The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. The draw extended the Quakes’ unbeaten streak on the road to seven matches, tied for the longest in club history.
The Earthquakes are now preparing for two matches this week, first hosting Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 15, presented by Donor Network West, and later traveling to Texas to face Austin FC on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Wednesday’s match from PayPal Park will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on NBC Sports California Plus, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF. Saturday’s match from Q2 Stadium will begin at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be aired on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus, KGO 810 and 1370 KZSF.
Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 13-11-11
Home: 9-5-4 (29 GF, 20 GA)
Away: 4-6-7 (14 GF, 26 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 43, Real Salt Lake – 46
Last Game vs. Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake 1 – 2 San Jose Earthquakes; May 7, 2021; Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
Earthquakes vs. Austin FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 0-0-1
Home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)
Away: 0-0-1 (0 GF, 0 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 0, Austin – 0
Last Game vs. Austin
Austin FC 0 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes; June 19, 2021; Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas
LAST GAME VS. FC DALLAS (9/11)
Strong on the Road
The Quakes are unbeaten in seven consecutive road matches, tied for the longest such run in club history (2003). San Jose has now lost just once in their last 12 matches overall (3-1-8).
The Quakes now hold a seven-game unbeaten streak against FC Dallas (4-0-3) and a five-game unbeaten streak at Toyota Stadium (2-0-3).
The Quakes have scored first in 9 of their last 12 matches (conceded first twice and had one match finish in a scoreless draw). They have also allowed one or fewer goals in 11 consecutive matches, conceding a total of nine goals during that time.
Back on the Scoresheet
Defender Oswaldo Alanis scored his second goal of the season and fourth of his MLS career. Both of his goals this year have been penalty kicks against FC Dallas.
Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski made six saves, tied for second-most in his MLS career.
Back in the Mix
Forward Benji Kikanovic made his first appearance since July 17, entering as a second-half substitute.
NEXT GAME VS. REAL SALT LAKE (9/15)
Real Salt Lake currently occupies seventh place in the Western Conference (8-9-6), tallying three more points than San Jose.
The Quakes are unbeaten in six straight home matches vs. Real Salt Lake (5-0-1), dating back to April 2015.
San Jose earned a come-from-behind 2-1 road win over RSL on May 7, 2021, with two goals from Chris Wondolowski.
Wondolowski’s brace against Real Salt Lake on May 7 made him the all-time leader in goals against Real Salt Lake (12).
Wondolowski scored his most recent MLS goal against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on May 7, 2021.
Defender Nathan will not be eligible to play on Wednesday due to yellow card accumulation.
Defender Marcos Lopez is available for selection for Wednesday’s match after returning from international duty with Peru.
NEXT GAME VS. AUSTIN FC (9/18)
San Jose played to a 0-0 draw against Austin FC in the first-ever MLS fixture at Q2 Stadium on June 19.
Saturday’s match will be the second of three matchups between San Jose and Austin this season and second-straight at Q2 Stadium. San Jose will host Austin FC at PayPal Park for the first time on Oct. 20.
Austin FC currently occupy 13th in the Western Conference standings (5-14-4). Austin have suffered three-consecutive defeats and have earned one victory in their last seven matches (1-6-0).
Saturday’s match will see the Quakes face former players Danny Hoesen, Nick Lima, and Andrew Tarbell for the second time this year.
Kickoff time changed for Chivas vs. Club Leon at PayPal Park
The international friendly between Chivas de Guadalajara and Club Leon at PayPal Park on Saturday, Oct. 9, originally scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. PT, has been rescheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by clicking here.
Thanksgiving Day match on FOX and four ABC broadcasts highlight MLS postseason schedule
Major League Soccer today announced the match schedule and broadcast details for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs and 2021 MLS Cup, which include the league’s first Thanksgiving Day match on FOX, as well as four consecutive weekends of postseason action on ABC. In addition to broadcast coverage, MLS has outlined mechanisms for postseason qualification, including a required minimum number of matches played, as well as the competition format for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs. To see the schedule, click here.
QUAKES ON LOAN
Gilbert Fuentes, Casey Walls at Austin Bold FC
Austin Bold FC earned victories against San Antonio FC (2-1) last Tuesday and New Mexico United (1-0) last Friday. Bold FC jumped to fifth in the USL Championship Mountain Division (8-6-8, 32 pts). Gilbert Fuentes and Casey Walls did not appear in either match for Austin.
Thomas Williamson at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Williamson tallied his fifth goal for Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the 5-0 victory over Loudon United FC on Saturday. Williams entered the match as a substitute in the 79th minute and made an immediate impact, scoring in the 80th minute to score Pittsburgh’s fourth goal. Pittsburgh is currently second in the USL Championship Atlantic Division (14-6-5, 47 pts) and are unbeaten in six straight matches (4-0-2).
Eric Calvillo at Orange County SC
Calvillo made his 16th start and tallied his third assist in Orange County SC’s 3-0 victory over the Las Vegas Lights on Saturday. The win extends Orange County’s unbeaten run to four matches (2-0-2) and now sit third (9-7-7, 34 pts.) in the USL Championship Pacific Division.
The Quakes Academy kicked off their 2021-2022 MLS NEXT season against Santa Cruz Breakers FC on Saturday. The Boys Academy went unbeaten, recording a pair of wins from the U-14s (2-1) and U-17s (5-1), and a pair of draws from the U-13s (0-0) and U-15s (1-1).