The Earthquakes scored twice in the second half in a 3-0 route of Colchester United on Wednesday at Spurs Lodge for San Jose's second win in as many days.
Ellis McLoughlin scored a brace and Matt Luzunaris tacked one on midway through the second half. McLoughlin played 90 minutes in his first action since an ankle injury suffered during the Quakes preseason trip to Ventura while Luzunaris saw 45 minutes of action after subbing on at the half.
The Quakes had several chances early on, but it was McLoughlin who finally broke the stalemate with a blast from 25 yards out. Playing as a lone striker atop a 4-5-1, McLoughlin would head home his brace in the second half thanks to service from Steven Beitashour on the left.
McLoughlin wasn't done, feeding the pass that sprung Luzunaris for San Jose's third goal of the day. Luzunaris collected and finished from the middle of the area.
Andrew Weber and David Bingham split goalkeeper duties for the clean sheet. Weber played the first half and Bingham the second.
San Jose's group of Academy players — Travis Pillon, Alfred Edmonds, Sam Engs and Nick Lima — subbed on in the 75th minute. The group has trained all week with the Tottenham Hotspurs Youth Academy.
Next up for the Quakes is a trip to Leicester City on Thursday for the final exhibition of their 10-day trip to England.
San Jose Earthquakes 3:0 Colchester United
Preseason Exhibition (90 minutes)
Spurs Lodge at Chigwell, London
SCORING SUMMARY: SJ — Ellis McLoughlin (unassisted) 25; SJ — McLoughlin (Steven Beitashour) 55; SJ — Matt Luzunaris (McLoughlin, Brad Ring) 60.
MISCONDUCT SUMMARY: None.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (4-5-1): Andrew Weber (David Bingham 45), Chris Leitch (Travis Pillon 75), Bobby Burling (Sam Engs 75), Justin Morrow, Steven Beitashour (Alfred Edmonds 75), Tony Donatelli (Nick Lima 75), Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Khari Stephenson 45), Brad Ring, Trialist A, Trialist B (Matt Luzunaris 45), Ellis McLoughlin.