Two teams outside the playoff spots will be looking for points to propel them into the postseason picture.
|New England Revolution (4-5-1): Shuttleworth; Guy, McCarthy, Goncalves, Tierney; Sene, Rowe, Simms, Nguyen, Fagundez; Bengtson.||
OUT: Kevin Alston (illness) - DL, Clyde Simms (R knee sprain), Donnie Smith (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Juan Toja (R lower back tightness)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Ring, Hernandez, Morrow; Ballouchy, Cronin, Baca, Martinez; Gordon, Jahn.||
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion related symptoms), Mike Fucito (R ankle fracture), Ty Harden (R hip surgery), Steven Lenhart (head contusion/laceration), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
San Jose is in eighth place in the West, on 21 points from 19.
- New England is in seventh place in the East, with 21 points from 16 games. The Revs have failed to win in their last three games in all competitions.
- These sides last met on March 10, 2012, the opening day of last season. San Jose won 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from Chris Wondolowski. It was to be the first of 27 as he tied Major League Soccer's single-season scoring record.
- Jon Busch of the Quakes leads MLS in saves made, with 55.
- San Jose's Victor Bernardez is suspended for this match. Shea Salinas returns from his ban.