San Jose 3 – RSL 4- Travelling fans rewarded with Claret and Cobalt victory

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San Jose were defeated at home by Real Salt Lake at Avaya Stadium on Thursday. As the table looks today, San Jose are in 11th place, with 27 points from 33 matches, while RSL sit in 6th, with 33 points from 33.

San Jose started the first half well, with Chofis Lopez finding the net at the 26 minute mark. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Méndez equalised for Claret and Cobalt just before half-time. The score at half time was 1-1.

RSL fought back, thanks to an early goal from Rusnák in the 49th minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Chofis Lopez producing an equaliser in the 50th minute, bringing San Jose level. Quakes looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a hat trick effort from Chofis Lopez in the 65th minute to establish a 3-2. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Meram producing an equaliser at the 71 minute mark, bringing RSL level. Claret and Cobalt then scored once more and turned the match thanks to a 2nd effort from Méndez at the 81 minute mark to make it 4-3.

For San Jose, Espinoza, Marie, Cowell, Benjamin Kikanovic and Rios, came on for Abecasis, Judson, Fierro, Wondolowski and Chofis Lopez. RSL brought on Holt, Ruiz, Julio, Datković and Morgan, to replace Marcelo Silva, Menéndez, Méndez, Chang and Meram.

There were bookings for Judson, Chofis Lopez and Remedi from San Jose, and Nick Besler, Rusnák, Toia, Ruiz and Kreilach, for RSL.

San Jose will next play Austin away, with RSL facing Seattle Sounders at home.

Technical card:
San Jose: Jt Marcinkowski, Alanís, Tanner Beason, López, Abecasis (Espinoza, min.63), Remedi, Judson (Marie, min.63), Yueill, Chofis Lopez (Rios, min.80), Fierro (Cowell, min.63) and Wondolowski (Benjamin Kikanovic, min.67)
Real Salt Lake: Ochoa, Marcelo Silva (Holt, min.22), Glad, Toia, Chang (Datković, min.82), Kreilach, Nick Besler, Rusnák, Meram (Morgan, min.90), Menéndez (Ruiz, min.46) and Méndez (Julio, min.82)
Stadium: Avaya Stadium
Goals: Chofis Lopez (1-0, min. 26), Méndez (1-1, min. 47), Rusnák (1-2, min. 49), Chofis Lopez (2-2, min. 50), Chofis Lopez (3-2, min. 65), Meram (3-3, min. 71) and Méndez (3-4, min. 81)

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