SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes played their first of three desert friendlies on Tuesday morning, defeating Sporting Kansas City 1-0. Midfielder Tommy Thompson scored the lone goal of the match just moments before the final whistle to give San Jose the victory. Thompson was also the only Earthquakes player to play the full 90 minutes.
Several Quakes rookies made their debut against MLS competition, including Jackson Yueill, Nick Lima, Christian Thierjung and Lindo Mfeka. Recent signings Harold Cummings and Marcos Ureña also each played 45 minutes in the shutout victory.
San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 0 Sporting Kansas City
Jan. 31, 2017 – Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ
Scoring Summary: SJ – Tommy Thompson (unassisted) 32.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FIRST HALF: Andrew Tarbell; Kip Colvey, Andres Imperiale, Harold Cummings, Kofi Sarkodie; Tommy Thompson, Darwin Ceren, Jackson Yueill, Cordell Cato; Chris Wondolowski, Marcos Ureña.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES SECOND HALF: Trialist; Shaun Francis, Matheus Silva, Victor Bernardez, Nick Lima; Lindo Mfeka, Trialist; Shea Salinas, Tommy Thompson, Christian Thierjung; Olmes Garcia.