The San Jose Earthquakes were originally founded in 1974 as an expansion team in the North American Soccer League (NASL) and played 11 seasons in the NASL. The club featured top stars from around the world, including Paul Child, George Best and Steve Zungul. The club also played in the Western Soccer Alliance from 1985-88. In 1996, the team was one of the 10 charter franchises in Major League Soccer and was originally called the San Jose Clash in MLS. The Clash hosted MLS’ Inaugural Game in 1996, beating D.C. United 1-0 on April 6, 1996. After returning to their original moniker, Earthquakes, prior to the 2000 season, the Quakes captured MLS Cup championships in 2001 and 2003. They also won the Supporters’ Shield in 2005 and 2012. Currently, they are led by 2012 MLS Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski, one of the most prolific goal scorers in league history. The club opened its new home, Avaya Stadium, in 2015. The stadium holds 18,000 fans and is one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in MLS. The club’s non-profit arm, the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for underserved youth in the Bay Area. For more information about the Earthquakes, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.