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San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California . They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference . The franchise is owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises . Beginning play in the 1991–92 season , the Sharks initially played their home games at the Cow Palace , before they moved to their present home, now named SAP Center at San Jose , in 1993. The SAP Center is known locally as the Shark Tank.

The Sharks were founded in 1991 and were the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the California Golden Seals relocated to Cleveland in 1976. The Sharks have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 . They have won the Presidents' Trophy once, as the team with the league's best regular season record in the 2008–09 season . They have also won six division titles as a member of the Pacific Division since 1993.

The club is affiliated with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League .

San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes are an American professional soccer team based in San Jose, California , United States, that competes as a member of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The franchise began play in 1996 (originally as the San Jose Clash ) as one of the charter clubs of the league. The Earthquakes took part in the first game in MLS history, defeating D.C. United 1–0.The Earthquakes have won two MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003, and two Supporters' Shields in 2005 and 2012. In 2002, the team played in its first CONCACAF Champions Cup (now called the CONCACAF Champions League ), making it to the quarterfinals.The team holds a fierce rivalry with the LA Galaxy known as the California Clásico .

In 2005, the then owner of the Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group , announced plans of the team relocating to Houston due to failing efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium in San Jose. The organization in Houston would be considered an expansion team by the league, eventually becoming the Houston Dynamo , which began play in 2006. The Earthquakes returned after a two-year hiatus, resuming play in 2008. Argentinian Matías Almeyda is the Quakes' current head coach. Since 2015 the Earthquakes play their home games at Avaya Stadium . The team previously played its home games at Buck Shaw Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus in Santa Clara, California from 2008 to 2014.

In 2018, the club added the dubious MLS Wooden Spoon to its trophy case for ending up bottom of the MLS league table, finishing the season with 21 points in 34 games.



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