The Quakes continue their perfect start to the new season, as they came from behind to defeat the Whitecaps 3-2 on Saturday. The first goal of the game came in the 2nd minute as forward Erik Hurtado put the Caps' in the lead, then set up the second goal in the 17th minute that was converted by Mezquida. A few moments later, Whitecaps' goalkeeper David Ousted was sent-off putting the Vancouver Whitecaps 11 men down on the field, then in the 32nd minute Chris Wondolowski opened the scoring for San Jose Earthquakes just before the half time break.

Nine minutes after the break, newcomer Nick Lima leveled up the scoreline before central midfielder Godoy completed the astonishing comeback for the Quakes in the 79th minute.

Ousted's Red card changed the game

The precise turning point of this match was David Ousted's red card booking in the 23rd minute after he came out of his box and aggressively tripped Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski on a break-away. Although It's impossible to be certain if the Caps' had kept onto a lead with 11 men on the pitch, they looked the better team very much until David Ousted was sent off, and eventually, the game changed

Lima, Godoy impress once more

Anibal Godoy and rookie Nick Lima received praises after their first game win against Montreal Impact last weekend, and the duo was outstanding again against Vancouver Whitecaps as Nick Lima opened his Major League Soccer goal account in the game, while Anibal Godly netted his second goal of the season.

But they also put in impressive performances on the defensive side too. If San Jose Earthquakes are going to have a successful campaign, one figures Anibal Godoy and Nick Lima are probably to be in the middle of that success.

Erik Hurtado early contribution

Erik Hurtado played a key role in the Vancouver Whitecaps racing out a 2-0 lead. In addition to taking advantage of Jungwirth's mistake in the defense to score the opener for the Caps, Hurtado also set up Nicolas Mezquida's goal in the 17th minute.

With Vancouver Whitecaps set to play their toughest game of the season on Tuesday against Liga MX side Tigres UANL in their CCL last four actions in Mexico, they will certainly need every player on their roster to be at their best. Perhaps Erik Hurtado is just discovery an ample vein of form at the most crucial time for the Caps.

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