San Jose Earthquakes won their third consecutive home game 4-0 on Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The Quakes got a first-half goal from Ryan Johnson and second-half goals from Joey Gjertsen, his first with the Earthquakes, Chris Wondolowski and Bobby Burling. Wondolowski has now scored in four straight games. The win marked the Quakes third consecutive shutout at home.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls 4-0
May 8, 2010 – Buck Shaw Stadium
Scoring Summary: SJ – Ryan Johnson (Bobby Convey, Chris Wondolowski) 44; Joey Gjertsen (Ryan Johnson, Bobby Convey) 54; SJ – Chris Wondolowski (Ramiro Corrales, Ryan Johnson) 77; SJ – Bobby Burling (Bobby Convey 85); Bobby Burling (Bobby Convey) 85.
Misconduct Summary: NY – Tony Tchani (caution) 4; NY – Luke Sassano (ejection) 13; SJ – Bobby Convey (caution) 43.
San Jose Earthquakes — Joe Cannon, Ramiro Corrales, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Burling, Chris Leitch, Bobby Convey, Andre Luiz, Brandon McDonald, Joey Gjertsen, Ryan Johnson (Scott Sealy 85), Chris Wondolowski. (Cornell Glen 85).
Statistics: Shots 15; Shots on Goal 8; Saves 2; Fouls 8; Offsides 5; Corner Kicks 5.
New York Red Bulls — Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller (Danleigh Borman 67), Mike Petke, Tim Ream, Luke Sassano, Seth Stammler, Tony Tchani (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 75), Joel Lindpere, Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Salou Ibrahim (Jeremy Hall 58).
Statistics: Shots 8; Shots on Goal 2; Saves 4; Fouls 5; Offsides 2; Corner Kicks 3
JUAN PABLO ANGEL
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOP
“Obviously a great home win for us and scoring four goals at home is important. The red card to them obviously makes a difference in the match, and sometimes you don’t tend to play well when that happens, but I think this was our best game. Our ball movement and desire to win the ball back was terrific. The way we played tonight is exactly how I want us to play.”
“Four goals on the scoreboard always looks like a hammering, but it’s just a game of football where we managed to finish up our chances. Scoring is important, but winning is what’s really important. A four–nil win is just the same as a one–nil win, but it gives us confidence. Ryan (Johnson) and Wondo (Chris Wondolowski) have a great partnership going, both got one, and they deserved it.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD RYAN JOHNSON
On first goal of 2010:
“It was one of the best goals we scored all year as a team, great buildup, that’s the stuff you work on in practice. It was nice to actually have those things translate to the game and work out.”
On the result:
“This is a statement. We have nothing but playoffs on our mind, and it all starts right here at the beginning. You can’t put yourself in a hole. We are doing what we can to get the points when we need to get them, and not take our foot off the pedal.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
On his fourth straight game with a goal:
“That was a great buildup. I owe that one to my teammates. I believe the ball went from Bobby (Convey) to Ryan Johnson, who played a perfect ball to Ramiro (Corrales), and then he put it on a platter for me. All I had to do was just tap it in.
On the team’s momentum:
“It was so huge to get a win tonight. I thought our team played really well. We were able to move the ball and finish our opportunities. I feel we have the confidence and belief that we can get three points against just about anyone. I think we are really playing well right now, and it all starts with our defense. We have three shutouts in our last four matches and we can’t really complain about that.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER BOBBY CONVEY
On his three assists:
“I was just doing my job, we had a lot of guys in the right places and they finished their opportunities. It was good to get those goals, and important to get this win.”
On the first goal at the end of the first half:
“Obviously with the red card, we had much of the possession in the first half, but we were getting a little frustrated with them because they were just sitting back. It is the perfect time to score at the end of a half because it’s a positive for us and a negative for them. It worked out well, and the second goal early in the second half killed the game off.”