SAN JOSE —– When Chris Wondolowski hops on a roll, couple of defenses could stop him.
A minimum of not the Galaxy.
The Earthquakes captain scored two times Monday evening as San Jose directed the deflated Galaxy, 3-2, in a sterling U.S. Open Mug quarterfinal at Avaya Arena before a vocal group of 14,560 fans.
Wondolowski, 34, connected Ronald Cerritos with 4 profession Open Cup goals for the most in Quakes’ & rsquo; history.
The effort placed San Jose in the semifinals of the Open Cup for the only time aside from 2004.
The Quakes will encounter the champion of Tuesday’& rsquo; s FC Dallas-Sporting Kansas City game following month.
Although not taken into consideration as distinguished as Major Organization Football competitors, the Open Mug represents a large leap for San Jose as it all of a sudden emerges after missing out on the playoffs 4 years in a row.
The champion of the Open Cup gets an automated bid into the 2019 Champions Organization competition for the Central and also North American as well as Caribbean region recognized as CONCACAF.
Followers are utilized to Wondolowski’& rsquo; s racking up prowess: he has actually scored four times in the past three video games. This moment he did it putting on the jersey number of teammate Matheus Silva, who woke up last week from a coma after virtually sinking in Lake Tahoe on July 4.
The injury-riddled Galaxy had no response in shedding its fourth successive video game. The site visitors couldn’& rsquo; t rebound also with the return of Mexican celebrity Giovani dos Santos.
San Jose chose up from its resurgence triumph over the Galaxy 10 days earlier when Shea Salinas scored with a min left to provide the Quakes a stunning 2-1 success at Stanford Stadium.
Galaxy protector Jelle van Damme pledged retribution for the loss at Stanford after he was expelled at the end for arguing.
The Belgian banger lost no time at all making excellent on his pledge by racking up on an effective header in the third minute, but the lead didn’& rsquo; t last lengthy. Not with Tommy Thompson charging down the right flank in the 17th minute with supreme confidence. The winger forged Van Damme to create space then passed to Wondolowski at the top of the fine box.
Wondolowski controlled the sphere before sending out a left-footed sizzler past L.A.’& rsquo; s Brian Rowe.
San Jose took the lead in the 51st minute when Wondolowski teamed with Thompson again. Thompson surpassed Ashley Cole on the best side prior to sending a powerful serve to Wondolowski, that scored on a header.
Danny Hoesen gave the Earthquakes a 3-1 lead when the Galaxy misplayed a round and the Quakes ahead took control of. The Dutch gamer outsprinted Galaxy protectors to obtain a strong shot past Rowe.
An own goal by goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made it a one-goal video game in the last minutes.