Friday, February 11, 2011
Quakes wrap Oxnard stay, beat Fusion
By Scott French
The San Jose Earthquakes finished a week-long So Cal training camp with a 2-1 victory Friday afternoon over the Ventura County Fusion in a closed-door scrimmage at Oxnard College. Tony Donatelli and an unidentified trialist scored the Quakes' goals in the first half.
The Quakes are not publicly identifying trialists, although coach Frank Yallop has confirmed several, including Loyola Marymount product Rafael Baca and former UCLA star Maxwell Griffin. San Jose primarily used trialists, draft choices and young players Friday.
Patrick Otte, a midfielder from Thousand Oaks who has played in English club Middlesbrough's academy, tallied in the 57th minute for the Fusion, the Premier Development League's reigning Southwest Division champion.
The Quakes went 1-1-1 during their trip, losing, 1-0, Monday to Chivas USA and tying the Galaxy, 1-1, on Thursday.
Earthquakes draft pick Spencer Thompson, from UC Irvine, played for the Fusion.
Ventura County Fusion: Sam Hayden; Dylan Riley, Ivan Becerra, Jack Avesyan, Willie Rupert, Manny Guzman, Rodrigo Lopez, Danny Barrera, Diego Barrera, Artur Aghasyan, Spencer Thompson. Subs: Jordan King, Gabe Gonzalez, John Lopez, Patrick Otte, Ivan Mirkovich, Raul Yepez, Rosario Bras.
San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham (Andrew Weber, 45); Steven Beitashour, Brad Ring, unidentified trialist, Justin Morrow; unidentified trialist, Tony Donatelli, unidentified trialist (Anthony Ampaipitakwong, 61), unidentified trialist (unidentified trialist, 51); Omar Jasseh, unidentified trialist.