April 06, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps defender Brad Rusin (3) separates midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker (13) and San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart (16) during the second half at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Quakes Battle Hard, But Tie With Whitecaps 1-1


April 06, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps defender Brad Rusin (3) separates midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker (13) and San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart (16) during the second half at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Quakes battled the Whitecaps to the best of their ability, but couldn’t come up with the win. Both teams were aggravated and frustrated with each other, and that resulted in six yellow cards being distributed by the refs. Give the players a break? Or was it deserved?

Whatever the case may be, both teams fought hard, but came up short to tie 1-1.

The Quakes struck very early with a goal by Chris Wondolowski (who else?), 18 minutes into the game. Assisted by Alan Gordon and Shea Salinas, Wondolowski struck a beauty to the back of the net. From here on out, it appeared to be a cake walk for the Quakes. I’m sure that heading into halftime, they had a lot of confidence and were feeling good about the game.

The Caps, however, controlled most of the possession in the second half, and were unfortunate to be missing such great opportunities. The Quakes defense was either really good, or the Caps were struggling offensively.

The second goal of the game was scored 62 minutes in by Corey Hertzog. It was a crucial goal and great timing because the Caps had left themselves just enough time to score another one and win it.

From then on, it was a 30 minute grudge match, and neither teamed seem to be able to take the lid off the bucket. It was that kind of night.

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