Full time: Earthquakes 2, Fire 0. A second win in a row, a knockout stage berth wrapped up. Here’s the full recap, thanks for following along tonight.
83rd minute: GOOOOOOOOAL San Jose! Chris Wondolowski comes off the bench and scores with a lovely header off Carlos Fierro’s cross. Game, set, match?
56th minute: GOOOOOOOAL San Jose! Cristian Espinoza with a sharp strike just outside the box to give the Quakes the lead!
Halftime: Well, we’ve seen 45 minutes but it’s been all running around and fouls. One shot on goal for each team, so we’ll see if the goals come in the second half.
Two changes in San Jose’s lineup, with Paul Marie and Florian Jungwirth jumping into the defense, for Oswaldo Alanis and Tommy Thompson.
Chicago roll with a 3-5-2 lineup in this one.
Both teams will look to continue that momentum, and I think this one will be tight. I think the Fire are off to a good start, but as a new rebuild, they’re a work in progress under Raphael Wicky. The Quakes are playing well enough right now but how much mental and physical energy did they spend against the Whitecaps? Can they win to book their place in the knockout round, or will they have to settle for something else and sweat out other results? It should be an interesting game, either way.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, San Jose are (+185) while Chicago are (+128). The odds of a draw are (+265), so the bookmakers making this one a pretty even call. We’ll see.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between the Quakes and the Fire will be televised nationally on FS1 and TUDN in the United States. You can watch those channels via Fubo TV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 5 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
Come chat about the game with us in the comment section below!
Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.