LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the LA Galaxy 1-0 in the California Clasico Las Vegas on Saturday evening. The Quakes remain undefeated in the 2017 preseason with a 4-0-1 overall record.
Olmes Garcia scored his first goal for the Quakes in the 89th minute to earn the victory. Lindo Mfeka played the ball to Tommy Thompson who took a shot, but was denied by LA Galaxy keeper Clement Diop. Garcia found the rebound and sent the ball to the back of the net from short range.
Quakes will next face USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC on Saturday, Feb. 18 in a preseason matchup with kickoff programmed for 12:30 p.m. PT at Greater Nevada Field. The game will mark the historic first match for Reno 1868 FC, who will play their inaugural season in USL during the 2017 season. The match will also be the first time a major league team from any sport will play in Reno. Tickets can be purchased here.
San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 0 LA Galaxy
Feb. 11, 2017 – Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Nev.
Scoring Summary: SJ – Olmes Garcia (Tommy Thompson, Lindo Mfeka) 89.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Fatai Alashe (caution) 84.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Kofi Sarkodie (Nick Lima 45), Victor Bernardez (Andres Imperiale 68), Florian Jungwirth (Matheus Silva 68), Shaun Francis (Kip Colvey 68); Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson 45), Darwin Ceren (Christian Thierjung 68), Fatai Alashe, Shea Salinas (Jackson Yueill 68); Chris Wondolowski (Lindo Mfeka 78), Danny Hoesen (Olmes Garcia 62).
LA GALAXY: Brian Rowe (Clement Diop 62); Rafael Garcia (Nathan Smith 62), Daniel Steres (Bradley Diallo 62), Jelle Van Damme (Dave Romney 62), Ashley Cole (Josh Turnley 62); Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 62), Baggio Husidic (Jamie Villarreal 62), Jermaine Jones (João Pedro 62), Sebastian Lletget (Raul Mendiola 45); Jack McBean (Jose Villarreal 62), Giovani dos Santos (Ariel Lassiter 45).