SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes II fell to Sporting KC II 2-1 on Friday evening at PayPal Park. The result snaps Quakes II’s three-match unbeaten streak at home. Rudi Castro scored the lone goal for Earthquakes II and he has now scored one goal in each of the last two games.
After a scoreless first half, Sporting KC II scored two goals in the 59th and 61st minute to take the lead 2-0. Earthquakes II halved the deficit six minutes later through Rudi Castro but were not able to find the game equalizer in the remainder of the match.
Quakes II will now prepare to travel to Missouri to face St Louis CITY2 on Sunday, May 29. Kickoff from Hermann Stadium is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Earthquakes II 1 – 2 Sporting KC II
Friday, May 20, 2022 – PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif.
SKC (1-0) – Esai Easley (Kian Alberto) 59’
SKC (2-0) – Guy Michaeli (Mataeo Bunbury) 61’
SJ (2-1) – Rudi Castro (Max Arfsten) 67’
SJ – Jack Skahan (caution) 19’
SKC – Michael Lenis (caution) 73’
SKC – Guy Michaeli (caution) 80’
SKC – Jahon Rad (caution) 84’
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Christopher Grey, Casey Walls, Alejandro Cano, Israel Carrillo (Diego Otoya 87); Jack Skahan (Rudi Castro 67), Nathan Scott, Niko Tsakiris (Jerry Ayon 62); Will Richmond, Eduardo Blancas (Erick Reyes 87), Ousseni Bouda (Max Arfsten 46).
Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda, Ethan Kohler, Omar Lemus, Tristan Viviani.
SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 0
SPORTING KC II: John Pulskamp; Coby Jones, Spencer Glass, Jahon Rad, Esai Easley, Michael Lenis; Cade Thomson (Curtez Kellman 64), Kian Alberto, Collin Fernandez; Rauf Salifu (Guy Michaeli 46), Mataeo Bunbury (Josh Coan 74).
Substitutes not used: Ethan Bandre, Joseph Tetteh.
SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 14; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3