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San Jose Earthquakes beat Sacramento Republic 6-1 in preseason game

Sounds like a good game for Cade Cowell.

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The San Jose Earthquakes and Sacramento Republic squared off in a preseason match at Earthquakes Stadium on Friday.

What happened in the game? It was played behind closed doors, and the teams haven’t revealed the score so far.

Since this story originally went up, I’ve heard through the grapevine from someone who was present that San Jose won the game 6-1 in the end, and Quakes youngster Cade Cowell had a hat trick in the game. That sounds good!

That info comes after this was the first video highlight from the game:

Someone yells “Get that second goal!” or perhaps it’s “Win that second ball!” per Stephen Wondolowski. And another person yells, “Yes, Cameron.”

Otherwise, it’s a goal kick taken by Sac Republic’s goalkeeper that is flicked on well downfield by a Sacramento outfield player, with the ball appearing to roll towards the Earthquakes goalkeeper in the end. It’s just six seconds, the ball goes far but that’s pretty much all I can say about that.

After initial publishing of this story, the Earthquakes released an honest-to-the-soccer-gods goal highlight from the game, Cristian Espinoza scoring from way downtown:

So, we’ve accounted for three goals by Cowell and one from Espinoza, based on what I’m hearing.

Cowell and Sacramento defender Hayden Sargis, both promising teenage pros, apparently trained together in the offseason and did a jersey exchange.

So there you have it, I suppose. The Earthquakes are supposed to face Oakland Roots next Friday, and there’s a rumor there will be a stream. We’ll see!

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