Quakes Fall 2-0 to Red Bulls on Henry's First Goal

Quakes Fall 2-0 to Red Bulls on Henry's First Goal

Aug. 28, 2010

HARRISON, N.J. Dane Richards bagged a goal and an assist to Thierry Henry, who scored his first MLS goal as the New York Red Bulls authoritatively dispatched the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.For Henry, playing in his sixth MLS match, it was a very activenight as the French superstar constantly was active in the attackingthird and proved to be a handful for the Earthquakes back line.The match started strong for New York, who saw the field tilt in thedirection of their attack early and often. The Red Bulls firstopportunity came in the third minute when a searching cross down theleft flank found an on-rushing Richards, who shot just wide. Eight minutes later, following two beautiful cutback moves down theleft flank, Rafa Mrquez served a right-footed ball into the box thatwas headed away by the Earthquakes Brandon McDonald. The ball fell to Henry about 10 yards away but his soft effort was cleared off the line by Tim Ward.Following a Juan Pablo Angel shot in the 19th minute that forced San Joses Jon Buschinto a solid save, Henry nearly had his first league goal two minuteslater, but he squandered an ngel cross into the penalty area. Henryseffort beat Busch, but not the post.San Jose had few chances in the first 45 minutes. In the 25th minute, Cornell Glen was sent a ball that beat the New York back line and allowed him in alone on Bouna Coundoulin New Yorks goal. But the striker pushed his effort wide right ofgoal. Another good opportunity came 10 minutes later from Glen, but hiscontested shot yards in front of goal went wide again.The strong start looked like it would amount to nothing for NewYork, but in first-half stoppage time, the Red Bulls took the lead.Taking a ball headed back to him by Joel Lindpere,midfielder Richards trapped it outside the penalty area and danced hisway through two San Jose defenders before sidestepping Busch in goaland tapping the ball into an open net. It was the Jamaicaninternational's first goal of the season.The Red Bulls nearly doubled the lead four minutes after halftime. Taking a Roy Millercross from the left flank, Henry back-heeled an effort from a dozenyards out and his audacious effort forced Busch into a sprawling save.ngel pounced on the rebound but, despite a nearly open goal, smashedhis effort off the post. Just three minutes later, Henry chipped an effort onto goal thatforced Busch to push the effort over the crossbar athletically. On theensuing corner kick, Mrquez pounced on a loose ball and powered theeffort just inches wide of goal.All the energy and momentum once again paid off when, in the 63rdminute, the wait finally ended for Henry. Following some good work downthe right flank, Richards found some separation and poked in a nicecross towards the penalty spot. Controlling the ball with his instep,Henry slammed a shot home into the bottom right corner of the goal forhis first league tally in league play.The Earthquakes never seemed destined to score, even with a good chance in the 78th minute when a Bobby Convey cross towards Glen was somehow poked away by Tim Ream at the last minute. San Jose's insertion of Designated Player Geovanni in the 55th minute did little to spark the Quakes'offense as the dominance of the New York midfield in supplying qualitychances throughout the night proved too much for the visitors to handle.Scoring Summary:NY -- Dane Richards 1 (Joel Lindpere 4) 46
NY -- Thierry Henry 1 (Dane Richards 3, Chris Albright 2) 63Misconduct Summary:SJ -- Bobby Burling (caution; Reckless Foul) 6
NY -- Dane Richards (caution; Dissent) 38
SJ -- Bobby Convey (caution; Dissent) 56
NY -- Joel Lindpere (caution; Reckless Foul) 75
NY -- Tony Tchani (caution; Reckless Foul) 81
Lineups:San Jose Earthquakes -- Jon Busch, Tim Ward, Bobby Burling, Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald, Arturo Alvarez, Sam Cronin (Ryan Johnson 78), Khari Stephenson, Joey Gjertsen (Geovanni 55), Chris Wondolowski (Omar Jasseh 63), Cornell Glen.Substitutes Not Used: Steven Beitashour, Brad Ring, Scott Sealy, Alex Horwath.New York Red Bulls -- Bouna Coundoul, Chris Albright, Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Roy Miller, Dane Richards, Rafael Marquez, Tony Tchani (Seth Stammler 84), Joel Lindpere, Thierry Henry (Salou Ibrahim 88), Juan Pablo Angel (Macoumba Kandji 72).Substitutes Not Used: Danleigh Borman, Mike Petke, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Greg Sutton.Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee's Assistants: Philippe Briere; Jason Cullum
4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 80 degrees
Attendance: 21,859

Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings


Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

The San Jose Earthquakes completed their participation in the 2017 MLS Superdraft with a nod to local soccer talent.

