The San Jose Earthquakes return home to take on Orlando City SC for the first time at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday, May 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and KZSF 1370. This will be the Quakes’ only matchup against Orlando this season.
The team will then travel to Texas to face FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, May 20, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. PT. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Bay Area and KNBR 1050.
Earthquakes vs. Orlando City SC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 0-0-2
Home: 0-0-1 (1 GF, 1 GA)
Away: 0-0-2 (2 GF, 2 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 3, Orlando – 3
Last Game vs. Orlando
Earthquakes 2 – 2 Orlando City SC; June 18, 2016; Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
The San Jose Earthquakes scored two late goals to snatch a road point against Orlando City SC during an emotional evening in central Florida where victims of the Orlando nightclub attacks were honored with a series of tributes. A pair of second half substitutes, midfielder Shea Salinas and forward Chad Barrett, each tallied their first goals of the 2016 season in the dramatic 2-2 draw. In the 11th minute, the Earthquakes used strong link-up play to work the ball up field before forward Quincy Amarikwa chipped a cross in front of goal. Orlando City keeper Joe Bendik came out to grab the ball, but it slipped out of his hands. As Simon Dawkins attempted to put the rebound away, Bendik was just able to recover and corral the loose ball. Seven minutes later, Matias Perez Garcia played a through ball into the box for Dawkins, who controlled the pass and blasted a shot goalward from an acute angle that tailed over the crossbar. Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham made a clutch save in the 52nd minute to keep the match scoreless. Facing a breakaway from reigning Rookie of the Year forward Cyle Larin, Bingham stayed low to kick-save a hard shot out of play. Orlando was able to break the deadlock in the 66th minute when Hines’ header off an Adrian Winter corner kick found the back of the net. San Jose leveled the score-line with just five minutes remaining in regulation. Salinas sent a cross to Barrett, who powerfully headed the ball past Bendik and into the corner of the net. Orlando then scored one minute into stoppage time what seemed to ultimately be the game-winner. Julio Baptista shot a line drive that Bingham was able to deflect but not keep out. Minutes later, with the final whistle looming, Salinas shot and scored the late equalizer after a loose ball fell to him near the penalty spot. It proved to be the match’s final kick of the ball.
History of the Quakes – Orlando Rivalry
The Earthquakes and Orlando City SC drew 1-1 at Levi’s Stadium in their first-ever meeting in 2015 behind Chris Wondolowski’s 100th career MLS goal … The following year, the two sides drew their second encounter 2-2 after Shea Salinas scored in stoppage time to level the match at Camping World Stadium.
Earthquakes – Orlando City SC Connections
Quakes midfielder Simon Dawkins, as well as Orlando forward Giles Barnes and defenders Seb Hines and Scott Sutter, were all born in England. Dawkins and Barnes both played for England’s Derby County during their professional careers and both have also represented Jamaica internationally … Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) and Orlando keeper Earl Edwards Jr. (2010-14) attended UCLA … Orlando City midfielder Richie Laryea (2014-15) and Earthquakes defender Kofi Sarkodie (2008-10) both played for the University of Akron … Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell (2012-15) and Orlando’s Joe Bendik (2006-09) both played at Clemson … Orlando City midfielder Matias Perez Garcia played for the Earthquakes from 2014-16. Perez Garcia was traded to OCSC in exchange for current midfielder Darwin Ceren in 2016 … Quakes defender Nick Lima (2013-16) and Orlando midfielder Servando Carrasco (2007-10) and goalkeeper Josh Saunders (2001) all played collegiately at Cal. Saunders was signed by the Earthquakes in 2003, but did not make any appearances for the club … Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) and Orlando City defender Kevin Alston (2006-08) both played for Indiana University.
Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 25-20-15
Home: 15-8-8 (50 GF, 33 GA)
Away: 10-12-7 (40 GF, 38 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 90, FC Dallas – 71
Last Game vs. FC Dallas
Earthquakes 1 – 1 FC Dallas; April 14, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA
The San Jose Earthquakes scored a last-second goal at Avaya Stadium to earn a point in a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas. The visitors took the lead in the 78th minute, but the Earthquakes equalized on the last play of the match through midfielder Jahmir Hyka’s first MLS goal.
