SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Wednesday March 24th the club’s full regular season schedule for the 2021 Major League Soccer season. The schedule features eight nationally televised matches, with select games airing on Univision, UniMás, ESPN and FOX Sports 1. Broadcast details for locally televised matches will be announced soon.
The full 34-game schedule runs from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, Nov. 7 and is evenly split between home and away matches. The Quakes will face 15 different opponents throughout the season, including each of the other 13 teams in the Western Conference, and D.C. United and Orlando City SC of the Eastern Conference.
San Jose plays five of its first seven matches at Earthquakes Stadium, including the home opener vs. FC Dallas on Saturday, April 24 (12:30 p.m. PT; Univision). San Jose also hosts FC Dallas for the Decision Day season finale on Sunday, Nov. 7.
Fan attendance for the beginning of the 2021 season will be limited to 20 percent in order to follow social distancing protocols set in place by local and state guidance. While Santa Clara County has moved into the Orange Tier, which allows for 33 percent capacity, the capacity will still be limited to 20 percent to allow for appropriate social distancing.
Season Ticket Holders will have top priority to claim their tickets for the first two home games (April 24 vs. DAL; May 1 vs. DC) and can use existing credit from last season if available. Season Ticket Holders who do not claim tickets for the first two matches will have top priority to claim tickets for the following three (May 12 vs. SEA; May 15 vs. POR; May 22 vs. SKC) at a future date. Tickets for each individual match will be sold separately.
Under current state guidance, the Quakes will have enough capacity at the 2021 California Clasico to accommodate all season ticket holders. Should tickets be available to the general public for any limited attendance matches, a general public on sale date will be announced.
To guarantee an opportunity to attend the first five matches at 20% capacity, fans can express their interest in season tickets here.
After the aforementioned home-heavy start to the season, the Quakes will then play eight of their next 10 matches away from home. It marks the first time in club history that the team will endure eight road matches during a stretch of 10 regular season contests.
The Quakes will then play seven of their next 10 at Earthquakes Stadium between August 8 and September 29 before finishing with a balanced schedule that includes four road matches and three at home.
Several marquee matchups headline the 2021 season. The Earthquakes will be Austin FC’s first-ever opponent at the newly constructed Q2 Stadium on Saturday, June 19 (6 p.m. PT; UniMás). San Jose will then host the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium a week later on Saturday, June 26 (7 p.m. PT; UniMás) in the highly anticipated California Clasico. The Quakes will welcome 2019 MLS MVP Carlos Vela and LAFC on Saturday, Sept. 25 before Austin comes to San Jose for the first time ever on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The full 2021 regular season schedule, minus local broadcast details, is below:
|WEEK||DATE||TIME (PT)||HOME TEAM||AWAY TEAM||TV|
|1||Fri., April 16||5 p.m.||HOU||SJ||TBD|
|2||Sat., April 24||12:30 p.m.||SJ||DAL||UNIV|
|3||Sat., May 1||7 p.m.||SJ||DC||TBD|
|4||Fri., May 7||6:30 p.m.||RSL||SJ||TBD|
|5||Wed., May 12||7:30 p.m.||SJ||SEA||TBD|
|6||Sat., May 15||7 p.m.||SJ||POR||TBD|
|7||Sat., May 22||7 p.m.||SJ||SKC||TBD|
|8||Sat., May 29||5 p.m.||LA||SJ||UniMás|
|9||Sat., June 19||6 p.m.||ATX||SJ||UniMás|
|10||Tue., June 22||4:30 p.m.||ORL||SJ||TBD|
|11||Sat., June 26*||7 p.m.||SJ||LA||UniMás|
|12||Sat., July 3||5 p.m.||MIN||SJ||TBD|
|13||Sat., July 17||6 p.m.||COL||SJ||TBD|
|14||Wed., July 21||5:30 p.m.||SKC||SJ||TBD|
|15||Sat., July 24||7 p.m.||SJ||HOU||TBD|
|16||Sun., Aug. 1||TBD||SEA||SJ||FS1|
|17||Wed., Aug. 4||7:30 p.m.||POR||SJ||TBD|
|18||Sun., Aug. 8||4 p.m.||SJ||LAFC||TBD|
|19||Fri., Aug. 13||7:30 p.m.||SJ||VAN||TBD|
|20||Tue., Aug. 17||7:30 p.m.||SJ||MIN||TBD|
|21||Fri., Aug. 20||7 p.m.||LA||SJ||ESPN|
|22||Sat., Sept. 4||7 p.m.||SJ||COL||UniMás|
|23||Sat., Sept. 11||5:30 p.m.||DAL||SJ||TBD|
|24||Wed., Sept. 15||7:30 p.m.||SJ||RSL||TBD|
|25||Sat., Sept. 18||6 p.m.||ATX||SJ||TBD|
|26||Sat., Sept. 25||7 p.m.||SJ||LAFC||TBD|
|27||Wed., Sept. 29||7:30 p.m.||SJ||SEA||TBD|
|28||Sat., Oct. 2^||7 p.m.||VAN||SJ||TBD|
|29||Sat., Oct. 16||12:30 p.m.||LAFC||SJ||UNIV|
|30||Wed., Oct. 20||7:30 p.m.||SJ||ATX||TBD|
|31||Sat., Oct. 23||7 p.m.||SJ||VAN||TBD|
|32||Wed., Oct. 27||7 p.m.||POR||SJ||TBD|
|33||Sat., Oct. 30||6:30 p.m.||RSL||SJ||TBD|
|34||Sun., Nov. 7||3 p.m.||SJ||DAL||TBD|
*Match played at Stanford Stadium; ^Match venue TBD
UNIV = Univision; FS1 = FOX Sports 1