I’m gonna preface this by saying how much I respect the San Jose Ultras and what they have done for the club. They are some of the most loyal and long suffering Quakes fans, but I think it’s time to discuss the serious problems that have been developing for years. The reality is that our main supporters group is among the smallest in the league and has fallen in numbers from about 250-500 circa 2012 to 50-100 now. No matter how passionate they are, the Ultras can’t hope to compete with the likes of Atlanta, LAFC and Portland in terms of noise just in the shear difference in terms of numbers. For me the problems are the following: 1) Difficulty to obtain tickets. In order to get tickets in the Ultras section you generally have to email the capo and use PayPal which is more difficult and discrete than other groups that sell through the club or on their own website. 2) Reputation. From what I understand, many Quakes fans see the Ultras as exclusive and even antagonist. This makes them much less likely to want to join in. 3) Lack of funds. Since the Ultras don’t take club money and have so few members they can’t do as many elaborate tifos any more. 4) Marketing (or lack thereof.) The Ultras only really market through their main social media accounts. I’ve only once seen them hand out flyers and never seen them post on forums such as Quakes reddit or big soccer. It’s clear that we need more numbers and louder support. So what should the Ultras do to accomplish this? Or do we need another main SG?