Full time: Quakes 2, Minnesota 5. Rough night at the office. Here’s the full recap. Thanks for following along!
71st minute: Goal Minnesota. Opara gets his second of the night the same way he got his first — with a header off a Gregus corner kick. This one’s over, 5-2.
53rd minute: GOOOOOL Quakes! Vako with a shot on target on a recirculation from a set piece, and it redirects off a Minnesota defender and into the net. Rally on? It’s 4-2 now.
45th+ minute: Goal Minnesota. Amarilla’s attempted penalty is saved by Vega, but Robin Lod follows up and scores off the rebound. 4-1 to the Loons at halftime.
32nd minute: Goal Minnesota. Luis Amarilla heads in a Kevin Molino cross. The Quakes are getting worked here.
26th minute: Goal Minnesota. Jan Gregus smashes the ball from outside the box and it goes in. A tough one to give up there.
19th minute: GOOOOOL Quakes! Magnus Eriksson scores a penalty after Tommy Thompson was tripped in the box by Chase Gasper. Tie game!
13th minute: Goal Minnesota. Ike Opara scores a header off a corner kick to give the Loons the early lead.
The Quakes roll out the same exact lineup as last week. Better the second time around?
The Loons also roll with the same team as last week.
The Quakes opened the season with a last-second equalizer to draw Toronto FC 2-2 in the season opener last Saturday, as they went down 2-0 before a second half rally led to goals by Andy Rios and in a walk-off free kick goal, by Oswaldo Alanis, to take a point. It was a performance that was pretty uneven, but San Jose got a result and ending on a high should give them some confidence heading into Week 2.
Minnesota are themselves coming off an opening week road win, 3-1 over the Portland Timbers. Newcomer Luis Amarilla scored on his debut, while Kevin Molino’s brace made the difference on the day. The Loons beat San Jose twice last year, so Matias Almeyda and company are looking to get the first win of the season and their first win over Minnesota in the current regime.
Can the Quakes get three points, or will Minnesota peg them back to a draw or a win themselves? It should be a good one, let’s see how it unfolds.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday afternoon, San Jose are (-120) while Minnesota are (+290) on the road. The odds of a draw are (+275), so the bookmakers are favoring the Quakes at home — can they pull through with the win?
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between the Quakes and Minnesota United will be televised locally on NBC Sports Bay Area and ESPN+ in the rest of the United States outside the local broadcast zone. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 5 pm PT with kickoff to follow about 5:07.
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