San Jose Earthquakes 3, Minnesota United 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
The San Jose Earthquakes' new era has begun successfully, but not without a scare.
The Earthquakes held off a late Minnesota United comeback effort to win, 3-2, at Avaya Stadium in their season opener on Saturday night. Kevin Molino attempted to spoil the party with goals in the 81st and 85th minutes, but San Jose held on to give new head coach Mikael Stahre a victory in his debut.
Danny Hoesen helped lead the way for the Earthquakes. He bagged a brace in the Western Conference affair, including the 59th-minute winner. Vako, who assisted on both of Hoesen's goals, had the club's other tally.