Chris Roner

Quakes tie U-20s in preseason match

In their second exhibition match of the 2005 preseason, the San Jose Earthquakes tied the United States Under-20 national team 1-1 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. on Monday morning.

Chris Roner, who missed the entire 2004 season following surgery on his right ankle, scored the first goal of the 2005 preseason for San Jose in the second half with an assist from Wade Barrett. The Under-20's responded moments later, however, with the tying goal.

Just like he did in the Quakes first exhibition match on Sunday against Real Salt Lake, Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear employed two separate squads for the first second half, allowing 22 players to play. The match saw two trialists once again take the field for the Quakes, as Pablo Paz, a member of Argentina's 1998 World Cup team and a Spanish First Division veteran, made his second start, and Johnny Menyongar also played in his second match. Menyongar, a member of the Liberian national team, has played the last five seasons for the A-League's Minnesota Thunder and scored six goals in 2003.

The Quakes face the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, February 16 in Bradenton in their next preseason contest.

Monday, February 14
Earthquakes 1, U.S. Under-20 Men's national team 1

First Half Earthquakes Lineup: GK Pat Onstad, D Wes Hart, D Ryan Cochrane, D Pablo Paz, D Chris Aloisi, M Brian Mullan, M Tighe Dombrowski, M Ricardo Clark, M Ian Russell, F Alejandro Moreno, F Brian Ching.

Second Half Earthquakes Lineup: GK Jon Conway, D Craig Waibel, D Eddie Robinson, D Troy Dayak, D Kevin Goldthwaite, M Chris Roner, M Danny O'Rourke, M Brad Davis, M Wade Barrett, F Ronald Cerritos, F Johnny Menyongar.

Sunday, February 13
Real Salt Lake 1, Earthquakes 0

First Half Earthquakes Lineup: GK Pat Onstad, D Craig Waibel, D Pablo Paz, D Troy Dayak, D Wade Barrett, M Brian Mullan, M Danny O'Rourke, M Ricardo Clark, M Brad Davis, F Brian Ching, F Ronald Cerritos

Second Half Earthquakes Lineup: GK Jon Conway, D Ryan Cochrane, D Eddie Robinson, D Chris Aloisi, M Wes Hart, M Tighe Dombrowski, M Johnny Menyongar, M Boomer Arbelaez (Chris Wondolowski, 80), M Ian Russell, F Alejandro Moreno, F Roger Levesque