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MATCH STORYLINES: Quakes make final road trip of regular season to Vancouver

OPPONENT INFORMATION

 

Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 4-6-7

Home: 3-0-6 (11 GF, 7 GA)

Away: 1-6-1 (8 GF, 16 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 19, Chicago – 23

 

Last Game vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Earthquakes 3 – 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC; March 11, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA.

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 at Avaya Stadium. After conceding two goals within the first 20 minutes, Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski, defender Nick Lima and midfielder Anibal Godoy scored a goal apiece to earn the Quakes three points.

 

History of the Quakes – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rivalry

The Quakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC drew in each of their first two all-time meetings in 2011 … The teams tied 1-1 at Empire Field in Vancouver on May 11 as Chris Wondolowski scored a 39th-minute goal on a back-heeled flick that earned MLS Goal of the Week consideration, with Ryan Johnson assisting … The ‘Caps equalized in second-half stoppage time when Davide Chiumiento scored for a share of the points … The return fixture inside Buck Shaw Stadium on July 20 ended in a 2-2 tie with dueling braces by Wondolowski and Vancouver’s Eric Hassli as San Jose was unable to hold on to a pair of one-goal leads … In the first of three meetings in 2012 back on April 7 at Buck Shaw, the ‘Caps took a 1-0 lead early in the second half through a Sebastien Le Toux strike, only to see the Quakes storm back for three goals within a 10-minute span from the 68th to the 78th … Wondolowski tallied two more around what proved to be a game-winning header from second-half substitute Alan Gordon in the 72nd from a Ramiro Corrales cross … In the second meeting of the 2012 season at BC Place in Vancouver on May 5, the Whitecaps came out victorious off a stoppage time goal from forward Eric Hassli. Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 15th minute off a Marvin Chavez cross, but Vancouver answered with a goal from Gershon Koffie shortly before halftime … Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2-1 at B.C. Place in the final matchup of 2012 between the two teams thanks to a Barry Robson 61st minute penalty kick. Whitecaps FC Dane Richards opened the scoring just 20 minutes into the match. Earthquakes Alan Gordon knotted the score at 1-1 just seven minutes before halftime with a header into the back post … The two sides drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2013 with Chris Wondolowski and Corey Hertzog scoring goals at Buck Shaw Stadium … Vancouver won their next match of the campaign 2-0 at BC Place … The two teams drew 0-0 in their final meeting of the season on Sept. 14, 2013 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Chris Wondolowski scored twice to rally the San Jose Earthquakes to within one goal of their hosts, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC ultimately took the win 3-2 at a sold-out BC Place on May 3, 2014 … The San Jose Earthquakes fell 2-0 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at BC Place … The Quakes tied Whitecaps FC 0-0 in San Jose’s final game at Buck Shaw Stadium on October 18, 2014 … San Jose defeated Vancouver 1-0 in the first-ever night match at Avaya Stadium on April 11, 2015 … Vancouver was able to take the second meeting of the 2015 season, defeating the Earthquakes 3-1 at BC Place in Vancouver on July 26 … San Jose drew 1-1 against Vancouver in their final matchup of 2015 thanks to a late goal by forward Chris Wondolowski … The Quakes defeated Whitecaps FC 2-1 on Aug. 12 to capture their first road win of 2016 and first win ever at BC Place … San Jose drew 0-0 with the Whitecaps on Oct. 16, 2016 in their final home game of the 2016 MLS regular season … In their first meeting of the 2017 MLS regular season, the Earthquakes defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 on March 11, 2017 at Avaya Stadium. Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski, defender Nick Lima and midfielder Anibal Godoy scored a goal apiece to earn the Quakes three points.

 

Earthquakes – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Connections

Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 after being selected by the club during the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft … Salinas was traded from Vancouver to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2011, in exchange for allocation money … Salinas and Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey played together at the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … NBA All-Star Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC ownership group, played basketball at Santa Clara University … Whitecaps FC forward/midfielder Erik Hurtado attended Santa Clara University where he was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012 … San Jose midfielder Simon Dawkins and Whitecaps FC defender Sam Adekugbe were both born in England … Quakes defender Victor Bernardez and Vancouver midfielder Deybi Flores both are from Honduras … San Jose defender Andres Imperiale, as well as Whitecaps midfielders Matias Laba and Mauro Rosales, were all born in Argentina … Whitecaps midfielder and Palo Alto native Andrew Jacobson, San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham and defender Nick lima, all played at UC Berkeley … Quakes forward Marco Ureña, as well as Whitecaps defender Kendall Watson and winger Christian Bolaños, were born in Costa Rica and have all featured for the Costa Rican National Team … Earthquakes defender Kofi Sarkodie and Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams played together at the Houston Dynamo during the 2015 season … Earthquakes TV analyst Joe Cannon played for the Whitecaps from 2011-2013.

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