Earthquakes Fall 3-1 to Impact in First Ever Trip to MontrealAugust 18, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes
The game came to life just past the 20 minute mark. Hassoun Camara and Steven Lenhart were both ejected following an altercation in the Impact's box. The result of the play was a penalty kick for the Quakes. Wondolowski stepped up and drove a low shot to Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins' right for a 1-0 lead for San Jose. Wondolowski improved his league-leading goal total to 18, tying his career high and the Quakes club record, which he set in 2010.
Just two minutes after San Jose had moved in front, the Impact struck back. Felipe Martins received a ball on the right wing and maneuvered around a Quakes defender before rolling a cross through the six-yard box. Marco Di Vaio got on the end of it and tapped it into an empty net to tie the match at 1-1.
The Impact grabbed the lead in the 62nd minute through a Lamar Neagle goal from the top of the box. Patrice Bernier received a ball from Neagle on the edge of the box and held off two San Jose defenders before dropping it back to Neagle. He then curled a shot to the right corner past a diving Jon Busch.
The lead grew to two goals following a penalty kick by Bernier. Di Vaio got in behind the Quakes defense and was pulled down in the box by Jason Hernandez resulting in a red card for a Hernandez and a penalty kick. Bernier pushed the spot kick to the lower right corner for a 3-1 advantage in the 72nd minute. The Quakes played the final 18 minutes a man down.
The Earthquakes return home next weekend to face the Colorado Rapids in a Western Conference clash. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Buck Shaw Stadium, presented by Supercuts. The match will air live on Comcast SportsNet California, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.
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