Earthquakes and DC United play to 1-1 draw

Photo credit: @fanly_sjquakes

By: Ana Kieu

#WondoWatched was in full effect, but the San Jose Earthquakes and DC United played to a 1-1 draw at Audi Field on Saturday. Chris Wondolowski scored his 151st goal, but DC benefited more so, as they were back atop the MLS’ Eastern Conference as a result of the lowly draw.

The match was off to a good start as a Chris Wondolowski and Shea Salinas link-up play that just missed wide in the 13th minute grabbed the attention of the few Quakes fans in attendance. Danny Hoesen and Vako also tested DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid in the 18th and 29th minutes, respectively.

The Quakes got on the board first, thanks to Wondo’s goal in the 37th minute. Wondo definitely proved the haters wrong as he didn’t necessarily need to be benched for what seemed like quite a while.

The Quakes led 1-0 at the end of the first half.

The Quakes were ready to rumble to start the second half. Quakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega impressed the masses with back-to-back saves in the 55th minute.

Check out one of Vega’s incredible saves below.

The Quakes’ first substitution occurred in the 72nd minute. Paul Marie went in for Mario Lopez.

The Quakes’ second substitution occurred in the 87th minute. Siad Haji went in for Shea Salinas. Haji added a little bit of pizzazz at the 95th minute, but unfortunately, the Somalian midfielder’s goal was ruled offside.

The Quakes settled for a 1-1 draw against DC United. With that said, San Jose snagged four points on the road trip, which was great to put it mildly.

The Quakes return home to Avaya Stadium to host FC Dallas on Saturday, June 8 at 12:30 pm.

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