SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II defeated MNUFC2 2-1 on Wednesday evening at PayPal Park. Quakes II has now won three of their last four home matches (3-1-0).
Quakes II opened the scoring in the 40th minute via penalty by Eduardo Blancas and held the lead for majority of the second half until Minnesota United 2 equalized in stoppage time by Diogo Pacheco. Earthquakes II responded quickly one minute later with Jerry Ayon scoring the game-winner.
Earthquakes II will now prepare for their next road game against the Real Monarchs on Friday, June 17. Kickoff from Zions Bank Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 2 – 1 MNUFC2
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
SJ (1-0) – Eduardo Blancas (penalty) 40’
MIN (1-1) – Diogo Pacheco (unassisted) 90+1’
SJ (2-1) – Jerry Ayon (Omar Lemus) 90+2’
MIN – Carlos Leatherman (caution) 24’
SJ – Maximilian Arfsten (caution) 50’
MIN – Veljko Petkovic (caution) 66’
SJ – Eduardo Blancas (caution) 66’
MIN – Jason Ramos (ejection) 69’
SJ – Joaquin Eisenberg (caution) 74’
MIN – Justin McMaster (caution) 77’
SJ – Nathan Scott (caution) 83’
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De la Cerda; Erick Reyes, Omar Lemus, Israel Carillo, Maximilian Arfsten; Ethan Kohler, Cruz Medina (Joaquin Eisenberg 69), Jerry Ayon, Eduardo Blancas, Nathan Scott; Rodolfo Castro.
Substitutes not used: Benjamin Asiaba, Diogo Baptista, Giancarlo Mota Morfin, Drew Murray, Diego Otoya, Andrew Samuels.
SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 17; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 6
MNUFC2: Alec Smir; Devin Padelford, Jason Ramos, Nabilai Kibunguchy, Carlos Leatherman; Emmanuel Iwe (Diogo Pacheco 66), Veljko Petkovic (Nicholas Mendonca 67), Ignacio Gutierrez, Justin McMaster; Thomas Williamson (David Garcia 84), Aziel Jackson.
Substitutes not used: Perry Blay, Andrew Brown, Grayson Frum.
SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2