U.S. Soccer


San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 2, Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 2 (6-5 PKs)
Sacramento Republic gave a serious challenge to the San Jose Earthquakes from the start, as Rodrigo Lopez’s sixth minute penalty kick put the USL side ahead 1-0 at Avaya Stadium. Sacramento picked their moments well and doubled their lead in the 54th minute as Lopez threaded Emrah Klimenta through the San Jose back line before the Montenegrin defender back heeled his effort past ‘Quakes ‘keeper Bryan Meredith. Down 2-0, San Jose looked to the lethal finishing of Chris Wondolowski, who didn’t disappoint. First in the 74th minute, the U.S. international lost his mark before tucking his effort inside the far left post. Five minutes later it was Marvell Wynne whose pinpoint cross from the right that Wondolowski who placed a glancing inside the left post to equalize at 2-2. The U.S. international nearly kept the match from going to extra time in the 86th minute when he shirked his marker, stepped left and unleashed a curling effort that ringed just around the far post.  Through 30 minutes of extra time, neither team could find a winner and the match went to penalty kicks. Sacramento held a 4-3 advantage in the fifth round, but Klimenta’s shot was saved by Meredith, to force sudden death. The teams matched each other through two more rounds; then Shaun Francis converted in the eighth before Republic FC’s James Kiffe skied his effort over the bar. The draw and shootout win moves the Earthquakes all-time U.S. Open Cup record to 11-8-6 and into the Round of 16.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 16, 2015
Match: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL)
Competition: 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Attendance: 13,196
Weather: Mild, clear

Scoring Summary:           1              2              ET1         ET2         F              PKs
SJ                                        0              2              0              0              2              6
SAC                                    1              1              0              0              2              5

SAC – Rodrigo Lopez (penalty kick)                       6th minute
SAC – Emrah Klimenta (Rodrigo Lopez)                54
SJ – Chris Wondolowski                                          74
SJ – Chris Wondolowski (Marvell Wynne)             78          

SJ: 35-Bryan Meredith; 4-Marvell Wynne, 38-Paulo Renato, 2-Ty Harden (5-Victor Bernardez, 45), 20-Shaun Francis; 15-J.J. Koval, 80-Jean Baptiste Pierazzi, 9-Khari Stephenson, 23-Leandro Barrera (22-Tommy Thompson, 46); 8-Chris Wondolowski, 12-Mark Sherrod (19-Mike Fucito, 68)
Head coach: Dominic Kinnear

SAC: 24-Patrick McLean; 23-Emrah Klimenta, 21-Mickey Daly, 12-Nemanja Vukovic, 20-James Kiffe; 19-Octavio Guzman (6-Agustin Cazarez 66), 7-Gilberto, 18-Ivan Mirkovic, 8-Rodrigo Lopez; 14-Cameron Iwasa (3-David Estrada, 79), 17-Justin Braun (13-Adnan Gabeljic, 91)
Head coach: Preki

Stats Summary: SJ / SAC
Shots: 15 / 15
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 10 / 5
Fouls: 9 / 15
Offside: 4 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
SJ – Victor Bernardez (caution)                  105th minute

Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referee 1: Vicente Cartes
Assistant Referee 2: Jeremy Hanson
4th Official: Michael Zapata
Match Commissioner: Michael Pomares