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MLS San Jose Earthquakes – Chicago Fire 0-3, Freddie Ljungberg on FIRE again

 Freddie Ljungberg was well welcome by San Jose Earthquakes fans. PHOTO by CHRIS REIKO 
Freddie Ljungberg was well welcome by San Jose Earthquakes fans. PHOTO by CHRIS REIKO
San Jose Earthquakes (11-8-6) vs. Chicago Fire (7-10-8) 

Sept. 29, 2010 – Buck Shaw Stadium

Attendance: 9,829

 Scoring Summary: CHI – Steven Kinney (Freddie Ljunberg) 39; CHI – Freddie Ljunberg (Patrick Nyarko) 72; CHI – Patrick Nyarko (Freddie Ljunberg) 92+.

Misconduct Summary: CHI – Krzysztof Krol (caution) 50; SJ – Geovanni (caution) 75;

San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Tim Ward (Eduardo 64), Brandon McDonald, Jason Hernandez, Chris Leitch, Bobby Convey, Sam Cronin, Khari Stephenson (Arturo Alvarez 58), Chris Wondolowski, Geovanni, Ryan Johnson (Cornell Glen 75).

Statistics: Shots: 16; Shots on Goal: 6; Saves: 4; Fouls: 5; Offsides: 1; Corners: 9.

Chicago Fire – Sean Johnson, Steven Kinney, Dasan Robinson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Kryzysztof Krol, Bratislav Ristic, Logan Pause, John Thorrington (Wilman Conde 82), Marco Pappa (Patrick Nyarko 61), Calen Carr (Brian McBride 91+), Freddie Ljunberg.

Statistics: Shots: 10; Shots on Goal: 7; Saves: 6; Fouls: 11; Offsides: 4; Corners: 8.



Freddie Ljungberg WATCH VIDEO below with his post game comments

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On the result:

“Not a good result for us obviously, I thought it was one of those nights where we couldn’t get anything going. I thought we had a couple of good chances early. Wondo (Chris Wondolowski) had a good chance, an unlucky handball non-call, and then Khari (Stephenson) had a pretty header. Then once we got scored on we just didn’t get back in the game so it was a little disappointing. Hopefully it was just one of those games where you just put it down to being…just one of those games.”
On the team’s performance:

“I haven’t spoke to the guys yet, but I think we were mentally ready to win, and maybe not quite doing the right things sometimes in the game, but we kept going and didn’t quit, which is always important. We tried to get back in the match but it just didn’t seem to be our night. It didn’t feel good. After 10 minutes I was sitting there thinking that this was not a good performance by us and we’ll be lucky to get a draw or something out of the game, but we didn’t manage it. Now we dust ourselves off and just get ready for the weekend.”



On the result:

“I think we learned something tonight, that you can’t just show up every week and get a result. Any team in this league can beat anyone else at any time. It’s not like any other league in the world, where you have a Chelsea, Manchester United that are going to win 90 percent of the time. It doesn’t matter where a team is in the table, any team is close and if you don’t show up and put a solid 100 percent effort in, things like that happen.”                                   

On match:

“We did do a lot of good things tonight, we had chances, plenty of them tonight. I think we lacked that killer mentality that we showed last Saturday in Toronto. I think we may have just thought we were going to show up and get our points, and maybe this is good, sometimes you need a wake-up call. We maybe got brought back down to earth, and we need to get after it on Saturday. Columbus is another good team and we need to be ready.



On the team’s performance:

“This is lesson learned for us, because there were a lot of things that went wrong, and this will be a learning experience for us. We can take positives out of this, and it is better that this happens now, rather than later, or maybe even in the playoffs. We just need to learn from it and move on.”

Looking ahead:

“We just need to get back and watch tape and just keep trying to improve on what we did wrong and correct those things. There were some good things tonight, some good opportunities that didn’t fall today, and did for them (Chicago). We just get ready for Saturday and move forward.”

What all the sudden happened to the Earthquakes and how they recover? – welcome your comments below

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– The San Jose Earthquakes fell 3-0 at home Wednesday night to the Chicago Fire, who benefited from goals in the 39th minute by Steven Kinney, a 72nd minute strike from Freddie Ljunberg and a 92nd minute goal from Patrick Nyarko. The Quakes leave tomorrow morning for Columbus, and take on the Crew at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday from Crew Stadium. 

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