On a rare Tuesday night match the Quakes hosted Minnesota in what has become a competitive series since the St. Paul based club began league play in 2017. The result was fit to be tied as two early goals, one from each side, resulted in a 1-1 draw.
The Quakes had their share of good luck with an own goal from Bakaye Dibassy of the Loons in the 12th minute–his deflection into the net was the result from a Cristian Espinoza kick. However, the home team’s fortunes turned to bad luck with Nathan being sent off with a red card in the 21st minute. Wil Trapp scored the equalizer one minute later for the vistors and with 10 players the Quakes were able to salvage a point on the road.
More photos from the match can be found on instagram.
The game was marked with Chris Wondolowski coming off the bench as a substitute in the 86th minute–his appearance was his 400th in his illustrious career and he is the first forward to achieve that milestone. The Quakes are now on a nine game unbeaten streak with two wins and seven draws.
Doug and Robert at Soccer Bay Area has the deets.
The Quakes now head on the road to LA to face the Galaxy in their final meeting this year on Friday 7:30pm kickoff, while Minnesota returns home to face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in an afternoon matinee 12:30 PDT kickoff.