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MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes prepare to host the Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 4-6-9
Home: 3-0-6 (11 GF, 7 GA)
Away: 1-6-3 (11 GF, 19 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 22, Vancouver – 26

 
Last Game vs. Vancouver
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – 2 Earthquakes; May 16, 2018; BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia

The San Jose Earthquakes earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
After conceding in the 19th minute, the Earthquakes equalized moments before the halftime whistle when forward Danny Hoesen chipped keeper Brian Rowe. It marked Hoesen’s team-leading fifth goal of season, tying his 2017 total just 10 games into 2018. It also marked his third goal in the last four games.
 
Homegrown defender Nick Lima gave San Jose their second goal eight minutes into the second half. After a darting run by Vako, the ball was sprayed wide to Lima, who opted to cut back onto his left foot. Lima’s curling strike swung just inside the far post. It marked his first goal of the season and Vako’s third assist.
 
History of the Quakes – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rivalry
The Quakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC drew in each of their first two all-time meetings in 2011 … The teams tied 1-1 at Empire Field in Vancouver on May 11 as Chris Wondolowski scored a 39th-minute goal on a back-heeled flick that earned MLS Goal of the Week consideration, with Ryan Johnson assisting … The ‘Caps equalized in second-half stoppage time when Davide Chiumiento scored for a share of the points … The return fixture inside Buck Shaw Stadium on July 20 ended in a 2-2 tie with dueling braces by Wondolowski and Vancouver’s Eric Hassli as San Jose was unable to hold on to a pair of one-goal leads … In the first of three meetings in 2012 back on April 7 at Buck Shaw, the ‘Caps took a 1-0 lead early in the second half through a Sebastien Le Toux strike, only to see the Quakes storm back for three goals within a 10-minute span from the 68th to the 78th … Wondolowski tallied two more around what proved to be a game-winning header from second-half substitute Alan Gordon in the 72nd from a Ramiro Corrales cross … In the second meeting of the 2012 season at BC Place in Vancouver on May 5, the Whitecaps came out victorious off a stoppage time goal from forward Eric Hassli. Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 15th minute off a Marvin Chavez cross, but Vancouver answered with a goal from Gershon Koffie shortly before halftime … Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2-1 at B.C. Place in the final matchup of 2012 between the two teams thanks to a Barry Robson 61st minute penalty kick. Whitecaps FC Dane Richards opened the scoring just 20 minutes into the match. Earthquakes Alan Gordon knotted the score at 1-1 just seven minutes before halftime with a header into the back post … The two sides drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2013 with Chris Wondolowski and Corey Hertzog scoring goals at Buck Shaw Stadium … Vancouver won their next match of the campaign 2-0 at BC Place … The two teams drew 0-0 in their final meeting of the season on Sept. 14, 2013 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Chris Wondolowski scored twice to rally the San Jose Earthquakes to within one goal of their hosts, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC ultimately took the win 3-2 at a sold-out BC Place on May 3, 2014 … The San Jose Earthquakes fell 2-0 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at BC Place … The Quakes tied Whitecaps FC 0-0 in San Jose’s final game at Buck Shaw Stadium on October 18, 2014 … San Jose defeated Vancouver 1-0 in the first-ever night match at Avaya Stadium on April 11, 2015 … Vancouver was able to take the second meeting of the 2015 season, defeating the Earthquakes 3-1 at BC Place in Vancouver on July 26 … San Jose drew 1-1 against Vancouver in their final matchup of 2015 thanks to a late goal by forward Chris Wondolowski … The Quakes defeated Whitecaps FC 2-1 on Aug. 12 to capture their first road win of 2016 and first win ever at BC Place … San Jose drew 0-0 with the Whitecaps on Oct. 16, 2016 in their final home game of the 2016 MLS regular season … In their first meeting of the 2017 MLS regular season, the Earthquakes defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 on March 11, 2017 at Avaya Stadium. Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski, defender Nick Lima and midfielder Anibal Godoy scored a goal apiece to earn the Quakes three points … The Quakes earned a 1-1 draw against Vancouver at BC Place on October 15, 2017. The point was crucial in setting up the Quakes for their eventual playoff berth after winning their following match … In their first meeting of 2018, the Quakes earned a 2-2 draw at BC Place with goals from Danny Hoesen and Nick Lima.

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