The game held this Saturday between SJ Earthquakes and FC Dallas, ended with a draw between both contenders.
With a goal from Jader Obrian, they began by winning the visit at the beginning of the first half, however, 23 minutes into that stage, Jeremy Ebobisse, from a penalty, managed to equalize for the locals.
The San José Earthquakes came close to stretching the lead to tie with a bombshell from Paul Marie that hit the post, 40 minutes into the first stage.
Jeremy Ebobisse was the figure of the match. The San José Earthquakes striker scored 1 goal and finished off the opposing goal 4 times.
Jader Obrian was also important. The FC Dallas striker scored 1 goal and finished off the opposing goal 2 times.
The process of the game was very close and intense, with more nerves than game. There were several cautioned: Marco Farfan, Nathan Cardoso, José Martínez and Edwin Cerrillo. He was expelled by direct red, Paul Arriola in the 82nd minute of the second half.
SJ Earthquakes head coach Alex Covelo laid out a 4-3-3 strategy with James Marcinkowski in goal; Paul Marie, Rodrigues, Nathan Cardoso and Tanner Beason on the defensive line; Ján Gregus, Judson and Jamiro Monteiro in the middle; and Benji Kikanovic, Jeremy Ebobisse and Cade Cowell in attack.
For their part, those led by Nicolás Estévez stopped with a 4-3-3 scheme with Maarten Paes under the three sticks; Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari Burgess, José Martínez and Marco Farfan in defense; Paxton Pomykal, Edwin Cerrillo and Sebastián Lletget at midfield; and Jader Obrian, Franco Jara and Paul Arriola up front.
Referee Drew Fischer was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
On the next date SJ Earthquakes will host Minnesota United and FC Dallas will play away against Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
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