San Jose Erases Two-Goal Deficit To Earn First Road Win Of Season

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May 12, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Jose Earthquakes News Release

San Jose Earthquakes celebrate win
San Jose Earthquakes celebrate win
(San Jose Earthquakes)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The San Jose Earthquakes came back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Colorado Rapids 3-2 on Saturday night at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park in front of 15,557 fans for their first road win of the season.

Returning to Major League Soccer play after a victorious midweek tilt in the Lamar U.S. Open Cup Round of 32, the Earthquakes continued to display their fine form to avenge their 3-0 home loss in April. With the win, they expanded their unbeaten streak in all competitions to four games.

The hosts started strong and were rewarded in the 33rd minute when Rafael Navarro scored off a set piece to give Colorado the early lead. Nine minutes later, the Rapids doubled their advantage from an Omir Fernández goal. However, the Quakes would emphatically answer with a pair of goals from Amahl Pellegrino off a rebound, and subsequently, from Hernán López off a Cristian Espinoza corner kick and Vítor Costa assist before intermission.

In the 66th minute with the match knotted 2-2, the Quakes would take control when Costa notched his second assist of the night, finding Cristian Espinoza for the go-ahead and game-winning goal.

The Quakes continue their road trip against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, May 15. Kickoff from Providence Park is set for 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as on local radio via AM 810 The Spread (English) and AM 1370 La Kaliente (Spanish).





The Earthquakes now hold a 33-26-19 overall record (102 goals for, 96 against) against the Rapids, including a 14-16-10 road record (45 goals for, 55 against).

San Jose drew 0-0 with the Rapids last time they met in the Centennial State on June 3, 2023. The last time the Quakes took all three points on the road in Colorado was June 15, 2013, in a 2-1 victory. Steven Lenhart and Sam Cronin scored for the Black and Blue.

The last time the Quakes won on the road was August 20 of last season in a 1-0 triumph over Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11 games ago dating back to 2023).

The last time San Jose came back from a 2-0 deficit to win was San Jose Earthquakes against the LA Galaxy on May 23, 2012 (3-2). The Quakes would go on to capture the Supporters’ Shield that season.


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