FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the New England Revolution 3-1 on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. The loss snaps a four-match unbeaten streak for San Jose, who are now 3-2-2 in their last seven matches.
Midfielder Vako scored the lone goal for the Quakes, his first of the season. Forward Danny Hoesen was credited with the assist on Vako’s goal, also his first of the season. Hoesen became just the eighth player in club history to tally 20+ goals (20) and 10+ assists (10).
Quakes rookie midfielder Siad Haji made his MLS debut in the match, entering as a substitute for Tommy Thompson in the 67th minute. Fellow midfielder Eric Calvillo made his first start of the season.
The Earthquakes return home to face the Chicago Fire at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, May 18 (12:30 p.m. PT; Univision/KNBR 1050/1370 KZSF), presented by Audi. San Jose will be seeking their fourth consecutive home victory.
MLS Regular Season
New England Revolution 3– 1 San Jose Earthquakes
May 11, 2019 – Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Scoring Summary: NE – Juan Agudelo (Edgar Castillo, Cristian Penilla) 18; NE – Cristian Penilla (penalty) 29; NE – Carles Gil (Tajon Buchanan) 68; SJ – Vako (Danny Hoesen) 88.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Harold Cummings (caution) 25; NE – Matt Turner (caution) 90+5.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION: Matt Turner; Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye, Edgar Castillo, Jalil Anibaba; Carles Gil, Cristian Penilla (DeJuan Jones 79), Juan Agudelo, Luis Caicedo; Diego Fagundez (Tajon Buchanan 66), Teal Bunbury (Juan Caicedo 85).
SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON TARGET: 3; SAVES: 6; FOULS: 11; CORNERS: 2; OFFSIDES: 1
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Daniel Vega; Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Harold Cummings (Chris Wondolowski 61), Tommy Thompson (Siad Haji 67); Jackson Yueill, Eric Calvillo (Vako HT), Anibal Godoy, Magnus Eriksson, Shea Salinas; Danny Hoesen.
SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON TARGET: 6; SAVES: 0; FOULS: 8 CORNERS: 9; OFFSIDES: 2
- Prior to conceding the match’s opening goal in the 18th minute, the Quakes hadn’t allowed a goal in 220 minutes, their longest shutout streak since 2017 (226 minutes from 4/22/17-5/22/17).
- Vako tallied his first goal of the season and 16th of his MLS career.
- Danny Hoesen tallied his first assist of the season and 10th of his MLS career. He became just the eighth payer to tally 20+ goals (20) and 10+ assists (10) for the Earthquakes.
- Siad Haji made his MLS debut in the match, entering as a substitute for Tommy Thompson in the 67th minute.
- Eric Calvillo made his first start of the 2019 regular season and third of his MLS career.
- The Earthquakes now hold a 20-15-8 all-time record against the New England Revolution.
- The Earthquakes now hold a 10-9-3 all-time record against the New England Revolution on the road.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH MATIAS ALMEYDA
On his overall thoughts on the match:
“It was a game where we maintained control of the game and the first two goals came from our own errors. After a difficult game of having control, [New England] had a lot of players in the area around the defense and it was very difficult for us.”
On the challenges his team faced in tonight’s match:
“Well, we knew this team was playing poorly, and with a team playing poorly and a change of a head coach, it’s always an advantage for us. I think that after they scored the first goal in the first half, they defended very well.”
On preparing for Chicago next weekend:
“First, we have a long trip home. This week, we’ll start out by watching what occurred in this game, and we’ll start to analyze the game.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER SIAD HAJI
On his emotions upon making his debut:
“My emotions were mixed emotions. Being able to go there and just work hard and just being in front of my family was amazing. Working for the team was just amazing to me.”
On the impact of the Quakes scoring a late goal:
“It was good because it shows momentum. It shows that we can do it. It shows that we are capable of keeping going and scoring. We just worked collectively and just kept going at them.”
On his takeaways from the game:
“I just think we’ve got to keep working and fighting. Other than that, I’m proud of these guys, I’m proud of everything they have done. Being able to support everybody, one another, especially for the young guys, I think that’s the big key.”