San Jose Earthquakes List of Top Players

Since joining the MLS in 1996, the San Jose Earthquakes have had a long lineup of incredible players on their team. Here are some of the strongest and most well-known players to have worn the Quakes jersey.


Offensive Players

  • Alan Gordon
  • Chris Wondolowski
  • Christian Espinoza
  • Danny Hoesen
  • Darren Huckerby
  • Dwayne De Rosario
  • Landon Donovan
  • Quincy Amarikwa
  • Ronald Cerritos
  • Steven Lenhart
  • Vako
  • Eric Wynalda

Alan Gordon

Gordon was a forward who played for the Quakes from 2011 to 2014. He was a player who was known for coming off the bench and scoring goals. He scored a career best of 13 goals in the 2012 season with the Quakes.

Chris Wondolowski

Wondo has played for the Quakes since 2009. As of the 2020 season, he is still a starting striker for the team. He holds the league record for most goals scored with 165. He plays the captain role for the Quakes and has been essential to their team success and chemistry.

Cristian Espinoza

Espinoza is a midfielder for the Quakes and has been playing for them since 2019. As of 2020, he is a designated player who holds a starting position on the wing. Espinoza is known for his fast pace and ability to cross the ball into the middle for assists.

Danny Hoesen

Hoesen is a forward for the Quakes who has been with the team since 2017. He is a strong player with good pace, but didn't see much playing time in 2020 due to injury. He has scored a total of twenty-three goals for the Quakes so far.

Darren Huckerby

Huckerby is a midfielder from England who played for the Quakes from 2008 to 2009. He had played in the Premier League prior. He won many awards with the Quakes such as Newcomer of the Year and MVP.

Dwayne De Rosario

De Rosario joined the Quakes in 2001 and played for them until 2005. He was with them for both of their MLS Cup wins. As a midfielder, he scored a total of 27 goals for them.

Landon Donovan

Donovan played for the Quakes from 2001 to 2004. Up until 2019, he was the all time goal scorer for the MLS with 145 goals scored. He helped the Quakes to win the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003.

Quincy Amarikwa

Amarikwa played for the Quakes from 2009 to 2010, and then from 2015 to 2018. He is a striker who played as a target man for the Quakes. While he only scored 10 goals for them, he was key to the team's flow and energy.

Ronald Cerritos

Cerritos was a forward for the Quakes from 1997 until 2001. He scored a total of 55 goals for them in his four years, and is a part of the foundation that the Quakes are built on.

Steven Lenhart

Lenny played for the Quakes as a forward from 2011 to 2016. He scored 20 goals for them and was known for his long curly hair on the field. He is also the player who first introduced the "goonies never say die" quote to the team.

Vako

Vako is a midfielder for the Quakes who has been playing for them since 2017. He also plays for the Georgian national team. As of 2020, he scored 26 goals for the Quakes.

Eric Wynalda

Wynalda was a forward for the Quakes from their first season in 1996 until 1998. He scored 21 goals in those three seasons and actually scored the first goal in MLS history in 1996.

Defensive Players

  • Jeff Agoos
  • John Doyle
  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Nick Lima
  • Shea Salinas
  • Tommy Thompson
  • Troy Dayak
  • Victor Bernardez

Jeff Agoos

Agoos played as a defender for the Quakes from 2001 to 2004. He helped the Quakes to win both the 2001 and 2003 MLS Cup. He was inducted into the MLS Hall of Fame in 2009.

John Doyle

Doyle played as a defender for the Quakes from 1996 to 2000. As a defender, he scored 11 goals for the Quakes. He was crowned MLS Defender of the Year in 1996.

Magnus Eriksson

Eriksson played for the Quakes from 2018 to 2020. As a midfielder, he was a strong player both offensively and defensively, and totaled 13 goals and 14 assists during his run with the team. He also wore the captain's band for many games.

Nick Lima

Lima is a right back for the Quakes and joined the squad in 2016 as a homegrown player. He also plays for the USA men's national team. As a Quake, he has scored a total of 7 goals and has been a strong presence in the back line.

Shea Salinas

Salinas joined the Quakes in 2008 as a defender, but can also have a strong presence in the midfield and by goal. He left the Quakes for the 2009-2010 season, but returned in 2012, and as of 2020, is still a strong player for the team. He has a running total of 47 assists as of 2020 and is a contender to break the MLS assist record.

Tommy Thompson

Thompson has been a defender for the Quakes since 2014. He is a strong presence in the defensive line and is one of the team's many homegrown players.

Troy Dayak

Dayak played for the Quakes from 1996 to 2005 as a defender. He totaled 129 games for the Quakes, which landed him over 10,000 minutes on the field.

Victor Bernardez

Bernardez played for the Quakes from 2012 to 2017. He was defined as a bruiser of a defender, and had a knack for making long shots from a distance. He played 161 games for the Quakes.

Goalies

  • David Bingham
  • Joe Cannon
  • Jon Busch
  • Pat Onstad

David Bingham

David Bingham played as goalie for the Quakes from 2011 to 2017. During this time, he made a total of 288 saves for the team.

Joe Cannon

Cannon played for the Quakes from 1998 to 2002, and then again from 2008 to 2010. He won Goalie of the Year twice in his career and helped the Quakes win the MLS Cup in 2001.

Jon Busch

Busch played goalie for the Quakes from 2010 to 2014. In these five seasons, he made a total of 509 saves for the team. During his time with the team, he broke Joe Cannon's season save record with 138 saves in one season.

Pat Onstad

Onstad played for the Quakes from 2003 to 2005. He made a total of 306 saves for the team in those three seasons. He was known for being able to achieve shutouts in many games.