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MLS – San Jose Earthquakes vs D.C. United 0-2 – Quotes and VIDEO Highlights – Dwayne De Rosario, Brandon McDonald and coach Ben Olsen

MLS – San Jose Earthquakes vs D.C. United 0-2 – Quotes and VIDEO Highlights – Dwayne De Rosario, Brandon McDonald and coach Ben Olsen

July 30, 2011: D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario (7) controls the ball between San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Khari Stephenson (7) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (4). D.C. United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Kelley L Cox / ISIPhotos.com

July 30, 2011: D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario (7) controls the ball between San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Khari Stephenson (7) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (4). D.C. United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Kelley L Cox / ISIPhotos.com

SANTA CLARA, California – The San Jose Earthquakes lost for the first time in the club’s last seven games at home, dropping a 2-0 result against D.C. United in front of a sold out crowd of 10,525 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Former San Jose striker Dwayne De Rosario scored both goals for D.C. United, one in the 57th minute and another in the 66th minute, to lead United to the win.

The Quakes return to action against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Buck Shaw Stadium on Chris Wondolowski Bobblehead Night, presented by Wells Fargo. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will air live on Comcast SportsNet California, 1220 KDOW and 1370 KZSF.

For a full recap of tonight’s match, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (5-8-9) VS D.C. UNITED (6-6-8)

July 30, 2011 – Buck Shaw Stadium

Attendance: 10,525

Scoring Summary: DC – Dwayne De Rosario (Andy Najar) 57; DC – Dwayne De Rosario (Chris Pontius) 66.

Misconduct Summary: SJ – Alan Gordon (caution) 37: DC – Andy Najar (ejection) 70: DC – Austin Da Luz (caution) 79.

San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Tim Ward, Ramiro Corrales, Nana Attakora, Jacob Peterson, Sam Cronin, Khari Stephenson (Matt Luzunaris 66), Bobby Convey, Chris Wondolowski, Scott Sealy (Joey Gjertsen 58), Alan Gordon (Anthony Ampaipitakwong 73).

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5.

D.C. United – Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Stephen King, Clyde Simms, Chris Pontius (Ethan White 89), Blake Brettschneider (Austin Da Luz 73), Dwayne De Rosario (Brandon Barklage 84).

TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDES: 6; CORNER KICKS: 4.

QUOTES

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOP

On the result:

“Losing at home is never good, especially when you have to win. We didn’t play well. It took us 30 minutes to get going. We had a spell [of good play] at the end of the first half. For the last 15 minutes we had a go. And then at the end, they had 10 men, and we started to have a few chances. But I think the quality was off tonight with us. They had two terrific goals, but I would’ve liked to score at home for sure. We had enough chances to get it done on the score sheet.”

On making playoffs:

“There are still enough games [to make it] but we’ve got to start winning. As soon as you have not enough games to get points in then you’re out. We can win away if we get ourselves sorted out. We had a better record on the road last year, so I’m hoping we can get ourselves together and make sure we do get our wins that we need to get. We can’t give up.”

On team’s effort:

“I think we tried hard tonight. It’s just lack of confidence, really. You look at it and when you’re not playing well as a unit or when you’re not playing well as an individual it looks like you’re hiding from the ball. We kind of shied away from playing forward, and when we did we actually looked not bad. But you’ve got to have that desire for 90 minutes. You’ve got to get on with it. We’re going to talk about it and address it, but it’s got to be in the players to really fight for their lives now.”

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD ALAN GORDON

On team debut:

“We had some trouble syncing up tonight. That’s what happens when you have new faces. Also, we had some key guys out. We never really had our rhythm and a couple of mistakes were costly tonight. It was closer than the score indicated, but we just have to find a way to bounce back and rebound.”

Impressions on team since being traded:

“This is a blue collar team. That kind of fits my style. That’s what the roots of this team are from what I’ve seen over the years. Playing with Wondo (Chris Wondolowski) has been a pleasure. He is a finisher, a hard worker and a leader. I’m looking forward to playing alongside him and building a connection up top. I feel like I can come in here and add some strength up top; a physical presence who can battle. I want to come in here and score some goals and do anything I can to help on that end. That’s what I’m looking to do, and that’s what I will continue to do moving forward.”

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCH

On match:

“We just have to pick ourselves up and get after it again next week; it is almost a must win. These next two home matches are crucial for us. Unfortunately, we’ve put ourselves in a tough situation. Bottom line: we need to start picking up points. We all have to do it together. The best thing about this team is that we don’t point fingers, we don’t blame one other. We all have to pull it together, we are one team. We have to rebound as a group.” 

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI

D.C. UNITED Head Coach Ben Olsen – WATCH VIDEO 

 

D.C. UNITED Dwayne De Rosario – WATCH VIDEO 

 

D.C. UNITED Brandon McDonald – WATCH VIDEO

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