Vako vs. Columbus - 2017

MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes continue two-game road trip in Columbus

The San Jose Earthquakes will look to finish their two-match road trip with a win against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. PT. Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California Plus, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

The Quakes suffered a 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC this past Saturday. Quakes midfielder Florian Jungwirth scored both of the club’s goals, helping the Quakes nearly find their way back from a 3-0 deficit.  

 

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew SC All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 15-19-7

Home: 12-6-4 (40 GF, 35 GA)

Away: 3-13-3 (19 GF, 31 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 59, Orlando – 66

 

Last Game vs. Columbus

Earthquakes 2 – 1 Columbus Crew SC; August 5, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes earned three points at Avaya Stadium with a 2-1 win against Columbus Crew SC. Earthquakes forwards Marco Ureña and Chris Wondolowski both tallied goals to secure the victory. At this point in the season last year, the Quakes have lost only one of their last 14 MLS matches at home dating back to October of 2016 (8-1-5).

 

History of the Quakes – Crew SC Rivalry

San Jose and Columbus, two of the 10 original sides from the inaugural MLS season in 1996, have had a strong rivalry in MLS history, facing off on two separate occasions in the playoffs and competing in a number of memorable games … In 2001, the Quakes eliminated the Crew from the MLS Cup Playoffs with two convincing wins, 3-1 and 3-0, en route to winning the MLS Cup … Columbus turned the tables on San Jose in 2002 by knocking the Quakes out of the postseason with a pair of 2-1 victories that both came on 81st-minute goals … Ex-Quakes midfielder Ronnie Ekelund scored one of the best goals in league history against Columbus on Sept. 7, 2002, as Richard Mulrooney lifted a free kick up for Ekelund, who half-volleyed a shot from 25 yards out and into the upper corner … The Quakes went on to win 4-3 in overtime with ex-San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch in net for the Crew SC … That result marked the team’s first regular-season overtime win in club history … In 2010, both games ended in ties, the first a 2-2 result in San Jose and the second a 0-0 tie in Columbus … In 2011, the Earthquakes took the first game, 3-0 with goals from Chris Wondolowski, Brandon McDonald and Khari Stephenson, while the teams played to another scoreless deadlock in Columbus on July 16, 2011 … Their 2012 match-up had roots with the Earthquakes’ “Goonies never say die,” slogan as Alan Gordon scored a 90th-minute equalizer to lock the game at 1-1 on May 19 at Buck Shaw Stadium (one week later, Gordon would score a stoppage-time winner against the LA Galaxy, spurring teammate and former Crew forward Steven Lenhart to proclaim, “Goonies never say die!”) … The two sides finished their 2013 affair in a 1-1 deadlock as Justin Morrow provided the come-from-behind moment for San Jose in the 73rd minute … In 2014, Shea Salinas assisted Wondolowski to rally the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw, despite the Crew going into halftime with the lead … In their only matchup of 2015, San Jose shut out Columbus 2-0 at Avaya Stadium thanks to goals from Wondolowski and Salinas … In their lone encounter in 2016, the Quakes fell 2-0 at Mapfre Stadium behind an Ethan Finley first half goal and a late Justin Meram penalty kick … In their only match against each other in 2017, the Quakes hosted the Crew at Avaya Stadium and won 2-1. Both Marco Ureña and Chris Wondolowski tallied goals to secure the victory.

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