Flo vs. Minnesota United FC

MATCH STORYLINES: Quakes vs. Minnesota United FC

The Quakes return home for Decision Day against Minnesota United FC on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 12:45 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF. Should the Quakes win against Minnesota, they will secure a place in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Earthquakes enter the game having earned a crucial road point against Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps FC with a 1-1 draw on Sunday, Oct. 15. Quakes midfielder Vako scored in the 77th minute to cancel out Vancouver's first-half score.

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 1-0-0

Home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

Away: 1-0-0 (1 GF, 0 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 1, Minnesota – 0

 

Last Game vs. Minnesota United FC

San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 0 Minnesota United FC; April 29, 2017; TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MS.

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated Minnesota United FC 1-0 at TCF Bank Stadium in their first ever MLS matchup. Quakes midfielder/defender Florian Jungwirth scored the game winner early in the second half, assisted by forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Jahmir Hyka.

 

History of the Quakes – Minnesota United FC Rivalry

On April 29, 2017, the Earthquakes faced Minnesota United FC in their first ever MLS match. The Quakes defeated MNUFC 1-0 at TCF Bank Stadium. Quakes midfielder/defender Florian Jungwirth scored the game winner early in the second half assisted by forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Jahmir Hyka.

 

Earthquakes – Minnesota United FC Connections

Quakes forward Marco Ureña and MNUFC defender Francisco Calvo and midfielder Johan Venegas were all born in Costa Rica and have featured for their national team ... Minnesota sporting director Manny Lagos played for the Earthquakes from 2001-03, winning two MLS Cups with the club ... Loons head coach Adrian Heath and assistant coach Ian Fuller were on  the  coaching  staff  at Orlando City SC while Earthquakes midfielder  Darwin  Ceren  played  for  the  Florida  club  (2014-16) ... Minnesota  assistant  coach  Mark Watson served as the Quakes’ assistant coach from  2010-13,  as  interim  head  coach in  2013  and  then as head coach in 2014 ... Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill was born and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota ... Quakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Loons midfielder Kevin Molino were both born in Trinidad & Tobago and  have  featured  for  their  national  team ... Earthquakes  midfielder  Matheus  Silva  and  Minnesota  midfielder Ibson  were  both  born  in  Brazil... San Jose defender Marvell Wynne and Minnesota defender Marc Burch played together at the Colorado Rapids  in  2014... Quakes midfielder Darwin Ceren  and  Loons  midfielder Kevin  Molino  played  together  at  Orlando  City SC during  the  2014-16 seasons... MNUFC  midfielder Sam Cronin  played  for  the  Earthquakes  from  2010-14 ... San Jose defender Kip Colvey and Minnesota goalkeeper Patrick McLain both played collegiately at Cal Poly.

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