Earthquakes, looking to claim playoff spot, face Austin FC

Austin FC has little to play for on Saturday night when it visits San Jose on Decision Day, but for the Earthquakes, a playoff spot is on the line when the ball is kicked off. A win on Saturday would put San Jose (10-10-13, 43 points) in the postseason, which possibly could lead to the Quakes hosting an MLS playoff match for the first time since 2012. It would be a notable accomplishment for the

Earthquakes, FC Dallas battle over final two Western playoff spots

The San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas are holding onto the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference with the regular season winding down. The postseason chase could see a shake-up in either direction from the clubs’ meeting Saturday night in Frisco, Texas. San Jose (10-10-12, 42 points) hasn’t clinched a playoff spot yet, but it’s possible for the Quakes to move into a top-four position in the West, guaranteeing a postseason home match.