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MATCH STORYLINES: Quakes travel to Real Salt Lake for midweek clash

Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 10-9-9

Home: 7-5-3 (26 GF, 20 GA)

Away: 3-4-6 (11 GF, 19 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 37, Real Salt Lake – 39

 

Last Game vs. Salt Lake

Earthquakes 2 – 1 Real Salt Lake; June 24, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Avaya Stadium. Danny Hoesen and Marco Ureña both scored their second goals of the season to secure the Quakes three points. Hoesen also earned his second assist of the season on Ureña’s tally. Watch highlights

History of the Quakes – Real Salt Lake Rivalry

Real Salt Lake joined MLS as an expansion side prior to the 2005 campaign … The two teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first-ever meeting on April 30, 2005, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, with Alejandro Moreno providing a late equalizer for San Jose … After going 2-0-2 over their first four MLS regular-season meetings, the Quakes dropped their first league tilt to RSL, 3-1, on May 31, 2008, at Rice-Eccles … The Quakes suffered two straight home defeats in league play in shutout fashion in back-to-back season openers in 2010 (3-0) and 2011 (1-0) … On March 19, the Quakes and RSL kicked off the 2011 season at Buck Shaw Stadium in a match later dubbed “The Great Deluge” as RSL took a 1-0 decision in a rainstorm through a 64th-minute Kyle Beckerman strike from 25 yards out that glanced off the left post and went in. That game marked Simon Dawkins’ MLS debut for the Quakes as a 66th-minute substitute … Real Salt Lake swept the 2011 season series with a 4-0 triumph in Utah on July 23 … The Quakes win against RSL on April 21, 2012 snapped a six-game winless streak in all competitions, including an 0-3-2 mark in the five prior MLS regular-season match-ups, and a loss via penalty-kick shootout in a 2010 US Open Cup play-in contest at Buck Shaw Stadium … The Quakes again beat RSL on June 23, 2012 by a 2-1 scoreline behind late goals from Alan Gordon and Chris Wondolowski for their first-ever win at RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium …  RSL was the last Quakes opponent to play a regular-season match at Spartan Stadium, earning a 2-2 tie on Oct. 8, 2005 … San Jose was 3-0-0 against RSL in 2012, outscoring them 9-2 in the process … The Earthquakes dropped their first two games of 2013 against RSL, losing 2-0 on March 3 at Buck Shaw Stadium and 3-0 on June 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium, but bounced back for a key 2-1 win at Rio Tinto on Sept. 21 thanks to a brace from Steven Lenhart … The San Jose Earthquakes rallied from a two-goal first-half deficit to tie Real Salt Lake 3-3 in the club’s 2014 MLS opener on Saturday, March 15 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Sam Cronin scored for the second time in as many games to lead the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Aug. 30 … The Earthquakes were defeated by Real Salt Lake by a score of 2-0 on October 11, 2014 at Rio Tinto Stadium … San Jose was defeated by Real Salt Lake 1 – 0 on April 5, 2015 at Avaya Stadium … The Quakes earned a road point against Real Salt Lake with a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on May 1, 2015 … San Jose defeated RSL 1-0 at Avaya Stadium in their final matchup of 2015 thanks in large part to a late goal by Matias Perez Garcia … The Quakes and Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2016 on July 22 … The Quakes defeated RSL 2-1 at Avaya Stadium with goals from Simon Dawkins and Fatai Alashe on Oct. 1, 2016 … Picking up where they left off, the Quakes prevailed with another 2-1 victory over Salt Lake on June 24, 2017 at Avaya Stadium.

Earthquakes – RSL Connections

Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski played with RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman for the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2016 Copa America Centenario … Wondolowski also played with Beckerman and RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando for the USMNT in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil … Rimando (1997-99) and RSL defender Tony Beltran (2006-07), as well as Quakes defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) and Quakes midfielder Jackson Yueill (2015-16) played collegiately at UCLA … Wondolowski has also played alongside RSL defender Beltran with the USMNT … Earthquakes midfielder Simon Dawkins and RSL midfielder Luke Mulholland were both born in England … RSL defender Aaron Maund and forward Joao Plata were teammates with Quakes forward Quincy Amarikwa at Toronto FC in 2012.

Mileage Points

The Quakes enter their second and final three-match road stretch of the season against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Keep It Going

The Quakes are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak against Real Salt Lake dating back to May 2015 (3-0-2) and have only lost two of their past ten encounters against the Utah club.

Marginal Differences

Nine of the past 10 games between San Jose and Real Salt Lake have been defined by a single goal or ended in a draw.

On the Mark

Quakes captain Chris Wondolowski has scored eight goals against Real Salt Lake in 19 appearances against the club, more than any other Earthquakes player and third-most all-time.

Another Record

Wondolowski scored his 10th goal of the season against the Philadelphia Union, which marked his eighth consecutive season scoring 10 or more goals, an MLS record.

Road Record

Wondolowski will have the opportunity to take sole possession of the MLS record for most goals on the road against RSL. He is currently tied with Landon Donovan for the record with 63 goals.

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