In the last of a three game homestand the Quakes were hoping to salvage a win in this set and to extract some revenge from losing to Kansas City in last year’s playoff game. Things looked good with an early strike from Chofis in the 5th minute but Kansas City got the better end with three unanswered goals, with the first from Jaylin Lindsey in the 15th minute. Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi later added the insurance goals in the 60th and 75th minutes respectively as Sporting Kansas City ended up with 3-1 victory and continuing their dominance over the Quakes.
This was the last home until June 26 in which the Quakes will host the LA Galaxy at PayPal Park instead of Stanford. This will mark the return of fans to full capacity since March 7, 2020.
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.
The Quakes continued their season of futility with a 5-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City. Danny Hoesen accounted for the only scoring with his goal in the 80th minute with the assist from Luis Felipe. Felipe Gutierrez opened up the scoring for KC in the 7th minute and they held on to the lead for the rest of the match. Gerso Fernandes added 2 goals, while former Quakes defender Ike Opara had one more late in the first half. Krisztian Nemeth also contributed to the KC tally in the second half. Chris Wondolowski was held scoreless in his quest to break the MLS all-time goal scoring record. The win by Sporting KC puts them in first place with 51 points, one ahead of FC Dallas with 50.
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The Quakes have another short week when they host Atlanta United FC on Wednesday September 19 with a late 8pm kickoff at Avaya Stadium. Next Saturday September 22 at 12:30 pm they head on the road to play LAFC at Banc of California Stadium. Sporting KC has a full week off before playing on Sunday September 23 on the road at Philadelphia with a 1pm EDT kickoff time.