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Earthquakes Weekly Update: September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes earned a point in a 0-0 draw against the LA Galaxy on Sunday night at Earthquakes Stadium, after falling 7-1 to Seattle Sounders FC on the road last Thursday. With Sunday's result, the Quakes snapped the Galaxy's four-match winning streak, the longest such streak in MLS entering Sunday.

The Earthquakes will now prepare to host the MLS is Back Tournament champion Portland Timbers twice this week: Wednesday, Sept. 16, presented Fastmetrics, and Saturday, Sept. 19, presented by Wells Fargo.

Wednesday's match is set for 6:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF. Saturday's game is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on NBC Sports California, KNBR 680 and 1370 KZSF.

EARTHQUAKES NOTES

Defend our Home

The Quakes have only lost one of their four matches at Earthquakes Stadium thus far in 2020.

Closing in on History

Shea Salinas is just one assist shy of tying Ronald Cerritos for most in club history (47).

NEXT GAMES VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS (9/16 AND 9/19)

Record vs. Portland Timbers

The Quakes currently hold a 5-11-7 record vs. the Portland Timbers in 23 MLS matches between the two sides, including a 5-2-4 record at home.

Used to Scoring

Forward Chris Wondolowski has scored 11 goals in 18 prior appearances against Portland, most by any player against the club in MLS history.

Strength in Numbers

San Jose carries a 4-1-0 record in their last five home meetings against Portland, outscoring them by seven goals (10-3).

Strong at Home

The Quakes chopped down the Timbers 3-0 in their last visit to Earthquakes Stadium on April 6, 2019.

Strange Times

The last time San Jose played the same team in back-to-back regular season matches in a single season was also against Portland during the 2014 MLS regular season on Oct. 4 (home) and Oct. 8 (road).

LAST WEEK VS. SEATTLE (9/10)

Goal Streak

Forward Chris Wondolowski scored a penalty kick, his fourth goal of the season and 163rd of his MLS career, extending his own league record.

From the Spot

Wondolowski has now converted 27 of his 33 penalty kick attempts in regular season play. His goal was also his 12th all-time vs. Seattle, most against the club among all players in MLS history.

LAST WEEK VS. LA GALAXY (9/13)

Recent Dominance

The Quakes now hold a 4-2-2 record in their last eight meetings with the LA Galaxy.

Security in Goal

Goalkeeper Daniel Vega earned his third shutout of the season and 10th of his MLS career, becoming the fifth goalkeeper in Earthquakes history to reach double-digits.

Not so Fast

Sunday's result snapped a four-match winning streak for the Galaxy, who hadn't dropped points in a regular season contest since July 23.


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