In the second game in one week the Quakes needed to have a quick turnaround from Wednesday’s loss to the Seattle Sounders to focus on another rival in the Portland Timbers. However, the home team had to play catchup from the start with an early 5th minute goal from Yimmi Chara. Chris Wondolowski had a chance to tie the game in the 61st minute only to have Timbers goalkeeper Logan Ketterer save the ball. Marvin Loria scored an insurance goal in the 74th minute giving the Quakes a 2-0 loss and their second in as many games.
Next up for the Quakes will be another home match this time against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday May 22 7pm while on the same day the Timbers will host the LA Galaxy in an afternoon matinee 12:30 pm start.
Shea Salinas scored in the 15th minute, while Danny Hoesen added another goal in the 34th minute and Cris Espinoza one minute later to give the Quakes a 3-0 win. The victory was the first for new coach Matias Almeyda and the first points in the 2019 season. Espinoza also had an assist on the first goal.
Diego Valeri scored in the 88th minute off a free kick to give the Timbers a road win over the Quakes 1-0, and to steal the points on the road. The match was filled with pomp and ceremony as the San Jose Ultras unveiled a commemorative choreo while announcer and former player Chris Dangerfield was inducted in the Earthquakes Hall of Fame with his plaque unveiled on top of the Avaya Stadium press box.
Facebook series – Quakes v Portland Timbers. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes will travel on the road to play Minnesota United Saturday May 12 at 11am PDT in a rematch of
their opening night tilt. That match was the first and remains the only win to date this season for the
Quakes. The Timbers will be back at home to host their Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders on Sunday May 13 at