Earthquakes Take Down First Place Red Bulls

Earthquakes Take Down First Place Red Bulls

May 8, 2010EARTHQUAKES PAGE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. TheSan Jose Earthquakes won their third consecutive home game 4-0 on Saturdaynight at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Quakes got a first-half goal from Ryan Johnsonand second-half goals from Joey Gjertsen, his first with the Earthquakes, ChrisWondolowski and Bobby Burling. Wondolowski has now scored in four straightgames. The win marked the Quakes third consecutive shutout at home.San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-0) vs. New York Red Bulls (5-2-0)May 8, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 9,711Scoring Summary: SJ Ryan Johnson (Bobby Convey, Chris Wondolowski) 44;Joey Gjertsen (Ryan Johnson, Bobby Convey) 54; SJ Chris Wondolowski (RamiroCorrales, Ryan Johnson) 77; SJ Bobby Burling (Bobby Convey 85); BobbyBurling (Bobby Convey) 85.Misconduct Summary: NY Tony Tchani (caution) 4; NY Luke Sassano(ejection) 13; SJ Bobby Convey (caution) 43.San Jose Earthquakes -- Joe Cannon, Ramiro Corrales, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Burling,Chris Leitch, Bobby Convey, Andre Luiz, Brandon McDonald, Joey Gjertsen, RyanJohnson (Scott Sealy 85), Chris Wondolowski. (Cornell Glen 85).Statistics: Shots15; Shots on Goal 8; Saves 2; Fouls 8; Offsides 5; Corner Kicks 5. New York Red Bulls -- Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller (Danleigh Borman67), Mike Petke, Tim Ream, Luke Sassano, Seth Stammler, Tony Tchani (SinisaUbiparipovic 75), Joel Lindpere, Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Salou Ibrahim(Jeremy Hall 58).Statistics: Shots8; Shots on Goal 2; Saves 4; Fouls 5; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 3.

Quotes SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn game:Obviously a great home winfor us and scoring four goals at home is important. The red card to themobviously makes a difference in the match, and sometimes you dont tendto play well when that happens, but I think this was our best game. Our ballmovement and desire to win the ball back was terrific. The way we playedtonight is exactly how I want us to play. On goals:Four goals on the scoreboardalways looks like a hammering, but its just a game of football where wemanaged to finish up our chances. Scoring is important, but winning iswhats really important. A fournil win is just the same as aonenil win, but it gives us confidence. Ryan (Johnson) and Wondo (ChrisWondolowski) have a great partnership going, both got one, and they deservedit.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD RYAN JOHNSONOn first goal of2010: It was one of the best goalswe scored all year as a team, great buildup, thats the stuff you work onin practice. It was nice to actually have those things translate to the gameand work out.On the result:This is a statement. We havenothing but playoffs on our mind, and it all starts right here at thebeginning. You cant put yourself in a hole. We are doing what we can toget the points when we need to get them, and not take our foot off thepedal.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKIOn his fourthstraight game with a goal:That was a great buildup. Iowe that one to my teammates. I believe the ball went from Bobby (Convey) toRyan Johnson, who played a perfect ball to Ramiro (Corrales), and then he putit on a platter for me. All I had to do was just tap it in.On the teamsmomentum:It was so huge to get a wintonight. I thought our team played really well. We were able to move the balland finish our opportunities. I feel we have the confidence and belief that wecan get three points against just about anyone. I think we are really playingwell right now, and it all starts with our defense. We have three shutouts inour last four matches and we cant really complain about that.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER BOBBY CONVEYOn his three assists:I wasjust doing my job, we had a lot of guys in the right places and they finishedtheir opportunities. It was good to get those goals, and important to get thiswin.On the first goal at the end of the first half:Obviously with the red card, we had much of thepossession in the first half, but we were getting a little frustrated with thembecause they were just sitting back. It is the perfect time to score at the endof a half because its a positive for us and a negative for them. Itworked out well, and the second goal early in the second half killed the gameoff.

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

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

BOX SCORE

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

BOX SCORE

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.

 

GAME SUMMARY

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.

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Lineups

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).