Earthquakes Weekly Update: September 16, 2019
The San Jose Earthquakes made trips to Utah and New York on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, for a pair of road matches against Real Salt Lake and New York City FC. The Quakes were unable to pick up points in both matches, falling 1-0 to RSL and 2-1 to NYCFC.
Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored San Jose's lone goal of the week, marking his 14th goal of the season and 158th goal of his MLS career. Wondolowski has tallied four goals in the last four matches.
Midfielders Magnus Eriksson and Vako were each credited with an assist on Wondolowski's goal. Eriksson has tripled his previous career high in assists at nine already this season. Vako is now up to five assists in 2019, matching his career high set last year.
Four matches remain in San Jose's regular-season schedule. The Quakes will face Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21 to conclude their three-match road series. Saturday's match is set for 12:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on Univision, 1370 KZSF and 560 KSFO.
As it Stands
San Jose are now 13-12-5 and are currently in sixth in the Western Conference standings. Three points lie between the Quakes and a spot in the top four in the West, with three matches to play before the season finale on Oct. 6.
The Quakes have tallied 49 goals this season with five matches remaining, already equaling their total from last year. With one more goal, San Jose would reach 50 in a single season for the fifth time in club history, and first time since 2012.
The Quakes have tallied 46 assists as a team this year, their second most in a single season since 2005 (2012 - 73).
Consistency is Key
Forward Chris Wondolowski scored his team-leading 14th goal of the season and MLS-record 158th of his career. His 14 goals this season are his most in a single season since 2015 (16). Wondolowski has now scored at least 14 goals six times throughout his career.
Midfielder Jackson Yueill made his 50th start in MLS and for the Earthquakes in Saturday's match against NYCFC.
Midfielder Magnus Eriksson needs only 59 more minutes played to record 5,000 minutes as an Earthquakes player.
VS. NEXT OPPONENTS
San Jose will be looking for their first-ever win against Atlanta United FC. The Quakes are 0-2-0 against the Georgia side. Saturday's match in Atlanta will be San Jose's first match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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