San Jose Earthquakes use the long ball to defeat West Bromwich Albion

Bobby Burling sweeps the ball to safety during the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 win over Barclays Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. (Photo: Joe Nuxoll, centerlinesoccer.com)

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated West Bromwich Albion by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Goals from David Bingham and Khari Stephenson paced the Quakes to victory over their Barclays Premier League opponent. The tally from San Jose goalkeeper Bingham marked just the fourth time in MLS history that a 'keeper has scored a goal.

The Earthquakes return to league play this weekend as they head to Columbus to face the Crew at Crew Stadium on Saturday, July 16. The match is set to kick off at 4:30 p.m. PT and will air live on Comcast SportsNet Plus, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).

International Exhibition

San Jose Earthquakes vs. West Bromwich Albion
July 12, 2011 – Buck Shaw Stadium
Attendance: 6,872

Scoring Summary: SJ — David Bingham (unassisted) 3; SJ — Khari Stephenson (Joey Gjertsen) 45; WB — Jerome Thomas (unassisted) 53.

Misconduct Summary: SJ — Sam Cronin (caution) 13; WB — Chris Brunt (caution) 60.

San Jose Earthquakes — David Bingham (Andrew Weber 46), Tim Ward, Bobby Burling (Chris Leitch 46), Jason Hernandez (Brad Ring 46), Justin Morrow, Rafael Baca (Ramiro Corrales 61), Sam Cronin (Anthony Ampaipitakwong 46), Khari Stephenson (Simon Dawkins 46), Ellis McLoughlin (Omar Jasseh 46), Joey Gjertsen (Matt Luzunaris 46), Scott Sealy (Chris Wondolowski 60).

Statistics: Shots: 7; Shots on Goal: 4; Saves: 2; Fouls: 10; Offside: 5; Corners: 6.

West Bromwich Albion — Boaz Myhill, Steven Reid (Sam Mantom 82), Pablo Ibanez, Craig Dawson (Gareth McAuley 46), Marek Cech, Chris Brunt (Nicky Shorey 66), James Morrison (Chris Wood 82), Paul Scharner (George Thorne 46), Jerome Thomas (Billy Jones 65), Roman Bednar, Peter Odemwingie (Ishmael Miller 71).

Statistics: Shots: 12; Shots on Goal: 7; Saves: 6; Fouls: 11; Offside: 1; Corners: 8.

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