Playoff-Bound Quakes Fall 1-0 to Houston

Playoff-Bound Quakes Fall 1-0 to Houston

Oct. 16, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Their dreams of qualifying for a fifthconsecutive postseason since moving to Texas may be long dead, but the Houston Dynamo are not willing to mail in the remainder of their 2010 schedule.Houston defender Andrew Hainault scored with a diving header in the 23rd minute and Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric posted a shutout in his MLS debut as the former San Jose Earthquakes beat the current Quakes 1-0 on Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium.It was a second win in the space of four matches for Houston(8-15-6), who had been on a 2-11-5 slide since May 22, and allowed themto leapfrog Chivas USAand out of last place in the Western Conference. A victory in theirseason finale at home against Seattle would provide Houston a nice bitof momentum to carry into 2011.San Jose (12-9-7) lost for the second time in as many home games,and despite clinching a postseason berth with two weekends to spare,their performance against Houston on Saturday night was hardlyplayoff-worthy.Quakes coach Frank Yallop said earlier in the week that his foremostgoal for his teams final three matches was to avoid having anystarters get injured. That made things all the more frightening for SanJose in the first minute of the match when Houstons Corey Ashe fed a cross from the left wing to the edge of the Quakes six-yard box and keeper Jon Busch took an inadvertent boot to the head from Dynamo forward Cam Weaver.Weavers studs caused a laceration to Buschs left earlobe that bled quickly and profusely enough for Dynamo forward Dominic Oduroto call for a trainer. The game was delayed for seven minutes whileBusch had his head swathed in bandages and changed to a fresh jersey,but he continued in net.Busch could do nothing to keep out Hainaults diving header, which came off a corner kick by Brad Davis in the 23rd minute. The ball buzzed over the head of Quakes midfielder Bobby Convey, who was stationed at the near post, and rippled the roof of the net.That was hardly the Dynamos only bite at the apple. Davis, racing onto a loose pass from Sam Cronin,beat Busch from 35 yards but banged his shot off the left post in the37th minute. Weaver followed up in a matter of seconds with a freeheader from 10 yards that Busch did well to parry over the crossbar.Oduro had a free run at goal in the 66th minute after Ramiro Corrales making his first appearance since Aug. 7 and Geovanni conspired toturn the ball over in the Quakes defensive third, but Busch chargedout and body-blocked Oduros attempt from 12 yards. It marked Busch'sthird stop of an Oduro shot on goal in the second half.With Tally Hall slowed by a high ankle sprain and Pat Onstadnursing a hand injury, Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear tapped thehomegrown Deric to man the nets on Saturday. The 22-year-old product ofthe Dynamo Academy became the firsthomegrown player to start an MLS game for Houston.The Quakes did not test Deric much, however, barely putting the ballon net and forcing Deric to make only three saves on the night. Dericbriefly bobbled his first touch, on a 30-yard rip from Chris Wondolowski in the 28th minute, but did well to cleanly hold a couple of second-half drives from Arturo Alvarez.San Jose did penetrate Houstons defense periodically with longballs ahead and passes back to cutting teammates, but on multipleoccasions, Houston defender Mike Chabala broke up the play with deft touches.Bobby Convey's 15-yard shot in second-half injury time glanced offthe outside of the near post. And Wondolowski almost forced a tie withthe final touch of the match, but his volley from 30 yardsoutparachuted just over the crossbar as the whistle sounded.

New acquisitions shine as Quakes end preseason with win over USL's Republic

New acquisitions shine as Quakes end preseason with win over USL's Republic

The San Jose Earthquakes concluded their 2017 preseason campaign with a 4-1 win against Sacramento Republic FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Shea Salinas, Simon Dawkins, Jahmir Hyka and Danny Hoesen each scored for the Earthquakes in the victory to give San Jose a 6-1-2 record in preseason play.

In the 14th minute, Salinas gave the Earthquakes a 1-0 advantage when he one-timed Tommy Thompson's cross into the back of the net. In the buildup to the goal, Nick Lima threw the ball in and found fellow Homegrown player Thompson on the right side of the six-yard box. With one touch, Thompson crossed the ball to Salinas who made no mistake with his finish.

Republic FC equalized the match in the 54th minute with a penalty from Sammy Ochoa after Anibal Godoy was called for a handball in the box.

The Earthquakes regained the lead in the 66th minute when Dawkins sent a powerful low shot into the bottom left corner of Sacramento's goal from the top of the 18-yard box after receiving a through pass from Darwin Ceren.

