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Omar Jasseh returns in earthquakes win

Aug 18, 2010, 2:05 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambian star Omar Jasseh made a come back in San Jose's 1-0 home win against Kansas City Wizards on Saturday.

Jasseh who returned to action in the United States' MLS after a successful outing with The Gambia U-20 team in the 2011African Youth Championship qualifiers, was key to his side first win in over a month.

The Gambian U-20 star alias Waterman also came as close to doubling the lead after coming in as a substitute in the 73rd minute.

Earthquake's website stated that a lone first half goal from Chris Wondolowski proved the difference in a tightly-contested affair at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Kansas City slowly upped the pressure on the home side in search of an equaliser, but Joe Cannon and the San Jose defense held firm to deny them. Sensing the pressure, the Earthquakes opted to sit back more and look for chances on the counter. In order to facilitate this strategy, Ryan Johnson and 17-year-old Omar Jasseh came onto the pitch, with Head Coach Frank Yallop looking to utilise Jasseh's pace and Johnson's holdup play.

Despite the changes, the Earthquakes did not get many looks at goal, with Ryan Johnson seeing two shots blocked and Jasseh's cross not finding any San Jose players.

Sainey Nyassi and Ken Adoulie Mansally featured in the New England Revolution 1-0 win over Houston. The win takes New England to fifth place in the East.

Chivas USA and Sanna Nyassi's Seattle Seattle Sounders settled for a scoreless draw in a late game Saturday night.