The Quakes kicked off their 2022 season at home with most social distancing restrictions at PayPal Park lifted from the global pandemic. With their captain Chris Wondolowski retired and Jackson Yueill now leading the helm the team is now faced with forging a new identity and head coach Matias Almeyda in the last year of his deal–the mission for the team is postseason or bust. The home opener was a disappointment with the Quakes losing 3 to 1 to the Red Bulls.
Patryk Klimala opened up the scoring in the waning minutes of the first half but Chofis was able to draw the equalizer at the 69th minute. As of now, he is only expected to stay until June 30 unless his loan can be extended to the remainder of the season.
Unfortunately for Quakes fans, Omir Fernandez gave the Red Bulls the lead again in the 72nd minute with Tom Barlow scoring the insurance goal in stoppage time to give the visitors 3 points on the road.
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The Quakes continue their homestand hosting Columbus on Saturday March 5 at 2:30. The Red Bulls play at Toronto on the same day at 11:00 am PST before their home opener on March 13 against Minnesota at noon.
The Quakes season of futility continued with a loss against Eastern Conference contender New York Red Bulls 3-1 in their bi-annual match at Avaya Stadium. Alex Myul (29th minute), Bradley Wright-Phillips (32nd minute), and Aaron Long (50th minute) accounted for the Red Bulls scoring and they held on to the lead for the remainder of the match. The one Quakes consolation was a late goal from Chris Wondolowski (83rd minute). His tally put him at 144 goals which puts him closer to tying the record set by Landon Donovan at 145.
Facebook series – Quakes v New York Red Bulls. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes will finish out their home league schedule on Sunday October 21 against the Colorado Rapids 2pm kick off. However, during the international window they will host a match against Liga MX club Cruz Azul on Saturday October 13 at 5:15 pm. The Red Bulls are off next weekend for the international matches, but will hit the road with a trip along Interstate 95 to play against the Philadelphia Union on October 21.
Our buddies at the Beautiful Blog were in the house. The report from Doug Z is at the site – yes, he is there when the (team formerly known as the) Metros visits the Bay Area. If the schedule only allowed for a home and home series instead a bi-annual visit–for 2019 the teams will play at Red Bull Arena.
Wondo scores, but Red Bulls pressure too much for SJ Earthquakes