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VANCOUVER, B.C. – The San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC played to a 3-3 draw on Saturday afternoon at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Quakes midfielder Jamiro Monteiro scored his first goal for San Jose, and forward Jeremy Ebobisse scored twice, marking his third multi-goal game already this season.

After a scoreless first half, the two teams traded a flurry of goals in second half. San Jose held two separate leads, 2-1 and 3-2, but a second-half stoppage-time goal by Vancouver forced the two teams to share points.

The Earthquakes will now return to San Jose for a pair of home matches next week. The Quakes will face the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, May 18, presented by Uber Eats (7:30 p.m.; NBC Sports California), before hosting Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, May 22, presented by Adobe (4:30 p.m.; NBC Sports California).\

GAME NOTES

San Jose is now 4-1-1 in all competitions under interim head coach Alex Covelo, including a 2-1-1 record in MLS play and 2-0-0 record in U.S. Open Cup play.

The Quakes have now scored 19 goals as a team, fifth most in Major League Soccer.

Jamiro Monteiro scored his first goal of the season and 10th of his MLS career. It marked his first goal for San Jose.

Cristian Espinoza tallied an assist on Jamiro Monteiro’s goal and Jeremy Ebobisse’s second goal. It marked his fifth and sixth assists of the season and 35th and 36th of his MLS career.

Jan Gregus tallied an assist on Jamiro Monteiro’s goal. It marked his sixth assist of the season and 25th of his MLS career.

Jeremy Ebobisse scored his team-leading sixth and seventh goals of the season and 33rd and 34th of his MLS career. He now has three multi-goal games this season.

Cade Cowell tallied an assist on both of Jeremy Ebobisse’s goal. It marked his second assist of the season and ninth of his MLS career.

MATCH INFORMATION

2022 MLS Regular Season

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 – 3 San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, May 14, 2022 – BC Place in Vancouver, B.C.

Attendance: 15,087

Man of the Match: Jeremy Ebobisse

Scoring Summary:

VAN (1-0) – Lucas Cavallini (Ryan Raposo) 52’

SJ (1-1) – Jamiro Monteiro (Cristian Espinoza, Jan Gregus) 62’

SJ (2-1) – Jeremy Ebobisse (Cade Cowell) 73’

VAN (2-2) – Ryan Raposo (Deiber Caicedo, Lucas Cavallini) 75’

SJ (3-2) – Jeremy Ebobisse (Cristian Espinoza, Cade Cowell) 81’

VAN (3-3) – Erik Godoy (unassisted) 90+1’

Misconduct Summary:

VAN – Erik Godoy (caution) 5’

VAN – Russell Teibert (caution) 14’

SJ – Nathan (caution) 27’

VAN – Cristian Dajome (caution) 38’

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC: Cody Cropper; Erik Godoy, Javain Brown (Cristian Gutierrez 70), Florian Jungwirth, Jake Nerwinski; Cristian Dajome, Sebastian Berhalter, Ryan Raposo (Pedro Vite 83), Russell Teibert (Michael Baldisimo HT); Lucas Cavallini, Brian White (Deiber Caicedo 67)

Substitutes not used: Isaac Boehmer (GK), Marcus Godinho, Ranko Veselinovic, Luis Martins, Leonard Owusu

SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 13; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: JT Marcinkowski; Marcos Lopez, Francisco Calvo, Nathan, Paul Marie; Eric Remedi (Jan Gregus 54), Jackson Yueill, Jamiro Monteiro (Jack Skahan 90); Cade Cowell (Ousseni Bouda 84), Jeremy Ebobisse (Benji Kikanovic 90), Cristian Espinoza

Substitutes not used: Matt Bersano (GK), Tanner Beason, Jack Skahan, Jan Gregus, Tommy Thompson, Oskar Ågren, Benji Kikanović, Niko Tsakiris

SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 14; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES INTERIM HEAD COACH ALEX COVELO

On the result:

“First of all, one point on the road is a point. It’s something positive that we can bring home. In relation to the game, I think you’re right. We created three goals in transition. We were talking about that at halftime that we had to be more aggressive once we recovered the ball to go forward but without losing our composure.”

On Jeremy Ebobisse’s performance as the league co-leader in goals:

“I think that Jeremy [Ebobisse] is a player that tries to help us in build-up, trying to arrive to the box, he has very good feet, he has goals. Today, he helped us a lot. He helped us a lot today, and every game that he plays for us, offensively and defensively. Obviously when you are a striker, a nine, you have to be in those spaces. Sometimes the ball arrives, sometimes not. Jeremy has been good. I’m so happy for him.”

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD JEREMY EBOBISSE

On the match:

“I thought it was a difficult match. Anytime you go away from home, you know you’re going to be in for a battle. We did a solid job to keep the game 0-0 for as long as we did. Obviously, that’s something we struggled with a bit at times early on in the year. We’re really solidifying that part of our game. And then the reaction to going down was excellent. As a team, we need to figure out how to manage games from advantageous positions, being up 2-1 and ultimately being up 3-2. We need to find a way to close games out. We know it’s never going to be easy on the road, but ultimately the type of team that we want to be and where we want to be competing at the end of the season, these are the type of results that we hope will go our way in the future with the work that we put in.”

On co-leading MLS with seven goals:

“The team achievements come first. The goals today were useful for a tie, but ultimately I want to win. I’ve been to an MLS Cup before. Unfortunately it didn’t go my team’s way and ever since, that’s been the plan, to get back there. If my goals help get us there, then I’ll be super grateful and grateful to the rest of the team who are providing the service for those goals. However we can get to the playoffs and make a run, I’m happy to play my role.”