We were in the stands for this match so the summary from the terraces.
In a game of total domination and the only appearance of a team from the Eastern Conference the Quakes got off to an early start and never looked back with a 4-1 win over DC United. Chofis got the game started with his first goal 51 seconds into the match. The home team later went into overdrive with goals from Cade Cowell in the 26nd minute and Jackson Yueill in the in the 43rd minute. In the second half with five minutes left to go plus stoppage time Yueill provided a free kick strike to put the game out of reach. The only blemish in the match was the lone DC goal from Tony Alfaro in the 31st minute.
The one person who did not factor into the game was Chris Wondolowski who served a red card suspension for this match. Due to current conditions the bedlam from 2019 against Philadelphia was absent but his spirit was there with the attendance of 3000 people who were entertained to an offensive blowout.
DC United scored 3 unanswered goals in the first half and held on to the lead in a 3-1 win over the Quakes. Zoltán Stieber opened up the tally with a goal in the 15th minute, followed by goals by Darren Mattocks in the 20th, and Yamil Asad in the 37th. Luciano Acosta had 2 assists in the game, as did Paul Arriola. The only Quakes goal was off Danny Hoesen unassisted in the 43rd minute.
Facebook series – Quakes v DC United. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
Both teams will be traveling to Los Angeles to meet their respective opponents next weekend. The Quakes will meet their longtime rival LA Galaxy at the Stubhub Center in Carson, CA in a Friday night tilt on May 25 at 8pm. DC United will continue their California swing/extended road trip with a match in the Los Angeles city limits playing LAFC at the new Banc of California Stadium on Saturday May 26 at 7pm. (Of note: the Quakes series against LAFC will be their next home game on June 9 at 7:15pm, and at Southern California on September 22 at 12:30pm.)