Quakes v Galaxy

For the first time in the MLS era the Quakes home opener was against the Galaxy.  The match was in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the team’s founding in 1974 as a member of the NASL and in that era that incarnation of the Quakes played against the LA Aztecs.

However the visitors played spoiler and crashed the party as they defeated the Quakes 3 to 1.   Three successive goals from Joseph Paintsil (18th minute), Dejan Joveljić (43rd minute), and an early second half goal from Riqui Puig (48the minute) were enough to seal the win.

Former Galaxy player Preston Judd had the lone Quakes tally with his 70th minute goal.

Our photo album is here:


Next up for the Quakes will be another home match against Vancouver on March 9 at 7:30 pm PT, while the Galaxy will continue on the road at Nashville on Sunday March 10 at 1pm PT.  Of note:  the Quakes will wear their white NASL themed 2024 jerseys for the next two home games this month.