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August 25, 2012 10:40 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Colorado Rapids

With its Supporters Shield lead hanging precariously in the balance, San Jose hosts the struggling Colorado Rapids.

By Keith Hickey

Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
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San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Corrales, Opara, Morrow; Dawkins, Baca, Cronin, Chavez; Gordon, Wondolowski.


OUT: MF Jean-Marc Alexandre (R knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Jason Hernandez (R hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L hamstring strain); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

DOUBTFUL: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Thomas, Larentowicz; Mullan, Rivero, Cascio; Casey.


OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Edu (R foot contusion); FW Kamani Hill (L quad strain)

PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness)
  • The Quakes will have some lineup shuffling to do, with Steven Lenhart, Victor Bernardez, and Jason Hernandez all suspended for this game.
  • In 25 games this season, the Rapids have only two ties, the fewest draws of any MLS team in 2012.
  • The Earthquakes rank first in MLS in home goals-scored average (2.33/game) and second in road goals-scored average (1.54/game).
  • The Rapids have won just once in their last eight home games against San Jose. That win came Aug. 7, 2010; the teams will meet Oct. 6 in Commerce City.
  • Chris Wondolowski's penalty in San Jose's 3-1 loss to Montreal last week was the striker's 18th of the season. Averaging a goal in each of the Quakes' nine remaining matches would see him tie Roy Lassiter's single-season record.

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18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
33Steven BeitashourDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
81Marvin ChávezMidfielder
4Sam CroninMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
24Jed ZaynerDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
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