Quakes - Timbers - 2018
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MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes return home to face the Portland Timbers

The San Jose Earthquakes return from their two-match road trip and will host the Portland Timbers on Saturday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. PT. Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Bay Area, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

Earthquakes legend Chris Dangerfield will be inducted into the Quakes Hall of Fame at halftime during the match on Saturday. Dangerfield played for the Earthquakes in 1982, 1983 and 1985, returning to the club for one final season in 1988. He served as the team’s TV color analyst from 1996-99, as well as 2014 to present.

The Quakes suffered a 2-1 loss to Columbus Crew SC this past Saturday, April 28. Quakes forward Danny Hoesen scored his third goal of the season during the match.

Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 
Home: 4-1-4 (14 GF, 9 GA)
Away: 0-7-3 (7 GF, 18 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 21, Portland – 27

Last Game vs. Portland
Earthquakes 2 – 1 Portland Timbers; September 30, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA
The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at Avaya Stadium. Earthquakes Designated Player Vako opened the scoring in the 16th minute to give the Quakes the early lead, and forward Danny Hoesen doubled the advantage early in the second half. Portland tallied in the waning moments of the game to change the final score, but not the result

History of the Quakes – Portland Timbers Rivalry
The Earthquakes and Timbers rivalry dates back to when the teams played in the North American Soccer League ... The squads faced off for the first time as members of the NASL in 1975 in San Jose and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-1 with Ilija Mitic scoring both goals for the Quakes ... The Timbers evened the series with a 2-1 home victory towards the end of the ’75 season ... In 1976 the teams only met once and Portland got the better of the Earthquakes in a 1-0 victory in San Jose ... The Earthquakes swept the 1977 season series with a 3-2 victory at home and 2-1 win in Portland ... The Timbers came back in 1978 and outscored the Earthquakes 8-2 in two wins on their way to the NASL National Conference Final, where they lost to the New York Cosmos ... The teams split the 1979 series with Portland winning 4-3 in San Jose and the Earthquakes winning 2-1 in Portland ...In 1980, the Earthquakes dropped both games to the Timbers, losing each match by just one goal ... The Timbers got the best of the Earthquakes in 1981 as well, sweeping the season series by finals of 3-0 and 2-1 ... 1982 was the last NASL series between the two teams ... The Earthquakes won the first game 1-0 in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 1-0 when they traveled to San Jose ... The two sides played again in a 2001 exhibition in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 2-1 ...  The next meeting came in 2004 during the U.S.  Open Cup and the Earthquakes won 3-0 ... In 2005, the sides met again in the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-0 ... The Earthquakes topped Portland in U.S.  Open Cup Qualifying 1-0 on May 3, 2011 with Ike Opara scoring the game winner in the 120th minute ... The Earthquakes and Timbers battled to a pair of 1-1 draws in 2011 ... Portland got the better of San Jose 2-1 at JELD-WEN Field in the two team’s first meeting of 2012, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Earthquakes ... Chris Wondolowski came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals and rally San Jose from a two-goal  deficit in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 19 ... The Earthquakes and Timbers closed out the 2012 regular season with a 1-1 draw on Oct. 27. Chris Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s single-season mark of 27goals with a penalty kick in the 24th minute ... Portland won the clubs’ first of three meetings in 2013 1-0 at JELD-WEN Field with Will Johnson curling home a free kick in the 78th minute ... San Jose rallied at Buck Shaw Stadium to draw even with Portland 1-1 thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from Adam Jahn on April 21, 2013 ... The Earthquakes picked up their first-ever win against the Timbers on July 27, 2013 with a 2-1 result at Buck Shaw Stadium ... San Jose secured a valuable road point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Timbers at Providence Park to open their 2014 series on Sept. 7 and then fell2-1 in the next installment at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 4 ... In their third game against the Timbers in 2014, the Earthquakes suffered a 3-0 loss at Providence Park ... In their first meeting of the 2015 season, the Earthquakes lost late at Providence Park after giving up a 91st minute goal that led to a 1-0 win for the Timbers ... Their second match of 2015 ended with a 0-0 draw ... The Earthquakes defeated the Timbers 2-1 in their first meeting of 2016 at Avaya Stadium, with Quincy Amarikwa’s wonder strike from 40 yards proving to be the difference ... San Jose fell to Portland 3-1 in their second match of 2016 at Providence Park despite a late comeback attempt ... The 2016 series closed with a 1-0 Timbers victory in Portland thanks to a Liam Ridgewell header from a Diego Valeri free kick … San Jose opened the 2017 series with a 3-0 win at home thanks to an early strike from Jahmir Hyka and a brace from Chris Wondolowski …The Earthquakes fell 2-0 to Portland in their second meeting away at Providence Park. Quakes were shorthanded to 10 men as midfielder Darwin Ceren was ejected in the first half. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri tallied twice in the second half to secure three points for the Timbers … The Quakes earned a 2-1 victory over the Timbers at Avaya Stadium on Sept. 30, 2017. With the win, the Quakes were tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The victory was crucial in helping the Quakes reach the playoffs for the first time in five years.


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