In the midst of a devastated season, a fragment of hope emerged from a Chicago fire. They appear to gain momentum when they hit the road to face the San Jose earthquake on Sunday.
Since the end of the international break in early June, Tue (4-8-5, 17 points) has returned with a 1-0 winning pair in three games, the latest Will return home on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Union, which leads the Eastern Conference.
Federico Navarro scored the only goal of the game in 68 minutes. This is the 15th goal of the season for Chicago, the team with the lowest score in MLS. Kacper Przybylko and Xherdan Shaqiri each lead the team with three goals.
Shutout against one of MLS's top teams was injured in another 1-0 victory over D.C. United on June 18th, top defender Wyatt Hommsburg (foot). ) Was done without.
"No matter what you're doing, if you keep playing, growing, and showing your progress, you'll be fine," said Firehead coach Ezra Hendrickson. ..
With the victory, Fire moved from the last place in the east and entered a break with 10 games in a row without a win (0-7-3), resulting in 2-1-0.
Earthquakes (3-7-6, 15 points) try to follow the example of fire to emerge from the depths of the standings. San Jose was the last in the Western Conference as one of the three MLS clubs that earned less than 1 point (0.94) from each game.
Since defeating Portland Timbers 3-2 on May 18, the earthquake has not won and has scored a goal against Los Angeles FC since May 28. Is not ... Since the break, they tied Nashville SC 0-0 on June 11th and fell 2-0 to Real Salt Lake on June 18th.
The earthquake was supposed to face the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stanford Stadium last weekend. The game was postponed due to a brush fire in the Bay Area that was causing intermittent power grid problems.
San Jose tries to take advantage of fresh feet against teams that played in the middle of the week. Jeremy Ebobisse leads the club with nine goals, but San Jose has lost the service of Javier “Chofis” Lopez, whose loan from Chivas, Mexico has expired.
"They wanted to play on any field over the weekend (last week), but that didn't happen," said Alex Cobello, interim head coach for the earthquake. “They have a lot of energy and motivation to play Chicago.”
– Field Level Media