MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Timbers tie Earthquakes in pre-season

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A Hanyar Mosquera own goal proved to be the equalizer in Monday's 1-1 draw between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes in MLS pre-season action at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland.

Both Western Conference sides trotted out strong starting lineups in a tightly-contested match. Diego Chara and Kalif Alhassan combined on the match's opening goal, finished by Alhassan off a short corner, but the Timbers surrendered their first pre-season goal in 369 minutes when Mosquera re-directed a Chris Wondolowski cross into his own net in the 59th minute.

San Jose will return to action on Thursday with a friendly against Swedish club AIK at Jeld-Wen Field, with Portland returning to action against Chivas USA on Thursday.

The box score for tonight's match is after the jump:

San Jose Earthquakes (2-1-3) vs. Portland Timbers (3-0-2)

February 27, 2012 – JELD-WEN Field

Attendance: 16,118

Scoring Summary: POR – Kalif Alhassan (Diego Chara) 15; SJ – Own Goal (Hanyer Mosquera) 59.

Misconduct Summary: SJ – Ramiro Corrales (caution) 35; POR – Hanyer Mosquera (caution) 70; SJ – Steven Beitashour (caution) 71.

Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins, Mike Chabala, Hanyer Mosquera, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Ryan Kawulok (Lovel Palmer 78), Kalif Alhassan, Jack Jewsbury, James Marcelin, Eric Alexander (Darlington Nagbe 60), Diego Chara, Jorge Perlaza (Bright Dike 73).


San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Justin Morrow, Ramiro Corrales, Marvin Chavez, Sam Cronin (Jean-Marc Alexandre 63), Rafael Baca (Tressor Moreno 57), Shea Salinas, Chris Wondolowski (Sercan Guvenisik 84), Steven Lenhart (Khari Stephenson 71).



  • Hella Bay Area

    The earthquakes are being slept on this pre-season. Made some major moves I think they can contend this year.


  • zaggy

    SJ starting 11 couldn’t crack a Portland defense that featured 0 opening day starters, and maybe 4/5 of our starting 11? And your going to contend? Child please.


  • Sjquakes408

    Did you even watch the game??? SJ owned your a$$es for most of the game. “child please”. Grow up!


  • Kejsare

    “Owned” goal. Sure. But he’s basically saying you put out your best squad against Portland’s squad that is not its top eleven. Kinda linke how the reserve squad took San Jose’s best eleven squad all the way to 120 minutes in the US Open Cup.

    In both cases they’re not highly reflective of how good San Jose is or how bad Portland it.


  • Sjquakes408

    I get it, however, San jose out played portland in their own back yard. Just wait until we spank them during the regular season. What will be their execuse then?


  • Steve

    “San jose out played portland in their own back yard”

    Middle school grammar aside, your logic sucks. You can’t just ignore the facts in front of your face.
    Fact #1: SJ played most of their starters.
    Fact #2 Portland played mostly 2nd squad guys.

    Reasonable conclusion: Since they tied, and SJ failed to score, Portland has a stronger squad. Now, I’m not going to say that PDX will “spank” anyone i the regular season since I am not a mystic. However, if I were a betting man, my money would be on PDX and not SJ after watching last nights game.


  • Neuwerld

    SJ did score. Some people make it sound like Mosquera scored an own goal on purpose, but it was SJ’s pressure that forced the goal. If he hadn’t bungled it in Lenhart was right there anyway.


  • mcm

    San Joses crazy haired forward looked good. Nagbe looked good.

    Ref was awful. Hope he is just trying out.

    San Jose seems to be fond of studs up 2 footed challenges.

    Portland should have had a penalty in the first 5 minutes when Chara was destroyed from behind in the box.


  • Sjquakes408

    Did I hit a nerve there SOCRATES? Aside from your personal attacks you’re clearly a timbers fan and can’t admit that the quakes were the better team. That’s cool i get it. The quakes have a deeper team and look primed to do damage come opening night. I just hope your timbers don’t use their “B” squad come 3/10. We’ll be ready opening day while the timbers will be tinkering with there players trying to find their “A” team all season long.

    “middle school grammar” hahaha classic!!


  • debvs

    I saw the game up to the first goal. Unfortunately, the production crew wanted to pay homage to the CCL style production by launching into replay every 30 seconds, but this was taken to another level. Here’s a great idea, let’s do a replay in the middle of a corner kick, so we can’t see the goal.


  • Brice

    As many people have said before, the live stream that many of us watched is the feed from the stadium big screen. So they may show a replay during the run of play because they assume that you are in the stadium watching the game live and so a replay on the screen is not taking away from your experience.


  • sagcat

    I think SJ outplayed us in the second half and had excellent pursuit. The SJ goal was deserved, but it should be noted that it came on the heels of a terrible blunder by our rookie CB Jean-Babtiste, who played an otherwise excellent game. In fact, I thought our CB’s put up a terrific wall that frustrated SJ’s attack while SJ was winning the midfield repeatedly.

    But it was not a one-sided game by any stretch. Portland opened the game with great energy and had SJ on their heels. Alhassan’s goal was a thing of beauty, and Portland almost certainly deserved a spot kick when Chara was accosted inside the area in the opening minutes.

    After the CB’s breakdown which allowed SJ to equalize, I thought the Timbers put the pressure back on and manufactured some decent chances.

    All in all, I don’t think it was a particularly sharp game, but it sure was nice to be back in the stadium for a match.


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