COMMERCE CITY, Colo. –
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The loss snaps a two-game win streak for San Jose, who had lost just one of their previous six matches heading into Saturday.
The Earthquakes return to Avaya Stadium on Wednesday, May 17 against Kaká and Orlando City SC, presented by TCL. The match kicks off at 7:15 p.m. PT and will air live on NBC Sports Bay Area, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.
MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids 3 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes
May 13, 2017 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
COL – Shkelzen Gashi (Mohammed Saeid, Dillon Powers) 29; COL – Dominique Badji (Alan Gordon) 35; COL – Shkelzen Gashi (Dominique Badji, Alan Gordon) 57.
COL – Dillon Powers (caution) 42; COL – Eric Miller (caution) 55.
Tim Howard; Jared Watts, Bobby Burling, Marlon Hairston, Eric Miller; Dominique Badji (Caleb Calvert 76), Mohammed Saeid (Dillon Serna 82), Shkelzen Gashi, Dillon Powers; Micheal Azira, Alan Gordon (Kevin Doyle 63).
7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 2; OFFSIDES: 1.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES:
David Bingham; Kofi Sarkodie, Florian Jungwirth, Victor Bernardez, Cordell Cato; Danny Hoesen, Anibal Godoy (Fatai Alashe 63), Darwin Ceren, Jahmir Hyka (Simon Dawkins 72); Marco Ureña (Tommy Thompson 63), Chris Wondolowski.
11, SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; SAVES: 1; FOULS: 5; CORNER KICKS: 2; OFFSIDES: 1.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR
On the first half:
“The second goal, for me, right before halftime changes the score but also the mentality. As many good things as we did last week, we made a lot of mistakes this week and they took advantage of it.”
On the team’s mentality:
“The second half was a much better half. We were getting closer to goal. They are sitting back on a 2-0 lead but I don’t think we gave up – I would be shocked if they did. This is a great group of guys.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER JAHMIR HYKA
On giving up the first goal:
“It made them confident, the second goal made them even more confident. They were able to stay back more and wait for the counter. We didn’t have our best game today.”
On the result:
“I think we wanted to play a different game. We did it a little in the beginning, and then the goal pushed us a little down.”