Quick Recap: San Jose Shuts Out Columbus At Home Up A Man

First Half

The Quakes had plenty of solid chances in the first half, but were unable to convert. Matias Perez Garcia, Shea Salinas, and Marvell Wynne were especially good creating several attacking chances, but nobody was able to finish the chances unfortunately.

Columbus Crew’s Mohammed Saeid was sent off a third of the way into the game after a second yellow card. For the remainder of the half, the Quakes played up a man, but were still unable to find the back of the net.

Goalkeeper Steve Clark made some key saves to keep the ball out of the net – and the Quakes were ultimately unable to finish the chances that they had. Matias Perez Garcia, Adam Jahn, and Shea Salinas all had big chances to put the Quakes ahead – but the Crew were able to hold the 0-0 draw going into halftime on the road.

Second Half

The second half was when things really opened up for the Quakes. In what was by far the most impressive and the most fluent half of the season, the Quakes were able to tally two goals and secure the 2-0 victory.

It started off with Chris Wondolowski – who was able to redirect Jordan Stewart’s perfect cross into the net for his 99th goal of his historic MLS career. Wondo has 6 goals on the season, only one behind the league lead.

wondo1-0 (vs CLB)

The second goal came from the foot of Shea Salinas, scoring his first goal of the season. After a quick give and go, Salinas was able to work the ball into some space. Salinas had been doing that all night, but this time he was able to finish the play and put the ball into the back of the net.

salinas2-0 (vs CLB)

The fans were ultimately sent home happy, and the Quakes improved their record to 3-1 in their new home at Avaya Stadium. The next Quakes home match will be next Sunday against Orlando City, and will be played at Levis Stadium.

Anay Patel

I have been a lifelong Quakes fan, and founded Quakes Epicenter in November of 2014. I have been credentialed to cover the Quakes since the 2015 season, and currently serves as the lead editor of the website. Outside of the Quakes, I am currently a student at the University of Southern California studying Computer Science and Business Administration.

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