Danny Hoesen’s early goals in the 6th and 12th minutes were the catalyst in the Quakes match against Sporting Kansas City. Additional goals from Shea Salinas to open the second half, followed by a goal from Magnus Erikkson in the 61st minute was enough to win 4-1 over Sporting Kansas City. Felipe Gutiérrez scored a penalty kick in the 66th minute was the only blemish in the game.
The win was the second this season for San Jose and equals the number of home victories from last year.
The Earthquakes will begin a two game road trip, first up to Seattle against the Sounders on Wednesday April 24 at 7:30pm followed by a Saturday afternoon match at FC Dallas on April 27 12:30 kickoff. Their next home game will be on May 4 at 6:45 against league newcomers FC Cincinnati 6:45pm start time. Sporting Kansas City will be returning home to host New England on Saturday April 27 at 5:30pm PDT.
In their final tuneup before opening up the 2019 USL League 2 (formerly PDL) season at Santa Cruz, City scored a goal in the second half to get a 1-0 over hosts Menlo College at their Atherton campus. However, the hosts were able to sneak in a goal in the waning minutes of the match to get a 1-1 draw.
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SF City opens up their season with a road trip at Santa Cruz on Friday May 3 at 8pm. They kick off their home opener against inter-city rival the Glens 2 days later on Sunday May 5 at 6pm.
The Glens came off with a 6-3 victory over the Academy of Art in their preseason tuneup at the Beach Chalet.
The Glens will have one more friendly, this time against the San Jose Earthquakes reserves on Saturday April 27 5pm at Skyline College in San Bruno. Admission is free. Of note: the main team will be on the road at Dallas on the same day with a 12:30pm kickoff on Univision.
The Glens will open their season the road against SF City on Sunday May 5 with a 6pm start time. They will continue their away slate with 2 games at Southern California–one against Golden State Force on Friday May 10 and then Orange County U23s on Sunday May 12 before opening up their home schedule Friday May 17 against the Santa Cruz Breakers 6pm kickoff.
After a 9 month hiatus SF City finally made their 2019 debut with a friendly against the Academy of Art at the Beach Chalet fields. The result did not go their way as the college scored 3 unanswered goals to give them a 3-1 win. The match was merely to try out some players who could make the roster at the start of their USL League 2 (formerly PDL) campaign beginning May 3.
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The Academy of Art will once again play at the Beach Chalet on Friday April 19 against another League 2 club the San Francisco Glens, kickoff at 8pm. SF City will have another preseason game at Redwood City against Menlo College at Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd at 3pm.
Both teams have a break for the Easter holiday and will resume the following weekend. Faro hits the road to play FC Davis on April 27 7pm start time, while Academica returns home to host San Ramon FC on April 28 with a 4pm kickoff. Both teams will return to meet in the US Open Cup at Turlock on Tuesday May 7 at 7:30pm. The return leg will be again at Academica Fields – Turlock on Saturday June 8 at 6pm.
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.
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.
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 game that was billed as a friendly, the Quakes fielded a mix of regulars and bench players despite having several key starters missing due to international duty against a team that is in the middle of their Mexican league season.
The game marked the debut of 15 year old Cade Cowell. He immediately made an impact with his goal in the 61st minute with an assist from fellow homegrown player Tommy Thompson. Although the match was a friendly, head coach Matias Almeyda fielded a lineup of younger players that included teenagers Cowell and Gilberto Fuentes, Reno loanee Duke LaCroix, and draft pick Siad Haji. The result was the same loss by a score of 2-1 although the match was merely to test out players who would otherwise be sitting on the bench or on loan to affiliate Reno 1868 FC. Monterrey accounted for their scoring in the first half with goals by Rogelio Funes Mori in the 6th minute and Maximiliano Meza in the 25th.