Over the weekend the San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 3–2 in a match that forced San Jose into a corner as they were behind 0–2 in the first 20 minutes of the game. Vancouver took advantage of a sloppy defense. Both goals were scored in slow motion as the Earthquake defenders failed to attack and clear the ball successfully. Luckily all this happened early in the first half as the Earthquakes started their assault from the 21st minute and never looked back. Wondo led the charge as he scored before the first half came to an end and gave hope to the team. Then came Nick Lima’s goal to level that in my opinion was the best. It was a goal that came from an impressive build up of movement and passes. Godoy gave San Jose their only lead in the game which was enough to seal the victory.
Four days later, as the emotional high is in the past now, San Jose Earthquakes should be working on preparing for their first away match against Sporting Kansas City.
Opponent: Sporting Kansas City
Location: Children’s Mercy Park — Kansas City, Kan.
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18–8:30 pm ET
How to WATCH: MLS Live, FOX Sports KC
Note: San Jose have only won once in their last 19 regular season away games, dating back to September 2015 (11L-7D). The Earthquakes have failed to score in six of their last 13 road games.
The Earthquakes hold a narrow edge in the series, with 24 victories to Sporting KC’s 23
Overall: SJ lead 24–23–7
At Kansas City: SKC lead 18–8–1
Remaining Season Overview
For the 2017 MLS regular season, San Jose will play 34 games (32 left), including 17 home games (15 left) and 17 away games. San Jose will face each of their 10 conference opponents twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. San Jose will compete in select additional games against different conference opponents three times, and they will face non-conference opponents once. As a season ticket holder the Earthquakes will host 3 bonus games at Avaya stadium. The first was announced already as they will take on Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga at Avaya Stadium on Friday, July 14 at 7:15 p.m. It marks San Jose’s first match against a German club since the team’s first-ever international friendly on May 26, 1996 against Bayer Leverkusen.