Sac Area Pro Recap: Amarikwa back on the mark for San Jose


The goal wasn't anything special, but it was his first strike since THAT goal earlier in the season.

It had been 12 matches since UC Davis alum Quincy Amarikwa found the back of the net, but San Jose Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear never wavered in his belief of the speedy forward.

Kinnear was vindicated in his selection 30 minutes into the match when Amarikwa one-timed home a cross from Fatai Alashe to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.

That lead didn't last, and craziness ensued as two Earthquakes players were shown red cards before nine-man San Jose stunned Toronto through a winner from Simon Dawkins.

The victory, thanks in part to Amarikwa's goal, moved the Earthquakes into within four points of a playoff spot with MLS games left to play in 2016.

Here's how other Sacramento-area pros fared over the weekend:

National Women's Soccer League

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC, Sacramento Pride)

The midfielder wasn't available for Seattle's 1-1 draw vs. the Western New York Flash Saturday. She's currently with the United States Women's National Team preparing for the Rio Olympics. Season: 0 games, 0 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

Katelyn Rowland (Western New York Flash, Vacaville Christian)

The goalkeeper started and played 90 minutes and made 3 saves in Western New York's 1-1 draw at Seattle Reign FC Saturday. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign FC, Sacramento State)

The midfielder/forward started and played 77 minutes in Seattle's 1-1 draw vs. the Western New York Flash Saturday. Season: 13 games, 13 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Major League Soccer

Miguel Aguilar (D.C. United, Encina High)

The midfielder was not in the 18 for D.C.'s 1-1 draw at the Columbus Crew SC Saturday. Augilar is currently recovering from a right hamstring strain. Season: 7 games, 0 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

Quincy Amarikwa (San Jose Earthquakes, UC Davis)

The forward started, played 58 minutes, and scored in San Jose's 2-1 victory vs. Toronto FC. Season: 15 games, 15 starts, 2 goal, 3 assists.

Jalil Anibaba (Houston Dynamo, Davis High)

The defender started and played 90 minutes in Houston's 1-0 loss at the LA Galaxy Friday. Season: 16 games, 14 starts, 0 goals, 1 assist.

Connor Hallisey (Sporting Kansas City, Granite Bay High)

The midfielder/forward started and played 58 minutes in Kansas City's 1-0 loss at the Chicago Fire Wednesday. He was in the 18 and played 40 minutes off the bench in Kansas City's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Rapids Saturday. Season: 15 games, 12 starts, 0 goals, 1 assist.

Ryan Hollingshead (FC Dallas, Granite Bay High)

The midfielder/defender started and played 90 minutes in Dallas' 5-0 loss at the Seattle Sounders FC Wednesday. He started and played 90 minutes in Dallas' 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire Saturday. Season: 17 games, 15 starts, 2 goals, 0 assists.

Adam Jahn (San Jose Earthquakes, Sacramento Republic FC, Jesuit High)

The forward was in the 18 and played 3 minutes off the bench in San Jose's 2-1 victory over Toronto FC Saturday. Earthquakes season: 11 games, 1 start, 1 goal, 0 assists.

Jahn was not available for the Republic's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Saturday as he was with the Earthquakes. Republic season: 10 games, 8 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist.

Amobi Okugo (Portland Timbers, Portland Timbers 2, Jesuit High)

The midfielder/defender was in the 18 but didn't play in Portland's 1-1 draw vs. the Montreal Impact Wednesday. He wasn't in the 18 for Portland's 3-1 victory vs. the Seattle Sounders FC Sunday. Season: 2 games, 0 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

Okugo started and played 90 minutes in Portland Timbers 2's 4-1 loss vs. the LA Galaxy II. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 0 goals, 0 assists.

Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes, Sacramento Republic FC, Granite Bay High)

The midfielder was in the 18 but didn't play in San Jose's 2-1 win over Toronto FC Saturday. Earthquakes season: 10 games, 5 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

Thompson wasn't available for the Rpublic's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Saturday as he was with the Earthquakes. Republic season: 7 games, 4 starts, 2 goals, 0 assists.

North American Soccer League

Ramon Martin Del Campo (Puerto Rico FC, UC Davis)

The defender started and played 90 minutes in Puerto Rico's 2-2 draw at Rayo OKC Wednesday. He started and played 90 minutes in Puerto Rico's 3-0 loss at the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

United Soccer League

Max Alvarez (Sacramento Republic FC, Sacramento State)

The midfielder was in the 18 and played 56 minutes off the bench in Sacramento's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Saturday. Season: 11 games, 2 starts, 1 goal, 3 assists.

Seth Casiple (Portland Timbers 2, Rocklin High)

The midfielder started and played 76 minutes in Portland's 4-1 loss vs. the LA Galaxy II Saturday. Season: 11 games, 6 starts, 0 goals, 1 assist.

Cameron Iwasa (Sacramento Republic FC, Jesuit High)

The forward started and played 90 minutes in Sacramento's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Saturday. Season: 19 games, 15 starts, 7 goals, 0 assists.

Matt LaGrassa (Sacramento Republic FC, Tulsa Roughnecks, Pleasant Grove High)

The midfielder wasn’t in the 18 for Sacramento's 1-0 loss at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Saturday as he's currently on loan to the Tulsa Roughnecks Republic Season: 2 games, 1 start, 0 goals, 0 assists.

LaGrassa started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa's 2-0 win vs. Saint Louis FC Friday. Roughnecks Season: 3 games, 2 starts, 0 goals, 0 assists.

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