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Earthquakes Weekly Update: June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes will begin their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign this week when they take on the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Providence Park. The Quakes will then head home to take on LAFC for the first time on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. PT in the MLS Regular Season. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

The Quakes suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Chicago Fire this past Saturday, June 2. Forward Danny Hoesen scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season, becoming the first Quakes player other than Chris Wondolowski to reach the mark since 2012.

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers All-Time

U.S. Open Cup: 2-1-0

Home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

Away: 2-1-0 (5 GF, 2 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 5, Portland - 2

MLS Regular Season: 4-9-7

Home: 4-2-4 (14 GF, 10 GA)

Away: 0-7-3 (7 GF, 18 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 21, Portland - 28

Last Game vs. Portland Timbers

Earthquakes 0 - 1 Portland Timbers; May 5, 2018; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California

The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Avaya Stadium. Portland's Diego Valeri scored the match's lone goal in the 88th minute from a free kick. Earthquakes midfielder and 2017 USL Rookie of the Year Chris Wehan made his MLS debut, entering as a substitute in the 71st minute.

History of the Quakes - Portland Timbers Rivalry

The Earthquakes and Timbers rivalry dates back to when the teams played in the North American Soccer League ... The squads faced off for the first time as members of the NASL in 1975 in San Jose and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-1 with Ilija Mitic scoring both goals for the Quakes ... The Timbers evened the series with a 2-1 home victory towards the end of the '75 season ... In 1976 the teams only met once and Portland got the better of the Earthquakes in a 1-0 victory in San Jose ... The Earthquakes swept the 1977 season series with a 3-2 victory at home and 2-1 win in Portland ... The Timbers came back in 1978 and outscored the Earthquakes 8-2 in two wins on their way to the NASL National Conference Final, where they lost to the New York Cosmos ... The teams split the 1979 series with Portland winning 4-3 in San Jose and the Earthquakes winning 2-1 in Portland ...In 1980, the Earthquakes dropped both games to the Timbers, losing each match by just one goal ... The Timbers got the best of the Earthquakes in 1981 as well, sweeping the season series by finals of 3-0 and 2-1 ... 1982 was the last NASL series between the two teams ... The Earthquakes won the first game 1-0 in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 1-0 when they traveled to San Jose ... The two sides played again in a 2001 exhibition in Portland and the Timbers were victorious 2-1 ... The next meeting came in 2004 during the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes won 3-0 ... In 2005, the sides met again in the U.S. Open Cup and the Earthquakes were victorious 2-0 ... The Earthquakes topped Portland in U.S. Open Cup Qualifying 1-0 on May 3, 2011 with Ike Opara scoring the game winner in the 120th minute ... The Earthquakes and Timbers battled to a pair of 1-1 draws in 2011 ... Portland got the better of San Jose 2-1 at JELD-WEN Field in the two team's first meeting of 2012, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Earthquakes ... Chris Wondolowski came off the bench to score a pair of second-half goals and rally San Jose from a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 19 ... The Earthquakes and Timbers closed out the 2012 regular season with a 1-1 draw on Oct. 27. Chris Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter's single-season mark of 27goals with a penalty kick in the 24th minute ... Portland won the clubs' first of three meetings in 2013 1-0 at JELD-WEN Field with Will Johnson curling home a free kick in the 78th minute ... San Jose rallied at Buck Shaw Stadium to draw even with Portland 1-1 thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from Adam Jahn on April 21, 2013 ... The Earthquakes picked up their first-ever win against the Timbers on July 27, 2013 with a 2-1 result at Buck Shaw Stadium ... San Jose secured a valuable road point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Timbers at Providence Park to open their 2014 series on Sept. 7 and then fell2-1 in the next installment at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 4 ... In their third game against the Timbers in 2014, the Earthquakes suffered a 3-0 loss at Providence Park ... In their first meeting of the 2015 season, the Earthquakes lost late at Providence Park after giving up a 91st minute goal that led to a 1-0 win for the Timbers ... Their second match of 2015 ended with a 0-0 draw ... The Earthquakes defeated the Timbers 2-1 in their first meeting of 2016 at Avaya Stadium, with Quincy Amarikwa's wonder strike from 40 yards proving to be the difference ... San Jose fell to Portland 3-1 in their second match of 2016 at Providence Park despite a late comeback attempt ... The 2016 series closed with a 1-0 Timbers victory in Portland thanks to a Liam Ridgewell header from a Diego Valeri free kick ... San Jose opened the 2017 series with a 3-0 win at home thanks to an early strike from Jahmir Hyka and a brace from Chris Wondolowski ...The Earthquakes fell 2-0 to Portland in their second meeting away at Providence Park. Quakes were shorthanded to 10 men as midfielder Darwin Ceren was ejected in the first half. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri tallied twice in the second half to secure three points for the Timbers ... The Quakes earned a 2-1 victory over the Timbers at Avaya Stadium on Sept. 30, 2017. With the win, the Quakes were tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The victory was crucial in helping the Quakes reach the playoffs for the first time in five years ... The Quakes fell 1-0 to the Timbers at home in their first meeting of the 2018 season. Chris Wehan made his MLS debut in the match, entering as a sub.

