Earthquakes and Real Valladolid play to 1-1 draw in club friendly at Avaya

Photo credit: @SJEarthquakes

By: Ana Kieu

The San Jose Earthquakes and Real Valladolid played to a 1-1 draw in a club friendly at Avaya Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Quakes’ starting lineup featured Andrew Tarbell, Nick Lima, Francois Affolter, Harold Cummings, Marcos Lopez, Luis Felipe, Kevin Partida, Eric Calvillo, Paul Marie, Shea Salinas, and Danny Hoesen.

Sandro Ramirez opened Real Valladolid’s preseason with a noteworthy free kick for the opening goal of the match in the 35th minute. Just four minutes later, Samu Perez made a nice save when he was the only opposition from Shea Salinas to score.

The Quakes had their chances, just needed to finish. San Jose trailed 1-0 at the end of the first half.

The Quakes made their first substitution in the 46th minute as Guram Kashia entered the match for Harold Cummings.

The Quakes made even more substitutions in the 57th minute as Magnus Eriksson, Chris Wondolowski, Vako, and Jackson Yueill entered the match for Eric Calvillo, Danny Hoesen, Nick Lima, and Kevin Partida.

Turns out, Quakes head coach Matias Almeyda made the right choice in Quakes star Chris Wondolowski. Wondolowski, the MLS’ goal king, scored the game-tying goal to even the score 1-1 in the 60th minute.

The Quakes made a substitution in the 68th minute as Judson entered the match for Luis Felipe.

The Quakes made another substitution in the 81st minute as Siad Haji entered the match for Shea Salinas.

Quakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made a tremendous save in the 86th minute to fend off a potential go-ahead goal from Nacho. Nacho almost scored inside the box.

San Jose and Real Valladolid played to a 1-1 draw. The Quakes showed sportsmanship and told their foreign opponent “good game” since Real Valladolid is a La Liga team based in Valladolid, Spain.

The Quakes head to BC Place to take on Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 pm.

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