Lagos nets two goals for Tampa Bay in 4-0 drubbing of San Jose.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. (Wednesday, April 26, 2000) -- Manny Lagos had a pair of goals and Steve Ralston contributed two assists as Tampa Bay routed San Jose 4-0 before a paltry 5,510 at Raymond James Stadium tonight.
The Mutiny (4-3, 12 points), which is 4-0 at home and 0-3 on the road, has beaten the Earthquakes (2-3-1, 7) in nine of 11 all-time meetings.
Tampa Bay jumped ahead 1-0 in the eighth minute. Winger Eric Quill, attempting to run onto a pass on the left side of the box, became entangled with San Jose defender Ryan Tinsley, who eventually tugged Quill down. On the ensuing penalty kick, striker Raul Diaz Arce netted his fourth goal of the season, but his first since March 25.
The Mutiny made it 2-0 in the 14th minute when Lagos capitalized on a brilliant Ralston run to notch his third goal. Ralston played the ball on the right wing and immediately split a double-team to get into the box. Ralston then juked two more Earthquakes defenders and lofted the ball to an open Lagos who quickly headed past San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
The Mutiny had the better of play as the second half opened up. Josh Keller found a wide-open Lagos down the right wing as San Jose was forced to push forward looking for offense. Lagos cruised down the right side and beat Cannon from 18 yards out with a low, hard shot to the far post in the 59th minute to put the Mutiny up 3-0.
Mamadou Diallo came off the bench late in the second half to make it 4-0 in the 80th minute. Ralston broke free down the right side, and chipped a nice pass out of the corner to an unmarked Diallo, who headed home his third goal from six yards out.
Tampa Bay Mutiny 4, San Jose Earthquakes 0Lineups: Tampa Bay - -Scott Garlick, Steve Trittschuh (Chris Houser 81), Joseph Addo, Ritchie Kotschau, Kalin Bankov, Manuel Lagos, Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama (Dominic Kinnear 73), Josh Keller, Raul Diaz Arce (Mamadou Diallo 73), Eric Quill; San Jose - Joe Cannon, Jamie Clark (Scott Bower 61), Ryan Tinsley, Jim Conrad, Gabe Eastman, Richard Mulrooney, Justin Evans (Wojtek Krakowiak 60), Dario Brose, Ian Russell, Ronald Cerritos, Abdul Thompson Conteh.
Total shots: Tampa Bay 22 (Diaz Arce 4, Lagos 4), San Jose 11 (Brose 4). Shots on goal: Tampa Bay 14 (Diaz Arce 4), San Jose 2 (Brose 1, Conteh 1). Saves: Tampa Bay - Garlick 2; San Jose - Cannon 10. Fouls: Tampa Bay 11 (Keller 4), San Jose 13 (Conteh 6). Offside: Tampa Bay 4, San Jose 11. Corner kicks: Tampa Bay 7, San Jose 3. Possession percentage: Tampa Bay 52, San Jose 48.
Referee: Ted Covaciu.
Referee's assistants: Albert Echeverria, Roger Sill.
Attendance: 5,510 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.