SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes opened a three-game set during their stay in Tucson, Arizona with a 2-0 defeat to the New England Revolution at the Kino Sports Complex on Wednesday morning. Both midfielder Simon Dawkins and defender Andres Imperiale made their first appearance with the club since signing in the offseason.
The Revolution grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute against the run of play. A quick free kick led to a shot from distance by Kelyn Rowe, which snuck past Quakes rookie goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell and into the bottom-left corner of the net.
New England was able to double their lead two minutes into first half stoppage time. A corner kick drifted to the far post and was knocked down, causing a scrum in front of goal. Forward Charlie Davies held off his defender and played the ball into the open net.
Starting the second half with 11 new players, San Jose nearly pulled a goal back in the 76th minute on the foot of Tommy Thompson. Forward Adam Jahn did well to keep the ball from going over the end line and laid a pass off for Thompson near the penalty spot. Thompson’s initial attempt was blocked and his second effort sailed over the crossbar.
San Jose applied heavy pressure for much of the second half, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith and defenders Kip Colvey, Imperiale and JJ Koval helped keep New England off the board after the halftime break.
San Jose Earthquakes 0-2 New England Revolution
February 3, 2016 – Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ
Scoring Summary: NE – Kelyn Rowe 28; NE – Charlie Davies 45+2.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (first half): Andrew Tarbell, Shaun Francis, Clarence Goodson, Victor Bernardez, Marvell Wynne, Sanna Nyassi, Anibal Godoy, Matheus Silva, Simon Dawkins, Chris Wondolowski, Chad Barrett.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (second half): Bryan Meredith, Kip Colvey, Andres Imperiale, JJ Koval, Cordell Cato, Shea Salinas, Tommy Thompson, Ty Thompson (Patrick Hodan 77), Matias Perez Garcia, Quincy Amarikwa, Adam Jahn (Mark Sherrod 77).