Vancouver Whitecaps FC at San Jose Earthquakes 4/7/12

Riding a hot start, the Earthquakes returned home to Buck Shaw Stadium to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC. After a breakdown in their solid yet new defense put them down 1-0, the Quakes scored three in the second half to swamp the visiting Whitecaps. Victor Bernardez

Davide Chiumiento

Matt Watson & Tressor Moreno

My least favorite former US Men's National Team player (no mean feat) Jay DeMerit captains the Whitecaps:

Jay DeMerit

Here DeMerit tries to manhandle (the sum total of his skills) Quakes' striker Chris Wondolowski before the ball arrives... Chris Wondolowski & Jay DeMerit

...then after it arrives... Chris Wondolowski & Jay DeMerit

...oops... Chris Wondolowski & Jay DeMerit

Jon Busch makes a nice diving save:

Jon Busch

Marvin Chavez

Jay DeMerit & Alan Gordon

After showing promise after the Earthquakes traded for him in 2011, Alan Gordon's season ended with an injury. His first game back at Buck Shaw produced the winning goal:

Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon

The Quakes are off to a 4-1 start, their best in team history. I'm away for the next home game, so I won't see them again until their May 2nd match against D.C. United.