Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News

Elliott Almond

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Elliott:

San Quentin: Protestors demand action as prison outbreak continues

Protesters gathered in front of San Quentin State Prison to draw attention to the coronavirus outbreak that has hit incarcerated people especially hard. → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes taken down again by Minnesota United

The San Jose Earthquakes end their run in the MLS Is Back tournament with loss to the Minnesota United. → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes GM talks Total Football to Wondolowski

General manager Jesse Fioranelli explains how the San Jose Earthquakes' up-tempo style of play is part of a long-term plan. → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes headed to quarterfinals of the MLS tournament

San Jose Earthquakes demolish Real Salt Lake to advance to the quarterfinals of the MLS Is Back tournament in Florida. → Read More

It’s knockout time for San Jose Earthquakes against Real Salt Lake

The San Jose Earthquakes take on Real Salt Lake in the Round of 16 on Monday in the MLS Is Back tournament near Orlando, Florida. → Read More

San Jose protesters keep pushing for policing changes with Sunday rally

South Bay community leaders hold a rally Sunday at San Jose City hall to denounce systematic racism in local policing. → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes learn their next opponent: Real Salt Lake

The San Jose Earthquakes will face wild-card Real Salt Lake on Monday night in the Round of 16 at the MLS Is Back tournament in Florida. → Read More

2026 World Cup: How does the Bay Area rate against other U.S. soccer cities?

Bay Area bidders made their pitch Tuesday to FIFA and U.S. Soccer officials to be one of 10 American cities to host games during the 2026 World Cup. → Read More

CCS announces 2020-21 prep sports calendar; fall practice to start in December

CCS commissioner David Grissom: ‘We landed where the state was, but there was a lot of talk that got us to that point.’ → Read More

Quotes: Bay Area prep coaches, officials, athletes on new CIF sports schedule

Monday’s announcement was expected, but some elements of the CIF’s plan were a surprise. → Read More

Local schools affected after CIF postpones fall sports

Weeks of speculation turned to reality Monday when the California Interscholastic Federation, the state’s governing body for high school athletics, announced that the fall sports season is being de… → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes win Group B by shutting out Chicago Fire

The San Jose Earthquakes are headed to the knockout stage in the MLS Is Back tournament after defeating Chicago. → Read More

Coronavirus: Southern California continues to lead state in new COVID-19 cases

Southern California continued to lead the way over the weekend recording the highest number of new cases of COVID-19. → Read More

Will we see fall prep football? Players hope so, doctors outline specific problems as CIF announcement looms

It’s coming down to the wire for a decision on whether to play and how to do so while minimizing risk. → Read More

SJ Earthquakes have chance to advance in MLS Is Back tournament vs. Chicago

The San Jose Earthquakes meet the Chicago Fire in their Group B final with a chance to advance to the knockout round of the MLS Is Back tournament. → Read More

Coronavirus: Five more positive tests give Cal athletes eight since return to campus

UC Berkeley officials announce that eight of 125 athletes who were tested for COVID-19 had positive results. → Read More

Earthquakes’ big rally leads to 4-3 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps

Shea Salinas scores in stoppage time to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Is Back tournament. → Read More

‘We want more’: Quakes’ Magnus Eriksson not satisfied ahead of match vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

The San Jose Earthquakes face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a Group B game in Florida on Wednesday night in the MLS Is Back tournament. → Read More

Women suspected of spray-painting rocks in popular East Bay park

East Bay park police said they arrested two women, 22, after they were seen spray-painting rocks at popular Little Yosemite in Sunol Regional Wilderness. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alameda County added to state’s watch list for monitoring

Alameda County became California’s 30th county placed on the state’s “watch list because of growing concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic, health officials announce Sunday. → Read More