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Earthquakes Weekly Update: June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release


The San Jose Earthquakes earned a point in a scoreless draw against Austin FC on Saturday evening in the first ever MLS match at Q2 Stadium. Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski made six saves to keep his first shutout of 2021.

The Earthquakes are now preparing for two matches this week, first continuing their road trip on Tuesday, June 22 vs. Orlando City SC, before returning to San Jose to host the LA Galaxy in the California Clasico on Saturday, June 26, presented by Sutter Health. Saturday's rivalry match at PayPal Park will be the first played with no capacity restrictions since March 7, 2020.

Tuesday's match will kick off from Exploria Stadium at 4:30 p.m. PT, while Saturday's match at PayPal Park is slated for 7:00 p.m. PT. Both matches will be broadcast nationally on UniMás, TUDN and Twitter (English audio), and aired via radio on KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

EARTHQUAKES NOTES

LAST GAME VS. AUSTIN FC (6/19)

First MLS Matchup

The Quakes are now 0-0-1 all-time vs. Austin FC.

Stop the Skid

With the draw, the Quakes snapped their four-match losing streak dating back to May 12.

Security in Net

Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski earned his sixth career shutout and first of 2021. His last shutout came on Oct. 28, 2020 vs. RSL. Marcinkowski made six saves, equaling his career high. His 12 saves over the past two games are the most in consecutive matches in his career (previous high was 10).

Starting Role

Chris Wondolowski made his first start of the 2021 season. It marked his first regular season start since Nov. 8, 2020.

NEXT GAME VS. ORLANDO CITY SC (6/22)

Against Orlando

The Quakes hold a 1-1-3 all-time record vs. Orlando City SC, dropping just one of their previous five meetings. The last meeting, on Aug. 31, 2019, resulted in a 3-0 win for San Jose.

Heading East

Saturday's match marks the first time San Jose visits an Eastern Conference opponent since Sept. 21, 2019 (at Atlanta United FC).

Scoring Late

San Jose has scored six of their nine goals all-time vs. Orlando in the second half of matches, with five coming after the 75th minute. Orlando has scored five of their seven goals against the Quakes in the second half.

Who Else?

In just four games against Orlando, Chris Wondolowski has scored four career goals, most against the club among all players in Quakes history.

Good Memories

Chris Wondolowski scored his 100th career MLS goal vs. Orlando City SC on May 24, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Absent Player

Midfielder Eric Remedi will serve a one-game suspension due to yellow card accumulation after receiving a yellow card during last match vs. Austin FC.

NEXT GAME VS. LA GALAXY (6/26)

Special Occasion

Saturday's California Clasico will be the Quakes' first match with no capacity restrictions since March 7, 2020.

Against LA

The Quakes and LA Galaxy have met 75 times in the MLS regular season, with San Jose holding a 26-33-16 all-time record.

Recent Success

The Earthquakes hold a 6-3-2 record in their last 11 meetings with the Galaxy dating back to July 2017.

Out for Revenge

The Quakes will seek to avenge a 1-0 defeat to the Galaxy on May 29. San Jose forced Galaxy keeper Jonathan Bond to make 12 saves in the match.

Can't Stop Him

Chris Wondolowski has 12 career goals against the Galaxy, tied for third most against the club in MLS history. His 12 goals are the most among active players.

Lending a Hand

Shea Salinas has recorded seven career assists against LA, tied for third most among all active players.


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