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MLS – San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution – VIDEO highlights and quotes – WATCH Bobby Convey wonder GOAL

MLS – San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution – VIDEO highlights and quotes – WATCH Bobby Convey wonder GOAL

Ellis McLoughlin (25) celebrates his goal over Matt Reis (background) with teammate Steven Lenhart (24) The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California on May 21st, 2011. PHOTO Kelly L Cox / ISIPhotos.com

Ellis McLoughlin (25) celebrates his goal over Matt Reis (background) with teammate Steven Lenhart (24) The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California on May 21st, 2011. PHOTO Kelly L Cox / ISIPhotos.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes stretched their unbeaten streak to three games with a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Quakes came to life in the second half with goals from Ellis McLoughlin and Bobby Convey. McLoughlin headed home his first career goal following a perfect cross from Chris Wondolowski in the 71st minute to open the scoring. Convey then curled home an incredible free kick to give San Jose a two-goal cushion. Revs midfielder Chris Tierney scored a free kick of his own in the 86th minute to cut the score to 2-1, but the Quakes held on to win their second straight game at home.

The Quakes next host the Chicago Fire in a U.S. Open Cup Play-in match on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. They return to league play with a road match on Saturday, May 28 against the Fire at Toyota Park. That match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT and will be aired live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 1220 KDOW (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).
For a full recap of tonight’s match, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.

San Jose Earthquakes (3-4-3) vs. New England Revolution (3-4-4)

May 21, 2011 – Buck Shaw Stadium Attendance: 9,736
Scoring Summary:

1-0   Ellis McLoughlin (Chris Wondolowski) 71;

2-0   Bobby Convey (unassisted) 83;

2-1   Chris Tierney (unassisted) 86.

Misconduct Summary:

SJ – Bobby Convey (caution) 53;

SJ – Steven Lenhart (caution) 57.

New England Revolution – Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Ryan Cochrane (Zack Schilawski 83), A.J. Soares, Darrius Barnes, Zak Boggs (Sainey Nyassi 66), Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Stephen McCarthy, Chris Tierney, Rajko Lekic.

Statistics: Shots: 10; Shots on Goal: 3; Saves: 2; Fouls: 13; Offsides: 3; Corners: 8.

San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Chris Leitch, Jason Hernandez, Ike Opara, Bobby Convey, Joey Gjertsen (Anthony Ampaipitakwong 64), Brad Ring, Khari Stephenson, Ryan Johnson (Ellis McLoughlin 67), Steven Lenhart, Chris Wondolowski.

Statistics: Shots: 11; Shots on Goal: 4; Saves: 2; Fouls: 17; Offsides: 4; Corners: 3.
QUOTES

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOP

On tonight’s win:

“It’s good result. These are games you’ve got to win, and I said at the start of the season we’ve got to be good at home. We started slowly at home, but it’s nice to get back-to-back wins and score some goals here at Buck Shaw. I think that the signs that we are getting a lot better come with every game. We looked solid until they scored that goal, but I never really felt threatened before that. We looked more solid and organized.”

On McLoughlin’s goal:

“Ellis is another good young player. I think that he, and our whole team actually, they’re excited to play when they get the chance. He came into the game and made a difference. He and Amp (Anthony Ampaipitakwong), they changed the game for us; Amp with his energy and Ellis with a great finish.”

On Wondolowski’s position:

“We dropped him back a bit because we they had three central midfielders. He made a great movement to help set up the goal before serving in a terrific ball to Ellis (McLoughlin). He is on a great run right now getting goals or assists in almost every game.”

On his first Major League Soccer goal:

“It was great to finally get on the board and most of all it feels good to get the win. It was a good play by (Jon) Busch, and a great cross by Wondo (Chris Wondolowski). All I could do was put it away. It was good to get my first goal and get my confidence up.”

On getting a second straight victory at home:

“Three good results in a row right now. We’re feeling confident and that shows in our play. The most important thing is that we got a win today. Now we can go into next week’s two games with Chicago with some momentum. We need to keep it going and keep moving up the table.”

EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCH

On tonight’s game:

“We had two great goals, one from Bobby (Convey), and Ellis (McLoughlin) getting his first goal in MLS. We needed both of them. It was a very scrappy game. That’s what New England’s all about. They look for free kicks and set plays. They just try to get in the box, and fight and scrap. We knew it was going to be a battle tonight. Our boys dug in and played very well defensively. We got the job done and the three points. That’s the most important thing.”

On the momentum of back-to-back home wins:

“We’ve gone on a little bit of a run here, which is good. We just need to continue it. We talked about it after the two bad performances against New York and Chivas, and we needed to go back to doing what made us so successful last year. Just fighting and scrapping and digging in, finishing our chances on one end and not giving up many chances on the other. The last few games, we’ve done that and we’ve gotten the results we’ve deserved.”

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