Quakes Finish With a 1-1 Tie in Columbus

March 16, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew forward Ben Speas (17) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas (6) in the first half at Crew Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

This afternoon, the Quakes played a tough game and fought hard to get a win, but unfortunately came up short in a 1-1 tie. There were many missed opportunities for the Quakes, as well as turnovers they failed to capitalize. Chris Wondolowski was scoreless tonight and bit upset as his teammates didn’t give them the best passes, or passes at all for that matter. The reigning MVP yelled at his teammates, but it was really just to express his own frustration.

On the statistical side, the Quakes played a good game, but were bested in almost every category. They did have some opportunities to shoot the ball, and they used those more than the Crew did. Other than that, however, the Crew controlled possession for most of the game, had less fouls, less blunders, and better offensive possessions overall. This was a rare game in which the Quakes’ offense didn’t work so well for them. Luckily for them, however, John Busch was like a rock tonight, almost unwavering.

The first goal came 68 minutes in, and it was actually the first sign of offensive life from either team. Columbus had scored it, courtesy of Glauber. San Jose quickly followed in their footsteps, however, and scored just five minutes later thanks to Justin Morrow.

77 minutes into the game, Sam Garza chipped a shot to the net which missed by a couple feet. Chris Wondolowski was one second away from rebounding the miss. If Garza had passed the ball, the Quakes would have won the game. That’s not how things happen, however.

The Crew’s defense was no doubt frustrating, and the Quakes will look to come back strong.

Topics: Chris Wondolowki, Columbus Crew, Sam Garza, San Jose Earthquakes

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