History of the Quakes – FC Dallas Rivalry
The Earthquakes were 9-1-4 in the final 14 games against Dallas prior to San Jose’s relocation to Houston … The Quakes posted a seven-game winning streak during that stretch from July 20, 2002 - April 15, 2004 … San Jose and Dallas met in an important match on Oct. 16, 2004, as San Jose needed a win or a tie to advance to the playoffs, while Dallas needed a win to clinch the final berth in the playoffs. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the Cotton Bowl, giving San Jose a spot in the playoffs, while Dallas did not qualify. Ramiro Corrales scored the Quakes second goal in that game … On Sept. 27, 2003, San Jose’s Dwayne De Rosario scored the fastest goal in MLS history, netting a goal 11 seconds into the match at Spartan Stadium against Dallas. De Rosario would go on to net a hat trick in the game, the second hat trick in Quakes team history … The Earthquakes won both matches against FC Dallas in 2011 … The Earthquakes defeated FC Dallas in a 2-0 road win in the first meeting of the season on March 26, and closed out the 2011 season with a 4-2 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 22 … In their first meeting of 2012, the two teams battled to a scoreless draw on July 7 at FC Dallas Stadium … The Earthquakes followed up with a 2-1 win on July 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Earthquakes went 1-1-1 against FC Dallas in 2013 … FC Dallas won their first meeting of 2013 1-0 at FC Dallas Stadium thanks to a strike from Fabian Castillo … The Quakes and FC Dallas tied 2-2 on August 24 after three red cards were issued … The Quakes capped off the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 win at Buck Shaw Stadium in the last game of Ramiro Corrales’ career … San Jose won their first two meetings against FC Dallas in 2014, each with a score of 2-1, before dropping the third game 5-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 16 … On March 7, 2015 the Quakes dropped the season opener 1-0 at FC Dallas with a stoppage time goal … In the second matchup of the 2015 season, San Jose kept a scoreless draw at Avaya Stadium on June 7 despite finishing the game with only nine men … The Earthquakes fell to FC Dallas 2-1 in their final game of the 2015 season after going down to 10 men in the second half due to a Matias Perez Garcia red card … In their first meeting of 2016, the Quakes drew 2-2 with FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium … San Jose played to a scoreless draw against FC Dallas at Avaya Stadium in their second meeting, despite being without four players due to Copa America Centenario call-ups … In their final meeting of 2016, the Earthquakes fell 1-0 to FC Dallas, their first loss at home that season … The Quakes drew FC Dallas 1-1 in their first encounter of 2017 thanks to a last-gasp goal from Jahmir Hyka, his first in MLS.
Earthquakes – FC Dallas Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas grew up in the Dallas area and played USL soccer in the summer for Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados in 2005 and 2006 … Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) and FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead (2009-12) both attended UCLA … FC Dallas midfielder Atiba Harris played on the Earthquakes in 2014 … FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollingshead and Earthquakes midfielder/forward Tommy Thompson both grew up in Sacramento, California … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas (2004-07) and FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (2011-12) both attended Furman University … Quakes defender Andres Imperiale, as well as FC Dallas midfielders Mauro Diaz and Javier Morales, defender Hernan Grana and forward Maximiliano Urruti were all born in Argentina … San Jose defender Victor Bernardez and FC Dallas defender Maynor Figueroa are both from Honduras and played on the national team together from 2004-2014
Wednesday’s matchup will be Orlando’s first visit to Avaya Stadium. The Florida club’s previous encounter with the Quakes in the Bay Area took place at Levi’s Stadium in 2015.
Looking For The First Win
The Quakes and Orlando City SC have drawn their only two encounters in MLS history (1-1 in 2015 and 2-2 in 2016).
The Quakes are currently undefeated at home in 2017 with a 3-0-2 record at Avaya Stadium.
Biggest Margin Of Victory
San Jose enters its match against Orlando following the team’s largest margin of victory at Avaya Stadium: a 3-0 win against Portland Timbers on May 6, 2017.
Hard to Separate
Four of the last six matches between San Jose and Dallas have finished in draws.
The Quakes Academy resumed action on Wednesday with the two U-12 teams taking on Ballistic United SC. The U-12 side defeated Ballistic 3-1, while the second fell 1-0. On Saturday, the Quakes youth teams played Juventus Sport Club. The U-12s won 2-0 and tied 2-2, the U-13s won their match 2-0, the U-14s and the U-15/16s both drew their games 1-1 and the U-17/18s won 4-0. On Sunday, the U-12s, U-13s and U-14s faced EBU Bay Oaks, where the U-12s won their matches, the U-13s fell 1-0 and the U-14s won 4-2.
The Quakes youth teams will be back in action starting on Wednesday, May 17, as both the U-12s take on Ballistic United SC. During the weekend, the Academy will face off against the youth teams of Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday and the Santa Cruz Breakers Academy on Sunday.
BURLINGAME DRAGONS FC UPDATE
Burlingame Dragons FC kicked off the week with a win against El Farolito in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, May 10. The match ended scoreless, but the Dragons won 6-5 on penalties. On Saturday, the club made the trip up to the City and drew 1-1 with San Francisco City FC at Negoesco Stadium. The Dragons concluded their busy week with a 3-0 loss to Fresno Fuego in the club’s season home opener on Sunday.
The Quakes’ affiliate will be back in action this Wednesday, May 17, when they travel down to Stanford Stadium to take on San Francisco Deltas in the U.S. Open Cup. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
On Sunday, the Dragons return home to face San Francisco City FC at 4 p.m. Attendees will receive free pizza as part of their admission ticket.
Tickets to both matches are available on the club’s website.
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