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.
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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.
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.
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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.
The Roots have a midweek match at Tacoma on Wednesday October 20 at 7pm, plus a weekend matchup at San Diego on Sunday October 24 at 3pm–they will need to win their remaining games and hope for help if they are to play in the USL postseason. Orange County has the same amount of games to play this week, hosting San Diego on Wednesday followed by another home match against Las Vegas on Saturday October 23–both 7pm starts.
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.
In a long awaited Northern California rivalry matchup at Laney College, the first year Roots finally hosted a match against USL originals Republic. The original game from June 19 was postponed and eventually moved to Las Positas College on August 11 but the second match seemed like a debut game and it did not disappoint.
Quincy Amarikwa kicked off the scoring with his goal in the 10th minute but Dariusz Formella drew the game even 21 minutes later to level the teams at a goal each.
The Roots scored the game winner thanks to a goal from Emrah Klimenta in the 63rd minute. With Oakland’s victory they have a series tiebreaker with one win and three draws.
Doug and Rob at Soccer Bay Area has their take on the game here:
The Roots end up drawing at the last minute 2 to 2 thanks to a late Lights goal from CC Uche at the 89th minute. The Lights got off to an early lead with a Danny Trejo goal in the 5th minute. The Roots later drew even thanks to a 24th minute goal from Quincy Amarikwa. The second tally was added thanks to the Lights Tony Leone directing a own goal four minutes later giving the home town the lead. Unfortunately it was not meant to be with the last place Lights tying the game and stealing a point on the road.
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Doug from Soccer Bay Area has his take on the game:
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 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.
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The Roots have another quick turnaround, this time against San Diego Loyal in their second meet this month. That match will take place at Livermore (Las Positas College) on Wednesday September 22 at 7pm. Los Dos will continue their road trip, this time at Sacramento on Sunday September 26 2pm kick off.
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.
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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.