The Earthquakes are exhibiting no indicators of being related in coach Matias Almeyda’s first season in Main League Soccer.
The Quakes dropped their third consecutive sport to open the season after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to New York on Saturday at Purple Bull Area in Harrison, New Jersey.
Three video games and three poor efforts will probably be on the group’s thoughts whereas taking a break from MLS motion this week. San Jose returns to motion March 30 at residence in opposition to Los Angeles FC.
New York (1-1-0) gained its ninth consecutive residence sport. San Jose has not gained since Aug. 29. The Quakes have misplaced 10 of their final 11 MLS video games counting final yr. The one one they didn’t lose was a scoreless draw Oct. 21.
After taking a 1-Zero halftime lead the Quakes allowed 4 second-half targets and now have given up 9 targets in three video games. That’s going to result in extra questions on Almeyda’s protection because the famed Chivas de Guadalajara coach tries to vary the Earthquakes’ fortunes.
Captain Chris Wondolowski, who’s one purpose shy of tying Landon Donovan for the league’s all-time scoring document, didn’t even get off a shot Saturday.
The Quakes led after taking part in their finest half of the season, highlighted by the Eighth-minute purpose from Argentine midfielder Cristian Espinoza.
The purpose got here off an outstanding go from Magnus Eriksson, who fed his teammate on the suitable aspect. Espinoza obtained his first MLS purpose by deftly slotting a shot contained in the far submit.
Equally as spectacular was the Earthquakes’ man-marking protection that appeared to click on after severe issues within the first two video games at residence. Almeyda preached persistence. But it surely’s going to take greater than that after what unfolded within the second half.
New York, which fell to Santos Laguna on Tuesday within the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, regrouped after halftime.
The San Jose protection faltered early within the second half when Alex Muyl equalized within the 51st minute. New York appeared re-energized when Bradley Wright-Phillips fired on purpose in a shot goalkeeper Daniel Vega dove to push away.
However the ball fell to Daniel Royer on the left aspect of the penalty space. The Australian winger discovered Muyl alone in entrance of the web. The previous Georgetown star tapped into the again of the web.
New York took the lead within the 71st minute after a foul from San Jose’s Valeri Qazaishvili. Muyl scored his second purpose off a set piece after Royer served into the mixer.
Wright-Phillips scored the clincher within the 85th minute with a straightforward purpose from deep contained in the penalty space. Then Royer made it 4-1 within the 90th minute off an ideal serve from midfielder Vincent Bezecourt.