ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Earthquakes II earned two points following a 1-1 draw and penalty shootout victory against St Louis CITY2 on Sunday evening at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.
After a scoreless first half, St Louis CITY2 took the lead in the first minute of the second half through Vitor Dias. Earthquakes II would pull even just two minutes later when Rudy Castro scored a direct free kick. Castro has now scored in each of the last three games for Quakes II.
Seventeen-year-old goalkeeper Emi Ochoa, who was recently called to the United States U-19 National Team, made six saves for Quakes II.
Quakes II will now return to San Jose to prepare for their next road match against the Tacoma Defiance on Saturday, June 4. Kickoff from Cheney Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
St Louis CITY2 1 (3) – 1 (4) Earthquakes II
Sunday, May 29, 2022 – Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
STL (1-0) – Vitor Dias (Benjamin Di Rosa) 46’
SJ (1-1) – Rudy Castro (free kick) 48’
STL – Max Schneider (caution) 9’
SJ – Jerry Ayon (caution) 39’
STL – Kwame Awuah (caution) 47’
SJ – Nathan Scott (caution) 70’
SJ – Emi Ochoa (caution) 86’
STL – Kyle Hiebert (caution) 90+5
Penalty Shootout Summary:
STL – Vitor Dias (caution)
SJ – Erick Reyes (goal)
STL – Max Schneider (no goal)
SJ – Diego Otoya (no goal)
STL – Kyle Hiebert (goal)
SJ – Will Richmond (goal)
STL – Akil Watts (no goal)
Q2 – Nathan Scott (goal)
STL – Josh Yaro (goal)
Q2 – Joaquin Eisenberger (goal)
ST LOUIS CITY2: Ian McGrane; Akil Watts, Kyle Hiebert, Joshua Yaro, Benjamin Di Rosa; Max Schneider, AJ Palazzolo (Kwame Awuah 46), Célio Pompeu, Aaron Heard (Vitor Dias 46), Wan Kuzain (Sergio Rivas 83); Josh Dolling.
Substitutes not used: Dida Armstrong, Ezra Armstrong, Michael Creek, Karson Gibbs, Josh Maher, Fritz Volmar.
SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Tristan Viviani, Alejandro Cano, Ethan Kohler (Omar Lemus 75), Israel Carrillo; Eduardo Blancas (Joaquin Eisenberg 69), Nathan Scott, Jerry Ayon (Cruz Medina 69); Will Richmond, Rudy Castro (Diego Otoya 80), Max Arfsten (Erick Reyes 69).
Substitutes not used: Diogo Baptista, Andrew Samuels.
SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 10; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6