Thanks to the precise head of Chris Wondolowski, the San Jose Earthquakes notched another home win and defeated the Eastern conference’s top team, Sporting Kansas City by a score of 1-0. Throughout the 90 minutes, the match was a relentless physical battle with both teams playing unwavering soccer.
“It’s just two teams going hard, nothing dirty. Were not backing down from any challenges and I know they’re not either, just one of those games seeing who would budge first and I don’t think either team really flinched,” Wondolowski said after the game.
As discussed prior to the this encounter, the game was going to be largely hinged on the aerial battle and the performance of both sides center back pairings. While the pair of Matt Besler and Aurélien Collin is a cemented and much heralded duo in the MLS, it was San Jose’s newfound retort of Victor Bernardez and Clarence Goodson, who excelled.
Having only played a couple of games together prior to this encounter, Bernardez and Good