Both Convey and Ramiro Corrales were the stand out players for the Quakes. Convey played excellent defense and provided much of the Quakes’ movement from defense to offense, bringing countless balls out of the back and up the field. His crossing was excellent and he ran at defenders again and again, creating difficulty for the Crew defense. Corrales was very solid defensively, playing Rogers out of the game and limiting Schelotto when he drifted wide.
Having been ranked by most commentators, including ones on this site, as one of the worst two teams in the league preseason, a remarkable start with 5 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws has the Quakes sitting 3rd in the West and 4th overall. Wondolowski, considered by many to be a back-up, is now the 3rd leading scorer in the MLS. While no one expects the Quakes to win the Cup or the Shield this season, they’ve had a fantastic start to their 3rd season back.