The San Jose Earthquakes closed their two-week Cancún trip with two 70-minute split-squad friendlies Sunday afternoon. San Jose first defeated Inter Playa FC 3-0 on goals by Vako, Danny Hoesen and Oswaldo Alanís. The Quakes then tied Cracks del Futuro 3-3, with goals by Carlos Fierro, Gilbert Fuentes and Chris Wondolowski.
The Earthquakes will now return to San Jose to prepare for their final preseason matches in advance of the home opener against Toronto FC on Feb. 29.
The Quakes played two split-squad friendlies on Sunday to close out the team’s training stint in Cancún. The team first took on Inter Playa FC, earning a 3-0 victory thanks to a quick barrage of goals in the second half.
Vako put the Quakes on the score sheet first with a goal in the 47th minute. Less than 10 minutes later, Danny Hoesen found the back of the net in the 55th minute. Four minutes later, new Quakes defender Oswaldo Alanis scored a penalty kick to give San Jose a 3-0 lead, which held through the final whistle.
The Quakes then took on Cracks del Futuro in the other half of split-squad action. Midfielder Carlos Fierro scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute on an assist from Cade Cowell. After two goals by Cracks del Futuro, the Quakes bounced back to take the lead with two goals scored in two minutes. Cracks del Futuro would score once more, ending the match in a 3-3 draw.
New Year, New Kit
The Quakes unveiled their new secondary kit for the 2020 season at a league-wide event in New York on Feb. 5. The Quakes’ new kit, the “408 Edition,” draws inspiration from the City of San Jose’s flag. The three-color pattern sees the Quakes go with a contrast of blue, white and yellow on the chest of the kit, bringing the city’s flag to life on the shirt. Find out more here.