The Quakes finally returned to league play this past weekend with a road trip to Carson to face the LA Galaxy. Their match at home against Portland was postponed to protest racial injustice and it is now rescheduled for Wednesday September 16 at 7:30pm.
Their return match was marked by the debut of homegrown product 16 year old Cade Cowell and draft pick Tanner Beason from Stanford and SF City. The Quakes got off to a lead with a goal from Vako 11 minutes into the game, only to have the game tied with a Galaxy goal from Daniel Steres 22 minutes later.
The game was even at the half but Cowell finally found the back of the net in the 59th minute. However the chances of getting points on the road became naught with goals from Cristian Pavon from a questionable call from the penalty spot in 72nd minute with Bay Area product Sebastian Lletget getting the game winner 10 minutes later.
The Quakes will remain in the LA area to play LAFC up the road by downtown on Wednesday September 2, while the LA Galaxy will travel to Portland to take on the Timbers. The return leg of the first phase of the resumption of the MLS season will be on Sunday September 13 at 8pm with the California Clasico returning to Earthquakes Stadium.