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SAN JOSE, Calif.

— The San Jose Earthquakes will hold a media day at the team’s home on Tuesday, and one of the most interesting topics for fans is the state of the team and its prospects for the 2017 season.

In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Quakes president and general manager Dave Kaval acknowledged the team was in “a bit of a state of flux” heading into the 2017 campaign.

He acknowledged the roster is lacking quality players, but also noted that there’s a lot of young talent coming through the academy.

The Quakes are expected to re-sign midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, a key player for the club this year, and defender Chris Wondolowski, but they are expected re-engage with defender Kendall Waston, who is on loan from Sporting Kansas City.

There is also a question mark over goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, who signed a new contract in March.

The team has made a push to bolster its backline in recent weeks, and the team is reportedly working on signing a defensive midfielder in the off-season, but there are no guarantees that the club will be able to complete that move.

In the interview, Kaval also touched on a couple of topics, including the state and progress of the USMNT in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Kaval said he’s been in contact with USMCL president Sunil Gulati, who told him that the federation would not be ready to make any decisions on the status of the Quakes until after the 2020 World Cup Qualifier.

That will likely mean the US men’s national team will miss out on the 2020 tournament if the Quakers don’t qualify.

But Kaval said Gulati has assured him that he has full faith in the squad and the way they are performing.

Kaval told the Mercury News that Gulati told him the USSF is confident in the team, and that the Quake is “a very close team to qualify.”

He also said that Gulatis confidence is based on the team getting a favorable result in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and not anything else.

While the US’s roster is not quite as impressive as the likes of Brazil, Canada and Mexico, the Quaker’s chances are much improved heading into 2018.

They have the fourth-highest goals scored in MLS, a top-four finish in CONCACaf qualifying and have earned a share of first place in the Western Conference.

The team is also tied for second in the league in points scored, and has five players in the top-15 in MLS in goals scored.

San Jose has been in the midst of a rebuild of sorts, and while the team had some bad luck in the early going, the club’s success has been built on a foundation of solid play.

The Earthquakes’ goal in this offseason was to make a roster shakeup that will lead to a better balance in the midfield.

Kaval told Fox Sports he has been assured the team will make some roster changes.

But he said the team has not made any roster changes for this season.

Kamara also said the Quees have made a commitment to the club to keep the team in San Jose for the foreseeable future, and it appears that is still the case.

The Quakes will not move the team out of the city, and Kaval admitted that he and his staff were still working out the details of the deal.

San Diego Union-Tribune/AP ImagesSan Jose is a big city in the United States.

In addition to its sports fans, the team plays in the city of Santa Clara, which has hosted soccer matches for decades.

But that may change as the team looks to expand in the future.

In addition to the state, Kailas statement mentioned the United Kingdom, where the team could eventually relocate to.

The San Jose team has played in the British capital multiple times in recent years, but Kaval and the Earthquakes did not play in London for the entirety of the 2017 CONCACACAF qualifying campaign.

The Earthquakes are currently third in the West Division of MLS and will look to build on their success this season by making a run to the top of the league.