Quakes win first on the road

April 30, 2017

MLS, San Jose Earthquakes

~ Photo by @MLS

~ By Pearl Allison Lo

~ San Jose got their first 2017 road win along their first ever matchup against Minnesota United FC Saturday 1-0.

Jungwirth prevented the Loons’ first win streak when he scored in the 54th minute. Jahmir Hyka had the corner kick and Chris Wondolowski passed it to Jungwirth.

It was San Jose’s first goal since April 14. Minnesota had gone 191 minutes without conceding a goal.

@FiftyFiveOne on Twitter’s first and third star went to Jungwirth and Cordell Cato for defense. As detailed by Quakes Epicenter, Jungwirth had 7 clearances – 4 tackles – 5 interceptions and 1 blocked shot.

The Quakes capped their road trip with their first win since March 11, one loss and one tie. They now have a 3-3-3 record.

Cato found the crossbar in the 14th minute for San Jose’s best first half chance.

Minnesota’s first attempt to score came in the 20th minute, but was blocked.

Jungwirth’s goal was preceded by three Quake attempts in the second half, the 49th, 51st and 53rd minute. Jungwirth had a first header attempt in the 49th minute. He also had the first scoring attempt after his goal, his second header in the 59th minute.

The Loons hit the woodwork twice, one before and in the 87th minute. Minnesota had three minutes of stoppage time.

Game notes: Abu Danladi was the only Minnesotan with more than one shot. The Quakes’ Danny Hoesen had a game and season high four shots . Jungwirth had a season high three shots. San Jose next plays the Western Conference leading Portland Timbers Saturday at 7:30pm.

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