Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
Kickoff: 8 p.m.
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium
Radio: 1370 KZSF
Join us Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. PT at San Pedro Square for a free viewing party of the Earthquakes away match against Western Conference foe Real Salt Lake!
FREE VIEWING PARTY INFORMATION
Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
Date: Friday, July 22
Kickoff: 8 p.m. PT
Location: San Pedro Square (Open Seating in the patio area)
NOTE: Early Bird Season Tickets Holders who renewed for the 2017 season by July 11 can bring their credentials for a food/drink voucher.
Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 8-9-8
Home: 5-5-3 (22 GF, 18 GA)
Away: 3-4-5 (10 GF, 18 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 32, Real Salt Lake – 36
Last Game vs. Real Salt Lake
Earthquakes 1, Real Salt Lake 0; September 27, 2015; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California
The San Jose Earthquakes defeated Western Conference foe Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Avaya Stadium thanks in large part to a late game-winning goal by midfielder Matias Perez Garcia. The Quakes created a slew of chances throughout the match, eventually breaking the deadlock in the 87th minute. It marked the Quakes second goal of the 2015 season after the 80th minute and first since July 26 at Vancouver. The win snapped a four-game winless streak and brought San Jose back to within one point of the red line for the MLS playoffs. In the 20th minute, San Jose was off and running on a counter attack after forward Quincy Amarikwa slid a through ball that reached midfielder Shea Salinas on the left side of the field. Salinas was able to send a low cross through the box, but it was cleared by Real Salt Lake for a corner kick. The Quakes created another chance in the 25th minute after a Perez Garcia corner kick nearly snuck into the net, but was parried by a lunging Nick Rimando. Wondolowski’s follow up attempt was blocked, and Anibal Godoy’s subsequent attempt missed wide. In the 35th minute, Salinas’ left-footed strike beat Rimando at the near post, but caromed off the woodwork. A flurry of chances ensued after the rebound, but the Quakes were unable to grab the lead. Six minutes later, a Perez Garcia corner kick found Amarikwa at the far post, but Amarikwa’s headed attempt bounced just wide. Wondolowksi almost put the Quakes ahead again in the 52nd minute after finding himself on the receiving end of a Salinas pass through the box. However, Rimando was able to bail out the RSL defense with a diving save. San Jose finally broke the deadlock in the 87th minute. A long ball played by defender Victor Bernardez was brought down by Amarikwa and played into the path of Perez Garcia. He took a one-timed shot, which deflected off of a Real Salt Lake defender and into the net. With the goal, San Jose has now scored first in eight of their last nine matches dating back to August 14, holding a 5-1-2 record in those contests. Perez Garcia’s tally marks his third goal of the season and the first game-winner of his MLS career. It also marked Amarikwa’s seventh and Bernardez’s first assist of the season, respectively.