Chris Wondolowski scored his fifth goal in four games Friday night while new designated player Valeri Qazaishvili made his Earthquakes’ debut and previously injured Quincy Amarikwa and Marc Pelosi appeared for the first time this year in an exhibition at Avaya Stadium.
The Quakes routed German club Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 in front of a crowd of 14,355 fans as San Jose scored on two penalty kicks and got an own goal.
Qazaishvili saw his first action after arriving last weekend as the team’s new attacking midfielder. In a surprise, coach Chris Leitch also played Amarikwa (knee surgery) and Pelosi (knee). Pelosi hadn’t played since 2015 with ongoing leg issues.
Wondolowski has scored in four consecutive games, this one coming on a penalty kick in the 18th minute after teammate Jahmir Hyka was taken down in the area.
San Jose (11-9-8 in international friendlies) opened the scoring on a Victor Bernardez header off Hyka’s corner kick in the 13th minute. Leitch sent in five members of the United Soccer League affiliate Reno 1868 just after the half-hour mark.
The Quakes increased the lead in the 61st minute when Eintracht’s Danny da Costa knocked in a strong strike from Shea Salinas. Amarikwa made it 4-0 on a penalty kick 14 minutes later.
“It’s great to be out here,” Amarikwa said. “I’m hoping to translate this into the MLS season.”
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