Balanced Quakes strike early, often in friendly 

click to enlarge The Earthquakes had plenty of scoring opportunities, outshooting Antigua Barracuda 19-3. - ALEX LEBER/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • ALEX LEBER/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • The Earthquakes had plenty of scoring opportunities, outshooting Antigua Barracuda 19-3.

The Earthquakes made an appearance at Kezar Stadium on Monday, routing Antigua Barracuda 6-0 in an exhibition game.

The Earthquakes got started early as Brad Ring scored a minute into the game off an assist from Mehdi Ballouchy. The home team would add two more goals before halftime, including one Antigua knocked into its own net.

Adam Jahn scored two goals for San Jose, and Tommy Thompson and Sam Garza each recorded two assists. Garza also scored a goal, in the 53rd minute. Former Premier Leaguer Jordan Stewart scored the Earthquakes' final goal, in the 67th minute.

Antigua managed only three shots over the course of the match, compared to 19 for the Earthquakes.

The 92-year-old stadium drew a crowd of 753, including one section that spent the first half waving a half-dozen giant flags and chanting in support for the Earthquakes. It was a step down from the game the Quakes played at Kezar last year, when they drew several thousand fans for a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game against the Seattle Sounders.

The proceeds from the game will be donated to the You Can Play Project, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting an atmosphere of respect for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation.

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