San Jose Earthquakes 4, Sporting Kansas City 1 | Summary of the match MLS 2019


The San Jose Earthquakes scored two early goals for Danny Hoesen and won a convincing 4-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in the eighth week at the Avaya stadium.

Hoesen opened the scoring with two goals in the first 12 minutes of play. On the first goal, Anibal Godoy sent a long ball from his half on two defenders that Hoesen brought with his chest into the box and beat goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Hoesen then did well to beat a trap – as Video Review confirms – to catch a Jackson Yueill token on SKC defense. The Dutchman entered the area from the left, then reduced the defender to his right and passed Melia for his corset.

Unfortunately for the visitors, defender Matt Besler was injured in the game and was forced to leave the match.

Shortly after, Sporting had the opportunity to reduce the score, but Krisztian Nemeth managed his penalty shot on the crossbar.

San Jose essentially put the game aside a few seconds after the break, when Shea Salinas went into the penalty area on the left and rolled into a nice ball to the opposite corner.

Magnus Eriksson added a fourth before Felipe Guterrez of Sporting Kansas City converted a penalty kick to avoid the shutout.


  • 6 '- SJ – Danny Hoesen | WATCH
  • 12 '- SJ – Danny Hoesen | WATCH
  • 46 '- SJ – Shea Salinas | WATCH
  • 61 – SJ – Magnus Eriksson | WATCH
  • 66 – SKC – Felipe Gutierrez (PK) | WATCH

Three things

  • THE GREAT IMAGE: After starting the season with four consecutive losses and stolen goals, San Jose have now made three strong starts, including two wins by three margins. Sporting Kansas City have come back from behind to score points in three of their last four games, but tonight's hole was too deep.
  • MOMENT OF THE GAME: Sports fans can only wonder how different the match would have been without Krisztian Nemeth's missed penalty that could have reduced the deficit to one goal:

  • MAN OF THE GAME: Danny Hoesen set the tone with his two quick goals early, allowing San Jose to play for free in their biggest game of the season.


  • SJ: Wednesday, April 24 at Seattle Sounders (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN + in the US, DAZN in Canada)
  • SKC: Saturday, April 27 vs New England Revolution (8:30 pm ET on ESPN + in the United States, DAZN in Canada)

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