NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to New York City FC 2-1 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. A pair of goals from the home side canceled out an early score by Quakes forward Marco Ureña – his first with the club. San Jose played the final 10 minutes down a man following a red card to defender Victor Bernardez.
The Earthquakes will return home to take on Seattle Sounders FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, April 8. At halftime of the Western Conference showdown, former Quakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
MLS Regular Season
New York City FC 2 – 1 San Jose Earthquakes
April 1, 2017 – Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York
Scoring Summary: SJ – Marco Ureña (unassisted) 6; NYC – Jack Harrison (David Villa, Ronald Matarrita) 10; NYC – Tommy McNamara (Ronald Matarrita, David Villa) 67.
Misconduct Summary: NYC – Alex Ring (caution) 54; NYC – Rodney Wallace (caution) 59; SJ – Victor Bernardez (ejection) 80; NYC – Jack Harrison (caution) 86.
NEW YORK CITY FC: Sean Johnson; Ethan White, Maxime Chanot, Alex Callens, Ronald Matarrita; Alex Ring, Maxi Moralez (Federic Brillant 85), Andrea Pirlo (Tommy McNamara 63); Jack Harrison, Rodney Wallace, David Villa (Khiry Shelton 89).
SHOTS: 9, SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; SAVES: 4; FOULS: 13; CORNER KICKS: 7; OFFSIDES: 3.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Shaun Francis, Florian Jungwirth, Victor Bernardez, Nick Lima; Simon Dawkins (Jahmir Hyka 71), Fatai Alashe, Darwin Ceren, Tommy Thompson (Shea Salinas 71); Marco Ureña (Danny Hoesen 58), Chris Wondolowski.
SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 1; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 4; OFFSIDES: 3.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR
On the match:
“There was a lot of back and forth today. Lot’s of goal-mouth action as we expected today on this small field. Great start by us. And obviously we would have liked to have held onto the ball a little better and put some more pressure on them, but they came out and took advantage of a good chance. Second half was a little more even-steven. I thought that we had a good chance for a penalty and then we just made a big mistake by playing into pressure and they took advantage of it.”
On the smaller playing surface:
“It’s not so bad. You’ve got to play a little bit quicker, so you prepare the guys. Let them know the areas where you can and can not play into and I think they were ok with that.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
On the result:
“Frustrating. NYCFC is a great team and they moved the ball well, but I thought that we had a great game-plan and executed it well at certain times. And then just a few mistakes on ourselves that kind of cost us a little bit. Not being able to come away with three points is frustrating because that’s our game plan. That’s what we want to do. We’re not coming here for a zero-zero draw, we’re coming here to win and to not do that is a bit frustrating and concerning. Early on, I thought we put ourselves in a good position, but then we hurt ourselves. It’s a tough place to play, but I thought if we executed our game-plan a little better we could come away with three points, but again, credit to New York and I thought they did well.”