Another two-match week for the San Jose Earthquakes calls for another super-sized Quakes Cast for your enjoyment. Even though the win against West Brom and a scoreless draw with Columbus dominate the discussion, there is still plenty of time to break down the Ryan Johnson trade to Toronto FC and whether “beautiful soccer” is even possible in MLS. A dearth of scoring by the Quakes see them drop from first in the league in goals per game back in May, to 13th after the match with the Crew. Sure, the defense is playing huge right now, and goalkeeper Jon Busch alone can be credited with earning a few points over the last month, but the offense needs to find a way to get more quality scoring chances. Do Robert, Kelly, and Joe have the answers? They certainly share their opinions on Episode 21 of the Quakes Cast.
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