Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Blood on the field in San Jose

Last night San Jose took on the "high-caliber" Spanish club Deportivo Alaves in what was suppose to be a friendly. This match was Alaves's last pre-season adventure while San Jose had nothing much to gain (especially since they were working on just 48 hours rest). So it should be a relaxed affair, right? Well no. Just seven minutes into the game, San Jose's Ian Russell shoved Alaves's Eduardo Alonso into his goalkeeper Roberto Bonano near the top of the penalty area. Alonso fell to the ground with a bloody nose and the rest of his team went after Russell causing both benches to clear as they rushed the field.

Red cards were handed out to Alaves's Oscar Tellez and the Quakes goalkeeper Jon Conway. Oddly enough, Russell only received a yellow card.

As for the actually scoring in the match, Deportivo struck first thanks to a penalty kick in the 43rd minute. However, San Jose got a great goal from Julian Nash in the 65th to tie it up.

Here is the official write-up of the match.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian Russell is awesome at soccer!!

9:08 PM  

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