MLS is Back Tournament podcast with London Marq: How the game has stayed safe in the Orlando bubble; Quarterfinals start on Saturday

Real Salt Lake defender Marcelo Silva, left, and San Jose Earthquakes forward Andres Rios (25) compete for the ball during the first half of the MLS Is Back knockout game Monday. (AP photo)

MLS podcast with London:

#1 Since playing in the bubble for the MLS is Back Tournament there hasn’t been any major outbreak since FC Dallas and FC Nashville had dropped out.

#2 London their are eight teams left in the MLS quarterfinals and amongst them are the heavily favorites LAFC and Sporting KC which had strong outings to get here.

#3 The San Jose Earthquakes have been the biggest surprise going 3-0-1 beating some real odds playing to a 0-0 draw to start the tournament against Seattle, then coming back from behind on the Vancouver Whitecaps for a  4-3 win, then shutting out the Chicago Fire 2-0 and then a huge win 5-2 over Real Salt Lake to go the quarterfinals with momentum.

#4 The Quakes go into the quarterfinals this Saturday as underdogs and no one would have expected them to get this far and the way they have played since the MLS is Back has folks the games asking “who are these guys”

#5 Chris Wondolowski always a key player in the Quakes success and the 86th minute of Monday night’s game against RSL was no exception with Wondolowski scoring on a rebound. Wondolowski who leads the MLS as the all time scorer scored in his third straight game.

London Marq podcasts each Friday and does analysis on the San Jose Earthquakes at

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