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Quakes Fall 2-0 to Red Bulls on Henry's First Goal

Quakes Fall 2-0 to Red Bulls on Henry's First Goal

Aug. 28, 2010
EARTHQUAKES PAGE

HARRISON, N.J. Dane Richards bagged a goal and an assist to Thierry Henry, who scored his first MLS goal as the New York Red Bulls authoritatively dispatched the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.For Henry, playing in his sixth MLS match, it was a very activenight as the French superstar constantly was active in the attackingthird and proved to be a handful for the Earthquakes back line.The match started strong for New York, who saw the field tilt in thedirection of their attack early and often. The Red Bulls firstopportunity came in the third minute when a searching cross down theleft flank found an on-rushing Richards, who shot just wide. Eight minutes later, following two beautiful cutback moves down theleft flank, Rafa Mrquez served a right-footed ball into the box thatwas headed away by the Earthquakes Brandon McDonald. The ball fell to Henry about 10 yards away but his soft effort was cleared off the line by Tim Ward.Following a Juan Pablo Angel shot in the 19th minute that forced San Joses Jon Buschinto a solid save, Henry nearly had his first league goal two minuteslater, but he squandered an ngel cross into the penalty area. Henryseffort beat Busch, but not the post.San Jose had few chances in the first 45 minutes. In the 25th minute, Cornell Glen was sent a ball that beat the New York back line and allowed him in alone on Bouna Coundoulin New Yorks goal. But the striker pushed his effort wide right ofgoal. Another good opportunity came 10 minutes later from Glen, but hiscontested shot yards in front of goal went wide again.The strong start looked like it would amount to nothing for NewYork, but in first-half stoppage time, the Red Bulls took the lead.Taking a ball headed back to him by Joel Lindpere,midfielder Richards trapped it outside the penalty area and danced hisway through two San Jose defenders before sidestepping Busch in goaland tapping the ball into an open net. It was the Jamaicaninternational's first goal of the season.The Red Bulls nearly doubled the lead four minutes after halftime. Taking a Roy Millercross from the left flank, Henry back-heeled an effort from a dozenyards out and his audacious effort forced Busch into a sprawling save.ngel pounced on the rebound but, despite a nearly open goal, smashedhis effort off the post. Just three minutes later, Henry chipped an effort onto goal thatforced Busch to push the effort over the crossbar athletically. On theensuing corner kick, Mrquez pounced on a loose ball and powered theeffort just inches wide of goal.All the energy and momentum once again paid off when, in the 63rdminute, the wait finally ended for Henry. Following some good work downthe right flank, Richards found some separation and poked in a nicecross towards the penalty spot. Controlling the ball with his instep,Henry slammed a shot home into the bottom right corner of the goal forhis first league tally in league play.The Earthquakes never seemed destined to score, even with a good chance in the 78th minute when a Bobby Convey cross towards Glen was somehow poked away by Tim Ream at the last minute. San Jose's insertion of Designated Player Geovanni in the 55th minute did little to spark the Quakes'offense as the dominance of the New York midfield in supplying qualitychances throughout the night proved too much for the visitors to handle.Scoring Summary:NY -- Dane Richards 1 (Joel Lindpere 4) 46
NY -- Thierry Henry 1 (Dane Richards 3, Chris Albright 2) 63Misconduct Summary:SJ -- Bobby Burling (caution; Reckless Foul) 6
NY -- Dane Richards (caution; Dissent) 38
SJ -- Bobby Convey (caution; Dissent) 56
NY -- Joel Lindpere (caution; Reckless Foul) 75
NY -- Tony Tchani (caution; Reckless Foul) 81
Lineups:San Jose Earthquakes -- Jon Busch, Tim Ward, Bobby Burling, Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald, Arturo Alvarez, Sam Cronin (Ryan Johnson 78), Khari Stephenson, Joey Gjertsen (Geovanni 55), Chris Wondolowski (Omar Jasseh 63), Cornell Glen.Substitutes Not Used: Steven Beitashour, Brad Ring, Scott Sealy, Alex Horwath.New York Red Bulls -- Bouna Coundoul, Chris Albright, Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Roy Miller, Dane Richards, Rafael Marquez, Tony Tchani (Seth Stammler 84), Joel Lindpere, Thierry Henry (Salou Ibrahim 88), Juan Pablo Angel (Macoumba Kandji 72).Substitutes Not Used: Danleigh Borman, Mike Petke, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Greg Sutton.Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee's Assistants: Philippe Briere; Jason Cullum
4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 80 degrees
Attendance: 21,859

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The San Jose Earthquakes are hoping they've caught lighting in a bottle twice. 

