After three straight games at home with only two points to show for it, and playoffs on the line, the Quakes flew to the Big Apple to face their Eastern Conference 7th place equivalent NYCFC. Former Quake Ned Grabavoy spoiled the trip with two second-half goals to put NYCFC up 2-0. A David Villa goal put the home-team up 3-0, virtually ensuring the Quakes quest for three points would go unfulfilled.
Quincy found the back of the net in 72′ off a Lampard miss, hit the post on an open net a few minutes later, and drew a foul in 76′ to give Wondo his 15th goal of the season, and fifth PK goal of the year. While the Quakes were close, they never really had another scoring opportunity while NYCFC had a few, including Pirlo’s shot going off the post in stoppage time.
The story-line will be Clarence Goodson’s yellow as it suspended him on yellow accumulation. If it happened after one more game, Goodson would have been in the grace period and not have faced suspension.
The Quakes find themselves a point back of Portland, with Portland still to play NYRB.
- NYCFC dominated possession 57%-43%
- Quakes had the edge on shots and shots on goal: 11-10, 6-5
- Scoring Chances: 7-6 in favor of NYCFC
- Both teams had 5 corners
Next game: RSL at home on September 27.