SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II defeated Whitecaps FC 2 3-1 on Monday night at PayPal Park. The result keeps Quakes II’s playoff dreams alive as they stay six points outside of the top four in the Western Conference with now two games remaining in the regular season.
Quakes II opened the scoring through Rodolfo Castro Jr. via free kick for his eleventh goal of the season. Whitecaps FC 2 tied the game in the final moments of the first half. Earthquakes II retook the lead in the second half with goals from Max Arfsten in the 60th minute and Joaquin Eisenberg in the 90th minute.
Earthquakes II will next host Real Monarchs on Friday, Sept. 9. Originally scheduled to be played at PayPal Park, the match will now take place at Negoesco Stadium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. and will be livestreamed on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 3 – 1 Whitecaps FC 2
Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
adidas Player of the Match: Joaquin Eisenberg
SJ (1-0) – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (unassisted) 37’
VAN (1-1) – Joe Hanson (Giovanni Aguilar) 45’
SJ (2-1) – Max Arfsten (Eduardo Blancas) 60’
SJ (3-1) – Joaquin Eisenberg (unassisted) 90’
SJ – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (caution) 32’
VAN – Pípé (caution) 35’
SJ – Nathan Scott (caution) 45+2’
SJ – Joaquin Eisenberg (caution) 64’
VAN – Simon Becher (caution) 89’
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Erick Reyes, Alejandro Cano, Oskar Ågren, Omar Lemus; Eduardo Blancas (Cruz Medina 71), Nathan Scott (Ethan Kohler 71), Niko Tsakiris (George Asomani 82); Jack Skahan (Joaquin Eisenberg 61), Rodolfo Castro Jr. © (Miles Robinson 82), Max Arfsten.
Substitutes not used: Sebastian Carbajal, Eric De La Cerda (GK), Siad Haji, Giancarlo Mota-Morfin.
SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 10; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 1
WHITECAPS FC 2: Max Anchor; Lucas Dasovic (Matteo Campagna 71), Simone Masi, Cristián Gutiérrez; Giovanni Aguilar ©, Vasco Fry, Pípé (Emiliano Brienza 80), Ali Ahmed (Joshue Ndakala 80); Simon Becher, Joe Hanson (Filip Rakic 61), Théo Collomb (Easton Ongaro 61).
Substitutes not used: Isaac Boehmer (GK), Finn Linder.
SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 11; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 6