Last season, Nick Lima emerged as one of the game's best young defenders. And on Day 1 of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, San Jose went to the fullback well with the selection of Paul Marie from Florida International University with the 12th pick in the first round. 

"Paul has the profile we were looking for from the very beginning heading into the combine and the draft," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "We were looking for a fullback. We see in him an offensive-minded outside back that has technical qualities and the ability to read the game."

Experts pegged Marie, 22, as a late-first, early-second-round selection. But a pair of solid days during the MLS Combine boosted the Frenchman's stock -- especially on San Jose's board. According to Fioranelli, Marie was No. 4 on their draft board -- having him there at No. 12 must have felt like a steal for Fioranelli and staff. 

"We especially liked that he has character and in the interview that we had with him, he convinced us," Fioranelli said. "The entire coaching staff are really excited about having him part of the club."

San Jose not only lucked out that their fourth-best footballer was there at 12, but with American parents, he does not take up an international slot for San Jose -- the team is still three players over their allotment.

In an interview after his selection with Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio, Marie told San Jose fans what they can expect from the defender. 

"They can expect Paul Marie to give it all for San Jose," he said. 

The Quakes were in need of defensive depth going in to Day 1 of the SuperDraft. In Marie, they have a fullback who can stretch the pitch from the right side and be a backup to Lima. 

Did Quakes pull off 'steal' of MLS SuperDraft in Danny Musovski?

Did Quakes pull off 'steal' of MLS SuperDraft in Danny Musovski?

Not too long ago, former UNLV standout Danny Musovski was the darling of the mock draft. 

And rightfully so -- with 47 career goals in 88 appearances with the Runnin' Rebels, Musovski possesses a knack and nose for the goal that no MLS team can have enough of and thus an early selection in the MLS SuperDraft was expected. 

So when you examine the San Jose Earthquakes' first day of the 2018 SuperDraft, their selection of Musovski can be viewed one of two ways: it's either the steal/ best value of Day 1 at No. 30 or you're skeptical of why the 22-year-old who many experts had going in the top 10 fell all the way down the Quakes in the second round. 

Judging by the way those who know Musovski talk about him, it sounds like Earthquakes fans can lean toward the former. 

"Danny is a striker that we actually saw as one of the biggest prospects considering that over four years he had scored around 50 goals," said San Jose general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "He is a player that we already knew because he was inside of our ecosystem. We are excited to have him at the club."

Fioranelli is talking about Musovski's time with San Jose Premier Developement League affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC, in 2016 where the forward made a huge impact on a squad that made the PDL postseason fresh off his 12-goal year with UNLV. 

"Quakes got a steal by drafting Danny at No. 30," said his former Dragons FC head coach Eric Bucchere -- who spent last season as an assistant with San Jose affiliate Reno 1868 and founded Path2Pro Soccer thereafter. 

"He's an MLS-ready player with pace, a good soccer brain and knack for scoring goals," Bucchere said, adding that yes, perhaps Musovski's work during the combine wasn't steller, but those two days shouldn't overshadow the striker's upside. "Sometimes it's obvious why a player is good at scoring goals and sometimes you have to watch a player during the course of an entire season to really appreciate what makes him so good." 

There are some experts who point to Chris Wondolowski as a comporable skillset and physical build to Musovski -- a player who no-doubt can find the back of the net but won't blow you away with his athleticism. 

"The last point is that Danny showed more enthusiasm than any other player to join the organization, which was a determining factor for him to join us," Fioranelli said. 

Musovski was a four-year starter and two-time All-America selection for UNLV and the first Rebel to be selected in the Super Draft since Bradley Kamdem in 2016. During his senior season in 2017, he scored 15 goals (good for fourth in the nation) and added six assists in 16 appearances, earning Third Team All-America, First Team All-West Region, First Team All-Western Athletic Conference and Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Time, and training camp, will tell if Musovski will make an immediate impact with the main club. But he'll definitely have a spot with Reno 1868, the Quakes United Soccer League affiliate known for scoring goals in (record-setting) bunches.