Match Report vs. SJ

Match Report presented by Bob's Discount Furniture: LA Galaxy fall to San Jose Earthquakes in Cali Clasico

The San Jose Earthquakes didn’t need any late drama this time. But they poured it on in the final 10 minutes anyway.

In the latest installment of the California Clasico — a series that tends to bring out crazy last-minute game-winners — the Earthquakes led almost the entire way in a convincing 3-0 victory over the LA Galaxy at a sold-out Stanford Stadium on Saturday night.

Vako, fresh off a brace in San Jose’s win over Houston three days earlier, continued his hot form with an 11th-minute goal following a couple of sharp passes off of a cleverly designed free kick. 

Shea Salinas, who delivered a stoppage-time winner in the Clasico two years ago, scored in the 82nd minute before Tommy Thompson put the finishing touches on the win with a goal three minutes later to ensure the Quakes would remain unbeaten in their last six.

Earlier, Zlatan Ibahimovic tried to find the equalizer but Judson broke up a pass to deny the Galaxy superstar a scoring chance in the 58th minute, shortly before Daniel Vega made a diving save on a bending Ibrahimovic shot en route to his second straight shutout.

Goals

  • 11' — SJ — Vako
  • 82' — SJ — Shea Salinas
  • 85' — SJ — Tommy Thompson

Next Up

  • SJ: Wednesday, July 3 at Minnesota United FC (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada)
  • LA: Thursday, July 4 vs. Toronto FC (10:30 pm ET | TSN, MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US)