San Jose Earthquakes

Jan Gregus: San Jose Earthquakes 'working hard' to kick-start MLS season

Chris Smith
Gregus believes the Quakes can turn things around.
Gregus believes the Quakes can turn things around. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jan Gregus says he and his teammates are 'working hard' to get the club's stuttering 2022 season off the ground.

Matias Almeyda's side have endured a disastrous start to the new MLS campaign, failing to win any of their opening six matches, picking up just two points, and conceding a league-high 15 goals.

But the Quakes aren't cut adrift and even a short string of results would see them crawl off the bottom of the Western Conference table and up toward the Playoff spots. Rather than getting too down about their predicament, Gregus says the players are pushing through with hard work on the training field.

"We are working every single day, we’re working hard," Gregus told reporters at a midweek press conference. "We had a day off after we came back from the road game [against Houston]. After that, it’s just hard work every single day.

"We’re working on the mistakes that we’re doing and working on group things as well. The only way this can change is through hard work and commitment, and we are committed every single day and I believe it’s just a matter of time when results start to change."

Defender Tanner Beason echoed Gregus' view, insisting the Quakes are keeping spirits high despite their poor start.

"We’re preparing the same way we always do, looking back as we need to, to prepare for the next game, but focused forward," he said. "We’re focused on our next opponent. We’re focused on what we liked last week that we can repeat again."

Beason added: We’re just attacking the week, trying to come into the week with a good attitude, come into each session with a good attitude and we know we’re back at home and we’re excited about that. Just trying to get into Saturday and be pushing for three points.”

The Quakes host Nashville SC on Saturday afternoon.

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