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“I won’t be able to sleep,” new Earthquakes coach says after loss

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SAN JOSE – The Matias Almeyda coaching debut was not exactly a flop.

But the Major League Soccer opener this weekend underscored how much work it will take Almeyda and the Earthquakes to join the playoff conversation.

After all the optimism San Jose created in the offseason by hiring the 2018 CONCACAF coach of the year and signing four new starters, the result Saturday night looked a lot like last year when the team suffered a historically bad year.