Earthquakes finish preseason with 1-0 win over Sounders FC

February 7, 2017

MLS, San Jose Earthquakes

October 16, 2016 file photo: San Jose Earthquakes Midfielder Cordell Cato (7) who scored San Jose’s lone goal on Tue Feb 7, 2017’s game against the Seattle Sounders Tucson is seen in this file photo as he drives a ball into the box during the Major League Soccer game between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya stadium in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

By: Eric He

The San Jose Earthquakes wrapped their preseason winning three of four games to head into the regular season on a strong note. On Tuesday, they defeated Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 in Tucson.

Cordell Cato scored the lone goal of the match, beating the goaltender with his left foot in the 57th minute. The assists went to Marcos Ureña and Jackson Yueill.

Both teams had strong chances throughout the match, but the Quakes held off the Sounders’ attempts to equalize.

Forward Danny Hoesen and defender Florian Jungwirth debuted for San Jose in the match.

The Earthquakes will now head back to San Jose, where they begin regular season play on Mar. 4 against Montreal.

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