A couple of days after selecting a pair of midfielders in rounds one and two, the Quakes chose winger Christian Thierjung from the University of California with their third-round selection.

Thierjung joins Nick Lima, San Jose’s second-ever homegrown signing, as offseason moves that involve Golden Bears.

Thierjung, 22, goes to the Quakes after four seasons at Cal, where he appeared in 73 games, tallying 27 goals and seven assists.

As a senior, Thierjung was named First-Team All-Pac-12, Third Team All-Far West Region and Second-Team Academic All-Pac-12. He was selected First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-Far West Region in 2015.

Thierjung also played for the Quakes' PDL affiliate Burlingame Dragons FC during the 2016 season, tallying two goals in five total appearances.

With their fourth-round selection, the Quakes took Auden Schilder, the 22-year-old goalkeeper from the University of Washington.

Schilder was selected Second Team All-Pac-12 Conference and Second Team All-Far West Region in 2016 after surrendering just 18 goals in 20 appearances and posting five shutouts.

During rounds one and two, the Quakes selected Generation Adidas midfielder Jackson Yueill with the No. 6 overall selection and University of South Florida midfielder Lindo Mfeka.

Also making local soccer news, Thierjung’s teammate on Burlingame Dragons FC, three-year captain Joshua Smith, was selected in the fourth round by the New England Revolution. Smith also captained the University of San Francisco.

On Tuesday, San Jose announced the signings of Marvell Wynne and Tommy Thompson. Per league rules, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Thompson, 21, became the Earthquakes' first-ever homegrown player signing in 2014, following one season at Indiana University where he was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. He’s yet to score a point in an MLS match.

Wynne has appeared in 301 games during his 11-year MLS career, recording two goals and 21 assists. He was an invaluable member of a Quakes team that was hit hard by injuries in 2016.

Wynne helped the Colorado Rapids win MLS Cup in 2010. He has also represented the United States National Team and was a starter during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

Day 1 of MLS 2017 Superdraft: Quakes take pair of midfielders

The San Jose Earthquakes began their 2017 draft by taking a UCLA Bruin. And if he pans out to play anything like the player he emulates his game around, the Quakes might have themselves a true superstar. 

Jackson Yueill, a midfielder, was selected by the Quakes with the sixth pick in the 2017 Superdraft. Yueill, who models his game around FC Barcelona and Spanish National Team legend Andres Iniesta, is a Generation Adidas Signing for the Earthquakes.

"I'm super excited," Yueill said. "I love the west coast. I'm excited to move to San Jose. It's a really good environment with the team and the fans. I've heard great things. I'm excited to try and bring another cup to San Jose." 

The UCLA product played in 40 games during his college career, scoring nine goals and notching 17 assists during those contests. His 11 assists in 2016 led the Pac-12. 

Considered a high-upside player, Yueill joins the Quakes in what already is a pretyt stacked midfield. "I see myself as an 8," Yueill said of his fit in the MLS game. "A box-to-box midfielder who can get into the attacking zone and create goal scoring opportunities." 

Yueill was named to back-to-back NSCAA First Team All-Far West Region and First Team All-Pacific 12 Conference teams. He has represented the United States on the U-20 team.

As a member of Generation Adidas, Yueill's salary will not count against salary cap. 

"I'm a player that loves to learn," Yueill said. "It's always great to come to a team where the coach believes in you."

With the 28th pick of the draft, the Earthquakes selected another midfielder -- Lindo Mfeka of the University of South Florida. 

A four-year player with the Bulls, Mfeka scored 16 goals and notched 18 assists in his college career. 

Mfeka is a two-time First Team member of the All-American Athletic Conference. He was born in Durban, South Africa.

Day 2 of the MLS Superdraft will happen via conference call next Tuesday. The Quakes have two picks remaining -- the 50th and 72nd overall selections. 

Rounding out local Superdraft News: Two members of the Quakes' Premier Development League affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC, were selected in Day 1. Brian Nana-Sinkam (Stanford) was selected by the MLS-champion Seattle Sounders and Brian Wright (Vermont) went to the New England Revolution.