SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Chris Wondolowski scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-0 win against San Luis FC in an international friendly at Buck Shaw Stadium on Thursday.
The Earthquakes were building toward a goal over the final 15 minutes, generating several quality chances before Wondolowski broke the deadlock. In the waning moments of the match, Wondolowski stole a pass at the feet of San Luis FC defender Jaime Correa, took a touch and then beat goalkeeper Cesar Lozano one-on-one to seal San Jose’s win.
Wondolowski had two other good looks at goal earlier in the match. Just before halftime, he took a pass from Steven Lenhart and chipped the goalkeeper, only to be denied by the crossbar. He also had a chance in front of goal in the 18th minute, but got tangled with teammate Ramiro Corrales sliding to hit a cross in from Jacob Hustedt, sending the shot inches wide.
Overall, the Earthquakes outshot their guests 16-11, sending eight shots on goal to San Luis FC’s three.
Despite being outshot, San Luis FC had at least one quality chance with Luis Mendoza rattling the crossbar with a shot from inside the 6-yard box in the third minute. San Jose’s Steven Lenhart ended up with the ball on the counter attack, but misfired while one-on-one with the San Luis goalkeeper.
The Earthquakes improved to 6-8-7 all-time in international friendlies, including a 4-0-3 clip at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The club returns to action against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Plus, 95.3 KRTY and 1370 KZSF.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. San Luis FC (Liga MX)
Sept. 6, 2012 – Buck Shaw Stadium
Scoring Summary: SJ – Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 90+2.
Misconduct Summary: SL – Moises Velasco (caution) 30; SJ – Steven Lenhart (caution) 32; SJ – Khari Stephenson (caution) 38; SL – Cesar Villaluz (caution) 39; SJ – Jordan Stewart (caution) 68; SJ – Sam Cronin (caution) 77.
San Jose Earthquakes – David Bingham, Jacob Hustedt, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow (Josh Suggs 46), Jordan Stewart, Mehdi Ballouchy, Brad Ring (Sam Cronin 74), Khari Stephenson (Simon Dawkins 74), Ramiro Corrales (Rafael Baca 74), Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart (Sercan Guvenisik 46, Matt Fondy 65).
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6.
San Luis FC – Cesar Lozano, William Paredes, Isai Arredondo, Felix Araujo (Diego Ordaz 58), David Salazar, Moises Velasco, Jaime Correa, Emilio Lopez (Guillermo Rojas 58), Cesar Villaluz, Luis Mendoza, Emmanuel Cerda (Erick Esparza 68).
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; SAVES: 6; FOULS: 20; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2.