SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II tied to Real Monarchs 2-2 in regulation and fell 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Friday evening at a sold-out Negoesco Stadium on the campus of the University of San Francisco.
Quakes II took an early lead by scoring in the second minute and added a second goal before halftime. Real Monarchs came back to equalize with two goals of their own in the second half to force a penalty shootout. With tonight’s result Earthquakes II are officially eliminated from playoff contention with North Texas SC now qualifying for the fourth and final spot in the Western Conference.
Earthquakes II will now prepare to travel for their final match of the regular season against Minnesota United 2 on Sunday, Sept. 18. Kickoff from National Sports Center Stadium is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT and the match will be livestreamed on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 2 (3) – 2 (4) Real Monarchs
Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 – Negoesco Stadium in San Francisco, Calif.
SJ (1-0) – Miles Robinson (Eduardo Blancas) 2’
SJ (2-0) – Max Arfsten (unassisted) 26’
SLC (2-1) – Axel Kei (Pedro Fonseca) 56’
SLC (2-2) – Aziz Abdu Kayondo (Pedro Fonseca, Axel Kei 65)
SJ – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (caution) 24’
SLC – Aziz Abdu Kayondo (caution) 45+1’
SJ – Israel Carrillo (caution) 58’
SLC – Bode Hidalgo (caution) 60’
SLC – Zack Farnsworth (caution) 67’
SLC – Tyrone Mondi (caution) 80’
Penalty Shootout Summary:
SJ – Israel Carrillo (no goal)
SLC – Pedro Fonseca (goal)
SJ – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (goal)
SLC – Erik Holt (goal)
SJ – Nathan Scott (goal)
SLC – Gennaro Nigro (no goal)
SJ – Max Arfsten (no goal)
SLC – Tyrone Mondi (goal)
SJ – Eduardo Blancas (goal)
SLC – Axel Kei (goal)
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Erick Reyes (Sebastian Carbajal 82), Alejandro Cano, Casey Walls © (Israel Carrillo 46), Omar Lemus; Eduardo Blancas, Nathan Scott, Cruz Medina (Siad Haji 79); Miles Robinson (Joaquin Eisenberg 62), Rodolfo Castro Jr., Max Arfsten.
Substitutes not used: George Asomani, Eric De La Cerda (GK), Giancarlo Mota Morfin, Drew Murray.
SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 14; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4
REAL MONARCHS: Gavin Beavers; Jaziel Orozco ©, Golden Mafwenta (Jude Wellings 74), Zack Farnsworth; Aziz Abdu Kayondo, Abokye Bikyeombe (Gennaro Nigro 46), Erik Holt, Bode Hidalgo; Tyrone Mondi, Pedro Fonseca, Axel Kei.
Substitutes not used: Bobby Pierre, Pierre Reedy, Benjamín Rodríguez, Yekeson Subah, Javier Zaragoza (GK).
SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 18; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 4