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Earthquakes Weekly Update: April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes earned a 4-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in Saturday night's match at Avaya Stadium. Quakes forward Danny Hoesen scored a pair of goals in the first half, including the eventual game-winner, increasing the Dutchman's goal tally to three this season. Shea Salinas and Magnus Eriksson each scored a goal in the second half, bringing both players to two goals in 2019.

The Quakes turn their attention to a pair of away matches this week. On Wednesday, April 24, San Jose squares up against Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field (7:30 p.m. PT). The Quakes will then face FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, April 27 (12:30 p.m. PT).

Wednesday's match against Seattle Sounders FC will be broadcast live on NBCSCA, KNBR 1050, and 1370 KZSF. Saturday's match at Toyota Stadium can be seen on Univision and heard on KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

EARTHQUAKES NOTES

TEAM SPECIFIC

San Jose has earned six points from their last three matches (2-1-0). Only the LA Galaxy (9) have earned more points from their previous three contests.

In their last two home matches, the Quakes have outscored their opponents 7-1 and haven't allowed a single goal from the run of play (4/6 vs. POR; 4/20 vs. SKC).

The Earthquakes have earned consecutive home victories by 3+ goals for the first time since defeating the Colorado Rapids 4-1 and Chivas USA 4-0 on Aug. 25, 2012 and Sept. 2, 2012, respectively.

San Jose scored four goals in an MLS match at Avaya Stadium for just the second time in the venue's history (W 4-3 vs. FCD on 8/29/18).

PLAYER SPECIFIC

Forward Danny Hoesen scored his second and third goals of the season, the 19th and 20th of his MLS career. Hoesen's second goal of the match was the eventual game-winner, his first of the season and fifth of his MLS career.

Hoesen's brace marked his third multi-goal match with the Earthquakes and first since June 13, 2018 (2 goals vs. NE). The last Quakes player to score two or more goals in a single match was Vako vs. FC Dallas on Aug. 29, 2018.

Hoesen's goals came in the sixth and 12th minutes of the match, becoming the second earliest brace in Quakes history (Dwyane De Rosario - 9/27/03; 11 minutes).

Shea Salinas scored his second goal of the season and 15th of his MLS career. It gave him multiple goals in a single season for the first time since 2015 (3).

Salinas' goal on Saturday came just 10 seconds into the second half, the fastest goal at the beginning of either half in club history.

Magnus Eriksson tallied his second goal of the season and eighth of his MLS career. He also recorded his second assist of the season and fifth of his MLS career.

Anibal Godoy tallied his second assist of the season and seventh of his MLS career. Godoy has already equaled his single-season high in assists just seven matches into the season (2016, 2018).

Jackson Yueill tallied his first assist of the season and fifth of his MLS career. His assist was also the game-winner, the first of his MLS career.

Along with his goal last week in Houston, Yueill has now recorded a goal and/or assist in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his MLS career.

Paul Marie made his MLS debut in Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City when he came on for Cristian Espinoza in the 80th minute.

OPPONENT SPECIFIC

The Quakes' win snapped a six-game winless streak against Sporting Kansas City, dating back to 2016 (0-5-1).

Sporting Kansas City lost for just the fourth time since last August. SKC entered Avaya Stadium on Saturday with an 11-3-5 record in their previous 19 MLS matches.

Sporting Kansas City lost by 3+ goals for the first time since falling 3-0 to the Portland Timbers on Aug. 7, 2016.

SKC allowed 4+ goals for the first time since falling 5-0 to the Earthquakes on Aug. 19, 2015.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Gilbert Fuentes Called to U-17 U.S. Men's National Team

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Gilbert Fuentes, a product of the Quakes Academy, has been called to the United States U-17 National Team to participate in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship held in Bradenton, Florida. Read the full story here.

CEFCU Movie Night Series Returns to Avaya Stadium This Summer

The Movie Night Series, presented by CEFCU, is returning to Avaya Stadium for the second consecutive year in 2019. More information can be found here.

THIS WEEK IN EARTHQUAKES HISTORY

April 29, 2005 - Troy Dayak Announced Retirement Following 2005 Season

Earthquakes defender Troy Dayak announced his retirement from soccer following the 2005 season on April 29, 2005. Dayak played in San Jose as an original member of the Clash from 1996-98, and with the Earthquakes from 2001-05, helping the Quakes win MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003, and the Supporters' Shield in 2005. He played 10,830 minutes, accumulating 122 starts in 129 appearances during his tenure with the club. He scored nine goals and provided seven assists for San Jose and was inducted into the Earthquakes Hall of Fame on Oct. 22, 2011.

RENO 1868 FC UPDATE

Reno 1868 FC remain undefeated at Greater Nevada Field (2-0-2) after Saturday night's 2-1 victory over New Mexico United, becoming the first USL Championship club to defeat the visitors this season. Quakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski and midfielder Siad Haji featured in the Starting XI for Reno.

Midfielder Sergio Rivas, a Quakes' 2019 SuperDraft selection, scored his first professional goal for the club and gave Reno a 1-0 lead. After New Mexico equalized, a late goal in the 88th minute by Reno defender Duke Lacroix secured all three points for the home side.

Reno are on the road this week for a match against El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday, April 27 at Southwest University Park. Kickoff for Saturday's road match is set for 6:30 p.m. PT.

ACADEMY UPDATE

The San Jose Earthquakes Boys' U-17 squad finished with a record of 1-2-2 in group play of the 2019 Generation adidas Cup. The Quakes defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 and fell to Ulsan Hyundai FC and FC Midtjylland. San Jose also tied Orlando City SC and the Houston Dynamo, but would defeat both clubs in penalty shootouts.

The U-13 squad were crowned champions of the LA Galaxy Cup that took place from April 17-21. The Quakes won 3-0 against LA Galaxy San Diego, defeated Pacific Northwest Soccer Club 3-0, earned a 7-0 shutout win over Arsenal FC, and defeated Pateadores 2-0 in the final.

The Quakes Boys' Academy are set for fixtures against Santa Rosa United on Saturday, April 27. Times and locations for upcoming Boys' Academy matches can be found here.

The Quakes Girls' Academy will be in Commerce City, Colo. to take part in the 2019 Development Academy Spring Showcase that will run from April 26-30. The Girls' Academy will take on the Charlotte Soccer Academy, the Washington Spirit Academy - Maryland, Michigan Jaguars FC, the Cincinnati Development Academy, New York City FC, Pateadores, and Weston FC. The U-15s' match against the Cincinnati Development Academy on Sunday, April 28 has been selected as a feature game and will be streamed on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube.


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