The San Jose Earthquakes concluded their two-week trip in Santa Barbara, Calif. by defeating USL League Two side Ventura County Fusion 2-0 on Friday morning. The two teams played four 25-minute quarters.
Sixteen-year-old Homegrown midfielder Niko Tsakiris and midfielder Jack Skahan each scored a goal for the Quakes, while first-round SuperDraft selection Ousseni Bouda tallied an assist on Skahan’s goal. Goalkeepers Matt Bersano and JT Marcinkowski combined for the shutout.
The Earthquakes will now return to San Jose for final preparations ahead of the Home Opener vs. the New York Red Bulls on Feb. 26.
San Jose Earthquakes 2 – 0 Ventura County Fusion
Feb. 4, 2022 – Santa Barbara, Calif.
SJ (1-0) – Niko Tsakiris (unassisted)
SJ (2-0) – Jack Skahan (Ousseni Bouda)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES LINEUPS
(1-50’): JT Marcinkowski; Tanner Beason, Jackson Yueill, Nathan; Judson, Jan Gregus, Eric Remedi, Cade Cowell, Chofis, Cristian Espinoza; Benji Kikanovic.
(51-100’): Matt Bersano; Earthquakes II player, Casey Walls, Oskar Agren, Paul Marie; Siad Haji, Jack Skahan, Gilbert Fuentes, Niko Tsakiris, Will Richmond, Ousseni Bouda.