Player Ratings: San Jose Earthquakes 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 2
Bingham — 5.8
Not at fault for either of the goals, and was left with little to do after the red card.
Francis — 6.1
Very solid defensively, and started the move the led to Lima’s goal with a slick pass into the box to find Hyka.
Jungwirth — 5.1
After a strong debut last week, the Quakes new signing came out flat this week. On the first goal, he tried to clean up for Bernardez and ended up making it easier for Hurtado to score. He and Godoy left Mezquida in all kinds of space in for Vancouver’s second goal. After the red card, was relatively untested, but looked better in his distribution as the game went on.
Bernardez — 5.1
Like his center back partner Jungwirth, he came out completely flat in the opening minutes, and did not handle Vancouver’s pressure well. Also like Jungwirth, had far less to do after the Whitecaps were reduced to 10 men, but he did provide the assist on Wondo’s goal.
Lima — 7.5, MOTM
After earning MLS Team of the Week in his debut last week, he put on a performance that was perhaps even better. He was a constant threat down the right flank, and made great decisions on when to test the man in front of him. One sore spot: he was badly beaten by Erik Hurtado on the Whitecaps’ second goal.
Dawkins — 6.4
A more confident performance than last week, especially when he was allowed to cut inside and play more centrally.
Alashe — 5.8
A silly early yellow card meant he had to be cautious, and he succeeded in shielding the back four without being careless until he was subbed off.
Godoy — 6.3
His stunning goal hides a performance that was a significant dropoff from last week. In the opening minutes, he did not more the ball quickly enough and had several cheap giveaways. After the red card, he was under relatively little pressure in the midfield, but did well to dictate the tempo.
Thompson — 5.8
Another solid performance in his second straight start, but it may not have been enough to keep Hyka out of the XI next match.
Ureña — 6.2
Could not seem to get on the end of much, and was less involved in the buildup. Still hustled for the ball every time.
Wondolowski — 7.4
Opening his account for the season, the captain also had a wonderful touch to lay it on a plate for Lima’s goal. He also earned the red card by doing a stereotypical Wondo move: hustling behind the defense just in case they misplay it.
Hyka — NA
Yes, he was playing against 10 men, but he was dangerous. He will be starting soon.
Salinas — NA
A few good runs and crosses, and helped to kill the game.
Hoesen — NA
It is obvious he wants to score, but was perhaps too selfish at times.
Photo: Cameron Ormiston