SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 6-1 on Saturday night at Earthquakes Stadium.
Quakes midfielder Carlos Fierro, making his first start of the season, scored his first MLS goal, while rookie midfielder Jack Skahan made his MLS debut.
The two teams were separated by just one goal at halftime (2-1), but the Timbers scored four in the second half, including a pair in the final five minutes of the match.
The Earthquakes will now prepare to travel to face the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, Sept. 23, presented by the City of San Jose. Kickoff from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is set for 6:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on NBC Sports California Plus, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.
The Quakes now hold a 4-2-1 record in their last seven home matches against the Timbers.
Midfielder Carlos Fierro scored the first goal of his MLS career.
Defender Marcos Lopez tallied an assist on Fierro’s goal, his second assist of the season and third of his MLS career.
Defender Florian Jungwirth made his 100th MLS appearance.
Midfielder Eric Calvillo made his first start of the season, tallying his first MLS assist.
Midfielder Jack Skahan made his MLS debut, entering as a substitute in the 79th minute.
MLS Regular Season
San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 6 Portland Timbers
Sept. 19, 2020 – Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
Scoring Summary: POR – Diego Valeri (penalty) 25; POR – Jeremy Ebobisse (Jorge Villafana) 27; SJ – Carlos Fierro (Marcos Lopez, Eric Calvillo) 44; POR – Diego Valeri (Yimmi Chara) 57; POR – Yimmi Chara (unassisted) 70; POR – Julio Cascante (Diego Valeri) 85; POR – Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Diego Chara) 87.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Nick Lima (caution) 14; POR – Tomas Conechny (caution) 29; SJ – Florian Jungwirth (caution) 49.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Daniel Vega; Marcos Lopez, Tanner Beason, Florian Jungwirth (Vako 64), Nick Lima (Cristian Espinoza 64); Judson, Jackson Yueill, Eric Calvillo (Tommy Thompson 64), Shea Salinas (Jack Skahan 79), Carlos Fierro; Andy Rios (Chris Wondolowski 64).
Substitutes not used: Matt Bersano, Cade Cowell, Luis Felipe, Paul Marie.
SHOTS: 11, SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 6, OFFSIDES: 5.
PORTLAND TIMBERS: Aljaz Ivacic, Jorge Villafana, Julio Cascante, Bill Tuiloma, Marco Farfan, Diego Valeri, Tomas Conechny (Yimmi Chara 45), Diego Chara (Eryk Williamson 89), Christian Paredes (Renzo Zambrano 82), Marvin Loria (Andy Polo 82), Jeremy Ebobisse (Jaroslaw Niezgoda 82).
Substitutes not used: Pablo Bonilla, Steve Clark, Andres Flores, Dario Zuparic.
SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 6, OFFSIDES: 0