Earthquakes Capture Sacramento Cup in PKs

June 13, 2010, 5:02 am
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June 12, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 6-5 penalty-kick shootout win after battling Chivas USA to a scoreless draw for 90 minutes in the inaugural Sacramento Cup hosted at Raley Field.Jon Busch kept a clean sheet and made a kick save on Chivas USA keeper Dan Kennedy during the shootout to spark San Jose in the win. The back four of Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara, Bobby Burling and Justin Morrow kept Busch's net tidy, allowing just one shot on goal.Both sides converted the their first five attempts. Chris Wondolowski, Ramiro Corrales, Javier Robles, Ryan Johnson and Ramon Sanchez lined up for San Jose's five while Gerson Mayen, Carlos Borja, Maicon Santos, Michael Umana and Jose Macotelo made good for Chivas USA. Jason Hernandez scored the decisive tally after Busch's save to win the Sacramento Cup.In a largely defensive stalemate, both teams kept a close eye on the area, allowing only Chukwudi Chijindu's slow-rolling dribbler that was easily scooped up by Busch. Other than that, Busch was unchallenged for most of the night.Beitashour and Johnson picked up cautions for San Jose. Cuesta also drew yellow for Chivas USA after tussling with Johnson in the 82nd minute.San Jose will return to MLS regular season action on June 25 at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium.San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
June 12, 2010 Raley Field
Attendance: 7,134Scoring Summary: NonePenalty Kicks: CHV Gerson Mayen (goal), Carlos Borja (goal), Maicon Santos (goal), Michael Umana (goal), Jose Macotelo (goal), Dan Kennedy (save); SJ Chris Wondolowski (goal), Ramiro Corrales (goal), Javier Robles (goal), Ryan Johnson (goal), Ramon Sanchez (goal), Jason Hernandez (goal).Misconduct Summary: CHV Mariano Trujillo (caution) 37; SJ Steven Beitashour (caution) 35; CHV Gerson Mayen (caution) 82; SJ Ryan Johnson (caution) 82.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara (Jason Hernandez 72), Justin Morrow, Omar Jasseh (Ramiro Corrales 72), Ramon Sanchez, Brad Ring, Javier Robles, Arturo Alvarez (Chris Wondolowski 72), Ryan Johnson.Statistics: Shots 4; Shots on Goal 0; Saves 1; Fouls 7; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 4. Chivas USA Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 46), Mariano Trujillo (Jorge Flores 46), Michael Umana, Dario Delgado, Carlos Borja, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 46), Osael Romero (Jose Macotelo 46), Blair Gaven (Ben Zemanski 46), Jesus Padilla (Gerson Mayen 46), Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 46), Maykel Galindo (Chukwudi Chijindu 46). Statistics: Shots 9; Shots on Goal 1; Saves 0; Fouls 16; Offsides 3; Corner Kicks 3. Quotes SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the win:
It was a good, competitive game, and I think that anytime you can have that in our break its a good thing. I thought we did well, especially defensively with a clean sheet. To come out on top in a shootout and win the Cup was great. I was pleased with our demeanor tonight; I thought it was very positive.Looking forward:
We will have a couple more days off, and then we will get back to work on Wednesday and really look to come out of the gates strong in Salt Lake, which is a tough place to play. We will try to get a good start again, and try to win the game. They are coming off of the break as well, and we hope to catch them and get a good result. I feel that we are poised to be a good team and hopefully that will be proven on that Friday night.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCHOn the result:
Its important that we won the game. We want to build a winning mentality here in the locker room and it doesnt matter if it is a friendly, a regular season game, or a US Open Cup game, it doesnt matter. We just want to have that consistency, and thats what Frank (Yallop) and the coaching staff have been looking for, and thats what we did tonight. It wasnt easy, but we dug in, and credit the guys in front of me, they did a great job.On the penalty shootout:
Dan (Kennedy) put one right down the middle for me. Penalty kicks are tricky, and sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you dont. You have to credit both teams, I thought that every penalty kick up until that one was taken very well. I dont know if I would have gone the right way on any of them if I would have come up with the save, they were that well taken. I knew Dan was probably going to hit it hard, because thats what goalkeepers do, and luckily it was close enough for me to get a touch to it.

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