SEATTLE, Wash. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night in what was the third of three consecutive road games for the club. The match remained scoreless for more than 50 minutes before Seattle broke the deadlock early in the second half.
The Quakes return home to face the Colorado Rapids at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, July 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. and the game will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF. It will be the Quakes’ first MLS match at Avaya Stadium since June 24.
All fans are encouraged to ride Caltrain on Saturday, as the Earthquakes have chartered a train to and from the match in celebration of the completion of the Santa Clara Station under crossing. Rides to and from the game are free for fans with a game ticket or wearing team gear. For more details on the offer, please click here.
MLS Regular Season
Seattle Sounders FC 3 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes
July 23, 2017 – CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.
Scoring Summary: SEA – Cristian Roldan (Gustav Svensson, Kelvin Leerdam) 54; SEA – Cristian Roldan (unassisted) 56; SEA – Kelvin Leerdam (Joevin Jones) 65.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Jackson Yueill (caution) 57; SJ – Anibal Godoy (caution) 60; SJ – Andres Imperiale (caution) 87.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: David Bingham; Florian Jungwirth, Andres Imperiale, Victor Bernardez; Tommy Thompson (Shea Salinas 71), Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka (Quincy Amarikwa 80), Jackson Yueill, Nick Lima; Danny Hoesen (Vako 62), Chris Wondolowski.
SHOTS: 12, SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 4; OFFSIDES: 2.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC: Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam (Harry Shipp 84), Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, Nouhou; Gustav Svenson, Jordy Delem, Brad Evans (Aaron Kovar 70), Cristian Roldan, Joevin Jones (Tony Alfaro 86); Will Bruin.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 5; CORNER KICKS: 8; OFFSIDES: 0.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH CHRIS LEITCH
On what changed between the first and second half:
“It’s a game, right? We take chances to go after our goals and we don’t get it. We concede one and then shortly thereafter concede two. And then 10 minutes later off of another set piece. So two set pieces. The second one wasn’t necessarily off of a great play, it was just a mistake on our part. I thought we were moving the ball well in the first half and even parts of the second, but we have to be a little more assertive in that final bit.”
On what was missing in the final third:
“Goals are hard to score. I thought we had some good movement for sure, but again, we’re just missing that final piece, that final play to come off and put one in the back of the net. Obviously it’s the hardest thing to do in the game and we didn’t do any of it tonight.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER SHEA SALINAS
On the game:
“It’s frustrating. You never want to lose a game. Especially 3-0. I think we ended the first half well with a lot of possession and a few chances. That just didn't seem to carry over. In the first part of the second half they jumped on us early. Got three goals pretty quickly and then sat back. It was a frustrating 15 minutes there at the start of the second half.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER TOMMY THOMPSON
On the game:
“We’re disappointed with the result. I thought we were getting a little bit of momentum towards the end of the first half. It continued into the second half. Once we conceded one, I think we got our heads down a little bit. The good news is we have two home games coming up, so I’m looking forward to bouncing back at Avaya.”
On coming home and re-grouping:
“I think we have performed well at home. We have done great in our last couple games besides the New York Red Bull game. We can’t let two or three bad results let us down. I think there is a lot of talent in this locker room. I think we are going to be fine once we get back to playing at home.”