Full time: Earthquakes 4, Whitecaps 3. They did it. What a game. Here’s the full recap, thanks for following along tonight.
98th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Quakes! Shea Salinas wins it! Incredible! Absolutely incredible!
81st minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Quakes! Oswaldo Alanís heads in the corner kick and we’re all even! Game is fully on.
72nd minute: GOOOOOOOOL Quakes! Chris Wondolowski just heads in a bounding ball in the box and Carlos Fierro’s whiff on it helps usher it in. 3-2...game on?
59th minute: Goal Vancouver. Daniel Vega with a terrible pass in his own box that Vancouver recovers, with Cristian Dajome scoring into an open net. Terrible mistake to make it 3-1 the Whitecaps.
45+3rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL Quakes! Andy Rios with an audacious redirect off a corner kick to make it 2-1 heading into the break.
22nd minute: Goal Whitecaps. Judson runs all the way back to try and prevent Yordy Reyna’s jailbreak goal, but a bad touch means he puts it in his own net. 2-0 lead for Vancouver.
7th minute: Goal Whitecaps. Ali Adnan cuts in and scores with an angled blast to give the Canadian side the lead.
The Quakes are rolling out the exact same starting XI as the first game in Orlando:
this is the lineup i chose.— Matias Almeyda Bobblehead Stan Account (@Quakes_Stadium) July 16, 2020
if you don't like it, i don't care. pic.twitter.com/zoxxbOCRhB
And Vancouver are going with Yordy Reyna up top and a slew of new players this season otherwise.
The San Jose Earthquakes will look to continue their quest to qualify for the knockout stage at the MLS is Back Tournament, when they face the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second game of the group stage Wednesday evening.
The Earthquakes enter having posted a creditable 0-0 draw against the Seattle Sounders on Friday. In a game where defense reigned supreme, San Jose dictated the style of play throughout and came through with a point they were happy with. But now, the pressure is on to pick up a win to help solidify their credentials for the knockout stage.
Meanwhile, this will be Vancouver’s first game at the tournament, after rescheduling and FC Dallas exiting the competition, so they are a blank slate of sorts. They’ll be without their top three strikers, in Lucas Cavallini, Fredy Montero and Tosaint Ricketts, so scoring would seem to be a major concern, but we’ll know when the teams start playing.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Monday evening, San Jose are (-121) while Vancouver are (+280). The odds of a draw are (+290), so the bookmakers are putting San Jose as big favorites heading into the match.
How to Watch:
Friday’s match between the Quakes and the Whitecaps will be televised nationally on TUDN and streamed on Twitter in the United States. You can watch TUDN via Fubo TV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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