The Quakes kicked off their 2022 season at home with most social distancing restrictions at PayPal Park lifted from the global pandemic. With their captain Chris Wondolowski retired and Jackson Yueill now leading the helm the team is now faced with forging a new identity and head coach Matias Almeyda in the last year of his deal–the mission for the team is postseason or bust. The home opener was a disappointment with the Quakes losing 3 to 1 to the Red Bulls.
Patryk Klimala opened up the scoring in the waning minutes of the first half but Chofis was able to draw the equalizer at the 69th minute. As of now, he is only expected to stay until June 30 unless his loan can be extended to the remainder of the season.
Unfortunately for Quakes fans, Omir Fernandez gave the Red Bulls the lead again in the 72nd minute with Tom Barlow scoring the insurance goal in stoppage time to give the visitors 3 points on the road.
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The Quakes continue their homestand hosting Columbus on Saturday March 5 at 2:30. The Red Bulls play at Toronto on the same day at 11:00 am PST before their home opener on March 13 against Minnesota at noon.