Earthquakes vs. LAFC All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 0-0-0

Home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

Away: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 0, Los Angeles Football Club - 0

History of the Quakes - LAFC Rivalry

Saturday's match will be the first-ever encounter between the Quakes and LAFC.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Road Warriors

As San Jose heads to Portland for Wednesday's Fourth Round contest, they will be seeking their first Open Cup win on the road since defeating the Timbers 2-0 in 2005.

Historic Run

In 2017, the Quakes reached the semifinals after defeating the San Francisco Deltas 2-0, Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 and LA Galaxy 3-2. The Quakes would end up losing in the semifinals to Sporting Kansas City, the eventual champions of the 2017 U.S. Open Cup.

Portland Expansion

Before the Portland Timbers became an MLS expansion team in 2011, they played in the United Soccer League where the Quakes defeated them twice in U.S. Open Cup play (July 14, 2004 3-0; Aug. 3, 2005 2-0).

U.S. Open Cup

San Jose has a 17-14 all-time record in U.S. Open Cup play, outscoring their opponents 51-31.

Racking Them Up

Danny Hoesen scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday in Chicago. He has now scored a goal in four of the last five games, and five of the last seven. His seven goals rank tied for seventh in MLS and tied for second in the Western Conference, just one behind Houston's Alberth Elis.

Moving Up in History

Chris Wondolowski tallied his third assist of the season on Saturday. It marked Wondolowski's 35th-career assist with San Jose, moving him into a tie with Eddie Lewis for fourth most in club history.

Inaugural Match

This Saturday, June 9, will mark the first-ever meeting between the San Jose Earthquakes and LAFC.

California Rivals

Saturday's match will be the first time the Quakes have played a California-based MLS team besides the LA Galaxy since October 26, 2014 when they played Club Deportivo Chivas USA.

Taking Advantage

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup approaches, LAFC will be missing some key players in Saturday's match including Carlos Vela (Mexico), Omar Gaber (Egypt) and former Quakes player Marco Urena (Costa Rica).

Setting Up Set Pieces

Magnus Eriksson has drawn 38 fouls this season, most in Major League Soccer. Anibal Godoy's 32 fouls suffered are tied for the second most in the West, behind Eriksson and level with LAFC's Carlos Vela. Overall, the Earthquakes are the league's most fouled team, drawing 189 free kicks this season.

RENO 1868 FC UPDATE

Last Saturday, June 2, Reno earned a 2-1 victory over OKC Energy FC to secure three points away from home. Reno will look to continue their nine-game unbeaten streak when they face Fresno FC this Saturday, June 9 at Greater Nevada Field.


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