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Nine Earthquakes players to score in club debut

11 August 12:12 pm

Nine Earthquakes players to score in club debut

By Frank Stranzl

Any Earthquakes player who scores against the LA Galaxy earns a special place in the hearts of San Jose faithful.

Score against the Galaxy in your debut to help earn a crucial road point – well, that’s another level.

Matias Perez Garcia started and played 83 minutes in San Jose’s 2-2 draw against the Galaxy on Friday. About a half hour in, he hammered a nifty back-heel pass from Chris Wondolowski for his first career MLS goal.

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That goal made Perez Garcia the ninth player in Earthquakes history to score in his club debut and the fourth to do it against the Galaxy. At 31 minutes, it was also the fifth-fastest goal in a club debut for San Jose (Brian Ching holds the record at 59 seconds).

Here’s the full list of debut goal scorers – not bad company for MPG.

Date

Player

Opponent

Result

Aug. 8, 2014

Matias Perez Garcia

at LA Galaxy

T 2-2

June 18, 2005

Kelly Gray

Real Salt Lake

W 3-0

April 12, 2003

Brian Ching

at Colorado

W 2-1

April 12, 2003

Todd Dunivant

at Colorado

W 2-1

April 7, 2001

Dwayne De Rosario

at LA Galaxy

W 3-2

June 11, 1998

Francisco Uribe

at Chicago

L 2-5

April 12, 1997

Ronald Cerritos

at LA Galaxy

W 4-1

April 12, 1997

Istvan Urbanyi

at LA Galaxy

W 4-1

April 6, 1996

Eric Wynalda

D.C. United

W 1-0