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Played
May 2, 2012 10:30 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 8734‎
 

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - D.C. United

Second in the East takes on first in the West in a matchup between two of the hottest sides in MLS.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Cruz, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pontius, Santos.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This game pits the Western Conference leader against the side second in the East. San Jose (19 points, eight games) is unbeaten in six; D.C. (15 points, nine games) hasn't lost in seven.
  • Maicon Santos has six goals, two less than Chris Wondolowski, who is second in the league. Wondo has scored or assisted 10 of San Jose's 15 goals in 2012. Steven Beitashour is fourth in MLS with four assists, one behind Dwayne De Rosario. Steven Lenhart is tied for first with four yellow cards thus far in 2012.
  • These teams traded wins by two-goal margins last season. Until D.C.'s July win, San Jose hadn't lost to the capital club in six games.
  • The Earthquakes have scored winners in stoppage time two games in a row. The latest was provided by Lenhart in the 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union. Incidentally, the last MLS side to find two injury time winners in a row was D.C. United, in 2003.
  • D.C. has scored seven times in the last two games. The wins (4-1 over the New York Red Bulls, 3-2 against the Houston Dynamo) are D.C.'s first back-to-back results in 89 games, stretching back to June 2009.


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Head to Head
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-06-22 D.C. United 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-05-02 San Jose Earthquakes 5 - D.C. United 3
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2011-07-30 San Jose Earthquakes 0 - D.C. United 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2011-06-11 D.C. United 2 - San Jose Earthquakes 4
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2010-10-09 D.C. United 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 2
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
21Jason HernandezDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
81Marvin ChávezMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
4Sam CroninMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
14A. NajarMidfielder
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
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New York Red Bulls
4 1