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Quakes make it three straight in London
by Ridge Mahoney, March 15th, 2010 7AM

TAGS:  mls, san jose earthquakes


[MLS] After beating Premier League reserve teams in its first two matches in London, San Jose polished off MLS opposition to finish its tour with three victories and no goals allowed.

The Quakes beat Colorado, 2-0, Friday with goals by Ryan Johnson and Quincy Amarikwa at Tottenham’s headquarters in the Chigwell section of London. Johnson scored in the 10th minute by running onto a through ball from Arturo Alvarez and lobbing a shot over Rapids keeper Matt Pickens, and Amarikwa – who had replaced Johnson with 15 minutes left – clinched the win by converting a pass from Cornell Glen.

Keeper Joe Cannon stymied Colorado on several occasions. He charged out to smother a point-blank shot from Omar Cummings in the first half and preserved the Quakes’ 1-0 lead in the 73rd minute stopping a Jeff Larentiwcz free kick and also blocking the follow-up shot. He recorded five saves as the Quakes tacked on a third shutout to victories against West Ham (2-0) and Tottenham (1-0) earlier in the week.

San Jose traveled home on Sunday and plays two more preseason games this week. It hosts Houston Wednesday at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco and plays Portland of USSF Division 2 Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

March 12 in London
San Jose 2, Colorado 0.
Goals: Ryan Johnson (Arturo Alvarez) 10; Quincy Amarikwa (Cornell Glen) 84.
San Jose -- Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch (Steven Beitashour 70), Ike Opara (Bobby Burling 60), Jason Hernandez, Ramiro Corrales (Justin Morrow 70), Joey Gjertsen (Chris Wondolowski 70), Brad Ring (Ramon Sanchez 75), Javier Robles (Simon Elliott 53), Bobby Convey (Antonio Ribeiro 75), Ryan Johnson (Quincy Amarikwa 75), Arturo Alvarez (Cornell Glen 60).
Colorado -- Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura (Rob Valentino 67), Drew Moor (Oscar Murillo 67), Julien Baudet (Mike Holody 67), Jure Trauner, Danny Earls (Colin Clark 67), Nick LaBrocca (Jeff Larentowicz 67), Pablo Mastroeni (Pat Noonan 45), Wells Thompson (Andy Lorei 67), Conor Casey (Andre Akpan 67), Omar Cummings.

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