March 18, 2023 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – San Jose Earthquakes News Release
St. Louis CITY SC’s John Nelson versus San Jose Earthquakes’ Cristian Espinoza
(San Jose Earthquakes)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to St. Louis CITY SC 3-0 on Saturday evening at CITYPARK in St. Louis, Mo. It marked the first-ever match between the two teams and snapped San Jose’s winning streak at two.
San Jose entered the match without midfielder Jamiro Monteiro due to a red-card suspension, and lost another central midfielder when Carlos Gruezo exited the match with an injury in the 29th minute. St. Louis capitalized just five minutes later on a goal by Nicholas Gioacchini and added a second in first-half stoppage time.
After making two additional subs at halftime, the Quakes created a few dangerous chances at the start of the second half but couldn’t capitalize. St. Louis solidified their victory with a third goal in the 68th minute.
The Earthquakes will now return to San Jose to host Toronto FC on Saturday, March 25. The match will kick off from PayPal Park at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed globally on MLS Season Pass (Apple TV), as well as on local radio via 810 AM The Spread (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).
The Earthquakes currently hold a 2-2-0 record (6 pts.) in the 2023 MLS regular season.
San Jose is now 0-1-0 all-time vs. St. Louis CITY SC, including a 0-1-0 record on the road.
Tommy Thompson made his first start of the season and first start in the midfield since Oct. 28, 2018.
San Jose’s two defeats this season have come against the top-two teams in MLS, who have a combined record of 7-0-1 (STL & ATL).
2023 MLS Regular Season
St. Louis CITY SC 3 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, March 18, 2023 – CITYPARK in St. Louis, Mo.
STL (1-0) – Nicholas Gioacchini (unassisted) 34′
STL (2-0) – João Klauss (unassisted) 45+3′
STL (3-0) – Tomas Ostrák (unassisted) 68′
SJ – Rodrigues (caution) 14′
SJ – Miguel Trauco (caution) 40′
SJ – Benji Kikanović (caution) 46′
SJ – Cade Cowell (caution) 64′
SJ – Michael Baldisimo (caution) 66′
STL – Eduard Loewen (caution) 90+4′
ST. LOUIS CITY SC: Roman Bürki (C); Jake Nerwinski, John Nelson, Kyle Hiebert, Lucas Bartlett; Jared Stroud (Miguel Perez 65′), Eduard Loewen, Indiana Vassilev (Aziel Jackson 86′), Rasmus Alm (Tomas Ostrák 57′); João Klauss (Sam Adeniran 65′), Nicholas Gioacchini (Celio Pompeu 87′).
Substitutes not used: Ben Lundt (GK),…
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