The San Jose Earthquakes Reserves (5-4-2, 17 pts.) defeated the Chivas USA Reserves (1-8-0, 3 pts.) 2-1 today on Field 2 of The Home Depot Center.
First-half goals by Chris Wondolowski and Julian Nash secured victory for the visitors, while Héctor Cuadros pulled one back for Chivas USA with a 91st-minute free kick goal.
San Jose opened the scoring in the 17th minute, forward Orlando Ramírez taking a corner kick and midfielder Chris Wondolowski pouncing on a loose ball in the penalty area to fire past Chivas USA keeper Javier Barragán.
The Earthquakes would extend their lead 11 minutes later, Wondolowski recovering a misplayed ball by the Chivas USA defense and sending a through ball to forward Julian Nash, who beat Barragán one-on-one from close range.
Chivas USA would find the back of the net in the dying seconds of extra time. Following Ian Russell's foul on Matt Taylor just outside the penalty area, midfielder Héctor Cuadros stepped up to fire a bending shot past substitute goalkeeper Robbie Fulton.
With the result, San Jose improves to 5-4-2 to remain within the top five of the inaugural Reserve Division standings, while Chivas USA falls to 1-8-0 to remain in the final spot of the 12-team table.
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves 2, Chivas USA Reserves 1
Sunday, September 18, 2005
The Home Depot Center - Carson, California
SJE - Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 17
SJE - Julian Nash (Chris Wondolowski) 28
CHV - Héctor Cuadros (unassisted) 91+
Chivas USA Reserves (3-4-3): Javier Barragán - Armando Begines, José Retiz, Jesús Ochoa (Capt.) - Mike Muñoz, Milton Blanco, Rodrigo López (Jesús Corona, 55), Héctor Cuadros - Christian Jiménez, Isaac Romo, Matt Taylor.
Subs not used: Sean Kalnasy
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves (3-5-2): Jon Conway (Robbie Fulton, 46) - Brett Rodríguez, Ryan Cochrane (Capt.), Tighe Dombrowski - Ian Russell, Danny O'Rourke, Aaron Lanes, Brian Farber, Chris Wondolowski - Julian Nash (Matt Upton, 85), Orlando Ramírez (Will Weatherly, 55).
Subs not used: None
CHV - José Retiz 9
SJE - Tighe Dombrowski 25
CHV - Héctor Cuadros 44
SJE - Danny O'Rourke 48
CHV - Isaac Romo 60
SJE - Chris Wondolowski 68
CHV - José Retiz 81
CHV - José Retiz 81
Weather: Sunny, 70 degrees
Referee: Ian Anderson
Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Blake Harper