Matchday: Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Harlem Clemons


The Earthquakes are proud to announce that Harlem Clemons will be the honorary captain for the club’s match Sunday, Sept. 27 against Real Salt Lake! 

Harlem, nine years old, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at five years old. Harlem’s parents always knew he was tough, but even they were shocked by his undaunted strength during round after round of chemotherapy. The doctors warned them that he would lose hair, weight and energy as side effects from the drugs he was taking, but throughout those six months, Harlem remained just as strong and lively as ever.

Today, he is in fourth grade at a bilingual school, where the majority of his lessons are in French, and he is a powerhouse on both the track and soccer field. Like many kids his age, Harlem’s favorite time of the year is Christmas. But Harlem and his family are now celebrating a new holiday: December 27, the day Harlem’s doctors told him he was cancer free.


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Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 7-9-8
Home: 4-5-3 (21 GF, 18 GA)
Away: 3-4-5 (10 GF, 18 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 31, Salt Lake – 36

Last Game vs. Real Salt Lake
Earthquakes 1, Real Salt Lake 1; May 1, 2015; Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah.
 
The San Jose Earthquakes departed Rio Tinto Stadium with a valuable road point after drawing with Real Salt Lake 1-1. The first scoring threat of the match came by way of Quakes midfielder Sanna Nyassi in the 11th minute. After evading a tackle near the center of the pitch, Nyassi dribbled towards the 18-yard box and blasted a right-footed shot towards net. The strike forced a leaping effort by RSL keeper Nick Rimando, but missed just high. San Jose got on the board in the 19th minute. Midfielder Shea Salinas used a sequence of moves to get into a dangerous position just outside of the penalty area. After creating space for himself, Salinas ripped a shot, but his attempt on goal was blocked. The loose ball deflected to forward Chris Wondolowski, who calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net for his team-leading fourth goal of the season. The two teams entered the locker rooms at halftime with the score 1-0. The Quakes created another chance four minutes into the second half. Midfielder Matias Perez Garcia drove a left-footed free kick into the box, which drifted untouched to the back post, where Wondolowski stood alone. He did well to bring the ball down and fired a shot towards goal, but his effort was parried away by a last-ditch tackle. RSL drew level in the 71st minute after a long ball from the back was inadvertently played into the Quakes net by defender Victor Bernardez. The two sides were unable to break the deadlock before the final whistle sounded and the match finished in a 1-1 stalemate.

History of the Quakes – Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake joined MLS as an expansion side prior to the 2005 campaign … The two teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first-ever meeting on April 30, 2005, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, with Alejandro Moreno providing a late equalizer for San Jose … After going 2-0-2 over their first four MLS regular-season meetings, the Quakes dropped their first league tilt to RSL, 3-1, on May 31, 2008, at Rice-Eccles … The Quakes suffered two straight home defeats in league play in shutout fashion in back-to-back season openers in 2010 (3-0) and 2011 (1-0) … On March 19 the Quakes and RSL kicked off the 2011 season at Buck Shaw Stadium in a match later dubbed The Great Deluge as RSL took a 1-0 decision in a driving rainstorm through a 64th-minute Kyle Beckerman strike from 25 yards out that glanced off the left post and went in … That game marked Simon Dawkins’ MLS debut for the Quakes as a 66th-minute substitute … Real Salt Lake swept the 2011 season series with a 4-0 triumph in Utah on July 23 … The Quakes win against RSL on April 21, 2012 snapped a six-game winless streak in all competitions, including an 0-3-2 mark in the five prior MLS regular-season match-ups, and a loss via penalty-kick shootout in a 2010 US Open Cup play-in contest at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes again beat RSL on June 23, 2012 by a 2-1 scoreline behind late goals from Alan Gordon and Chris Wondolowski for their first-ever win at RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium …  RSL was the last Quakes opponent to play a regular-season match at Spartan Stadium, earning a 2-2 tie on Oct. 8, 2005 … San Jose was 3-0-0 against RSL in 2012, outscoring them 9-2 in the process … The Earthquakes dropped their first two games of 2013 against RSL, losing 2-0 on March 3 at Buck Shaw Stadium and 3-0 on June 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium, but bounced back for a key 2-1 win at Rio Tinto on Sept. 21 thanks to a brace from Steven Lenhart … The San Jose Earthquakes rallied from a two-goal first-half deficit to tie Real Salt Lake 3-3 in the club’s 2014 MLS opener on Saturday, March 15 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Sam Cronin scored for the second time in as many games to lead the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Aug. 30 … The Earthquakes were defeated by Real Salt Lake by a score of 2-0 on October 11, 2014 at Rio Tinto Stadium … San Jose was defeated by Real Salt Lake 1 – 0 on April 5, 2015 at Avaya Stadium … The Quakes drew with Real Salt Lake 1-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium on May 1, 2015 in large part due to. 
 
Earthquakes – Real Salt Lake Connections
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski played with RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman and RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil … San Jose defender Clarence Goodson has also represented the U.S. on the international stage … Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski suited up alongside RSL defender Tony Beltran in the USMNT’s 0-0 draw against Canada on Jan. 29 at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium … Quakes midfielders Matias Perez Garcia and Leandro Barrera along with RSL midfielder Javier Morales and forward Sebastian Jaime are all from Argentina and played in the Argentina Primera Division … Quakes defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) and RSL midfielder John Stertzer (2009-12) both attended the University of Maryland … Goodson and RSL head coach Jeff Cassar were teammates with FC Dallas from 2004-06 … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis and midfielder Khari Stephenson, as well as RSL defender Demar Phillips, were all born in Jamaica and played on the country’s  national team … Khari Stephenson also played for Real Salt Lake during the 2013 season …. Earthquakes midfielder Jordan Stewart and RSL’s midfielder Luke Mulholland both are from England … Earthquakes midfielder Sanna Nyassi and Salt Lake defender Abdoulie Mansally were both born in The Gambia.