Hoesen's Brace Helps Quakes Earn Point against New England Revolution
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes earned a point at home Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium with a 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution. Danny Hoesen scored both of the Quakes goals to extend his season total to nine. He is now tied for the fourth most goals in the league this season.
San Jose scored first for the second consecutive game, before surrendering a pair of Revolution goals just before the halftime whistle. Hoesen's equalizer came just six minutes into the second frame, with the two teams failing to break the deadlock over the final 39 minutes.
Florian Jungwirth, Nick Lima and Yeferson Quintana each recorded an assist during the match. It marked Jungwirth's third of the season, matching his 2017 total, and the first of the year for both Lima and Quintana.
The Quakes have a bye this weekend and will return to action on Saturday, June 23 as they travel to take on Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.
MLS Regular Season
San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 New England Revolution
June 13, 2018 - Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
Scoring Summary: SJ - Danny Hoesen (Florian Jungwirth) 17; NE - Diego Fagundez (unassisted) 31; NE - Cristian Penilla (Diego Fagundez) 43; SJ - Danny Hoesen (Nick Lima, Yeferson Quintana) 51.
Misconduct Summary: SJ - Francois Affolter (caution) 35; NE - Antonio Milner Delamea (caution) 71.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Andrew Tarbell; Francois Affolter, Jimmy Ockford, Yeferson Quintana (Fatai Alashe 61), Nick Lima; Florian Jungwirth, Magnus Eriksson (Jackson Yueill 90+3), Tommy Thompson (Jahmir Hyka 72), Vako: Chris Wondolowski, Danny Hoesen.
SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 5; FOULS: 13; CORNER KICKS: 11, OFFSIDES: 3.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION: Matt Turner; Antonio Milner Delamea, Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell; Cristan Penilla, Kelyn Rowe (Wilfried Zahibo 61), Gabriel Somi, Diego Fagundez, Luis Caicedo; Teal Bunbury, Krisztian Nemeth (Juan Agudelo 70).
SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 9, OFFSIDES: 2.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH MIKAEL STAHRE
Overall thoughts on the match:
"I am really proud of the players' energy today. We came out well again, we scored the first goal. Then, from my perspective, conceded two really easy goals from a transition from a set piece. We can't concede goals like this. It is absolutely crazy from my perspective. I must say that in the second half we came out like the second half against LAFC. We created lots of chances. We must also be frank and admit that they also created some chances at the end of the game. I think we were better than the opponent, but it is still just a tie. It is a step in the right direction, I think."
On the attack:
" I must say that I look at our strikers now, Wondo [Chris Wondolowski] and Danny [Hoesen], and we create chances. We scored three goals the previous home game and we scored two goals today. I think we are on the right track from the offensive perspective. We stay up with two strikers more and we have Vako in the 10 position. I think that position fits him well. We conceded too many goals. That is the problem at the moment."
On the message to the team:
"Even though we are struggling at the moment, we have to take all the positive things now and try to make it even better. We are creating chances for the moment, and our strikers Danny [Hoesen] and Wondo [Chris Wondolowski] score goals. That is really important. We create more chances. We provoke the opponent more. We have a little bit more direct approach than in the beginning of the season."
On the attitude of the team:
"We take every game really serious. We prepare every game like a final, even if we are really, really far from the red line. We have to prepare for every single game and try to win it. Play for the fans, play for the ownership and play for the teammates. For me, that is important. It is easy to be a coach when your team is winning, but you have to show leadership. You have to make the plan even if you are struggling. That is the hardest part. As long as I am the coach for the San Jose Earthquakes we will put in maximum effort every single day."
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
On the team's energy:
"I thought that our energy was good. I thought we came out and executed. It was good to get that goal early and put pressure, but again, we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. I sound like a broken record, but that's kind of been our M.O."
On the chemistry between attacking players:
"I think that we are definitely starting to find our rhythm. I think Danny [Hoesen], Vako and I are starting to play off each other a lot better and find that cohesiveness. I think that we need to try to get crosses, but quality crosses, not crosses that just hit the first guy and get cleared out. I thought on the second goal, Nick [Lima] did a great job picking out Danny."
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD DANNY HOESEN
On the result:
"It's tough. We're in a tough situation. The confidence is not where we want it to be, but we'll keep working hard and every positive thing, we have to take home and put in our hats and keep going. I don't believe it will keep going like this the whole season. We have to stick together and be positive."
On staying positive:
"Sometimes when teams start losing, they stop caring, but I can tell you all week long in training and in games, I haven't seen one person that gave up. We are working hard to stay together and turn this thing around."
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