San Jose Earthquakes Draw Again, Still Searching For 1st Win

The San Jose Earthquakes’ offense sputtered yet again on a rainy afternoon in Colorado.

The squad remains winless in 2014 following a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. With just three points after five games, the Quakes (0-2-3) sit in last place in the Western Conference standings.

As it turns out, San Jose’s best chance to find the back of the net came just 38 second into the game when striker Alan Gordon sent a header off the crossbar.

On the day, the Quakes, who are still without forward Steven Lenhart as he recovers from a sprained MCL, had just four shots—all of which were off target. San Jose ended up finishing the game with just 10 players on the field, as Adam Jahn earned a red card in the  87th minute for a shoulder barge on Rapids rookie Jared Watts.

Jahn had entered the game just three minutes earlier as a substitute for Gordon. According to Elliott Almond of the San Jose Mercury News, Gordon “might have a muscle strain.” Meanwhile, winger Yannick Djalo, who impressed again, had a minor hamstring issue at the end of the draw, per Geoff Leeper of MLSsoccer.com.

Up next, the Quakes host Chivas USA at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 28.