"We would like to get in now, we think it's a healthy business," Wolff said, adding that the team would begin the 2008 season with plans to
build a new stadium near the San Jose airport, after talks with San Jose State University broke down. The league mandated that each MLS team have its own soccer-specific stadium.
The original San Jose Earthquakes, a two-time MLS champion, moved to Houston in 2005 after it failed to generate enough interest, drawing some of the smallest crowds in the league. Because the Earthquakes were unable to secure a soccer-specific stadium deal, team owner Anschutz Entertainment Group decided to move.