TUCSON, Ariz. – The San Jose Earthquakes dropped their preseason friendly against the Colorado Rapids 1-0 at the Kino Sports Complex on Saturday.
Jamie Smith’s goal in the 66th minute decided the match. Andre Akpan picked the midfielder out at the far post to create the chance.
San Jose’s squad was largely composed of trialists as the club closed out a week of training in Tucson, Ariz. Included in the squad were 2012 regulars Sam Cronin, Rafael Baca and Shea Salinas, each of which went 45 minutes in their first appearance of the preseason.
The Earthquakes will return to San Jose Saturday evening for four days of training before departing again for Oxnard on Thursday, Feb. 7. The club’s next preseason game is Saturday, Feb. 9 against the Chicago Fire at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium (6 p.m. PT).
San Jose Earthquakes 0-1 Colorado Rapids
Kino Sports Complex – Tucson, Ariz.
February 2, 2013 – Attendance: N/A
Scoring Summary: COL – Jamie Smith (Andre Akpan) 66.
Misconduct Summary: COL – Brenton Griffiths (caution) 83.
San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham (Evan Newton 46), Peter McGlynn (Bryan Jordan 46), Tommy Muller (Brad Ring 46), Ty Harden (Josh Suggs 46), Henrik Robstad (Coiin Mitchell 46), Shea Salinas (Sam Garza 46), Abu Tommy (Jacob Hustedt 46), Sam Cronin (Sean de Silva 46), Rafael Baca (Donny Toia 46), Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson (Lamin Suma 46), Adam Jahn (Matt Fondy 46).
Colorado Rapids – Matt Pickens (Steward Ceus 46), Marvell Wynne (Brian Mullan 46), Drew Moor (Brenton Griffiths 46), Diego Calderon (Marcello Castro 46), Chris Klute, Hendry Thomas (Nathan Sturgis 46), Pablo Mastroeni (Dillon Powers 46), Kamani Hill (Nick LaBrocca 46), Atiba Harris (Jamie Smith 46), Deshorn Brown (Andre Akpan 46), Tony Cascio (Dillon Serna 46, Cesar Romero 79).