The Quakes sweep the home series vs LAFC thanks to their 2-0 win. Early half goals from Benji Kikanovic in the 3rd minute to kick off the first half and Chofis in the 47th minute to start the second sealed the victory for the home team, who are now 5-4-2 in the past 11 games.
The photo highlights are forthcoming.
Both teams have a quick turnaround time with the Quakes hosting another home match against Seattle on Wednesday September 29 7:30pm start. LAFC returns home to host Portland same time.
In a renewed battle between old (Chivas USA) new rivals, LAFC marked another visit to San Jose with their star lineup of Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi. This time however, the home team got the better hand thanks to two goals from Nathan in the 11th minute and Chofis in the 28th–Cristian Espinoza assisted on both tallies. Jackson Yueill accounted for the Quakes scoring in the stats sheet but for the other team with his own goal in the 39th minute. This was all the scoring as the Quakes held on for a 2-1 win. Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski kept the opposition off the board with his 6 saves. Jeremy Ebobisse made his team debut as a first half substitute in the 36th minute.
The Quakes extend their unbeaten streak to 7 with 2 wins and 5 draws as their winning streak against LAFC to three victories.
The Quakes continue their home schedule this Friday against Vancouver start time 7:30pm while LAFC continue their road trip with a match against Atlanta United Sunday August 15 1pm PST kickoff.
It was the Carlos Vela show as he netted 3 goals to give LAFC a 5-0 win. His goals in the 8th, 45th plus 3rd of stoppage time, and the 66th minute was the catalyst in giving the second LA team another victory. The game was also a homecoming for Steven Beitashour, who played for the Quakes from 2010 to 2013 before playing for Vancouver, Toronto where he won a title, and now LA. His goal in the 26th minute gave his team a very unsurmountable lead and assisted on the hat trick Vela strike. Diego Rossi added another goal in the 68th minute. The Quakes are currently winless in 4 games this year.
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Yes, another day another loss–from Quakesfan.com
What I Saw (LAFC Reflections)
The Quakes conclude their homestand against another West Coast rival in Portland on Saturday April 6 with a 4:45 start time. LAFC continues their road trip on the same day at DC United with a noon PDT kickoff. The return leg will be Banc of California Stadium on August 23 at 7:30pm.
In a see-saw scoring game that saw two lead changes, Vako scored early in the 11th minute, while Chris Wondolowski notched a brace in the second half to give the Quakes a lead, only to have it blown thanks to two late goals by Adama Diomande and João Moutinho notching a stoppage time game winner. Former Quakes defender Steven Beitshour returned home scoring a first half goal and assisting on the late Diomande tally. Thanks to Wondolowski’s goal he has now scored against every MLS team, including the Quakes–coming off his stint with the Houston Dynamo (4 career goals). He has 138 careet goals, with seven goals behind Landon Donovan’s all time tally of 145.
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QuakesFan post-game criticism after the loss.
The Quakes have a quick turnaround with a mid-week match at home once again, this time against the New England Revolution this Wednesday on June 13. LAFC are now on the World Cup break, but they resume league play on Saturday June 23 at home against Columbus Crew SC. They will continue US Open Cup play on Wednesday June 20 against USL side Sacramento Republic FC.
Update 6/13: gallery of select shots added.