PORTLAND, Ore. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Friday night at Providence Park.
Consecutive yellow cards to midfielder Darwin Ceren in the 36th and 37th minute left the Earthquakes a man down for the remainder of the match. Despite the man disadvantage for nearly an hour, the Quakes surrendered just one goal in 90 minutes before a second was tallied in stoppage time as they pushed for an equalizer. Goalkeeper David Bingham made a season-high six saves during the match.
The Earthquakes return home to face the SF Deltas in the Fourth Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday, June 14 (7:15 p.m.). The Quakes’ next MLS match is against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, June 17 at Avaya Stadium (5:45 p.m.), presented by Supercuts.
MLS Regular Season
San Jose Earthquakes 0 – 2 Portland Timbers
June 2, 2017 – Providence Park in Portland, OR
Scoring Summary: POR – Diego Valeri (Zarek Valentin) 50; POR – Diego Valeri (unassisted) 90+4.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Darwin Ceren (caution) 36; SJ – Darwin Ceren (ejection) 37; POR – Diego Chara (caution) 57; POR – David Guzman (caution) 61; POR – Roy Miller (caution) 70.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Victor Bernardez, Cordell Cato; Jahmir Hyka (Tommy Thompson 46), Anibal Godoy, Darwin Ceren, Danny Hoesen (Simon Dawkins 53), Marco Ureña, Chris Wondolowski.
SHOTS: 6, SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; SAVES: 6; FOULS: 10; CORNER KICKS: 2; OFFSIDES: 0.
PORTLAND TIMBERS: Jake Gleeson; Liam Ridgewell, Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Zarek Valentin, Roy Miller; Dairon Asprilla, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara; Diego Valeri, David Guzman, Fanendo Adi.
SHOTS: 22; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; SAVES: 1; FOULS: 19; CORNER KICKS: 6; OFFSIDES: 3.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR
On if the red card made a significant difference in the match:
“Of course it did.”
On if he thought his team had a chance to get back into the match:
“We had some good chances, even with 10 men. [Chris Wondolowski] Wondo gets a chance, cleared off the line. Tommy [Thompson] has a good chance, gets blocked. We had some good looks. We kept plugging away. I’ll give the guys credit for their heart and determination. Playing with 10 men. It’s a tough place to play, even with 11.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
On if the red card was the biggest difference in the game:
“Portland’s a good team. I want to credit them for the win. But yeah, any time you go down a man, especially here in Portland where it’s already a very tough place to play and the crowd is boisterous, it’s a turning point. I don’t want to say it’s the reason, but it’s a big play.”
On San Jose recovering to stop a clear break away by Portland late in the second half:
“That’s our attitude, that we’re going to fight until the end. Even if the odds are against us, we’re still going to sprint back. Three on one, we’re never going to give up on a play in a game. I commend our guys on the effort, but still a loss and something we need to learn from.”