The San Jose Earthquakes opened the 2018 Major League Soccer regular season Saturday night with a 3-2 win against Minnesota United FC at Avaya Stadium. Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen notched a brace and Designated Player Vako also found the back of the net for the home side.
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to Sporting Kansas City 3-2 Saturday night at Children's Mercy Park in their first road game of 2018, with Quakes midfielder Vako and forward Chris Wondolowski each finding the back of the net.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes faced Club Leon in an international friendly Saturday night at Avaya Stadium, falling 1-0 in the matchup. The game saw Leon forward Landon Donovan (145 MLS goals) and Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski (135 MLS goals), the league’s top-two all-time leading scorers, take the field against one another. Donovan scored the lone goal in the match in the 19th minute to earn Leon the victory.
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to New York City FC 2-1 on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium.
The Quakes finished with 19 total shots and 10 shots on target, both season-highs. Earthquakes defender Yeferson Quintana scored his first MLS goal in the third minute, heading in Magnus Eriksson’s corner to give the Quakes an early lead. New York City scored two goals in the second half through Anton Tinnerholm (49th minute) and Maximiliano Moralez (60th minute) to secure the visitors’ victory.
The San Jose Earthquakes used a goal by Designated Player Magnus Eriksson, the first of his MLS career, to capture their first road point of the season with a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. San Jose has already earned as many points in the Eastern Time Zone in 2018 (0-0-1) as they did in six matches in 2017 (0-5-1).
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 1-0 Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. Portland’s Diego Valeri scored the match’s lone goal in the 88th minute from a free kick.
Earthquakes midfielder and 2017 USL Rookie of the Year Chris Wehan made his MLS debut, entering as a substitute in the 71st minute.
Quakes legend Chris Dangerfield was inducted into the Quakes Hall of Fame during a ceremony at halftime. Dangerfield played for the Earthquakes in 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1988, and currently serves as the color commentator in the Quakes’ television broadcasts.