The Earthquakes might have found a replacement for Simon Dawkins: another talented young attacking midfielder from Tottenham Hotspur.
San Jose is considering John Bostock, who made his professional debut in England at age 15, for a loan deal with the Spurs. Bostock played the first half Tuesday in the Quakes' 4-0 victory over the Ventura County Fusion at Oxnard College.
Joining him in the starting lineup was center back Nana Attakora, a starter with the Canadian national team. General manager John Doyle said Tuesday that the team hopes to sign Attakora, who played last year in Finland.
Bostock, 21, was on loan with Swindon Town in England's League One through January. The Spurs have loaned him to English clubs since 2009.
Tottenham's Dawkins is on loan with Aston Villa of the English Premier League after playing the previous two years in San Jose. He wouldn't be available for Major League Soccer until the June transfer window if the Quakes could strike a deal with him. Dawkins resurrected his career in San Jose paving the way to his to return to EPL.
"We're not closing the door on Simon coming back," Doyle said. "In the meantime it would be nice to see how John likes us and we how we like him."
Sam Garza led San Jose with two goals Tuesday while Dutch trialist Vincent Weijl, a one-time Liverpool FC reserve, also scored.
San Jose State's inaugural Mountain West
The Spartans also will have home games against Utah State and Wyoming. They will play on the road against Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada and UNLV. In addition to Boise State, the Spartans will miss Air Force and New Mexico.
SJSU opens the season with a nonconference home game Aug. 29 against Sacramento State, visits Stanford on Sept. 7 and Minnesota on Sept. 21. The Spartans host Navy on Nov. 23.
Santa Clara's Julie Johnston and Morgan Marlborough and Stanford's Courtney Verloo have been named to the U.S. under-23 national soccer team that will open its 2013 campaign Feb. 22 in La Manga, Spain, where the Americans will face Norway, England and Sweden.
Staff Writer Jimmy Durkin contributed to this report.