By Ian Quillen | PUBLISHED: April 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm | UPDATED: April 8, 2018 at 3:43 am CHESTER, Pa. — As ugly as it looked and as nervy as it felt, the San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night was a small but definite step forward. Magnus Eriksson scored his first goal for San Jose before halftime, and Andrew Tarbell made seven saves in his best performance of the season. And despite continuing a pattern of conceding second-half goals, the Quakes escaped the blustery banks of the Delaware River with a rare point earned in the Eastern Time Zone. “We are here to try to win the game, and it’s just one point,” said coach Mikael Stahre. “But still, it’s no defeat. And I think that’s real important, with how we handled the last minutes.” San Jose went 0-4-1 in five Eastern Time trips last season and hasn’t won during a cross-continental trip since a victory over D.C. United in August 2015. And perhaps jet lag partly explained why they were often second-best against a Philadelphia side that snapped 265 scoreless minutes with Alejandro Bedoya’s equalizer. “I think if you look at the… Read full this story
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