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San Jose Quakes win in London again
by Ridge Mahoney, March 10th, 2010 6:46PM

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[MLS] The San Jose Earthquakes won their second straight game during their visit to London by beating Tottenham's reserves, 1-0, Wednesday on a goal by Bobby Burling. Coach Frank Yallop sent an almost completely different team than the group that beat West Ham's reserves Monday. He paired Burling in central defense with rookie Ike Opara, and Quincy Amarikwa played up top with Cornell Glen.

Yallop took 25 players to London and is hoping his players draw some inspiration from spending time and watching training sessions at a Premier League club.

"Going over and just training at their ground and watching soccer 24/7, I think it’s great for our guys,” said Yallop prior to the team’s departure from the U.S. last week. He played 15 seasons in England for Ipswich Town before coming to America to play for Tampa Bay. “I’m excited, because I lived it, and I think it will be good for our group and help us get ready for the season.”

Spurs keeper Ben Alknick saved headers from Amarikwa and Burling before San Jose broke through early in the second half. Midfielder Simon Elliott collected a cleared corner and lobbed the ball back into the goalmouth, where Amarikwa headed it for Burling to bang into the net.

San Jose goalie Andrew Weber came up with a vital save on a close-range shot from Ryan Mason to stave off Tottenham. Aside from Steve Beitashour, who came on as a late sub Monday, all the players who faced Arsenal sat out this match except Opara. He has been traveling back and forth between Wake Forest and preseason training to complete the academic year.

The Quakes play the final match of their London trip Friday in an MLS-eque North London derby when they host Colorado, which is training at the Arsenal facilities. They return to the U.S. Sunday and will play Houston at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco next Wednesday.

March 10 in London
Tottenham 0, San Jose 1.
Goal:
Burling (Amarikwa, Elliott) 51.
Tottenham – Ben Alnwick, Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul (Steven Caulker 60), Dorian Dervite (Nathan Byrne 84), Adam Smith, Andros Townsend, Jake Livermore, Dean Parrett (Kudus Oyenuga 81), Danny Rose, Ryan Mason, Harry Kane (Jon Obika 45).
San Jose -- Andrew Weber, Steven Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow, Antonio Ribeiro, Simon Elliott, Ramon Sanchez, Chris Wondolowski, Quincy Amarikwa, Cornell Glen.



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