After entering the match at halftime, Hyka made the game 3-1 in the 79th minute, finishing Godoy's cross with one touch.

Hoesen concluded the scoring for the Quakes in first minute of stoppage time after he dribbled past the Sacramento defense and sent the ball across the goal into the bottom right corner to make the final score 4-1.

"It was good," said Quakes defender and second-ever Homegrown signing Nick Lima, who started Saturday. "It was obviously our first time in the preseason in the stadium. It was good to get out there with our starters and I think we finished the way we wanted to. There's obviously a lot of improvement that we need to do, but now we have a week just to focus on Montreal. That was the ultimate goal from the beginning of preseason to get ready for that game and I think we took a step in the right direction."

The Earthquakes will start the 2017 MLS Regular Season next Saturday, March 4, at 6:45 p.m. against the Montreal Impact.

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Earthquakes acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth

Earthquakes acquire Danny Hoesen and Florian Jungwirth

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has acquired Dutch forward Danny Hoesen on a season-long loan, with an option to buy, using Targeted Allocation Money and signed German defender/midfielder Florian Jungwirth using Targeted Allocation Money, pending receipt of P-1 Visas and ITC.

Hoesen, 26, most recently played for FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie. Since joining FC Groningen ahead of the 2014-15 season, Hoesen has tallied 15 goals and five assists in 72 appearances, including four goals in 12 matches so far this season. He helped the club win the 2014-15 KNVB Cup, the Dutch version of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

"Danny Hoesen gives us a player with a strong frame that is tall, but also has a fast pace," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. "He can attack the space in counter-attack situations. He can also work in tandem with whichever striker will be supporting him. He's a player that comes from very attack-minded football in Holland and will be the perfect striker to give us an additional element in the box that we may have been missing."

Hoesen began his professional career with Fortuna Sittard of the Dutch second division, before joining English side Fulham FC in 2008 at the age of 17. Playing with Fulham's U-23 side, Hoesen spent time on loan with HJK Helsinki of the Finnish first division in 2010, helping the club win the league title, and later his former club Fortuna Sittard (2011-12) before returning to England in June of 2012. He scored four goals in 10 total appearances for Fulham's youth side.

In August of 2012, Hoesen was transferred to Dutch powerhouse Ajax. Over the next season and a half, Hoesen scored 13 goals and added six assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for the first team, while also scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for the club's U-21 squad. He helped Ajax win the 2012-13 league title and the 2013 Johan Cruyff Shield. Hoesen also appeared in five UEFA Champions League matches against Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona and AC Milan, scoring goals against Dortmund and Barcelona.

He then joined Greek first division side PAOK Thessaloniki on loan in January of 2014 and finished the season with one goal and two assists. Hoesen was then transferred from Ajax to FC Groningen in July of 2014 where he remained until signing with San Jose.

Internationally, Hoesen has made 13 total appearances for the Netherlands at various youth levels, scoring three goals.

Jungwirth, 28, joins the Earthquakes after two and a half seasons with SV Darmstadt 98 of the German Bundesliga. He made 63 appearances for Darmstadt, recording three assists, and helped the club earn promotion from the 2. Bundesliga to the top flight with a second place finish in 2014-15.

"Florian is capable of playing all defensive positions. He came up through the German National Team system and won the European Cup with them," said Fioranelli. "He grew up as a central defender, on both the right and the left. He was later moved to defensive midfield because he is a player that has a strong presence and is very logical and careful when it comes to possession and build-up situations. He is a player that has a lot of heart and has been very much liked on every team that he's played for because he will fight for his teammates and is a natural leader."

Jungwirth began his career at the youth ranks of TSV 1860 Munich. After making 33 appearances for the club's U-19 side, he earned his way onto the club's reserve squad, TSV 1860 Munich II, where he tallied three assists in 48 games played.

In January of 2010, he was transferred to Dynamo Dresden of the 2. Bundesliga, where he remained for three and a half seasons. During his time with Dresden, Jungwirth made 97 appearances and recorded two assists.

Ahead of the 2013-14 season, Jungwirth moved to VfL Bochum, also of the 2. Bundesliga. During his one season with the club, he scored one goal in 30 appearances with the first team and two goals in four appearances with the club's reserve side. Jungwirth then signed with Darmstadt in September of 2014.

Internationally, Jungwirth has made 44 appearances for Germany at various youth levels from U-16 to U-20, scoring two goals.

"I think both guys have a strong background coming from top leagues overseas and will help on both sides of the ball," said Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear. "Our expectation is that Danny will score goals and Florian will provide a solid presence on the backline."

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