Quakes v Whitecaps

The Quakes and Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw at PayPal Park in the second meeting at San Jose and the last of a three game series this year.  The game hosted the 2001 MLS Cup Quakes championship team which was honored at halftime.

The only scoring in the match was in the second half, with Bruno Gaspar of the visitors tallying a goal in the 53rd minute while Benji Kikanovic drew the game even seven minutes later.

Our photos are forthcoming but follow us at @3pointsport for highlights.

The Quakes now head on the road in a must win situation with a midweek game at Portland on Wednesday October 27 at 7pm and then to Real Salt Lake on Saturday October 30 12:30pm kickoff.  The Whitecaps return home to play Minnesota on Wednesday with a 7pm start.

Quakes v Austin FC

The Earthquakes held on to their slim playoff hopes with a 4-0 win over first year expansion club Austin FC.  The first half was a scoreless draw but the home team. Chofis started the tally two minutes into the second half with his 47th minute strike.  Benji Kikanovic continued the scoring with his goal six minutes later, and in another six minute gap substitute Chris Wondolowski scored the third goal for the Quakes.  His 59th minute tally gives him 169 goals for his career with 4 games left in the 2021 regular season.  Carlos Fierro scored the dagger for the home team in the 85th minute to earn the victory.

The photo set is forthcoming. For now, follow us on Instagram for more.

Soccer Bay Area has their take:

Wondo scores 169th goal in San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 win over Austin

The Quakes now have until Saturday October 23 at 7pm for their next home match against Vancouver in which the winner may increase their chances to play for the MLS Cup.  Austin FC returns home to play against Texas rival Houston on Sunday October 14 2pm PT start.

Quakes v Cruz Azul

Thanks to 2 second half goals from Paul Marie in the 57th minute and Cristian Espinoza in the 72nd, the Quakes defeated Cruz Azul in their second meeting since October 2018 when they played to a scoreless draw.

Our game set is here–both including the original posts and the Instagram photos.  The shots were all taken from the upper rows of PayPal Park.

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Both teams resume league play on Saturday October 16 with the Quakes on the road to play LAFC 12:30pm kick off, while Cruz Azul will resume Liga MX play hosting Tigres 7pm start.

Quakes v Sounders

The Quakes hosted the Sounders in a weeknight matchup with both teams aspiring to play in the postseason tournament.  However, it was the visitors that ended up dominating the game with the Sounders winning 3-0.  The Quakes were doomed from the start thanks to an early goal from Raul Ruidiaz in the 25th minute.  His second tally from the penalty spot 17 minutes later to close the first half, plus an insurance goal from Cristian Roldan in the 49th minute sealed the win for Seattle.  Only an own goal from Shane O’Neil gave the Quakes their only tally of the match.

The select photos are forthcoming.

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Doug has his game take at Soccer Bay Area (formerly The Beautiful Blog at sfgate.com)

SJ Quakes fall to visiting Sounders 3-1

The Quakes now head back on the road to play against Vancouver Saturday October 2  – 7pm kickoff. The Sounders return home to host Colorado in a Sunday night matchup October 3 with a 7pm start.

Quakes v LAFC

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.

Quakes v Real Salt Lake

The Quakes hosted another midweek match, this time against Real Salt Lake, but the effort was all for naught thanks to a 4-3 loss.  Chofis was clearly the player of the match thanks to his hat trick.  His goal in the 26th minute gave the Quakes the lead but the visitors evened the score thanks to a Rubio Rubin tally before the end of the first half.

The second half had the match with both teams exchanging the lead with Salt Lake adding with a goal from Alfred Rusnak in the 49th minute. Another Chofis strike one minute later and the third to complete his trick fifteen minutes after gave the Quakes a 3-2 lead.  The possible three point win and one point draw were blown thanks to goals from Justin Meram (71st minute) Rubin Rubio (81st minute) and giving Salt Lake the win.

Our select photos from the match:

San Jose has a quick turnaround with a return trip to Texas, this time again Austin this Satuday September 18 5pm kickoff, while Salt Lake returns home to host Seattle on the same day 6:30 PDT start.

Quakes v Rapids

The Quakes lose in a last minute heartbreaker 1-0 to the Rapids and snap their 10 game unbeaten streak.

The only goal of the game came off Dominique Badji in the 89th minute off the counter.

The select photos are coming soon.

The Quakes hit the road next Saturday September 11 against Dallas 5:30 pm PDT kickoff while Colorado hosts the LA Galaxy same day with a 12:30 pm PDT start.

Quakes v Minnesota

On a rare Tuesday night match the Quakes hosted Minnesota in what has become a competitive series since the St. Paul based club began league play in 2017.  The result was fit to be tied as two early goals, one from each side, resulted in a 1-1 draw.

The Quakes had their share of good luck with an own goal from Bakaye Dibassy of the Loons in the 12th minute–his deflection into the net was the result from a Cristian Espinoza kick.  However, the home team’s fortunes turned to bad luck with Nathan being sent off with a red card in the 21st minute.  Wil Trapp scored the equalizer one minute later for the vistors and with 10 players the Quakes were able to salvage a point on the road.

More photos from the match can be found on instagram.

The game was marked with Chris Wondolowski coming off the bench as a substitute in the 86th minute–his appearance was his 400th in his illustrious career and he is the first forward to achieve that milestone.  The Quakes are now on a nine game unbeaten streak with two wins and seven draws.

Doug and Robert at Soccer Bay Area has the deets.

Red card forces Quakes to battle for point in Wondo’s 400th game

The Quakes now head on the road to LA to face the Galaxy in their final meeting this year on Friday 7:30pm kickoff, while Minnesota returns home to face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in an afternoon matinee 12:30 PDT kickoff.

Quakes v Whitecaps

In a very uneventful match held under the lights on Friday the Quakes and Whitecaps played to  a scoreless draw.  The game marked the return of former Quakes defender Florian Jungworth who did not see any playing time with his new team.  JT Marcinkowski recorded three saves in shutting out the Whitecaps. The Quakes are now unbeaten in eight games with two wins and six draws.

The photo series is coming soon.

The Quakes have a quick turnaround with a rare Tuesday night match on August 17 against Minnesota 7:30 pm start.  The Whitecaps continue their road swing with another midweek tilt at Austin on Wednesday August 18 6pm kickoff.

Quakes v LAFC

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.