Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC

Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC

Aug. 1, 2010
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes fell 1-0 to visiting Seattle Sounders FC thanks to Fredy Monteros seventh goal of the campaign. Seattle grabbed the lead in the 26th minute when Sanna Nyassi broke down the sideline and his cross found an unmarked Montero. The Columbian took advantage of the free space and his header beat Jon Busch to give the Sounders the early advantage. That lead was able to stand up as San Jose failed to find the back of the net. The Earthquakes face off against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park at 6 p.m. PT. The game will air live on 1220 KDOW and the MLS Direct Kick package.San Jose Earthquakes (6-5-5) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (7-8-4)July 31, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 10,351 Scoring Summary: SEA Fredy Montero (Sanna Nyassi) 26. Misconduct Summary: SJ Sam Cronin (caution) 15; SJ Ramiro Corrales (caution) 80; SEA Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 91.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Ramiro Corrales, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez (Chris Wondolowski 74), Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald (Arturo Alvarez 46), Sam Cronin, Joey Gjertsen, Scott Sealy (Ryan Johnson 46), Cornell Glen.Statistics: Shots: 8; Shots on Goal: 2; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 8; Corners: 5. Seattle Sounders FC Kasey Keller, James Riley, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke (Tyrone Marshall 46), Leo Gonzalez, Sanna Nyassi, Nathan Sturgis, Osvaldo Alonso, Steve Zakuani (Alvaro Fernandez 69), Fredy Montero, Blaise Nkufo (Nate Jaqua 86). Statistics: Shots: 9; Shots on Goal: 7; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 4; Corners: 6. QUOTES SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the result:Im disappointed. I thought it was definitely our worst performance this season, including Real Salt Lake. From the whistle it just didnt seem like we had any idea or any scrap in us so it was really disappointing. I like to give players a chance and the players that come out arent necessarily playing badly; some guys just look good at training so you give them a shot. The players have to take it and earn their right to play. On what went wrong:Im just disappointed from the whole club side of this, its a massive game and we just lay down and die really. Especially in the first half it didnt look like we had any cohesion at all. We worked hard all week, talked about what we want to do with the ball and all the things that go into playing well and Im just disappointed. You have to give Seattle some credit, theyre a good side, they play well and defensively they were solid. We just didnt move the ball correctly and we were reacting to everything and not anticipating. Our counterattack seems a bit better away from home, but when we come home weve got to do it as well.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER IKE OPARA On what the team can take from this game heading into next weeks game at Colorado:We need to put a full match together, to keep the intensity up from the first whistle to the final one. Thats what I think were going to have to focus on. It just shows that in the second half when we bring the intensity, we can play with just about anyone. Hopefully next week we get the result.On the goal by Fredy Montero:We allowed Fredy Montero too much time to turn and that was my fault. After he laid the ball off he made a run to the middle and Sam Cronin and I just didnt track and thats inexcusable in the box. You have to live and learn.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER SAM CRONIN On how the team puts the loss behind it:Thats the only choice we have. Theres still a lot of season left. It was still an important game for us but we still have a lot to play for so we have to put it behind us, get ourselves ready for Colorado.On what the team can take from this game:Probably that we cant just show up and expect to win games. Home or away we have to have that mentality and we really cant afford going into a game with that mentality and have a great team jump on you like that. Well make it better for the next time. -- Courtesy San Jose Earthquakes Media Services

Earthquakes hand FC Dallas first loss of season, win 1-0

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Earthquakes hand FC Dallas first loss of season, win 1-0

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FRISCO, Texas -- Jahmir Hyka scored on a spectacular move in the 81st minute and the San Jose Earthquakes handed FC Dallas its first loss of the season, 1-0 on Saturday night.

Hyka took a pass from Marco Urena and touched the ball straight up over defender Matt Hedges as he raced by before putting the ball in off the post for his third goal.

David Bingham made three difficult saves for his fifth shutout, the 25th in his seven seasons with San Jose (5-4-4). The Earthquakes, who played Wednesday night, had just one win in their previous 12 road games and had been shutout six times and outscored by 13.

Hyka's goal also ended a string in which Chris Wondolowski had scored or assisted on the last seven Quakes goals.

Dallas (5-1-4) was unbeaten in its previous eight games with San Jose, outscoring the Quakes 12-4 with five clean sheets.

Dallas dominated most of the game with 62.3 percent possession and Jesse Gonzalez only made one save.

 

 

Late Wondolowski equalizer keeps Quakes unbeaten at home

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Late Wondolowski equalizer keeps Quakes unbeaten at home

It’s been a season of inconsistencies for the San Jose Earthquakes. But one thing that has been certain is that in San Jose, at Avaya Stadium, the Quakes are pretty close to unbeatable. 

And they continued that trend Wednesday night thanks in large part to Tommy Thompson and Chris Wondolowski, who combined for a goal in the game’s 83rd minute to salvage a 1-1 draw.

In six home matches, the Earthquakes are 3-0-3. 

The equalizer came less than three minutes after Carlos Rivas had put Orlando on top with a goal from inside the 18-yard box. 

But it was then that head coach Dominic Kinnear reached to his bench for Thompson. 

The late substitution paid off not too long after when a Jahmir Hyka corner found its way over to Thompson just outside the penalty area. The midfielder put the ball on frame and as it was going wide, Wondolowski was there to poke the ball home. 

The goal was the fifth of the season for Wondolowski. It was also Thompson’s first point for the big club since signing San Jose’s first ever Homegrown Player contract. 

David Bingham made a huge save on Brazilian international Kaka in stoppage time to keep the game drawn. 

Turning point: You have to look to Kinnear’s substitution in the 82nd minute that brought on Thompson. The midfielder is known for his creativity on the ball, but had yet to turn that into production for the Quakes since signing his contract. On Wednesday, his first point could not have come at a bigger time. Thompson’s first point came in his 57th game with the club.  

Man of the match: Bingham has played lights out at Avaya in 2017. And when the game opened up in the last 10 minutes, it was his save that kept on Kaka that preserved the unbeaten record at home and a much deserved point for the home squad.  

Injury update: Quakes fans got some bad news before the start of Wednesday’s game when the team announced Harold Cummings, a big offseason acquisition at center back, is out of the season. The Costa Rican international suffered a foot injury while in his San Jose home. The blow is huge for the Quakes, who are already thin defensively.

Booked: Orlando: Leo Pereira (yellow, 25’); San Jose: Anibal Godoy (yellow, 44’), Marco Ureña (yellow, 62’), Nick Lima (yellow, 68’), Darwin Ceren (yellow, 70’). 

Up next: The Earthquakes head to Texas to face FC Dallas on Saturday. While the Quakes are unbeaten at home, their fortunes change significantly on the road. They’ll try to turn that around against a tough Dallas team.