Full time: LAFC 5, Quakes 1. A tough, tough night, what can you say? Thanks for sticking with us, here’s the full recap.
92nd minute: Goal Quakes! Danny Hoesen scores at the death to give San Jose a small consolation.
83rd minute: Goal LAFC. Danny Musovski scores against his former team.
69th minute: Goal LAFC. Rossi scores his second goal of the night to make it 4-0.
64th minute: Goal LAFC. Jose Cifuentes opens his account as the home side is rolling now.
49th minute: Goal LAFC. Bradley Wright-Phillips doubles the lead as the Quakes make a mistake in the midfield, now San Jose’s really in a hole.
21st minute: Goal LAFC. Diego Rossi finds the breakthrough and the hosts are ahead, time for the Quakes to buckle down.
San Jose roll with the same group that started against the Galaxy at the weekend:
¡VAMOS SAN JOSE! pic.twitter.com/OYCYs2AMSW— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 3, 2020
LAFC make several changes after losing their last two games:
The San Jose Earthquakes will aim to return to the win column with another road game in Southern California Wednesday night, this time against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium.
The Quakes returned to action Saturday with a California Clasico, but were on the wrong end of a 3-2 result, with two controversial calls in the LA Galaxy’s favor flipping the result in the end. While it is always disappointing to lose to the rival, the Earthquakes can be heartened by their quality and energy overall on the night, as they went toe-to-toe with LA despite having been on a monthlong layoff between phases of the MLS season.
At any rate, Matias Almeyda and his squad will look to turn the page against LAFC, who themselves have been stumbling in the local restart phase of the campaign so far, losing to the Galaxy too before dropping a road game against the Sounders Sunday in Seattle. LAFC have a mighty talented team, and they have absolutely had San Jose’s number to date, but are they wobbling at just the right time for the Earthquakes to take advantage?
I think this will be a fascinating game and one that both teams will be eager to get three points in. Don’t expect either side to take it easy as they ramp up to full match fitness again, and with LAFC missing Carlos Vela and not in high-flying form, San Jose could find the schedule is breaking just right for them. But first, they need to seek that win in Los Angeles.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Sunday evening, San Jose are (+380) while LAFC are (-175). The odds of a draw are (+340), so the bookmaker’s making LAFC big favorites, even if their form since the local restart hasn’t been great.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between the Quakes and Galaxy will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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