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San Jose Earthquakes 0, Colorado Rapids 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

In their final home game of 2018, it just wasn't meant to be for Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes against the Colorado Rapids.

The two sides played out to a 0-0 draw with all eyes on #WondoWatch, which will continue to Decision Day presented by AT&T with the Quakes on the road. Wondolowski remains just one goal behind Landon Donovan's MLS all-time record mark of 145. He started, played the full 90 minutes and attempted eight shots, all off target. The Quakes took 20 shots, only four on target. 

San Jose controlled play for much of the first half, though had no goals and few quality chances to show for it. The Rapids came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when Shkelzen Gashi pushed a loose ball wide from 12 yards out. 

In the second half, Shea Salinas put his effort wide after a backheel from Jackson Yueill amid another 45 minutes of San Jose generally controlling play.

Quakes' 16-year-old Homegrown Gilbert Fuentes made his MLS debut, coming off the bench in the 89th minute. Rapids' 17-year-old Homegrown Cole Bassett earned his second start of the season in the midfield as well, playing 84 minutes.

Goals

  • None

Three Things 

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Outside of #WondoWatch, this game was all about next season. With San Jose last and Colorado second-last in the Western Conference, players and coaches were performing for their jobs.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Tim Howard was solid en route to a shutout, including this save on Anibal Godoy
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Nick Lima. The defender was an attacking outlet, creating two chances, while helping earn his side the shutout.

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