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WEEKLY UPDATE: May 1, 2017

The San Jose Earthquakes return to Avaya Stadium following a three-game road stretch when they take on Portland Timbers on Saturday, May 6. The matchup, which is the first of three between the two clubs this season, will kick off at 7:15 p.m. PT and be broadcast live on NBC Sports California Plus, KNBR 1050 and KZSF 1370.
 
 
The Quakes enter the match following a 1-0 victory over Minnesota United FC last weekend. Thanks to defender Florian Jungwirth’s second goal of the season, the Quakes earned their first road win of 2017.
 
OPPONENT INFORMATION
 
Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 2-7-7
Home: 2-1-4 (9 GF, 8 GA)
Away: 0-6-3 (7 GF, 16 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 16, Portland Timbers – 24
 
Last Game vs. Portland Timbers
Earthquakes 0 – 1 Portland Timbers; June 1, 2016; Providence Park, Portland, OR
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Providence Park. Less than three minutes into the match, forward Quincy Amarikwa nearly put the road side ahead. A failed clearance attempt saw the ball pop straight into the air and Amarikwa was the first to it, heading the ball goalward. The shot attempt was saved with a reaction save by goalkeeper Jake Gleeson. Portland took the lead in the 11th minute. Midfielder Diego Valeri whipped in a free kick and Liam Ridgewell’s looping header at the far post found the back of the net. In first half stoppage time, the Timbers went down to 10 men when Dairon Asprilla was ejected for elbowing Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart. San Jose nearly took immediate advantage of the extra man two minutes into the second half. Amarikwa beat two defenders before passing to Shea Salinas inside the penalty area. Salinas was able to keep his first-timed shot down, but it was punched away by the Timbers goalkeeper. The Quakes pressed on in search of an equalizer throughout the duration of the second half, holding Portland without a single shot or corner kick, but couldn’t break through to draw level.
 
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 to open their 2014 series on Sept. 7 and then fell 2-1 in the next installment at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 4 … In their third game against the Timbers in 2014, the Earthquakes suffered a 3-0 loss at Providence Park … In their first meeting of the 2015 season, the Earthquakes lost late at Providence Park after giving up a 91st minute goal that led to a 1-0 win for the Timbers … Their second match of 2015 ended with a 0-0 draw … The Earthquakes defeated the Timbers 2-1 in their first meeting of 2016 at Avaya Stadium, with Quincy Amarikwa’s wonder strike from 40 yards proving to be the difference … San Jose fell to Portland 3-1 in their second match of 2016 at Providence Park despite a late comeback attempt … The 2016 series closed with a 1-0 Timbers victory in Portland thanks to a Liam Ridgewell header from a Diego Valeri free kick.
 
Earthquakes – Portland Timbers Connections
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 defender Andres Imperiale and Timbers midfielders Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco were all born in Argentina … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis and Portland defenders Alvas Powell and Rennico Clarke, as well as forward Darren Mattocks, were all born in Jamaica … Francis, Mattocks and Powell as well as Earthquakes midfielder Simon Dawkins have all featured for the Jamaican National Team … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham and forward Chris Wondolowski, as well as Timbers midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe, have represented the United States National Team … Quakes forward Marco Ureña, as well as Timbers midfielder David Guzman and defender Roy Miller, were all born in San Jose, Costa Rica and have all played for their national team … Timbers defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo grew up in Hayward, California … Portland goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh grew up in Santa Rosa, California, and played collegiately for Santa Clara University.
 
 
EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY
 
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health 
Who: Earthquakes representatives and midfielder Tommy Thompson
What: Get EQ Fit Closing Assembly
When: Monday, May 1
Where: Glen View Elementary in Gilroy
 
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health 
Who: Earthquakes representatives and midfielder Tommy Thompson
What: Get EQ Fit Closing Assembly
When: Wednesday, May 3
Where: Gardner Academy in San Jose
 
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health 
Who: Earthquakes representatives and TBD player
What: Get EQ Fit Closing Assembly
When: Wednesday, May 3
Where: Bracher Elementary in Santa Clara
 
Get Earthquakes Fit presented by Sutter Health 
Who: Earthquakes representatives and midfielder Tommy Thompson
What: Get EQ Fit Closing Assembly
When: Friday, May 5
Where: Toyon Elementary in San Jose
 
Equipment Sale
What: Earthquakes team gear and merchandise super sale, with proceeds benefiting the Quakes Foundation
When: Friday, May 5 from 3 - 7 p.m.
Where: Earthquakes Team Store, powered by Gyft, located at Avaya Stadium
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
 
Home Field Advantage
The Quakes have only lost once in seven encounters with the Timbers at home (2-1-4).
 
Consistent Target
Quakes captain Chris Wondolowski has scored eight goals in 12 appearances against the Timbers. If he scores against Portland on Saturday, he will equal Robbie Keane’s record for most goals scored against the Timbers all-time (9).
 
Familiar Foe
Shea Salinas has faced the Timbers 14 times in his career, t-7th most all-time among all players in league history.
 
Go With The Flo
Quakes defender Florian Jungwirth scored the game-winner against Minnesota United FC last Saturday, his second goal in his debut season for San Jose. His performance in the Midwest earned Jungwirth a place on the MLS Week 9 Team of the Week roster, which is the second time he’s received Best XI honors this season (Week 1).
 
Shots Fired
The Earthquakes are currently second in the league in number of shots taken through the opening nine weeks of the season (119).
 
 
ACADEMY UPDATE
The Quakes youth teams continued their U.S. Soccer Development Academy season last weekend against De Anza Force, Ballistic United SC and San Joaquin Valley Soccer Academy. The U-12s won 2-0, the U-13s fell 3-0, the U-14s won 7-4, the U-15/16s won 3-0 and the U-17/18s won 5-0 against De Anza Force. On Sunday, the U-12s defeated the San Joaquin Valley Soccer Academy 3-1 and also fell 6-2. The U-14s and U-13s defeated Ballistic United SC 4-0 and 6-1, respectively.

The Quakes Academy will face Nomads SC, San Juan SC, Ballistic Untied SC and San Diego Surf this weekend.

 
NEWS ARTICLES
 
San Jose Earthquakes’ Florian Jungwirth scores to spark win
By Pat Borzi, The Mercury News
 
After 6-game winless streak, 'Quakes happy to get back in the win column
By Jeff Rueter, MLSsoccer.com
 
San Jose's Jackson Yueill returns to Minnesota as a pro
By Megan Ryan, Star Tribune
 
Junior Burgos scored with Reno and dedicated it to a family member (Spanish)
By Staff, El Grafico
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