Full time: Quakes 2, Galaxy 3. A disappointing ending to the game, as the Quakes can’t get a result. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap.
82nd minute: Goal Galaxy. It looks like it might be an own goal, but either way, the Galaxy get a go-ahead goal off a corner kick. Time for the Quakes to respond and get an equalizer.
72nd minute: Goal Galaxy. Cristian Pavon scores after Tanner Beason is judged to have handled the ball in San Jose’s box.
59th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL Quakes. Cade Cowell opens his MLS account in some fashion to put San Jose ahead again. Wow, what a strike.
33rd minute: Goal Galaxy. Daniel Steres scored off a free kick to tie it up. Unfortunate, since Beason saved a goal on the line moments earlier.
11th minute: GOOOOOOOOL San Jose! Vako opens the scoring to put the Quakes on the right foot.
San Jose have two debutant starters, in Tanner Beason in defense and Cade Cowell playing the No. 10 role.
Were you looking for this?#BeatLA | @intermedia_net pic.twitter.com/A0SFT9xwL8— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) August 30, 2020
LA go with the group that won their first game last week:
Here we go.#LAvSJ | @ModeloUSA— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) August 30, 2020
The possible re-return of the San Jose Earthquakes is here, after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the most tumultuous year in MLS history, as they are scheduled to play the first California Clasico of 2020 against the LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park Saturday night.
The Quakes were supposed to open the latest phase of their season at home Wednesday against the Portland Timbers, but those two teams, plus eight others around MLS, conducted a wildcat strike and refused to play, to bring attention to and protest racial injustice in the United States.
Since that game was called off, for now the page turns to the next game, which again, is scheduled for Saturday against the rival Galaxy. Will that game happen? You really can’t count anything automatic in the year 2020, you should know that by now, but indications from the league and on the Galaxy’s side on Friday are that the game will proceed. We’ll see.
The Galaxy were also supposed to play midweek, but their last game played was a week ago against LAFC, which they won 2-0. It was their best performance of the season, by far, and that should give the Quakes a bit of pause, especially since they haven’t played since leaving Orlando.
Having said that, so far, that LA win was a total aberration on their season — most of their performances have been lackluster and before their other rivalry win, they hadn’t won in 2020. Obviously San Jose’s style thrives on energy at all times, but if they can avoid rust after another layoff, and/or the Galaxy don’t have all their ducks in a row like their last game, San Jose has every chance of getting a result in this one. After all, the Quakes have been quite adept at taking points from the Galaxy in recent years. This should be a good game.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, San Jose are (+165) while LA are (+138). The odds of a draw are (+270), so the bookmaker’s making this one a pretty even call, giving a slight edge to the home team.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between the Quakes and Galaxy will be televised locally on NBC Sports California and streamed on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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