Fan Guide: Quakes host Portland on Saturday

Kickoff: October 4, 8:00 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium
Television: NBC Sports
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV



Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 0-2-5
Home: 1-0-3 (6 GF, 5 GA)
Away: 0-2-3 (6 GF, 8 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 12, Portland – 13

Last Game vs. Portland
Earthquakes 3, Portland Timbers 3; Sept. 7, 2014; Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

Chris Wondolowski continued his hot form, scoring twice and recording an assist to help the Earthquakes to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers. Wondolowski gave the Quakes an advantage 20 minutes in, slotting home a shot after Shea Salinas hit the post from inside the area. Cordell Cato extended the Earthquakes’ lead three minutes into the second half, curling a shot past Donovan Ricketts from the right side of the box. Alvas Powell began Portland’s comeback in the 54th minute. Powell ran onto a chipped pass from Diego Valeri, kept possession in traffic and then poked a shot off the far post and in from a narrow angle near the end line. Liam Ridgewell knotted the game 20 minutes later, tapping in a Valeri cross at the back post. Wondolowski regained the lead for the Quakes in the 85th minute with a header from eight yards out. Salinas located Wondo open in the box and sent a pinpoint cross in to record his eighth assist of the season. One minute later, the Timbers drew level again with a goal from Kalif Alhassan. Powell and Valeri combined to create the chance, freeing Alhassan for the equalizer.

History of the Quakes-Portland Timbers Rivalry

The Earthquakes and Timbers rivalry dates back to when the teams played in the North American Soccer League … The squads faced off for the first time as members of the NASL in 1975 in San Jose and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-1 with Ilija Mitic scoring both goals for the Quakes … The Timbers evened the series with a 2-1 home victory towards the end of the ’75 season … In 1976 the teams only met once and Portland got the better of the Earthquakes in a 1-0 victory in San Jose … The Earthquakes swept the 1977 season series with a 3-2 victory at home and 2-1 win in Portland … The Timbers came back in 1978 and outscored the Earthquakes 8-2 in two wins on their way to the NASL National Conference Final, where they lost to the New York Cosmos … The teams split the 1979 series with Portland winning 4-3 in San Jose and the Earthquakes winning 2-1 in Portland …In 1980 the Earthquakes dropped both games to the Timbers, losing each match by just one goal … The Timbers got the best of the Earthquakes in 1981 as well, sweeping the season series by finals of 3-0 and 2-1 … 1982 was the last NASL series between the two teams … The Earthquakes won the first game 1-0 in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 1-0 when they traveled to San Jose … The two sides played again in a 2001 exhibition in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 2-1 … The next meeting came in 2004 during the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes won 3-0 … In 2005 the sides met again in the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-0 … The Earthquakes topped Portland in U.S. Open Cup Qualifying 1-0 on May 3, 2011 with Ike Opara scoring the game winner in the 120th minute … The Earthquakes and Timbers battled to a pair of 1-1 draws in 2011 … Portland got the better of San Jose 2-1 at JELD-WEN Field in the two team’s first meeting of 2012, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Earthquakes … Chris Wondolowski came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals and rally San Jose from a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 19 … The Earthquakes and Timbers closed out the 2012 regular season with a 1-1 draw on Oct. 27. Chris Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s single-season mark of 27 goals with a penalty kick in the 24th minute … Portland won the clubs’ first of three meetings in 2013 1-0 at JELD-WEN Field with Will Johnson curling home a free kick in the 78th minute … San Jose rallied at Buck Shaw Stadium to draw even with Portland 1-1 thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from Adam Jahn on April 21, 2013 … The Earthquakes picked up their first-ever win against the Timbers on July 27, 2013 with a 2-1 result at Buck Shaw Stadium … San Jose secured a valuable road point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Timbers at Providence Park in Portland.

Earthquakes – Portland Timbers Connections

San Jose forward Mike Fucito played for the Timbers in 2012 … Fucito and Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts were teammates with the Montreal Impact in 2012 … Timbers forward Ryan Johnson played with the Earthquakes from 2008-11 … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas played with Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Portland head coach Caleb Porter was originally drafted by San Jose in the third round (No. 27 overall) of the 1998 MLS SuperDraft … Porter appeared in four matches with the Clash in 1999, his only season with the club … Earthquakes midfielder Khari Stephenson and Timbers’ captain Jack Jewsbury were teammates with the Kansas City Wizards from 2004-05 … Timbers defender Danny O’Rourke was drafted with the fourth overall pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, playing only one season with the club … O’Rourke (2001-04) and Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) both played for the University of Indiana … Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris and Timbers forward Jorge Villafana were teammates with Chivas USA from 2008-09 … Timbers goalkeeper Andrew Weber played with the San Jose Earthquakes from 2009-11 … Weber (2001-04) and Earthquakes defender Brandon Barklage (2005-06) both played for the University of Mexico … Barklage and Timbers defender Rodney Wallace were teammates with D.C. United from 2009-10 …  Wallace (2007-08),  Timbers forward Schillo Tshuma (2012-13) and Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) played at the University of Maryland.

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