The Quakes’ blitzkrieg was too much for the Bundesliga’s Eintracht Frankfurt. By the time the final whistle blew, the Quakes had earned one of the most lopsided victories all season, a 4-1 mauling of the German first division side.
Victor Bernardez started the ball rolling with a header off a Quakes corner at 13′. Wondo added to Quakes’ tally with a PK goal at 18′, after Jahmir Hyka was thrown down inside the penalty area.
In the second half, Eintracht didn’t help their cause as a Shea Salinas cross bounced off Danny Da Costa and into the net for a 3-0 scoreline. A second PK converted by Quincy Amarikwa at 75′ had the Quakes up 4-0 before Eintracht’s Danny Blum beat Quakes ‘keeper Andrew Tarbell to avoid the shut out at 84’.
The game saw plenty of happy fans, and not just because of the lopsided score. Quakes midfielders Fatai Alashe, Marc Pelosi, and forward Quincy Amarikwa all saw minutes after coming off of injury. For Pelosi and Amarikwa, it was their first minutes all season. The match was the first for the latest DP signing, midfielder Vako.
Quakes fans also saw a few stars from Reno 1868 FC make an appearance for San Jose: defender Jimmy Ockford, midfielder/loanee Lindo Mfeka, midfielder Luis Felipe Fernandes, midfielder Thomas Janjigian, and Honduran U-23 forward/Dawin Espinal. Espinal was listed as the PDL’s top prospect of 2017.
The Quakes resume the regular season on Wednesday when they take on the New York Red Bulls in Red Bull Arena at 7:30pm EDT.