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Earthquakes hire ex-Argentina player Matias Almeyda as coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Former Argentina midfielder and Chivas Guadalajara coach Matias Almeyda has been hired as coach of the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Quakes made the announcement Monday and said interim coach Steve Ralston would stay in the job for the final two matches of the season. Almeyda will make his debut next season.

Last month, San Jose fired first-year coach Mikael Stahre with six matches remaining and the team sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference standings at 2-9-3, also dismissing assistant coach Alex de Crook. (MORE)

San Jose Leaders
G: D. Hoesen12
Ast: C. Wondolowski5
PKG: C. Wondolowski3
YC: A. Godoy8
RC: S. Salinas1
GAA: A. Tarbell2.07
CS: A. Tarbell1
San Jose Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 48 (15)
Goals Allowed: 69 (2)
Penalty Kick Goals: 6 (4)
Shots: 411 (14)
Shots on Goal: 141 (16)
Yellow Cards: 45 (5)
Red Cards: 2 (5)
10/21SJ-COL2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET21:00 GMT23:00 22:00 10:00 0:00 KSA7:00 AET2:30 (+1) IST4:30 VEN1:00 (+1) UAE5:00 SST5:00 4:00 2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST17:00 ET16:00 18:00 BRT17:00
10/28SEA-SJ1:30 PT2:30 MT3:30 CT4:30 ET20:30 GMT21:30 20:30 8:30 22:30 KSA7:30 AET2:00 (+1) IST4:00 VEN0:30 (+1) UAE4:30 SST4:30 3:30 1:30 MST2:30 CST3:30 EST16:30 ET15:30 17:30 BRT16:30
Full Schedule
8/11COL-SJL 1-2
8/18SJ-TORT 1-1
8/25SJ-VANL 2-3
8/29SJ-DALW 4-3
9/1VAN-SJL 1-2
9/15SJ-KCL 1-5
9/19SJ-ATLL 3-4
9/22LAF-SJL 0-2
9/29HOU-SJL 2-3
10/6SJ-NYL 1-3
7/1G. KashiaVISSJTransfer
1/1D. HoesenGRNSJTransfer
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