The Quakes come back to defeat the Seattle Sounders 4-3 to earn their first win of the 2022 campaign under interim coach Alex Covelo. Cristian Espinoza’s hat trick with the third one coming in from the penalty spot during the second half of stoppage time sealed the victory.
The Quakes will now hit the road for a Sunday match against the defending MLS Cup champions New York City FC on Sunday May 1 at 10am, while the Sounders have a CONCACAF Champions League series against UNAM Pumas for the next two Wednesdays on April 27 at Mexico City and May 4 at Seattle. They resume league play on Saturday May 7 at 5:30pm with a road trip to Dallas. The Quakes and Sounders will meet again May 11 at Seattle with the winner advancing in the US Open Cup.