Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski said Sporting Kansas City’s 1-0 victory over San Jose was not a pretty game for either side.
There are physical games and there are physical games, but this one left players scattered across icy Sporting Park like blindfold ice skaters. This was an ugly game of soccer, it was something that was almost as difficult to watch as it must have been to actually play.
San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City both came back from Mexico this week after grueling games that put each of them out of CONCACAF CL. Kansas City suffered a 5-1 defeat, while the Quakes lost a penalty shootout. It’s a long road from from the heat and elevation of Mexico to the freezing plains of the Midwest.