In the fifth home opener at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes began their 2019 campaign with hope and a new head coach willing to turn things around for the long-suffering fans. While the team had a bit of fight it was back to the same results from 2018 as they lost to the Montreal Impact 2 to 1 in their only meeting this year. Magnus Eriksson scored the first goal of the game at the 11th minute but that lead was short thanks to two unanswered goals from Ignacio Piatti in the 29th minute and the game winner from Saphir Taider in the 44th minute.
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RECAP: Quakes fall to Montreal Impact on Opening Night (sjearthquakes.com)
The San Jose Earthquakes opened the 2019 MLS season at home with a 2-1 defeat to the Montreal Impact. Beat writer Elliot Almond’s take (San Jose Mercury News)
update 3/3 – Quakesfan.com view of the match and set:
update 3/3 – Quakes Epicenter take by Joel Soria:
Despite opening loss, the Quakes are living through a methodological reconstruction
The Quakes hope to turn things around with another home slate against Minnesota United FC next Saturday with an early 4:45 pm start time. Montreal continues their road swing at Houston on the same day before opening April 13 hosting Columbus. This was the first of a six-game road trip with additional stops at Orlando, Kansas City, New York (NYCFC), and DC.