A long-range effort from San Jose midfielder Nick Lima in the 22nd minute delivered the only goal of Saturday’s contest between FC Cincinnati and the Earthquakes.
The Orange & Blue played the match with a man advantage for over 40 minutes but could not score a goal. San Jose midfielder Cristian Espinoza was dismissed after being issued a second yellow card in the 51st minute.
Fanendo Adi started the match on the bench but played 11 minutes as a substitute. It was his first time suiting-up since March 17 in FC Cincinnati’s home opener. Frankie Amaya, recently recalled from his loan to Orange County SC, made his first MLS start on Saturday and played 67 minutes.
FC Cincinnati remains in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. They tread water above the New England Revolution who lost 6-1 to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday and have a -14 goal differential.
San Jose Earthquakes 1, FC Cincinnati 0
Avaya Stadium | San Jose, Calif.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
SJ – Nick Lima (Cristian Espinoza) 22’
FC Cincinnati: Przemysław Tytoń, Justin Hoyte (Fanendo Adi 79’), Mathieu Deplagne, Forrest Lasso, Kendall Waston ©, Caleb Stanko, Fatai Alashe, Victor Ulloa, Frankie Amaya (Roland Lamah 67’), Kenny Saief, Darren Mattocks (Emmanuel Ledesma 65’)
Bench: Spencer Richey, Nick Hagglund, Allan Cruz, Kekuta Manneh,
Stats: Shots 11, Shots on goal 3, Saves 0, Corner kicks 7, Offsides 0, Fouls 13, Possession 48.1%, Passes 404 (81.4%)
San Jose Earthquakes: Daniel Vega, Tommy Thompson (Guram Kashia 81’), Nick Lima, Harold Cummings, Florian Jungwirth, Magnus Eriksson, Cristian Espinoza, Jackson Yueill, Anibal Godoy, Shea Salinas © (Judson 72’), Danny Hoesen (Chris Wondolowski 90’)
Bench: Eric Calvillo, Marcos Lopez, Andrew Tarbell, Valeri Qazaishvili,
Stats: Shots 11, Shots on goal 1, Saves 3, Corner kicks 8, Offsides 5, Fouls 15, Possession 51.9%, Passes 448 (83.3%)
CIN – Caleb Stanko (caution) 6’
SJ – Shea Salinas (caution) 13’
SJ – Cristian Espinoza (caution) 15’
SJ – Nick Lima (caution) 29’
CIN – Forrest Lasso (caution) 31’
SJ – Cristian Espinoza (second yellow, ejection) 51’
CIN – Fatai Alashe (caution) 67’
Referee: Dave Gantar
Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Elton Garcia
VAR: Daniel Radford
AVAR: Peter Balciunas
Weather: 62 degrees and sunny