SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes defeated their USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC 4-0 Saturday afternoon at Avaya Stadium in a preseason matchup.
Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen and Designated Player Magnus Eriksson both notched a brace during the contest. The goals marked Eriksson’s first tallies in a Quakes uniform. Chris Wondolowski and Vako were each credited with an assist.
San Jose returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 17, when the Quakes travel to Irvine, Calif. to take on the rival LA Galaxy at Orange County Great Park.
San Jose Earthquakes 4 – 0 Reno 1868 FC
Feb. 10, 2018 – Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
Scoring Summary: SJ – Danny Hoesen (Chris Wondolowski) 4; SJ – Danny Hoesen (unassisted) 21; SJ – Magnus Eriksson (Vako) 26; SJ – Magnus Eriksson (unassisted) 37.
Misconduct Summary: N/A
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Andrew Tarbell (Matt Bersano 46); Shea Salinas (Joel Qwiberg 64), Yeferson Quintana (Francois Affolter 46), Harold Cummings (Jimmy Ockford 46), Nick Lima (Paul Marie 64); Vako (Chris Wehan 64), Florian Jungwirth (Luis Felipe 64), Fatai Alashe (Tommy Thompson 46), Magnus Eriksson (Mohamed Thiaw 64); Chris Wondolowski (Jahmir Hyka 46), Danny Hoesen (Quincy Amarikwa 46).
RENO 1868 FC: Russ Klabough; Jordan Murrell (Connor Johnson 64), Brenton Griffith (Thomas Janjigian 64), Zach Carrol (James Kiffe 8; JJ Foe Nuphaus 75), Brent Richards (Dembakwi Yomba 64); Guy Abend (Sam Gleadle 64), Christian Thierjung (Ivan Valencia 64), Seth Casiple (Christo Michaelson 64), Lindo Mfeka (Darwin Espinal 64); Antoine Hoppenot (Joey Chica 64), Brian Brown (Mark Gonzalez 64).
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH MIKAEL STAHRE
On the team’s performance:
“First of all, it’s always nice to win games. We scored four goals. I thought the first lineup performed really well, really aggressive. In defense we conquered all the balls in the central area and had great movement behind the back line. We created a lot of chances.”
On the team’s tactical progress:
“We’re doing better and better actually. We took a step forward today. We focused on the defensive end the first weeks, and now we are focused on the attacking end. We are doing better and better.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
On the match:
“I thought it was a great start and we executed a game plan. Mikael and our coaching staff have done a great job at trying to implement it with us and I thought we came pushing today. It was fun to see. It was compact, we were able to press the ball, win it in good areas, express ourselves and play from there.”
On Mikael’s tactics impacting the team:
“A fun part about preseason is taking a whole game plan, shape and idea and evolving it into something that you want, that is yours and is something successful. I think that is something that is ever evolving, but we are on the right path. Mikael said that he wants us to get the mentality first and understand the ideas behind stuff. Then, we will fine tune those little things of positioning and things like that, and I think we are on path right now.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER/FORWARD MAGNUS ERIKSSON
On scoring two goals:
“It was nice to score my first goals for the Earthquakes. It was fun. It takes time to get to know each other. The more games we play with each other the better we will be. Today we had some good combinations and attacks.”