Post-match: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday, 7/20) postgame thread [R]

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Goodsport, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Mr. Bandwagon

    Mr. Bandwagon Member

    Terremotos
    May 24, 2001
    the Barbary Coast
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It didn't seem to help him either. Aside from a yellow card issued to one Quake, all of the theatrics and collapsing to the ground really seemed to distract Vancouver from the task at hand, i.e. playing the game. Glad that wasn't my team doing that.
     
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  2. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Teams are going to be targeting Espinosa as they know he's the driving force behind our team, the filth did the same as Vancouver and fouled him at every opportunity. Unfortunately you'll be seeing this strategy often during the rest of the season.
     
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  3. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    So far it has been ineffective. Espinoza is tougher than he may appear.
     
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  4. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
     
  5. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Jaegermeister rather than the NRA?
     
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  6. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    . . . I drink beer and shots of Jameson
    Singing with the Ultras in the stands . . .

    -- (another self-referential) San Jose Ultras chant

    (Emphasis added). :)
     
  7. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    In my family, Jameson’s is the traditional funerary beverage. I think Jaeger has a rather lighter connotation, at least to me!
     
  8. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    "Funerary"?

     
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  9. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I could tell Espinoza was getting called for the foul (even though he was just standing there) and he even go warned for a yellow early in the game. It settled down and Espinoza handed it like a champ but it was still weird. This was a unique approach to targeting a player.
     
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  10. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Did he get carded? Maybe the Disco will reverse the yellow?
     
  11. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No he did not... but the ref warned him
     
  12. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    "You're too attractive a target for opponents who want to commit cheap fouls. Tone it down!"
     
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  13. soccergranny

    soccergranny Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Manteca, California
     
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  14. soccergranny

    soccergranny Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Manteca, California
    Just love the way the guys are playing soccer right now! Sure hope that Mathias Almayda is in a steel, locked up contract! Don’t want to lose him to a team with more money!
     
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  15. vjle

    vjle Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    100% correct.
     
  16. vjle

    vjle Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Yeah, it looked like the ref fell for a little of that initially but then caught on. I was happy to see Espinoza keep his cool and just keep going at them.
     
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  17. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    Funny, but true. Almeyda has gotten me thinking lately about how many players may have had their whole career ruined by being trapped under the wrong coach. I would have liked to have seen Hyka in this system too. Not that they need him, I think they need that roster spot for something else, but I felt like he was better than we was able to show.
     
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  18. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So many players have been wasted by bad coaching in San Jose. TT is the prime example of a save.

    What could have happened for JJ Koval or Mark Pelosi?

    How about Mike Facito? Just kidding on that one :)
     
  19. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Hyka under Almeyda's tutelage, ah what could have been! :thumbsup:
     
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  20. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Or Kip Colvey.
     
  21. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    Upstairs
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Kip will always feel like the one who got away (and that's not including the guys like Beita, Justin, and Ike whose vast potential was not tapped here)
     
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  22. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #47 Goodsport, Jul 21, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
    Or to go back even further: Paul Bravo. :(

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  23. Two Stars Blue

    Apr 17, 2005
    I always felt that way about Jacob Petersen clear back in ‘11. There was always something I liked in him but felt he never got a fair run out...but the poster boy for this would have to be Hyka. His ability to create in tight spaces would complement Vako so well in Almeyda’s system.
     
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  24. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing almost the same roster doing so much better under a new coach reminds me of the SF 49ers of the early 2010's.

    Even as the 49ers were mediocre-to-bad throughout the last 3/4 of the 2000's, they nonetheless accumulated enough high-round draft pick players (as well as some shrewd trades) during that time that by the time the end of the decade hit, they had a lot of individual talent (Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Justin Smith, etc.), but still didn't have a coach that could put it all together.

    Then came Jim Harbaugh in January 2011, who subsequently brought in both his own coaching staff (particularly offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio) and a few more players and took the Niners to three consecutive NFC Championships, including a Super Bowl appearance in the second year of that run. While his fourth and final year ended with a disappointing 8-8-0 record, word has it that much of that was due to a power struggle between him and then-GM Trent Baalke.

    Similarly, the Earthquakes had a lot of talented players last season who for whatever reason (mostly Mikael Stahre?) didn't coalesce as a team, who with a few more added players and the right coaching staff a year later finally did. :)

    In any case, hopefully Matías Almeyda stays here awhile and doesn't have a power struggle with anyone in the front office. ;)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  25. LongTimeQuakesFan'74

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Nov 12, 2007
    Arlington, TX, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finally watched the highlights on wifi on the MLS app. The team is doing great under Almeyda. After the great day I had for my birthday, the icing (Quakes win) tops the cake.
    Here’s a shot of what i was up to.
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