The latest installment of the California Clasico saw the Quakes erase a 3-1 deficit to earn a 3-3 draw. San Jose has trailed in all seven of the Clasicos at Stanford, but lost just once (4-1-2).
Closing the Gap
In the Earthquakes' last MLS match against the LA Galaxy, forward Chris Wondolowski scored his 139th and 140th career goals. He is now just five goals away from tying Landon Donovan's record for all-time MLS goals (145). Wondolowski is also tied for the third most goals against LA in MLS history with 12, and third in penalty-kick goals with 24 (Jaime Moreno 44, Landon Donovan 31).
Player to Watch
Quakes Designated Player Vako scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday and has now tallied nine goals and six assists in 30 appearances since joining the club midseason in 2017, averaging a point every other game.
Mano a Mano
In matches between the two teams, Chris Wondolowski and Diego Valeri lead their squads in goals (Wondolowski 10, Valeri 6) and shots on goal (Wondolowski 20, Valeri 21).
Quakes players Anibal Godoy and Harold Cummings return to San Jose after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the Panama National Team. The Timbers may also see the return of Andy Polo (Peru) and David Guzman (Costa Rica) who also participated in the World Cup.
Chris Wondolowski is the all-time leading goal scorer against the Portland Timbers with 10.
Earthquakes Sign Homegrown Defender Nick Lima to New Multi-Year Contract
The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club has signed Homegrown defender Nick Lima to a new multi-year contract. "From the beginning of my time with the Quakes, it has meant the world to me to be able to play for my hometown club," said Lima. "From the minute that I signed my first contract, the support that I have received has been beyond all expectations. I am very excited to extend my stay with the Quakes and will continue to give everything I have for this club because so far, it has given me more than I could ask for. Read the full story here.