Quakes, sinking fast, are blown out again
What’s happened to the Earthquakes?
San Jose was blown out for the second straight game, this time 50 at the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.
On Saturday, the Quakes lost 61 to the Portland Timbers, an 111 aggregate over the past two games.
After a good showing at the MLS Is Back tournament in Florida in July, San Jose (265) is winless in its past eight games and has been outscored 287 during that stretch.
Wednesday night was the fifth time this season the Quakes had given up at least five goals, the most in a season by an MLS team in history despite playing only 13 games.
Cole Bassett, 19, and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the second straight game for Colorado.
The Rapids (544), who had two wins and scored 12 goals in their first nine games this season, have scored 11 times, with three wins, in the four games since then.
In other MLS highlights, Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a diving header and host Nashville SC beat D.C. United 10 in the league’s first game with a female center referee in more than 20 years. Tori Penso directed the match as center referee. The last woman to do it was Sandy Hunt on May 13, 2000 . ... Lucas Zelarayan and Pedro Santos each had a goal and an assist and the leagueleading Columbus Crew (913) beat visiting Minnesota United 20 . ... Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Orlando City (724) beat Sporting Kansas City to run its unbeaten streak to seven.
Luis Suarez, who was let go by Barcelona following six seasons in which he won 13 titles and leaves as Barcelona’s thirdhighest scorer with 198 goals, reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for a transfer fee of $7 million.
Kai Havertz — signed for $92 million from German club Bayer Leverkusen — announced himself to English soccer by scoring a first career hat trick in Chelsea’s 60 win over secondtier Barnsley in the third round of the League Cup.
Players on the he Glasgow City women’s soccer team will wear Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s name on their jerseys this season in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, the Scottish league champion said.
“A pioneer, feminist icon and role model, her work, rulings and dissenting opinions have paved the way for justice, equality and civil liberties,” club manager and cofounder Laura Montgomery said.