LAWRENCE, Kansas – Earthquakes II fell to Sporting KC II 2-1 on Sunday night at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas. Sporting KC II scored twice in three minutes with goals from Pau Vidal and Sebastian Cruz in the 22nd and 25th minutes, respectively. Quakes II brought the score within one in the 52nd minute when Jerry Ayon capitalized on a cross from defender Aaron Edwards.
Earthquakes II will now prepare to face St. Louis CITY2 at home on Sunday, July 23. The match will kick off from PayPal Park in San Jose, California at 5 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Sporting KC II 2 – 1 Earthquakes II
Sunday, July 16, 2023 – Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas
SKCII (1-0) – Pau Vidal (unassisted) 22’
SKCII (2-0) – Sebastian Cruz (Kayden Pierre) 25’
QII (2-1) – Jerry Ayon (Aaron Edwards) 52’
QII – Alex Chow (caution) 12’
SKCII – Amadou Traore (caution) 15’
SKCII – Keny Martinez (caution) 89’
QII – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (caution) 90+1’
SPORTING KC II: John Pulskamp; Nati Clarke (Lucas Rosa 76’), Chris Rindov, Robert Castellanos, Kayden Pierre; Cam Duke, Danny Flores (C) (Nassim Mekideche 87’), Ozzie Cisneros (Alneis Vargas 63’); Amadou Traore (Ethan Bryant 46’), Pau Vidal (Keny Martinez 63’), Sebastian Cruz.
Substitutes not used: Ethan Bandre (GK), Vitor Dias, Enzo Mauriz, Jahon Rad.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De La Cerda; Giancarlo Mota Morfin (Martin Kwende Jr. 77’), Nathan Rodrigues, Alejandro Cano, Aaron Edwards (Israel Carrillo 60’); Edwyn Mendoza, Alex Chow (Roberto Hategan 46’), Jerry Ayon (C), Eduardo Blancas (Jermaine Spivey 86’); Rodolfo Castro Jr., Jose David Serrano (Sebastian Carbajal 86’).
Substitutes not used: John Nicolson (GK), Rohan Rajagopal.
SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6