STANFORD (AP) — Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili scored early and the San Jose Earthquakes held on to beat the LA Galaxy 3-0 in the California Clasico on Saturday night.
Vako’s pass was blocked by a Galaxy player back to him and he sent a low hard shot from outside the area into the left corner in the 11th minute. Vako scored the Earthquakes’ last six goals in all competitions.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Public Elementary School Students Return To Classrooms
Shea Salinas broke Vako’s streak in the 82nd minute, settling a long pass from Vako and firing it inside the left post. Three minutes later, Tommy Thompson’s cross was redirected into the goal by the Galaxy’s Perry Kitchen to cap the scoring.
Daniel Vega preserved his fifth shutout of the season with a diving save to deny Efrain Alvarez in the 89th minute. The Earthquakes (7-6-4) improved their unbeaten streak to five.READ MORE: Asian Man Robbed, Stabbed On San Francisco Street
There were 50,850 fans on hand at Stanford Stadium, setting an attendance record for the rivalry.
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