U.S. Open Cup
Two goals each by Russell and Thompson lead 5-0 San Jose rout.
MODESTO, Calif. -- Ian Russell and Abdul Thompson Conteh both scored a pair of second-half goals to help the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS to post a 5-0 victory over the D3 Pro League’s Stanislaus United Cruisers before an estimated 3,600 at Central Catholic High School.
In a match that began in 100-plus-degree heat, Harut Karapetyan scored a first-half goal to send the Earthquakes into intermission ahead 1-0.
With the victory, the Earthquakes won a road match for the first time in 2000 after going 0-7-2 away from Spartan Stadium in MLS.
The Earthquakes started about half of their regular lineup, partly due to injuries and partly to give others some playing time.
"Cup games, away games and games in the heat are always difficult," Earthquakes Coach Lothar Osiander said. "That was evident until we scored the second goal. A win is a win and we looked like a soccer team. We loosened up in the second half and started to play more."
As an MLS team, the Earthquakes were seeded into the second round of the U.S. Open Cup, while Stanislaus United had to go through qualifying. The Earthquakes now move on to the third round, to be played in late July. In each of San Jose's previous two U.S. Open Cup appearances in 1997 and 1998, the team reached the quarterfinals.
Gabe Eastman, a defender who was waived by the Earthquakes on June 1st, started for Stanislaus United.
San Jose Earthquakes 5, Stanislaus United Cruisers 0Lineups: San Jose - Jon Conway, Mike Burns, Jimmy Conrad, Dan Calichman, Jamie Clark, Khodadad Azizi (Abdul Conteh 64), Travis Mulraine, Justin Evans, (Ian Russell 45), Richard Mulrooney, Harut Karapetyan, Wojtek Krakowiak, Dario Brose. Stanislaus - Able Vera, Curt Cox, Gabe Eastman, Daniel Mack, Pat Uriz, Jacob Carter, Mike Descombaz (Jose Ramos 74), Rodney Dumlao, Nicholas Luengo, Fadi Afash, Edwardo Martinez (John Cairel 76).
Total shots: n/a. Shots on goal: n/a. Saves: n/a. Fouls: n/a. Offside: n/a. Corner kicks: n/a.
Referee: n/a. Referee's assistants: n/a. Attendance: 3,600 at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, Calif. Weather: n/a.
Second-round scoreboardWednesday, June 14
Uruguay (USASA) 0
Mexico S.C. (USASA) 0