Quakes Salvage Point in Boston

April 22, 2017

The San Jose Earthquakes drew the New England Revolution 0-0, their third straight draw of the season, and first road point of 2017.

The Quakes looked discombobulated after the first 45, as the Revs generated most of the attack. New England racked up seven key passes, 10 shots (two on frame), 57% possession, and successfully completed 81% of their passes.

By the second half, the numbers started to ebb back to the Quakes’ side. The Quakes managed six shots in the second half to New England’s five and six key passes to New England’s zero. However, neither team could find the back of the net.

Man of the match honors belong to both David Bingham and Cody Cropper, both of whom pitched shutouts and made some key plays to maintain the clean sheet.

Nick Lima and Anibal Godoy deserves an honorable mentions for their defense. Lima finished with four tackles, one interception, and six clearances. Godoy finished with four tackles, four interceptions, and five clearances.

All in all, it was a pretty lackluster performance for a team trying to win on the road: three corners, eight shots (three on frame), 43% possession.

Tactically, teams have put more pressure on Anibal Godoy, who was limited to 71 touches and just one shot off target. (Of course, being issued a caution at 27′ probably factored into his performance.) These numbers are a far cry from when the Quakes won their first two matches and Godoy posted MVP numbers: 142 touches, 115 passes on 92% accuracy, three shots, two chances created, and a goal against Vancouver; four chances created and a goal against Montreal.

The Quakes’ next match is against Houston in BBVA Compass Field on April 22, and 5:30pm.

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