The Quakes played a very spirited game against top ranked Atlanta United FC, only to once again let the lead slip away with a 4-3 loss. Nick Lima and Danny Hoesen accounted for the first half scoring, while Vako added one more in the second half. Chris Wondolowski, as a second half sub for Hoesen, had his goal disallowed only to award the penalty kick to Atlanta for a previously called handball by way of video assisted replay. Hector Villalba opened the scoring for the visitors with his stoppage time goal in the first half. Josef Martinez later scored on the penalty kick in the 70th minute, followed by a strike from Miguel Almiron 3 minutes later. Martinez later sealed the win with his late stoppage time goal.
Facebook series – Quakes v Atlanta United FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes resume play this weekend with a road trip to Los Angeles to meet expansion club LAFC at Banc of California Stadium Saturday September 22 at 12:30pm. Atlanta United returns home from their west coast swing to Colorado and San Jose to play against Real Salt Lake on the same day at Mercedes Benz Stadium.