Quakes' Bingham nets 90-yard goal in friendly

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Quakes' Bingham nets 90-yard goal in friendly

July 13, 2011MLSSCOREBOARD EARTHQUAKESPAGE

CSNBayArea.com staff
Although unlikely, soccer goalies do score. They are sometimes called upon to take penalty kicks, and you might also see a goalie called into the box for a late-game corner kick header. Rarely, if ever, though, do you see him score from his natural position on the field -- from within his own box. To do it as a rookie in an international friendly makes it all the more remarkable.In a season that has not been full of highlights for the San Jose Earthquakes, Tuesday's match with the West Bromwich Albion provided one of those shining moments.Rookie goalkeeper David Bingham scored a highlight-reel goal from more than 90 yards away, notching one of the Earthquakes' two goals in the 2-1 win. He did it in the third minute of the game.RELATED: Earthquakes fixtures
"I didn't even see it go in," Bingham said. "I hit it and I knew I overhit it, so I just turned around and walked back. And then everyone started yelling ... Sometimes it's good to be lucky."Bingham, 21, possessed an errant pass from West Brom, and from the top of his box, targeted forward Scott Sealy. His punt sailed over Sealy and the last line of defense and bounced in front of West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, skipping over his head and nestling in the back of the net.
"I couldn't believe it," San Jose midfielder Simon Dawkins said. "I thought the referee had stopped the game."The Earthquakes next league fixture is this Saturday, July 16, against the Columbus Crew.

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).