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Quakes down Bulls en route to Carolina Cup title
by Ridge Mahoney, March 25th, 2008 6:45AM

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San Jose and Red Bull New York were supposed to meet Saturday on the opening day of the season but renovations to the Quakes' temporary home, Buck Shaw Stadium, couldn't be completed in time, and so both teams instead will have a bye this weekend. They did meet in late March regardless.

On the final day of the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, San Jose won, 3-0. The Quakes may be thin up front, yet both starting forwards scored and despite failing to convert a penalty kick a third goal wound up in the net anyway when defender Eric Brunner scored an own goal after the initial save by Zach Thornton.

Kei Kamara put away an Ivan Guerrero cross for his fourth preseason goal just 30 seconds into the match and Gavin Glinton ran down long ball from James Riley to double the lead. In the final minutes Thornton stopped a Ramiro Corrales penalty but New York couldn't clear the loose ball and Brunner put it in.

To fill their open date the Quakes, which finished the preseason with a 4-1-2 record that included several shutouts of MLS opponents, head to Portland to face the USL Timbers on Friday. They won all three of their Carolina Challenge Cup matches to regain the title the previous version of the team won in 2005, before it moved to Houston.

New York also travels to face USL opposition on the same date, with a match in Cary, N.C., against the Carolina RailHawks scheduled. The Red Bulls tied Toronto FC and USL Charleston in 1-1 games before losing to the Quakes with a lineup that included projected starters Jon Conway, Jeff Parke, Seth Stammler, Claudio Reyna and Juan Pablo Angel.

Hunter Freeman sustained an ankle injury Sunday playing for the U.S. U-23s in the Concacaf Olympic qualifying final, adding woes to a team that has already lost midfielder Dane Richards for perhaps three months with a torn MCL. Red Bull doesn't open its MLS schedule until it plays Columbus a week from Saturday.



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