakes in 2022 are still ongoing.

“I am honored to be working with such an amazing group of guys in 2021,” said Chris Leach, General Manager, Earthquakes. “Unfortunately, we have missed our goal of getting to the post-season and we have to make the tough decisions in order to get this team ready for a play-off in 2022. I would like to say thank you to all our departing players and wish them the best of luck in their careers.”

The current list of San Jose Earthquakes heading to 2022, listed alphabetically by position, is below:

Goalkeepers (2): JT Marcinkowski (HG), Emi Ochoa (HG)

Defenders (5): Tanner Besson, Marcos Lopez, Nathan, Tommy Thompson (HG), Casey Walls (HG)

Middle (10): George Assumani, Chauvis, Christian Espinosa, Gilbert Fuentes (HG), Siad Hadji, Judson, Eric Remedy, Shea Salinas, Jack Scahan, Jackson Yoel

FUrwards (3): Cady Coyle (HG), Jeremy Ibobisi, Benji Kikanovic

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – The Earthquakes will exercise their 2022 contract options on A goal keeper JT MarcinkowskiAnd Dr. Tanner BisonAnd Marcos LopezAnd Mr. Siad HajjiAnd M JudsonAnd M Eric RemedyAnd M Jack ScahanAnd M Shea Salinas, And Benji Kikanowicz. The Earthquakes will not exercise 2022 contract options Dr. Luciano AbecassisAnd Dr. Jacob AkanerigAnd Dr. Paul MarieAnd M Eric CalvilloAnd M Carlos FierroAnd F Andy Rios, And Thomas Williamson.

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