Quakes in 1-1 draw with Orlando FC; Neither team drew scores in final minutes

May 18, 2017

MLS, San Jose Earthquakes

sjearthquakes.com photo: The San Jose Earthquakes pre game photo on Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium before their meeting with Orlando City FC

by London Marq

The San Jose Earthquakes look to bounce back after having a two-game win streak snapped in a demoralizing three-nil loss to the Colorado Rapids last Saturday. This time around, Orlando City travels into Avaya Stadium, also trying to get back in the win column for the first time since the beat the Rapids three weeks ago.For a game that didn’t have any goals early, there was plenty of action in the first half. A combined 13 shots on goal between the two sides. Both teams were finding opportunities in the offensive third, even if they were not finding their marks.

The referee even got to have a bit of fun with his whistle, as this one got aggressive early. Two yellow cards were pulled in the opening 45, one on Leo Pereira(ORL) in the 25th minute and the other on Godoy(SJ) in the 44th. Overall 28 fouls were committed in the match, San Jose responsible for 18 of them. The Earthquakes would draw three more yellow cards in the second half.

As the match progressed into the final minutes with no goals, it looked as if we would be in for a nil-nil draw. But in the 80th minute Orlando City’s Carlos Rivas left foot struck gold giving them the lead. It was short lived, however, as a Chris Wondolowski shot bulged the net just 3 minutes later. Neither team would walk away with the desired three points but both received a constellation prize of one point in the standing, as the finished tied 1-1

The San Jose Earthquakes are now 4-4-4, and play next at FC Dallas on Saturday, May 20th.

 

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