Earthquakes Capture Sacramento Cup in PKs

Earthquakes Capture Sacramento Cup in PKs

June 12, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 6-5 penalty-kick shootout win after battling Chivas USA to a scoreless draw for 90 minutes in the inaugural Sacramento Cup hosted at Raley Field.Jon Busch kept a clean sheet and made a kick save on Chivas USA keeper Dan Kennedy during the shootout to spark San Jose in the win. The back four of Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara, Bobby Burling and Justin Morrow kept Busch's net tidy, allowing just one shot on goal.Both sides converted the their first five attempts. Chris Wondolowski, Ramiro Corrales, Javier Robles, Ryan Johnson and Ramon Sanchez lined up for San Jose's five while Gerson Mayen, Carlos Borja, Maicon Santos, Michael Umana and Jose Macotelo made good for Chivas USA. Jason Hernandez scored the decisive tally after Busch's save to win the Sacramento Cup.In a largely defensive stalemate, both teams kept a close eye on the area, allowing only Chukwudi Chijindu's slow-rolling dribbler that was easily scooped up by Busch. Other than that, Busch was unchallenged for most of the night.Beitashour and Johnson picked up cautions for San Jose. Cuesta also drew yellow for Chivas USA after tussling with Johnson in the 82nd minute.San Jose will return to MLS regular season action on June 25 at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium.San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
June 12, 2010 Raley Field
Attendance: 7,134Scoring Summary: NonePenalty Kicks: CHV Gerson Mayen (goal), Carlos Borja (goal), Maicon Santos (goal), Michael Umana (goal), Jose Macotelo (goal), Dan Kennedy (save); SJ Chris Wondolowski (goal), Ramiro Corrales (goal), Javier Robles (goal), Ryan Johnson (goal), Ramon Sanchez (goal), Jason Hernandez (goal).Misconduct Summary: CHV Mariano Trujillo (caution) 37; SJ Steven Beitashour (caution) 35; CHV Gerson Mayen (caution) 82; SJ Ryan Johnson (caution) 82.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara (Jason Hernandez 72), Justin Morrow, Omar Jasseh (Ramiro Corrales 72), Ramon Sanchez, Brad Ring, Javier Robles, Arturo Alvarez (Chris Wondolowski 72), Ryan Johnson.Statistics: Shots 4; Shots on Goal 0; Saves 1; Fouls 7; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 4. Chivas USA Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 46), Mariano Trujillo (Jorge Flores 46), Michael Umana, Dario Delgado, Carlos Borja, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 46), Osael Romero (Jose Macotelo 46), Blair Gaven (Ben Zemanski 46), Jesus Padilla (Gerson Mayen 46), Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 46), Maykel Galindo (Chukwudi Chijindu 46). Statistics: Shots 9; Shots on Goal 1; Saves 0; Fouls 16; Offsides 3; Corner Kicks 3. Quotes SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the win:
It was a good, competitive game, and I think that anytime you can have that in our break its a good thing. I thought we did well, especially defensively with a clean sheet. To come out on top in a shootout and win the Cup was great. I was pleased with our demeanor tonight; I thought it was very positive.Looking forward:
We will have a couple more days off, and then we will get back to work on Wednesday and really look to come out of the gates strong in Salt Lake, which is a tough place to play. We will try to get a good start again, and try to win the game. They are coming off of the break as well, and we hope to catch them and get a good result. I feel that we are poised to be a good team and hopefully that will be proven on that Friday night.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCHOn the result:
Its important that we won the game. We want to build a winning mentality here in the locker room and it doesnt matter if it is a friendly, a regular season game, or a US Open Cup game, it doesnt matter. We just want to have that consistency, and thats what Frank (Yallop) and the coaching staff have been looking for, and thats what we did tonight. It wasnt easy, but we dug in, and credit the guys in front of me, they did a great job.On the penalty shootout:
Dan (Kennedy) put one right down the middle for me. Penalty kicks are tricky, and sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you dont. You have to credit both teams, I thought that every penalty kick up until that one was taken very well. I dont know if I would have gone the right way on any of them if I would have come up with the save, they were that well taken. I knew Dan was probably going to hit it hard, because thats what goalkeepers do, and luckily it was close enough for me to get a touch to it.

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes


HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.

Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.

It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.

Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).

Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution


FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.

Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.



San Jose 0 0—0
New England 0 0—0

First half_None.

Second half_None.

Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.

Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.

Referee_Hilario Grajeda.



San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).

New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).