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.
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.